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Dr. Boyce: Six Questions about Jordan Davis that Keep Me Up at Night

Dr. Boyce:  Six Questions about Jordan Davis that Keep Me Up at Night

by Dr. Boyce Watkins The trial of Michael Dunn was considered to be the second-coming of the George Zimmerman trial.  In both cases, a young black male was shot by an overzealous  man who somehow felt that he could get away with murder.   Also, in both cases, there is more than enough evidence to […]

Malcolm X Died at the Hands of Black People, Now Rappers Want to Murder his Reputation Too

Malcolm X Died at the Hands of Black People, Now Rappers Want to Murder his Reputation Too

by Dr. Boyce Watkins My good friend Etan Thomas sent me a picture of the latest album cover released by the rapper Nicki Minaj.  The cover of the album, called “Lookin Ass N*gga,” made me turn my head to the side, trying to figure out why Minaj would do something so ridiculous.  What I actually […]

Andre 3000′s Father Dies of an Apparent Heart Attack

Andre 3000′s Father Dies of an Apparent Heart Attack

Rapper Andre 3000 has had a very difficult year.  In the midst of his efforts to make a comeback to the music industry, he is finding that tragedy continuously strikes his family.  Andre (whose real name is Andre Benjamin) found out that his father, Lawrence Walker, died of an apparent heart attack.  He was out […]

Samuel L. Jackson Once Held the Morehouse College Board of Trustees Hostage

Samuel L. Jackson Once Held the Morehouse College Board of Trustees Hostage

by Tiara Williams Samuel L. Jackson has had a jaw-dropping journey. His life has been very much like a film, we the audience have watched the main character rise, fall, grow, learn, and adapt to life’s challenges. He has faced many obstacles segregation, drug addiction, and failure. These experiences have given his life texture and […]

Jordan Davis’ killer reportedly tried to have someone else killed too

Jordan Davis’ killer reportedly tried to have someone else killed too

The trial of Michael Dunn has gotten the attention of the nation and drawn comparisons with the case of Trayvon Martin.  In both cases, the victim was a young black male who lost his life at the hands of a stranger.  Also, in both cases, various narratives of “thug-like” behavior have been pushed through the […]

Teen Killed While Shoveling Snow For Extra Money

Teen Killed While Shoveling Snow For Extra Money

By April Taylor The Chicago Tribune is reporting that a 17 year old high school student, Ronald Hayes, has died.  According to an article published by the website, he was shoveling snow near his house on the Near West Side at the 1300 block of Hastings Avenue when he was shot in the head and […]

Reporter Mistakes Samuel L. Jackson for Lawrence Fishburne

Reporter Mistakes Samuel L. Jackson for Lawrence Fishburne

When studying journalism, isn’t one of the first things you learn is to check your information for accuracy?  There is a reporter who is going to be ridiculed for life after embarrassing himself during a pretty important interview with a highly signifiant celebrity. Samuel L. Jackson was on the show to promote his new film, […]

Many Men Aren’t Getting Married Because They Can’t Find Jobs

Many Men Aren’t Getting Married Because They Can’t Find Jobs

By:  Lillian Armstead In the United States, over ten 10 million men ranging in ages from 25 to 54 find themselves unemployed.  Is the unemployment rate among men a direct correlation to the decline in marriages? “Some of them are looking for jobs.  Two-thirds say they aren’t.  Some are supported by families or friends; men […]

You’re Studying Black History, but Are You Trying to Make Black History Too?

You’re Studying Black History, but Are You Trying to Make Black History Too?

By Ron Busby, Sr.  As America begins the annual ritual of “celebrating” the countless achievements of African Americans during the February observance of Black History Month, I think it makes sense to remind each other that the things we do every day will be the historical recollections for future generations. There is no question of […]

Nine Kappas Arrested for Hazing on U. Georgia Campus

Nine Kappas Arrested for Hazing on U. Georgia Campus

It seems to happen every single year, but nothing appears to be changing, at least not right now.  Nine students at The University of Georgia have surrendered to police, all being linked to hazing allegations from a “pledging event” that took place in January. According to MyFoxAtlanta.com, all of the men are members of the […]