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This woman describes what it was like to be raped by Bill Cosby


Recently, the sexual assault allegations against comedian Bill Cosby re-entered the public sphere due to a joke by comedian Hanibal Burress, who said “You rape women.”  This led people to go back and review the sexual assault allegations against Cosby and where they came from. This led to the story of Barbara Bowman, a woman who says that Cosby assaulted ...

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Scientists discover a spider that’s as big as a puppy


Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat. “When I turned on the light, I couldn’t quite understand what I was seeing,” said Naskrecki, an entomologist ...

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Couple accused of getting their baby very, very drunk


Reported by Liku Zelleke When people hurt harmless children, part of your heart aches along with the child.  This family’s actions are seemingly unforgiveable, and are part of the reason that some children are turned into cravers of alcohol long before they have a chance to make a choice.  It’s bad enough to give a child even a sip of ...

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This man and his wife have made a fortune promoting black marriage


by Dr Boyce Watkins I’ve known Lamar and Ronnie Tyler for a couple of years.  I have a great deal of respect for this couple for their business knowledge, team work and decision to elevate their community through a common mission. They are the founders of the very popular website,, which is the premier online destination for the promotion ...

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For young black people who want to be great…here’s how you do it


I made this video for the great students at Kansas City Kansas Community College. It includes some of the ideas from my book, “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about College” (which you can get at It is a conversation about what it means to be great. Also, there are challenges in all of our lives and far too ...

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6 men, 87 children with 50 women: What Iyanla didn’t talk about


by Dr Boyce Watkins This week, Iyanla Vanzant put baby mama-itis in the national spotlight by featuring 6 men who had 87 kids with 50 women. One issue that was not addressed during the dialogue is the public health risk that exists when so many people are having unprotected sex.   With STDs on the rise in the black community, ...

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Will MSNBC get rid of it’s black pundits when Obama is out of office?


by Dr Boyce Watkins When President Obama was elected, black people were more excited than they’ve ever been. It appeared that we’d finally “arrived,” and the president’s family walking into the White House made us feel that we were going into the White House ourselves. As a result of Obama’s rise, many of the black elite were given business and ...

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Black people looking for chicken tell Paula Deen she’s wonderful


by Dr Boyce Watkins You know you have to rub your temple when you’re seeing black people on national television asking a known racist for chicken recipes.  Then, when they tell the woman how much they love her and that she’s “welcome in the hood,” it makes things even more brutal to watch. In a video from TMZ, two self-proclaimed ...

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Four reasons why black celebs feel OK ignoring black people


by Dr Boyce Watkins Two men that I respect a great deal are Stephen A. Smith and Steve Harvey.  Both of these men have more money than most of us.  Both of them are brilliant, successful and charismatic.   They both happen to be accepted by mainstream white America, which is a rare thing for most black men. With all of ...

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Man jailed for punching one-year old baby in the face


A man is in big trouble after doing something to a child that most normal people would not do.  The 24-year old out of Toledo is being accused of punching a one-year old baby in the face.  No explanation has been provided for why the man did something to shocking to a helpless and harmless child. Markeese Cummings is now being ...

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