Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Dr. Boyce: Cornel West is Right about Melissa Harris Perry Being a Fraud

cornel west calls Melissa Harris Perry a fraud

by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University – Your Black World

In a recent article in Diverse Issues in Higher Education, Professor Cornel West “went HAM” on Tulane University Professor Melissa Harris-Perry.   In what might be his strongest public comments yet, West referred to Harris-Perry as a “fake” and a “fraud” for allowing herself to be used by the liberal establishment to shoot down his critiques over our nation’s choice to overlook racial inequality and poverty.

I was quoted in the article, but only as a supporter of Dr. West.  Anyone who evaluates Cornel West’s track record will see that he has consistently advocated for black, brown and poor people, long before “hope” and “change” slogans were thrust onto our TV screens.  In fact, Dr. West and Pastor Jeremiah Wright serve as our strongest modern-day embodiments of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Similar to King, both of these men must endure the public volatility that comes with not running in lockstep with any flashy political trend.

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Juan Williams’ Employer, Fox News, Often Uses the Racial Code Language He Claims to Denounce

Fox News contributor Juan Williams recently wrote that "[t]he language of GOP racial politics is heavy on euphemisms that allow the speaker to deny any responsibility for the racial content of his message," citing such phrases as "entitlement society," "food stamp president," and "amnesty" for undocumented immigrants. But this language is not contained to GOP candidates; Williams' colleagues at Fox News routinely employ or echo these "racial code words."

Monday, January 30, 2012

Monday, January 23, 2012

Who Gets Food Stamps?


by Dr. Julianne Malveaux – President, Bennett College for Women

Newt Gingrich is playing racial politics and he is playing to win.  First he says that black children should get jobs as janitors (why not suggest they get the same consulting contract he did at Freddie Mac - I'm with Mitt Romney here, what did Gingrich tell Freddie Mac that was worth more than a million dollars).  Then he says that he wants to tell the NAACP that we should demand jobs, not food stamps.  He so bristles at Fox commentator Juan Williams that he gets a standing O in South Carolina.  And he has repeatedly described President Barack Obama as a "food stamp" President.  It's race baiting, pure and simple, and few have called him on it.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Kirsten West Savali On The L.A. Batchelor Pad Discussing Slavery In Math Equations (AUDIO)



By: Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World

Thursday, January 12, I had the distinct honor of conversing with two extremely intelligent brothers, Tony McClean and Micheal Ingram, on their LA Batchelor Pad radio show. The initial topic of conversation was my recent article concerning the so-called educators in Gwinnett County, Georgia using slavery in math equations; but, as what generally happens when like-minds gather in a provocative brain-storm, we touched on a wide range of important issues affecting Black America, specifically the African-American community.

Listen in as we address slavery, the "Angry Black Woman" myth, reparations, complacency and assimilation in the African-American community, among other topics.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

George Lucas Says that Black Movies Have a Hard Time Being Funded

George Lucas made an appearance on The Daily Show last night and said what most black people in Hollywood have been saying for years: It’s hard to get funding for black movies because they’re, well – black. It’s not because black scripts are poorly written that they are difficult to fund, but because there’s no role in an all black script for a white lead.


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