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Entries by Dr. Boyce Watkins from 08/2011

African Americans Need a Better Reason to Suppport President Obama

| Posted 08.04.2011 | Politics

While one can quite readily argue that the Republican Party has not yet provided a viable alternative to President Obama for the African American community, it's hard to argue that they would be much worse.

Black Unemployment Improves, Black Wealth Remains Destroyed

| Posted 08.08.2011 | Business

To date, black wealth has been decimated by the recession (dropping from 1/10th to 1/50th that of whites over the last three years) and there are no signs that it's going to improve anytime soon.

Harvey's "Uncle Tom" Remark to Cornel and Tavis Disrespects the Nation's Poor

| Posted 08.11.2011 | Black Voices

Steve Harvey has decided to throw himself into the ring as a critic of the Poverty Tour of Tavis Smiley and Cornel West. This week on his syndicated radio show, Harvey went in on West and Smiley in ways that turned heads.

Black Teen Flash Mobs: A Frightening Result Of Chronic Political Neglect

| Posted 08.19.2011 | Black Voices

Since flash mobs are the new fad, perhaps politicians should join in the fun. Political leaders could form a flash mob where they all actually get together and do something for the American people, instead of taking care of themselves and their corporate partners.

Al Sharpton on MSNBC Presents Both Risk and Opportunities for Black America

| Posted 08.24.2011 | Media

Al Sharpton's presence on MSNBC will hopefully open the door for black journalists to find access to the platforms that continue to evade them.

Teacher Calling Black Students "Future Convicts" Reminds Us of Whats Wrong with Education

| Posted 08.31.2011 | Education

The American school system is probably one of the worst places in the world for black kids to be educated. There is no such thing as a six-year-old convict. We must find a way to give that child a chance.