by Dr. Boyce Watkins, YourBlackBloggers.net I’ve spent a week thinking about the Newsweek cover in which President Obama is proclaimed to be “The First Gay President.” As a proponent of gay marriage, I was admittedly taken aback by seeing a successful black man “turned out” in front of the American public. In fact, I was actually insulted, not because there’s something wrong with being gay, but because Newsweek had the audacity to think that everyone would be happy to be called gay
by Dr. Boyce Watkins The unforgettable, yet unforgiveable impact of America’s first gangsta rap group is the stuff of legend. NWA is responsible for prophetic songs like “F*ck the Police,” which told the world about LAPD brutality before the Rodney King incident, but they are also responsible for injecting hip-hop with a dose of toxic violence from which it has yet to recover ( I’ve written about that problem too ). But putting the social impact to the side for a second, I was asked to give my thoughts on NWA this week for a BET documentary on the impact of hip hop on black culture.
A friend of mine went to New York City to have a meeting with a billionaire. One of the nice advantages of being an Ivy League Graduate is that there are super rich people in the alumni network who can hook you up with amazing opportunities. In fact, that’s why our entire Supreme Court went to either Harvard or Yale for law school (one of them left Harvard to graduate at Columbia).
In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins discusses the recent decision by a Florida judge to revoke the bail of George Zimmerman. He also discusses the racial implications of the Trayvon Martin case
by Dr. Boyce Watkins, BlackBlueDog.com The other day, I was intrigued by the words of Min. Louis Farrakhan , as he gave a public address regarding President Obama’s announced support for gay marriage.
by Dr. Boyce Watkins As we gear up for the 2012 Presidential election, it’s interesting to see how the White House works to explain the fact that it’s been MIA for the black community. The last three years have been a relative wasteland of political and economic progress for African Americans, and even the most ardent Obama supporters are growing tired
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In this video, Dr. Boyce Watkins discusses the recent child support problems of Evander Holyfield child support dilemma and bad child rearing choices in general. Read Original Article At Black Blue Dog
by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World There are reports that people are camping out for a week in order to buy a pair of Air Yeezy Sneakers.