By Dr. Boyce Watkins Sometimes I have random thoughts while sitting and waiting for other things to happen: I come to a realization about politics while I’m at the grocery store, or I’ll figure out the meaning of life while doing my laundry
by Dr. Boyce Watkins The other day, I was speaking to someone about the forum that I am holding with Min Louis Farrakhan on Wealth, Education, Family and Community . The topic that came up is the depth of black male marginalization and how millions of talented black men are left on the fringes of our society. I’m not just talking about felons or the men who didn’t go to school, I’m also talking about men with advanced degrees who still find that black male self-respect typically leads to punishment when working under the umbrella of your historical oppressor.
by Dr. Boyce Watkins I don’t know how or why Malcolm Shabazz died this week in Mexico.
A quick note from Dr. Boyce Watkins: I received an invitation this week to speak at the Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, New Jersey
by Dr. Boyce Watkins Minister Louis Farrakhan, in a compelling address to President Barack Obama, made a plea to the president to consider coming to Chicago to see about the families of those who’ve been victimized by the astonishing epidemic of gun violence in the city over the past several years
by Dr. Boyce Watkins Allison Samuels at the Daily Beast is reporting that the Oxygen Network allegedly came to its senses and realized that putting out a show featuring a rapper bragging about having 11 kids with 10 different women might not be so great for their brand. There are conflicting reports on the matter, however, with an Oxygen rep stating that Samuels isn’t telling the truth.
by Dr. Boyce Watkins President Obama has recently been criticized for going to his “binder full of white men” when seeking people to fill important cabinet posts.