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Quick note from Dr. Boyce:  I’ve been blessed with the chance to bring together some strong black scholars who are willing to step outside the ivory tower to share their knowledge with their community.  The second stop on our Better Black America tour is set for New York City on September 21 at Medgar Evers College.  The first event, in Chicago with Min. Louis Farrakhan, was a tremendous success, and we’ve received requests to go to quite a few other cities, which I’ll announce when the time is right.

 

For New York, the forum is once again called “Wealth, Education, Family and Community:  A New Paradigm for Black America,” and it’s focused on using the brightest minds in black America to provide concrete, directly implementatable solutions to empower our children and ourselves to thrive and succeed in the 21st century.

 

For New York, we’ve secured the participation of the following five scholars: Dr. Cornel West, Dr. Marc Lamont Hill (Columbia University), Dr. Christopher Emdin (Columbia University/Harvard University) and Dr. Wilmer Leon (Howard University).   People say that black men don’t step up for their community, but I can show you a list of strong black men at this event who dare to disagree with this assessment.  Since there has been an imbalance of male participation thus far, we are coordinating a similar event with female leadership.  But for all of our events, men and women are always invited, since restabilizing the black family after the 40 year War on Drugs is one of the most critical tasks we have in front of us.

 

If you’d like to join us in New York for this awesome and historic event, you can RSVP for the eventfree of charge at this link.  If you’d like to see the event that we had with Min. Farrakhan in Chicago, you can visit this link. 

 

I can’t solve every problem in the black community (Lord knows I don’t have the resources; it is honestly very difficult to raise money), but I am going to keep doing my best.  If you’d like to help with our efforts in any way (we are looking for people who can donate 10 hours a week to various social justice initiatives), please reach out to our social justice coordinator, Yolanda Spivey at organize@yourblackworld.net.  Remember:  Black leadership doesn’t start and end with a few figure heads doing all the work – it starts in our own homes, taking control of our own families and building our own communities.  There is a Dr. King inside all of us.

 

Until we meet again, please stay strong, be blessed and be educated.

Sincerely,

Dr Boyce Watkins

 

 

 

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