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Greatness is NOT Optional: Why We Must Save Our Children – Dr. Boyce Watkins

greatness copyBlack families are in a state of crisis.  Single-parent households are now the norm.  It’s becoming far too likely for young black men to end up in prison.  In some circles, educational achievement and hard work have become things of the past.

The truth is that it doesn’t have to be this way.

Great adults must be built, the same way you build a car, a house or any other piece of productive equipment.  The first teacher of any child is the parent, and it takes a deliberate effort to teach your child the things they need to know in order to be extraordinary.

In this compelling audio lecture, Dr. Boyce Watkins breaks it down for parents, teachers, mentors and those who care about our kids.   He discusses the obstacles our children are facing as well as the opportunities that exist for those who are focused on achievement at the highest levels.  He also gives his own secrets to success and the mindset a person has to have in order to be great, especially in a society that doesn’t always applaud African American achievement.

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About Dr. Boyce Watkins:  Dr. Watkins is one of the the most highly sought-after African American public figures in the country. He has been a Finance Professor at Syracuse University for 12 years, and was the only African American in the country to earn a PhD in Finance during the year 2002.  He is the author of several compelling books, including “What if George Bush were a Black Man?“, “Black American Money:  How Black Power can Thrive in a Capitalist Society,” and “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about College.”  He is the co-star of the Janks Morton film, “Hoodwinked,” along with Drs. Steve Perry, Marc Lamont Hill, Ivory Toldson and Jawanza Kunjufu.  He has also appeared in a slew of national media outlets, including CNN, NBC, ABC, CBS and many others.

 

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