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Entries by Dr. Boyce Watkins from 03/2011

The Madness of Not Paying College Athletes

| Posted 03.17.2011 | Sports

Keeping athletes and their families in poverty while coaches and administrators get rich is not only fundamentally un-American, it is an embarrassment to us all.

Al Sharpton, Ben Jealous, Tom Joyner Plan to "Measure the Movement" in Black Leadership

| Posted 03.22.2011 | Politics

With regard to the direction of black America, the debate seems both perpetually engaging and consistently volatile. It is further complicated by the famous black guy in the Oval Office.

Chris Brown, Kanye West and Public Hip-Hop Tirades

| Posted 03.28.2011 | Entertainment

They say that it's easier to ask for forgiveness than permission. This truism might also include public celebrity tirades. Another name for these ou...

The State of Black America: All Talk or Action Too?

| Posted 03.31.2011 | Politics

As much as the black community despises the Tea Party, we'd be wise to learn a few things from the way they've come together to shape the direction of our nation.