Monday, August 24, 2009

Medical News: Prominent Black Doctor Speaks on the Michael Jackson Case

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Prominent Black Physician Says Michael Jackson’s Doctor’s Actions were Inexcusable

Dr. Elaina George, an Otolaryngologist out of Atlanta, says that the doctor alleged to have killed Michael Jackson was not only unethical, but incredibly irresponsible in his choice of medications. Dr. Conrad Murray is subject to investigation after Jackson’s death was ruled a homicide in initial autopsy reports. But while many believe that Jackson’s death was an accidental occurrence, Dr. George states that the combination of drugs given to Jackson was almost likely to kill him.

“There was no way that harm would not have come to Mr. Jackson,” says Dr. George, who advocates for doctors on a regular basis. “It was beyond negligent to give him a mixture of three different kinds of sedatives, a muscle relaxant, an antidepressant in addition to Propofol, a general anesthetic that is only used in an operating room setting (because it can stop someone’s breathing). Each of these drugs by themselves can be lethal, but together it is a recipe that will almost definitely kill someone.”

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Thursday, July 30, 2009

Prof Boyce Watkins on Obama’s “Teachable Moment”

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Syracuse Prof Dr Boyce Watkins Breaks Down Obama’s “Teachable Moment”

(Syracuse, NY) - Dr Boyce Watkins, a prominent Black professor at Syracuse University, offered tips to President Obama on how to truly make the case of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates into a “teachable moment.” Professor Gates was arrested last week by Sgt. James Crowley of the Cambridge Police Department, opening a firestorm of controversy. Dr Watkins argues that the powerful reaction was due to the fact that America continues to fear a free exchange of ideas when it comes to racial inequality.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Prof Boyce Watkins to speak with Montel Williams Thursday – 7/30/09

Dr Boyce Watkins of Syracuse University will appear on the Montel Williams Show on Air America radio Thursday, July 30, 2009.  For more information, please visit

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Rick Sanchez of CNN Talks to Dr Boyce Watkins


Syracuse University Professor Dr Boyce Watkins speaks with CNN’s Rick Sanchez about Obama’s Mistake.

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Monday, July 27, 2009

Dr Boyce Watkins on The Montel Williams Show

Dr Boyce Watkins of Syracuse University spoke with TV and radio show host Montel Williams on Monday.  The conversation focused on race and racial profiling.  They are going to also speak on financial advice in the future.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dr. Boyce Watkins Says Obama Should be Careful About Quickly Backing Harvard Prof

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Syracuse Professor Boyce Watkins says Obama Made Mistake in Quickly Supporting Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates

Syracuse, NY – Dr. Boyce Watkins, a prominent Professor at Syracuse University, has stated that President Barack Obama made a huge mistake by quickly jumping to support Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates after the professor’s recent arrest by the Cambridge Police Department.

Dr. Gates was arrested on his front porch after an altercation with Sergeant James Crowley, who was called when Gates was seen breaking into his own home. After showing ID, Crowley continued to question Gates, which led to Gates asking for the officer’s badge number. After an alleged verbal confrontation with Crowley, Dr. Gates was arrested.

During a nationally-televised press conference, President Obama went on to state that the Cambridge Police Department “acted stupidly” by arresting Gates. Professor Watkins felt that this was a mistake.

“The public has analyzed this case without knowing all the facts, and the president should be the last person to jump on such a bandwagon,” says Watkins, who was the only African American in the world to earn a PhD in Finance during the year 2002. “This was not your typical racial profiling case, and a good man’s career may be destroyed because of it.”

As part of his work with AOL and NBC, Dr. Watkins spent the week speaking with both Black scholars and police officers to get a more balanced perspective of the situation. During this research, Watkins found that the officer may not have violated procedure.

“Many people don’t realize that there is a reason that Gates had to be questioned, even after proving that he lived in the home,” says Watkins. “He could have been an estranged husband breaking in to hurt his wife. This happens all the time and the officer had an obligation to investigate the situation thoroughly.”

Watkins goes on to state that disorderly conduct typically relates to any disturbance to the public, and that if Gates was irate on the front porch, such actions might have given reasonable cause for his arrest.

“The goal is not to condemn Professor Gates or Sergeant Crowley right off the bat,” says Dr. Watkins. “We should hear from witnesses and get further evidence before we assume that the officer was behaving abnormally. The fact that Sergeant Crowley’s union has publicly supported him so strongly might be an indication that he didn’t do anything wrong. They could have remained silent.”

Dr. Watkins, who fights regularly for the rights of African American men, says that he is not attempting to undermine Henry Louis Gates. Instead, he claims that he is fighting for fairness for everyone, and waiting to hear all the facts before passing judgment.

Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Finance Professor at Syracuse University and author of “What if George Bush were a Black Man?” He is also an analyst for NBC and AOL Black Voices. For more information, please visit

Friday, July 10, 2009

Black News: Lalah Hathaway Works with Fenorris Pearson at Black Charity Event


Global Consumer Innovation, Inc sponsors workshops for young songwriters and singers at Alonzo Mourning and Dwayne Wade Summer Groove

Austin, TX – On Saturday July 11th Global Consumer Innovation, INC ( is partnering with Lalah Hathaway, daughter of Donny Hathaway to put together a young songwriters and singers workshop as part of the Alonzo Mourning and Dwayne Wade Summer Groove.  The event will engage, motivate, and excite musically gifted youth by introducing, exposing, and involving them with successful recording artists while she rehearses for her main stage performance for the Summer Groove.  The youth will be able to engage Lalah Hathaway in conversation and better understand song writing, vocal training, and the preparation that goes into a performance.   

Global Consumer Innovation Creative Director Jonathan Clark says “The Summer Groove is an integral part of the Miami community and we are excited to sponsor this special event where youth will learn that the music industry is about more than fame and glamour, but preparation and integrity.”  Clark was the former Vice President of Marketing for Motown records before joining Global Consumer Innovation.

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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Black Politics: Michelle Obama Gets Dissed by Comedian

100.3 “The Beat” in Philly asks whether or not a comedian was insulting Michelle Obama by making jokes about her height and the way she looks.  Click the image to listen!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Black News Releases: Cynthia McKinney Speaks


First of all, I'd like to announce that I'll be on radio in the morning at 7:00 on Hodari's show. I'll be on live from Haiti. I hope those of you who can will tune in.

Of late, I'm been approached by four types of voters: one voter type knew about our Power to the People campaign and enthusiastically supported it. They find themselves in the position of not wanting to say, "I told you so" too loudly, but certainly say it among themselves and to each other.

Increasingly, though, there's another type of voter that is contacting me, expressing "Buyer's Remorse" for having supported candidate Barack Obama. These voters can be futher subdivided into three categories: those who voted for Obama, not knowing very much about our Power to the People campaign; those who voted for Obama, knowing a lot about Rosa, me, and the Power to the People campaign, but who chose instead to vote for Obama out of fear of a McCain/Palin White House; and finally, those who knew about our Power to the People campaign and were hostile to it because they were suspicious that our campaign was designed to deny the White House to candidate Obama--the spoiler campaign. Fortunately and hopefully, because of the integrity with which we ran our campaign, those in this latter category are few in terms of their numbers in communication with me.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Syracuse Professor Boyce Watkins Wages Campaign for NCAA Reform

Here is the schedule for coming media appearances related to the call for NCAA reform by Dr. Boyce Watkins, Finance Professor at Syracuse University.

Boyce Watkins to discuss NCAA and Black athletes on WBCP Radio, Champagne, IL - 3/27/09

Boyce Watkins to appear on Gtown Radio - 3/26/09

Dr. Boyce on NPR to discuss NCAA - 3/26/09

Dr. Watkins to appear on XM Satellite Radio - 3/27/09

Dr Boyce in the Baltimore Sun-Times - 3/25/09

Dr. Boyce discusses the NCAA at Loyola College in Maryland - 3/24/09

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Black News: Dr Boyce Watkins Appears in Essence Magazine w Tyler Perry

Dr Boyce Watkins, Finance Professor at Syracuse University, appears in the March issue of Essence Magazine to discuss money and investing in light of the 2009 Financial Crisis.

Dr. Watkins is one of the world’s leading experts in Finance and was the only African American in the world to earn a PhD in Finance during the year 2002.  For more information, please visit

Dr Watkins has been in Essence Magazine many times in the past, particularly due to his popular book, “Financial Lovemaking 101: Merging Assets with Your Partner in Ways that Feel Good.”

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Black Money Expert Dr. Boyce Watkins to address Nat. Black Graduate Student Association

Dr Boyce Watkins will be the keynote speaker at the 2009 National Black Graduate Student Association Conference, to be held in Houston Texas March 11 - 15. The theme for this year's conference is “Engaged. Empowered. Expect It.”

NBGSA is a non-profit, student-run organization dedicated to encouraging the high-quality achievement of African-American students through academic, professional, and social programs.

Dr. Boyce Watkins is one of the world’s leading Black scholars and author of “What if George Bush were a Black Man?”  He was also the 2007 Black Speaker of the Year.  For more information, please visit

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Release: Liberians Fight to stop Deportation

There is a deep sense of anxiety these days in Liberian community all around the United States. About 10,000 Liberians could face deportation come march 31, this year when a temporary protection status that allows them to stay here expires unless President Obama or Congress intervenes. The U.S. government contends Liberia is now a stable country and these migrants should return home.
Liberians have lived in the U.S. since the early 1990’s under a temporary protected status. Now that the Liberian government is showing some signs of stabilization, the U.S. government is trying to lift the temporary protected status and deport many of the 20,000 Liberians who are now living in the U.S.

I watched in complete disbelief Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform on CNN talking about how "It is time for people to go back and rebuild their country,"He said for Liberians to stay when their country is at peace would be an abuse of U.S. hospitality.

"It makes a mockery of the concept of short-term temporary humanitarian protection." he went on to say.
I would like to point out to Mr Stein however,that the State department own travel advisory is warning Americans to avoid travel to the country, because of serious security concern. so my question is, if its not safe for Americans to go there, how is it safe for thousands of Liberians with their U.S born children, who are U.S citizens to go there?

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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Dr. Boyce Watkins Talks Financial Management on New York Media Tour


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Prominent African American Syracuse Professor on Media Tour discussing Debt Management

Syracuse, NY—January 5, 2009—Prominent Syracuse University Finance Professor Dr. Boyce Watkins, one of the leading Black Financial experts in America, will be doing a television and radio tour promoting his new website and to assist listeners in understanding the importance of smart financial decisions. “America is in a financial mess. It is going to take dramatic action for us to find our way out of the financial gluttony that has crippled millions of households across America,” says Dr. Watkins, who has been a Financial Professor for the past 15 years. “FinancialLipo is my way of contributing to the need for financial fitness in America.”

Financial Lipo is the active process of cutting the fat, building the muscle and going from financial fat to fitness. Dr. Watkins, an expert in Financial Psychology, has created a system that forces Americans to confront their reasons for being “financially overweight”, and learn effective methods for obtaining financial peace, health and prosperity. The site trains visitors to negotiate with their bill collectors to have their debt reduced and to become empowered by the law to get negative items removed from their credit reports.

Dr. Watkins says that “today is the day” that we should all get a firm handle on our finances. By doing this, people will be able to be more competitive during this down economy. Those who subscribe to his website will be empowered with the knowledge to overcome financial obstacles and become financially responsible.

Dr. Boyce Watkins will make the following appearances:

· January 8, 2009 am 8:10am - The Ed Lover Show - Power 105.1 - The #1 radio station in New York City.
· January 15, 2009 at 9am - The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet - Nationally Syndicated Television - visit for local listings
· January 9, 2009 at 4pm - The Wendy Williams Experience - Syndicated to 11 million listeners nation-wide.
· January 11, 2009 at 9pm - Hot 97 Street Soldiers - NYC
· Essence Magazine - Smart Money Moves for 2009 - February 2009
· The Steve Harvey Morning Show - TBA

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Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Finance Professor at Syracuse University. He does regular commentary in national media, including CNN, ESPN, BET and CBS Sports. For more information, please visit For interviews, please call Shauntay Prewitt at (901) 413-0203 or email her at