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Dr Boyce Watkins

#WhyIStayed: I Wanted to Be a Hero to My Child?

Ama Yawson | Posted 11.19.2014 | Women
Ama Yawson

I was shocked to read, was the following excerpt of Dr. Boyce Watkins's open letter to Janay Rice in which he calls women who stay with their abusers in order to keep their families intact "heroes."

The Saggy Pants Don't Make the Man, The Prisons Do

Russell Simmons | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Russell Simmons

The time has come to end the so-called "War on Drugs." Forty years of a failed war has destroyed communities and families all across our land. Hard earned tax-payer dollars have been wasted on ineffective policies that have resulted in over-incarceration.

Yes Barack, You ARE The President of Black America

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 10.08.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

The president's remarks reflect a consistent perception that there are members of the African American community who expect too much of the Obama Administration.

The Crisis of the African-American Intellectual: What's to Be Learned From the Cornel West v. Melissa Harris-Perry Debate

Mark Sawyer | Posted 04.22.2012 | Black Voices
Mark Sawyer

Unlike W.E.B. DuBois and other black intellectuals of the past, black intellectuals are not leaders in the way we once might have claimed. This leaves people like Professors Melissa Harris-Perry and Cornel West in unique and often viciously conflicting positions.

Herman Cain, Eddie Long and Powerful Black Men in the Pulpit

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Both Herman Cain and Eddie Long are birds of a feather. Their narcissistic disregard for the pain they've caused so many others should perhaps force us to ask ourselves why we gave these men so much power.

Sorry Chris Rock, but President Obama is Nobody's "Gangsta"

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 01.18.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Comedian Chris Rock made some interesting comments this week about President Barack Obama. Rock, who is a strong supporter of the president, felt comp...

Reality TV's Role in the Creation of Young Female Bullies

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 01.11.2012 | Entertainment
Dr. Boyce Watkins

The women on many reality shows actually scare me. They seem determined to remain consistently angry at someone about something. There is almost nothing that would make me proud to have them as daughters, sisters or mothers in my own family.

Hip Hop Artists Must Start Giving Back to the Black Community

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 12.10.2011 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Uncle Luke's remarks are a relevant wake up call to the sleeping giants within hip hop. Artists should be called to action to help deal with the problems that affect all of Black America, not just Miami.

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

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 10.31.2011 | Education
Dr. Boyce Watkins

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.

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

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 10.24.2011 | Media
Dr. Boyce Watkins

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.

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

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 10.11.2011 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

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.

Would a Black Casey Anthony Have Been Exonerated? Most Blacks Don't Think So

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Results of Your Black World survey indicate quite clearly that African American respondents do not believe that the verdict would have been the same if Casey had been black.