by Dr. Boyce Watkins
Dr. Dre is one of the most successful entertainers in history,
It’s hard to know exactly what Dr. Dre is doing for the black community, but we all know where he made his greatest gift. Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Lovine recently announced a whopping $70 million dollar donation to USC to create a new
As I prepared to give the commencement address at Simmons College, a growing HBCU in Kentucky with a very rich history, I heard a story about a group of ex-slaves who pooled their money to buy four acres of land so they could educate future generations. Without sacrifices like these, the school would not be giving so much to the community today. The school’s extraordinary president, Dr. Kevin Cosby, has not taken a paycheck for his work for the last eight years and readily speaks of how the school is located in one of the poorest districts in America. He sees his contribution as a chance to lift up the community around him, rather than simply milk the community’s resources.
Snoop Dogg better mind what he's doing. After angering Bob Marley's family when he went Rasta and became Snoop Lion, the California rapper has now managed to anger the world's Zulu population.
MTV Base offered an apology for a Snoop Dogg performance on their channel.
"MTV Base apologizes if anyone was offended by Snoop wearing traditional Zulu garb on Saturday night. The outfit in question was a gift from a member of the Zulu royal family and a number of members of the royal family joined Snoop on stage. We believe that his homage to Zulu culture was received positively by all concerned, including the royal family."
Snoop might have the blessing of the royal family, but you never know what Zulu-affiliated person he may have pissed off. Hopefully none.
I'm highly offended by MTVs racist apology. What the f*ck is there to apologize for? If the Blackman wants to embrace his culture, he can do that. A Negro doesn't need permission from MTV or the continent of Africa to embrace ANY African culture he chooses. You can't keep the dog on the leash.
"In a gripping testimonial, an ailing former member of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has talked via video for the first time publicly about his experience dealing with extraterrestrials, their craft and a cover-up. The 15 minute prerecorded video of an anonymous former senior CIA officer was broadcast May 3 on the final day of the week long Citizen Hearing on Disclosure. The 77-year-old man, though he was