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FAMU’s Board Puts Together a Plan to Stop Hazing on Campus

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The death of Robert Champion has led FAMU’s Board of Trustees to act. 

Could FAMU End Up Losing It’s Accreditation?

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FAMU student who was killed Had Major Bleeding in Back and Shoulder

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Robert Champion, the FAMU student who was killed in a homicide, was in terrible shape after the beating that killed him. 

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FAMU Students Protest Governor’s Mansion Over Recommended Suspension of Their President

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After the hazing death of Robert Champion at Florida A&M University, the governor of the state of Florida is getting some backlash from students. 

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Al Duncan: Does Michael Eric Dyson’s Class on Jay-Z Actually Make Sense?

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An article on USAToday.com—Jay-Z provides the blueprint for college coursehas rekindled the polarizing topic of whether or not author, radio host, and Georgetown professor Michael Eric Dyson‘s course on the hip-hop mogul and entrepreneur is a good idea or bad idea.
One thing is for sure: It’s brilliant marketing and publicity. The class has been mentioned in the news plenty of times. Critics and supporters have been quoted in major news outlets. And here I am writing about it on a blog that’s mainly about soft skills, personal development, and youth empowerment.
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Good idea or bad idea?

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Dr. Boyce Watkins: It’s Time For Black People to Own Our Own “Stuff”

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Lawrence Watkins and Tre Baker from Ujamaa Deals are paving the way for a new paradigm of black economic thought. 

HBCU Bands Under Increased Scrutiny After Hazing Death of Student

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HBCU bands under the microscope after the death of FAMU student

The death of FAMU band member Robert Champion is leading to calls for reform of HBCU bands. 

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How Do You Go from South Central to Princeton? Just Ask Dominique Reese

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Dominique Reese was the first student from Crenshaw High in Los Angeles to go to Princeton University.  When she found herself without her prestigious Wall Street job, she turned challenge into triumph and went on to start her own business. 

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What? The Cost of Raising a Child Just Rose to $226,000

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Group Teaches Black Boys What it Takes to be Successful

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the what it takes foundation mentors young black males

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HBCU Marching Bands Get Their Debut on Reality TV

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HBCU Marching Bands make Reality TV Debut

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Congressman Compares the NCAA to the Mafia

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Black Entrepreneurs Helps African Americans to Buy Black

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Dr. Boyce: More Info on the Less Talk, More Action Economic Empowerment Tour

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

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Dr. Christopher Emdin discusses problems with the education system

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Embarrassing: Detroit Public Schools Don’t Have Enough Books for All the Kids

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Black Scholars Are Now About “Less Talk, More Action”

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Dr. Boyce: Why Qualified Black People Simply Don’t Exist

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NCAA Athletes Now Demanding to Be Paid Too

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ncaa athletes sign petition demanding a piece of the financial pie

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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. 

Optimum Launches the “Less Talk, More Action Empowerment Tour”

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Optimum Launches the “Less Talk…More Action” Economic Empowerment Tour Sponsored by George Soros Open Society Institute

 

On October 27th, 2011 in direct response to economic hardships faced by the Black and Hispanic communities as a result of a lagging economy, The Optimum Institute of Economic Empowerment (“OIEE”) will launch its economic empowerment tour entitled “Less Talk…More Action”.  While going through as many as 13 cities with the possibility of adding more, Ryan Mack (President of OIEE, Author, and National Media Commentator) has galvanized a dynamic team of world renowned experts to create tangible solutions to multifaceted economic hardships that continue to plague minority communities.   

 

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Black Women and the Dangers of the “Booty Pose”

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

Have black women been turned into sex objects?  This woman thinks so. 

Dr. Boyce and Ryan Mack Discuss the “Less Talk More Action Economic Empowerment Tour”

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Dr. Boyce Watkins and Ryan Mack are into less talk, more action.  Check out what they have to say.

175 Occupy Chicago Protesters Arrested

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It looks like Occupy Wall Street has taken hold on the entire nation.  Over 175 people were arrested in Chicago. 

Dr. Julianne Malveaux: What Does Occupy Wall Street Want Anyway?

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Bennett College President Dr. Julianne Malveaux asks what the Occupy Wall Street protestors are actually trying to accomplish

Which One of These Two Has Actually Done Time in Prison?

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Where Would Dr. King Be If He Were Alive Today?

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Dr. Boyce Watkins asks: “If Dr. King were alive today, would he be occupying Wall Street or hanging out at a dedication ceremony sponsored by BP and Walmart?” 

Rick Ross a No-Show at Concert After Yet Another Health Scare

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Rick Ross did not take the stage as scheduled in Greensboro, N.C., tonight. A spokesman at the Greensboro Coliseum Complex said the rapper, who suffered seizures in two different incidents on Friday, would not be performing at a homecoming concert tonight, reports the local Fox station, WGHP. According to the station’s website, Andrew Brown said the Coliseum received word of the cancellation around 6:45 p.m.

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Is Howard U. The Worst-Run HBCU in the Country? This DC Insider Thinks So

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by Raynard Jackson

Howard University, in Washington, DC, is one of the elite Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in the U.S.  Howard students are quick to call their school the “real H U!”  The reason is so they won’t be confused with another well know HBCU—Hampton University.

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Legendary Harvard Law Prof. Derrick Bell Dies at 80

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Derrick Bell from Harvard dies at the age of 80

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College Basketball Player Shot this Weekend

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Black and Brown Kids Seeing Consistent Declines in SAT Scores

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Racial Profiling? Dr. Boyce Debates U. Akron “Incident” on NPR

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Dr. Boyce and Michel Martin discuss racial profiling incident at the University of Akron

 

 

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Report Says NCAA Athletes are Worth Six Figures: Are You Really Surprised?

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ncaa athletes live in poverty, while generating millions for universities

 

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Arizona State University Students Wear Black Face to a Football Game

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arizona state university students wear black face

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Black Teacher Suspended for Referring to a Student as “White Boy”

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Florida teacher makes racial statements in class

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Economic Policy Expert Claud Anderson Writes Open Letter to President Obama

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Julianne Malveaux: Don’t Paraphrase Dr. King, Just Change It!

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Karen Wallace: Where are the Voices for African American Attorneys?

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Karen Wallace asks "where are the voices of African American Attorneys?"

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Dr. Boyce: U. Akron Tells Black Male Students Not to Run from Police

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Hispanics Now Surpass African Americans in College Enrollment

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Morris Brown Officially Pays Off All Debts to the Federal Government

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by Shani K. Collins, Your Black World 

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HBCUs Aggressively Recruiting Non-Black Students

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by Antoine Scroggins, Your Black World 

 

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Dr. Boyce: Black Teen Flash Mobs Are Social Chickens Coming Home to Roost

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by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Syracuse University – Scholarship in Action 

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HBCU Network Still Set to take off in 2012

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by Kirsten West-Savali, Your Black World

Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States are scheduled to make their television debut in 2012.

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Mayor Nutter of Philadelphia: Flash Mobs May Be Caused by an Unequal Educational System

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by Antoine Scroggins, Your Black World

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Dr. Boyce Speaks in NYC about Cornel West/Tavis Smiley, Poverty and President Obama

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Tavis Smile, Cornel West, Dr. Boyce Watkins

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Student Loans are Expected to be the Next Bursting Financial Bubble

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by Kirsten West Savali, Your Black World

As worries over the astronomical debt held by the United States reaches a fevered pitch, college education may be the next cut on the spending chopping block.

Moody’s Analytics released a report in July that suggests that continued high unemployment rates among college graduates — compounded with increased federal student loan debt accumulated by graduation — equals the student loan economic “bubble” being the next one to burst.

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College Student Killed over 50 Cents

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by Antoine Scroggins, Your Black World 

Another promising young man’s life ended too soon over a senseless act of violence.

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Duke Professor Sandy Darity Offers a Solution to the Employment Crisis

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