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Check out the Janks Morton film, “Hoodwinked,” starring Drs. Boyce Watkins, Marc Lamont Hill, Jawanza Kunjufu, Ivory Toldson and Steve Perry.  To see the trailer for this riveting film, click here

Attorney Seeks $100M Lawsuit Against the State of Connecticut for Sandy Hook Mass Shooting

An attorney representing the family of a 6-year-old Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting survivor is seeking to sue the state of Connecticut for $100 million. The child is…

December 30, 2012 / No Comment / Read More

Hackers Suspected of Working for the Music Industry to Exaggerate YouTube Views

YouTube has cracked down on the number of views some of your favorite pop artists have on the video sharing network. Music videos from some of the largest…


Should High Schools Give<br /><br />
          Condoms To Students? 22 Philadelphia High Schools Do

Should High Schools Give Condoms To Students? 22 Philadelphia High Schools Do

Students at 22 Philadelphia high schools will be able to take advantage of the school’s free supply of condoms when they return from winter break. The pilot effort is launched to fight “an epidemic of sexually transmitted disease” in the city, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Twelve schools in the city currently offer easy access to […]

December 28, 20128 CommentsRead More

Gun-Rights Advocates to Train Teachers to Use<br /><br />
          Guns In SchoolsBy Victor Trammell Gun-rights advocates plan to provide weapons training for 200 Utah teachers. These advocates believe arming teachers and licensing them to carry concealed weapons is the key to protecting schools from deadly shooting rampages. The Utah Shooting Sports Council said it would offer a $50 concealed weapons class free of charge for teachers. Instruction using plastic […]

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A New Black Sitcom- Had You Heard…I Hadn’t?

Well I guess I am a little late in hearing the news of  a new  sitcom about a Black First Family that is coming to NBC. The television network has ordered 104 episodes of the show, created by comedian Byron Allen. Though the series is bound to draw inspiration from the real-life Obamas, the comedic cast couldn’t […]

December 28, 2012No CommentRead More

Tia Norfleet-<br /><br />
            NASCAR Trail Blazer

Tia Norfleet- NASCAR Trail Blazer

Move over Danica Patrick, there’s a new girl in town. Tia Norfleet, 25 was recently licensed as Nascar’s first African-American female driver. She made her NASCAR racing debut in August. A native of Suffolk, Virginia, but now lives in Augusta, Georgia where racing is not merely a hobby; it’s a way of life. As a […]

December 28, 20121 Comm


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Obama’s Inauguration Tickets Not the Hot Commodity that they Were in 2008: 50% Decline in Attendance

December 27, 201221 Comments

Obama’s Inauguration Tickets Not the Hot Commodity that<br /><br />
            they Were in 2008: 50% Decline in Attendance

Four years ago, getting tickets to the inauguration of President Barack Obama was harder than getting into the Super Bowl.  People came from miles around, willing to stand out in the cold, to see the nation’s first black president give his address to the country.  Much has changed since then:  The novelty of Obama’s presence […]

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President Obama<br /><br />
            Reportedly Threatened to Blame GOP for Fiscal Cliff<br /><br />
            Breakdown on GOP

Apparently, the negotiations on the fiscal cliff situation have left President Barack Obama frustrated.   It is now being reported that the president got dirty with House Speaker John Boehner, threatening to use his state of the union address to blame the breakdown in negotiations on him and his party. The Wall Street Journal reports: Mr. […]

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Gun Rights Activists Create Petition Demanding<br /><br />
            Deportation of Piers Morgan For Viewpoints on Gun LawsGun rights activists are furious with CNN host Piers Morgan for his strict viewpoints on gun control. Morgan has taken an aggressive stand for stricter gun laws in the U.S. following the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Last week, the British host called a gun advocate guest on his show an “unbelievably stupid man.” […]

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Those Who Attack Cornel for<br /><br />
            Speaking Up Usually Can’t Defend Their Point of View

  by Dr. Boyce Watkins Some are up in arms over Cornel West and his most recent critique of the Obama Administration.  During the Smiley and West radio show this week, Professor West asked if Barack Obama and other Washington politicians would be so sensitive to gun violence were it not for the fact that […]

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Why Did Susan Rice Drop Out of the Race for Secretary of State? Dr. Michael Fauntroy Discusses with Dr. Boyce Watkins

Why Did Susan Rice Drop Out of the Race for<br /><br />
            Secretary of State? Dr. Michael Fauntroy Discusses with Dr.<br /><br />
            Boyce WatkinsDr. Watkins: Hi. I’m Dr. Boyce Watkins from Today many of you saw that Susan Rice, who is the United States ambassador to the United Nations, has officially withdrawn her name from consideration of Secretary of State. A lot of people were surprised; a lot of people were taken aback by the decision. It’s […]

December 25, 20123 CommentsRead More

Female Prison Inmates Often Suffer Horrible Abuses from Male Guards

Female Prison Inmates Often Suffer<br /><br />
              Horrible Abuses from Male GuardsDoes it make sense to allow women to be guarded by men?  Does it make even more sense that, in many cases, these guards get the benefit of the doubt from authorities and are often unsupervised?   That’s what people are starting to question and challenge. Eleanor J. Bader at writes on the issue, […]

December 22, 20123 CommentsRead More

Yvette Carnell: Hate to Say It (Not Really), But I Told You So

Yvette Carnell: Hate to Say It (Not<br /><br />
              Really), But I Told You SoIt was soothing for liberals to tell themselves that President Obama was just biding his time until his second term. It was a suitable balm for the under the surface anxiety which naggingly whispered, “He’s not on your team. He doesn’t wear your jersey.”  Obama apologists claimed, without skipping a beat, that Obama would show […]

December 20, 201223 CommentsRead More

Father Michael Pfleger Says We Should Protect Black and Brown Kids From Guns Also

Father Michael Pfleger<br /><br />
              Says We Should Protect Black and Brown Kids From Guns<br /><br />
              AlsoIn this interview, Dr. Boyce Watkins speaks with Father Michael Pfleger of the St. Sabina Church on the Southside of Chicago.  Father Pfleger has been a fierce advocate for equality and has long battled against discrimination.  Father Pfleger says that the recent killings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut should be a wake up […]

December 19, 20124 CommentsRead More


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