Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Dr. Boyce: Melissa, Al and I Finally Have Our Showdown

 

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Fox News says that Obama is “Chugging 40s in Ireland”

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The President’s Full Remarks about the Missouri Tornadoes

Good morning, everybody. Before the day starts here in England I wanted to say a few words about the devastating storms that we've seen in Missouri and Minnesota and across the Midwest.

Like all Americans, we have been monitoring what's been taking place very closely and have been heartbroken by the images that we've seen in Joplin, Missouri, in particular. The devastation is comparable and may end up exceeding some of the devastation that we saw in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, just a few weeks ago.

Five Years Since a Woman Described O’Reilly’s Dark Sexual Side in a Lawsuit

by Brook Griffin, Your Black World

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Monday, May 23, 2011

The peculiar candidacy of Mr. Herman Cain. How it could reshape black America

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Supreme Court Tells California Prisons to Release Nearly 1/3 of It’s Inmates

This landmark Supreme Court Ruling can change the face of American justice.

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Police Slam and Bloody a Man in a Wheelchair (Video)

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Man Takes 20 Stab Wounds to Protect His Black Co-Worker

 

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Dr. Boyce, Al Sharpton and Melissa Harris-Perry Faceoff on the Radio

 

Dr. Boyce Watkins and Melissa Harris-Perry faceoff today at 1:15 pm EST regarding Watkins’ concern about Harris-Perry’s attacks on Professor Cornel West.

Mother Shoots It out With Police over Daughter’s Medication

 

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The Lost Jailhouse Interview with Tupac Shakur

 

In this video, Tupac lets it all hang out – talking about life, love, and being a black man in America.

 

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Sunday, May 22, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Why are Black People Afraid to Speak Up About Washington and Obama?

Quick note from Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World 

 

After posting the piece by Dr. Wilmer Leon, a Political Scientist and objective Obama observer, stating that African Americans are jeopardizing our Democratic freedoms by squashing all voices of dissent as it pertains to President Obama, I received this interesting comment from one of my Facebook friends.

His name has been removed, but perhaps there is some logic to what he’s saying.  He also appears to be neutral in the Obama conversation, which makes his point even more relevant.   His simple, yet poignant statement was something I felt compelled to share with others:

Maybe I can add some insight as to why many Blacks are reluctant to criticize Obama. I think that many of us feel that he is under constant UNFAIR criticism and are afraid that even fair criticism will be seen as just piling on. We can be compared to a mother who is over protective of her child because the father abuses him. She feels that her child should have someone who accepts him unconditionally. As a result she may spoil the child. It's not right , but it happens. That's how some view Obama. We see people hoping that he will fail. We see people asking for birth certificates, accusing him of being against America, wanting everything he does to go down in flames, etc. So some of us seem willing to 'overlook" his faults. It's not right , but it happens.

 

Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Professor at Syracuse University and founder of the Your Black World Coalition.  To have Dr. Boyce commentary delivered to your email, please click here. 

Thursday, May 19, 2011

When Did It Become Illegal to Critique the Obama Administration?

Dr. Wilmer Leon explains how Democracy is in danger if we shut down the voices of dissent in America.

 

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Your Black News – 5/19/11

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Melissa Harris-Perry Was Sloppy and Deceptive in her Critique of Cornel West

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Africa May Miss Out on Latest Developments in HIV/AIDS

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Prominent Black Businessman Don Barden Dies

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LeBron James and the Heat Take Down the Bulls in Game

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Teen Girl Gets in Trouble for Observing Sex with Her Classmates

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ayvaunn penn: hometown of blues legend muddy waters could be flooded again

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Madam Prezident: WNBA’s Maya Moore Lands Historic Jordan Brand Contract

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Racial Tensions Flair in Small Texas Town: Black City Council Members Recalled

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A Truck Found Containing 513 Migrant Workers

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Ayvaunn Penn: Unbeweavable – A Wave of Weave Thefts Sweeps the Nation

Kevin Gosztola: Melissa Harris-Perry’s Sloppy and Weak Attacks on Dr. Cornel West

This guy takes Melissa Harris-Perry to the ground, saying that she avoids the hard questions in her personal attack on Cornel West.

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Little Girl Speaks 6 Languages, Plays 7 Instruments

 

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Cornel West Speaks for Poor, Black, Brown and Working Class on MSNBC

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Dr. Boyce: Malcolm’s Legacy Still Doesn’t Get the Respect That It Deserves

 

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