Black Men

Etan Thomas: Colleges and Coaches Get Paid—Athletes Get Exploited

by Etan Thomas Recently, Bill Maher tweeted that “March Madness really is a stirring reminder of what America was founded on—making tons of money off the labor of unpaid black people.” Although there are some parallels, college athletes do receive scholarships and are not forced to play. A more accurate comparison would be when a company builds a factory in ...

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Dr Boyce: The difference between Jay-Z and Lil Wayne

Right after appearing in the Jay-Z documentary, “A genius leaves the hood,”Dr Boyce Watkins speaks about the difference bewtween the rappers Jay-Z and Lil Wayne.  He talks about the documentary by Moguldom media, and why he thinks that Jay-Z is a fascinating character.  He also talks about the fact that black people should be more vocal about the problems in ...

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Louisiana Parish Bans Saggy Pants, Offenders Face $50 Fine

by Yvette Carnell For years in this country, citizens have been allowed their freedom of expression without threa† of fine or imprisonment. When teens color their hair blue, pierce their lips and noses, or dress up in all black goth outfits and paint their nails black, they aren’t usually fined, regardless of how unseemly their fashion sense comes off to ...

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15-Year old Millionaire talks about his small business

If you want your kids to get ahead, teach them to take risks.  By helping them to learn the value of entrepreneurship at an early age, we can help our kids get what they need in order to be successful.  Jaylen Bledsoe is a superstar in the financial arena, as well as in the world of technology.  His company has ...

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Football Star and Musician gets 150 Scholarship Offers

by Dr. Boyce Watkins When you make investments in your children, great things are bound to happen.  Chad Thomas is a senior at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami and got the attention of national media for doing something that can make us all proud. According to 10 News Tampa Bay news, the football star is being recognized not just for ...

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The lost interview with Redd Foxx

Redd Foxx did this interview back in 1991.  It was one of the last ones he did before he died.   Foxx is also having trouble breathing during the interview, which might be indicative of the health ailments that eventually took his life.  The way he passed was sad, since the producers were so disrespectful that, according to Della Reese, ...

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Status of Black Males in American Society

  From Youtube: “Dr. Michael Eric Dyson eloquently articulates the on going issue of stereotypes and stigmas of black male identity during the CBC’s discussion on the status of black males in American Society. After action discussion concerning the Trayvon Martin verdict.” After seeing Dyson’s testimony, do you think that Congress is going to engage in meaningful action to support ...

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If a woman isn’t married, should she give her child it’s father’s last name?

Author Tony A. Gaskins, Jr. is best known for his books discussing relationships and dating. He posts daily quotes and/or remarks on his Facebook fan page, which has more than 200,000 “likes.” He’s married with two small children and has appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” and “The Tyra Banks’ Show.” Generally speaking, Gaskins’ Facebook page promotes very positive messages ...

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Rikers inmate loses his life after being “baked” in his cell at 100 degrees

How did an inmate at Riker’s Island end up being “baked” in his cell?  This case, involving a former Marine, has sparked additional debate on the treatment of prison inmates and whether our country is sensitive to the terrible things that happen in American pentitentiaries. Dr. Chenelle Jones, a noted criminologist, explains the issue with Dr Boyce Watkins in this ...

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Newsflash: Women aren’t the only victims of mental abuse

by Dr. Boyce Watkins A recent article by Demetria Lucas at TheRoot.com speaks on valid points about abuse between men and women.  Lucas says that emotional abuse can be as bad as physical abuse and that men should just “stop it.” In her well-written article, Lucas says that women should make sure that they put themselves first, and realize the ...

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