Yvette Carnell: What ‘Cain’s Solutions Revolution’ Tells Us About Herman Cain

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Yvette Carnell: Why Stanley Crouch is Wrong about Black People and Soul Food

Yvette Carnell explains why Stanley Crouch’s approach to the soul food issue is sad and just a wee bit igorant.

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Dr. Boyce Spotlight: Meet Erica Crump – Author of the Exciting New Book, “Miscellaneous Blues”

Erica Crump, the author of “Miscellaneous Blues,” describes how she pursued her dream of writing. 

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Dr. Boyce: What I’d Like to Get Black People for Christmas

 

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Dr. Boyce: Did Oprah Play a Role in the Spread of HIV/AIDS in the Black Community?

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How has AIDS affected the black community and did Oprah’s demonization of gay men play a role? 

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Why are So Many Black Kids Being Arrested in School? Dr. Boyce Watkins and Dr. Christopher Emdin Discuss (Video)

Dr. Boyce:  Why are Schools Putting So Many Black Kids in Handcuffs?

Dr. Boyce Watkins and Professor Christopher Emdin respond to the report that one child per day is arrested in NYC public schools, with 93% of those kids being black or Latino.  The professors discuss the reasons behind the crisis and why kids are being criminalized in public schools all across America. 

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Ryan Mack: Russell Simmons Can Occupy Wall Street, But He Should Leave His Rush Card at Home

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Dr. Boyce Spotlight: Author Finds Hope After Enduring Financial Tragedy

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Dr. Boyce: The Downside to Being the Alpha Male – What We Can Learn from Terrell Owens

 

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Dr. Christina Edmondson: Is ADHD Real and How Do I Deal with It?

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Congressman Compares the NCAA to the Mafia

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Dr. Boyce: Soledad O’Brien, Michael Arrington and the Non-Existent Black Entrepreneur

Soledad O’Brien had a lot to say to Michael Arrington about the fact that he doesn’t believe that black entrepreneurs exist.  Dr. Boyce Watkins has a few things to say as well. 

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Dr. Boyce and Dr. Christopher Emdin, Columbia University, Discuss the Flaws of Public Education

Dr. Christopher Emdin discusses problems with the education system

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Fox Bringing Back “In Living Color” – But Can They Handle It?

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Dr. Byron Price: Fixing the Prison Problem Comes Down to Entrepreneurship

Prof. Byron Price has a lot to say about the prison industrial complex and how to fix it.

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If She Insists on Having the Baby, Should a Man Be Able to get a Financial Abortion?

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Kirsten West-Savali at Your Black World makes some interesting points on this controversial topic. 
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Tyra Banks Admits that She’s Balding

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Could Tyra Banks become the next Amber Rose?  
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Dr. Boyce: Bryant Gumbel Seeks to Liberate the NBA Plantation

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Black Women and the Dangers of the “Booty Pose”

Sojourner Marable Grimmett: Young Girls and the Dangers of the ‘Booty Pose’

Have black women been turned into sex objects?  This woman thinks so. 
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BlackLifeCoaches.net: Achieving Results by Overcoming Fear

 

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The Latest in Black News – 6/12/10

Gary Coleman’s Wife Continues to Be More and More Suspicious

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I was saddened to see that 1980s icon Gary Coleman died just a few days ago. What’s even sadder is that…
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Alvin Greene is the Political Candidate that Everyone Knows All About

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I’ve seen the media dance around the obvious when it comes to the peculiar candidacy of Alvin Greene, the South…
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Black Women and Eating Disorders

That wasn’t always the case. The cover of her new book, ‘Not All Black Girls Know How to Eat,’ tells it all. Jagged black scribbles cross out a childhood photo, which is set against the backdrop of a stark yellow cover. But the most striking image, also on the cover, is of two fingers-the index and middle fingers-both used to induce vomiting by sticking down the throat.

They symbolize bulimia, which is characterized by binge eating and purging either by throwing up, laxative abuse or over exercising. A compulsion, it is usually done to numb feelings of anxiety or pain, experts say.

“My childhood picture is crossed out because it’s about my self-loathing phase,” she says in a reflective voice in a telephone conversation from her home in Los Angeles. “The two fingers, well, they are about bulimia. It resonates for me.”

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News: Dr. Wilmer Leon Speaks with Dr. Robert Brown on Managing Stress

Dr Wilmer Leon and Dr. Robert Brown discuss how to cope with the stress of a changing environment.  Click here to listen!

President Obama Must Change His Drug Policy

by Dr. Byron Price, Texas Southern University

On his website, President Obama offers us a “seat at the table,” which is the equivalent of citizens offering policy prescriptions to his administration. This unprecedented effort to increase citizen participation in the policy making process has the added benefit of simultaneously empowering citizens in a way that our government has not done and has to be what the campaign meant by “change we can believe in.” The criticism of whom he has appointed misses the mark concerning what I believe his change mantra signifies. Since the president appears to be open to unsolicited advice, I offer the following criminal justice recommendations and justification for these suggestions.
President Obama and the 111th Congress should consider ending drug prohibition.
“Consider the consequences of drug prohibition today: 500,000 people incarcerated in U.S. prisons and jails for nonviolent drug-law violations; 1.8 million drug arrests last year; tens of billions of taxpayer dollars expended annually to fund a drug war that 76% of Americans say has failed; millions now marked for life as former drug felons; many thousands dying each year from drug overdoses that have more to do with prohibitionist policies than the drugs themselves, and tens of thousands more needlessly infected with AIDS and Hepatitis C because those same policies undermine and block responsible public-health policies.”

As the preceding paragraph illustrates, “The War on Drugs” has been a dismal failure and has gifted nonviolent African Americans offenders, especially males a permanent handicap—a lifetime of limited opportunities. The collateral consequences of a drug conviction which limit African Americans opportunities are:
The denial of financial aid and work study .
Felony Disenfranchisement.
Lifetime ban on cash benefits and food stamps.
Lifetime ban on public housing.
Termination of parental rights and ban from becoming adoptive or foster parents.
Remove the felony conviction question on applications of employment.

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