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Dr Boyce Watkins: Let’s stop pretending black parents are inferior


by Dr Boyce Watkins The recent revelation that Minnesota Vikings star Adrian Peterson spanked his son has set off yet another conversation about black cultural inferiority. Peterson’s treatment of his child, which appears to have gone overboard, has led some to believe that black parents are inferior to white ones, mainly because many African Americans still spank their kids. We ... Read More »

Kanye West accused of humiliating a fan in a wheelchair


People have called Kanye West arrogant in the past, and this might take the cake.  When Ye demanded that everyone in the crowd stand up to hear one of his songs, he publicly humiliated two of his concert goers by literally stopping the music until they stood up. The concert was in Australia, and was also one of the strangest ... Read More »

Guard Tasers Inmate to Deαth to keep him from killing himself


An Alabama inmate died after being Tasered by officers who were trying to prevent a suicide attempt. According to the Sheriff’s Officer in Jefferson County, the inmate was Tasered after he become combative with guards. Ricky Deangelo Hinkle, 47, was Tasered and then taken to the hospital after he became unresponsive. He was pronounced deαd after paramedics were unable to ... Read More »

Utah Man Claims He Was Met With Racist Notes After Moving Into Housing Complex


The case of an African-American Utah man who was the target of racial harassment at a housing complex is being investigated. Fox 13 reports that Salt Lake City Police are investigating whether racial slurs made against Jack Coleman by his neighbors at the Friendship Manor housing complex were hate crimes. On Wednesday Coleman met with representatives from Friendship Manor for ... Read More »

Tavis Smiley: Blacks Have “Been at the Back of the Bus” Under Obama

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Tavis Smiley appeared on HuffPost Live on Friday to discuss his new book on Martin Luther King Jr. During the interview, the conversation veered to President Obama and the state of Black America during Obama’s tenure. “We’ve been at the back of the bus. Every other constituency have spoken their truth and made demands of this president. Right now the ... Read More »

Apollo Nida a wanted man for not showing up to prison


It appears that the drama between Phaedra Parks and her husband, Apollo Nida, isn’t over yet.  TMZ is reporting that Apollo was supposed to report to prison today, but didn’t show up.   As a result, he’s a wanted man.  Making matters worse, it is reported that Apollo went on a rampage at Phaedra’s house before he disappeared from plain ... Read More »

BOSS Sports | Mike Vick On Ray Rice: “I think everybody deserves a second chance”


BY:  John “Hennry” Harris Jets quarterback Michael Vick is planning on reaching out to former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. “I’ll definitely reach out to Ray,” Vick said. “He still has a friend over here. Because somebody made a mistake, you just can’t abandon him. You can’t just walk from him or go dormant on him. You’ve got to encourage him.” ... Read More »

Dr Boyce Watkins: Lessons our kids can learn from Ray Rice | CNN/HLN


Editor’s note: Boyce Watkins, Ph.D., is a social commentator, political analyst and economist. He is the author of a number of books, including “Financial Lovemaking 101” and “The 8 Principles of Black Male Empowerment.” He is on Twitter. When I saw the video of Ray Rice punching his then-fiancée Janay, I felt that same slug to my stomach. The very same ... Read More »

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