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Entries by Dr. Boyce Watkins from 02/2012

What Black People Learned From Soul Train and Don Cornelius

| Posted 02.01.2012 | Entertainment

Like the rest of America, I was distraught over the death of the great Don Cornelius, creator of the legendary show, Soul Train. There will never be another one like him, for he truly changed the black entertainment landscape for all eternity.

BET's Sexist Ban of Nicki Minaj

| Posted 02.06.2012 | Black Voices

I was admittedly intrigued and somewhat confused by the recent decision by BET to ban Minaj's new video, "Stupid Hoe" from their channel. I wondered, out loud, what it was in this video that caused it to be banned.

Has the Obama Administration Hijacked Black Leadership in America?

| Posted 02.10.2012 | Black Voices

In a recent article, Professor Cornel West "went H.A.M." on Tulane University Professor, Melissa Harris-Perry. I was both impressed and shocked that West had been so strong in his position on Harris-Perry, and I was glad to see that even millionaires aren't afraid to tell the truth.

Five Lessons We Can Learn From the Life and Death of Whitney Houston

| Posted 02.12.2012 | Entertainment

The tragic death of Whitney Houston has officially made this one of the most depressing black history months in recent memory. Here are five things that all of us can learn from her amazing life and tragic death.