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Letter to Dr. Boyce: Why Don’t You Work for an HBCU and How Can They Stay Alive?

Letter to Dr. Boyce: Why Don’t You Work for an HBCU and How Can They Stay Alive?

Someone sent me this note, I thought it was interesting.  So, rather than simply responding on my Facebook wall, I thought that it would be helpful to respond in a blog post.  The HBCU issue was also interesting to me, since Steve Perry and I tried desperately to hold our Washington DC event at Howard […]

Teens Playing a Violent New Game Called “Knockout,” Which is Nearly Killing the Victims

by Dr. Boyce Watkins A new game is being played in the streets. The game is called “knockout” and apparently involves teenagers finding homeless people or random adults on the street, walking up to them and punching the person as hard as they can.  The goal of the game is to see if you can […]

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Dr. Boyce:  Mandela is Not “The Butler,” “The Help” or Jackie Robinson, Thank God for That

by Dr. Boyce Watkins This week, I noticed that Idris Elba’s new film, “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,” is set to be released.  I am going to see this film, and I am going to like it.  I don’t care how good the cinematography is, or how well the script has been written.  I’ve just […]

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Dr. Boyce:  Note to Al Sharpton – Don’t EVER Take Money from Bill O’Reilly

by Dr. Boyce Watkins I wasn’t really sure what to think when I saw the public back-and-forth taking place between Rev. Al Sharpton and Fox News host Bill O’Reilly.  Most of these battles remind me of WWE wrestling:  publicly-staged fights designed to provide just enough political theater to boost ratings.  But something about this seemed […]

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Dr. Boyce: The Gabriella Calhoun Police Beating – “Negroes in a Barrel” Police Work at It’s Best

by Dr. Boyce Watkins I’m not sure who sent me information about the case of Gabriella Calhoun.  I do know that a Your Black World contributor, Yolanda Spivey, covered the case, asked a lot of questions and came to me with her conclusions. I admit that I am a natural skeptic of almost everything put […]

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Dr. Boyce:  A Few Really Dumb Things about the Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin Trial

by Dr. Boyce Watkins Forgive me for being out of style, but I’m having a hard time getting into the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin trial.  I feel for the family, and one must fully appreciate the sadness of a young man losing his life under any circumstances.  But when the media has called to ask me […]

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Dr. Boyce:  Serena’s R@pe Comments Should Make Us Think About Alcohol and Parenting

by Dr. Boyce Watkins This week, Serena Williams caught the ire of fans around the world by giving her honest opinions on the Steubenville rape case.  The case received national media attention after the two teen boys videotaped themselves engaged in a great deal of highly inappropriate activity with a 16-year old girl who’d passed […]

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Dr. Boyce:  Parenting is a Team Sport, Black Men are Not Storks, and We Need a Fatherhood Bailout

by Dr. Boyce Watkins I don’t remember much about my father, a man by the name of Boyce Sanders.  I met him three times, and didn’t mix with him very well.   I have no animosity toward him, no admiration.  Just emptiness, with the exception of the fact that I’d never seen another man who […]

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Bill Cosby Attacked by Republican Allen West: Why These Two Men are So Different

by Dr. Boyce Watkins Former Congressman Allen West is always fighting for attention.  It’s difficult to figure out exactly what makes him the man that he is today, but every time he opens his mouth, the mystery is a little closer to being resolved. West, surprisingly, took issue with Bill Cosby during a recent twitter […]

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Dr. Boyce:  President Obama Lacks the Moral Authority to Give His Lopsided Speech at Morehouse

by Dr. Boyce Watkins This week, President Barack Obama gave the commencement address to the young men at Morehouse College.  I was happy to see the president speak to these men, for I’m sure they were inspired by his presence.  The achievements of Barack Obama are nothing short of legendary and inspirational, he deserves to […]

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