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BLACK KIDS HAVE HEARD ENOUGH WHINING – IT’S TIME TO INSPIRE THEM TO REACH FOR THEIR POTENTIAL

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

by Eric Wattree

Eric Wattree

The sentiments expressed here, and in the linked article below, have a lot to do with my aggressive criticism of Tavis Smiley and Cornel West. They and their critics insist that anyone who objects to their behavior is merely upset because they’re criticizing Barack Obama, but when… Continue reading

Dr. Boyce Watkins Announces His Withdrawal from Cornel West Controversy

Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

by Eric L. Wattree

Eric L. Wattree

In the recent video, “Dr. Boyce: My Two Cents on Michael Eric Dyson,” released on Black Like Moi!, Dr. Boyce Watkins of Syracuse University announced his retirement from the Dr. Cornel West controversies. In the announcement Boyce indicated that “this battle between black scholars was… Continue reading

Know the Truth and the Truth Shall Set You Free

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Beneath the Spin * Eric L. Wattree

“IF YE WERE ABRAHAM’S CHILDREN, YE WOULD DO THE WORKS OF ABRAHAM”

Eric L. Wattree

Every since I wrote the column “Crabs in a Barrel,” the gross hypocrisy of South Carolina State Senator, Rev. Darrell Jackson, has lingered with me. In that column… Continue reading

Dr. Cornel West and Intellectual Rice Cake

Monday, July 11th, 2011

by Eric L. Wattree

Eric L. Wattree

I thought I was done discussing the illustrious Dr. Cornel West, but he just won’t seem to go away. But that’s ok, because he’s serving a useful purpose. The Cornel West saga has served to open the eyes of many in the Black community to… Continue reading

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West: The Reign of Fools is Over

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

by Eric L. Wattree

Eric L. Wattree

While I clearly understand that I’m at severe risk of beating a dead horse, I’m still being emailed by a few diehard Cornel West supporters who have been so captivated by his performances over the years that they can’t see why he’s under such intense… Continue reading

Is the Attack on Prof. Melissa Harris-Perry’s Article Criticizing Prof. Cornel West Due to Male Academic Cronyism?

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

by Eric L. Wattree

Eric L. Wattree

It is a curious yet instructive phenomenon watching Black male academics rush to the defense of Dr. Cornel West after he called President Obama a “Black mascot of Wall Street oligarchs.” They also stood by when West went on to say that “Obama has a… Continue reading