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Rapper Jay-Z is extorted for millions of dollars by a bitter former colleague

Rapper Jay-Z is extorted for millions of dollars by a bitter former colleague

By Brandon Simmons Before he reached even an ounce of fame, Jay Z was a street hustler and in fact rapped about it mostly on his earlier music. But it…

Racial Inequality and Hollywood in 2014, By the Numbers [Infographic]

Racial Inequality and Hollywood in 2014, By the Numbers [Infographic]

by Nick Zurko Following a year that saw a surge in Black films obtaining both commercial and critical success, culminating in the recent Best Picture Oscar for 12 Years a…

Dr. Boyce & Yvette: Studying the feud between Cornel West and Michael Eric Dyson

Dr. Boyce & Yvette:  Studying the feud between Cornel West and Michael Eric Dyson

In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins and Yvette Carnell discuss the on-going feud between Michael Eric Dyson and Dr. Cornel West.  The two have experienced an unfortunate divide during the…

Dr Boyce Watkins: My brother’s weed addiction showed me the power of toxic hip-hop

Dr Boyce Watkins: My brother’s weed addiction showed me the power of toxic hip-hop

by Dr Boyce Watkins My older brother Donald was actually my uncle, but we were close enough in age that he was pretty much a sibling.  I’d looked up to…

Dr. Boyce Watkins: Love, Hip-Hop and Sexx Tapes – Our kids are always watching

Dr. Boyce Watkins: Love, Hip-Hop and Sexx Tapes – Our kids are always watching

by Dr Boyce Watkins I don’t watch the TV show, “Love & Hip-Hop” very much, but when I do, I always find it interesting.  The show is like really greasy,…

Chief Keef’s Cousin, Also a Chicago Rapper, Gunned Down in the Street

Chief Keef’s Cousin, Also a Chicago Rapper, Gunned Down in the Street

Chief Keef’s cousin Mario Hess, also known by his rap name of  “Blοod Money”, was gunned down in South Side Chicago on Wednesday night. Police allege that two shoοters opened…

Your Reel World: Kim Kardashian and Her MANY, MANY, MANY Black Men

Your Reel World:  Kim Kardashian and Her MANY, MANY, MANY Black Men

Kim Kardashian is famous in the black community for a lot of reasons, many of them not favorable. She also knows black men pretty well, since she seems to have…

Petition Being Circulated to Ban Michael Vick From Training Camp

Petition Being Circulated to Ban Michael Vick From Training Camp

Quarterback Michael Vick has tried to make amends with animal lovers for his previous dog fιghts, but apparently his demonstrations of good will and pleas for redemption have fallen on…

Dr Boyce Video: Are black males having their futures ruined by a fixation on sports?

Dr Boyce Video: Are black males having their futures ruined by a fixation on sports?

  In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins speaks with attorney and former athlete Damario Solomon-Simmons.  The conversation involves the state of African American males, collegiate athletics and the on-going battle…

Dr Boyce Video: Do sports help or harm African American Males?

Dr Boyce Video: Do sports help or harm African American Males?

In this video, Dr Boyce Watkins and Damario Solomon Simmons talk about the state of collegiate athletics and whether or not college athletes should be paid. They also openly speculate…

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