Al Sharpton: The Wealth Gap Calls for Immediate Action


While the nation is fixated on a debt ceiling standstill, the number one issue on the minds of Americans — jobs — has largely been ignored. But in addition to experiencing the worst economic downfall since the Great Depression, we are now also officially witnessing the largest ethnic wealth disparity in decades. For those who […]

Dr. Boyce: President Obama Set to Meet with Marc Morial and Ben Jealous, But Why?


by Dr. Boyce Watkins. I received an email today from the White House stating that President Barack Obama is scheduled to meet with NAACP President Ben Jealous and Urban League President Marc Morial.   President Obama’s schedule (which can be seen here) shows that the meeting will be roughly 25 minutes, giving these three important […]

Michael Eric Dyson Explains Why We Lie about Black Leadership in America


In this video, Professor Michael Eric Dyson lays out the reasons that America deludes itself as it pertains to black leadership.  In the video, Dyson explains that many of the negatives that are associated with black leaders such as Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson are not much different from the negatives that Americans associated with […]

YBW Survey Question: Should Black Leaders Endorse Political Parties?


Some have argued that black leaders should affiliate themselves with a political party so that they have access to that party’s leadership.  There are others, however, who believe that black leaders should only keep the black community’s best interests in mind, and align themselves with the party that best supports issues that matter to the […]

Min. Louis Farrakhan Fights to Save a Building From Being Repossessed


by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan will be the key orator at the Harold Washington Cultural Center (HWCC) town hall meeting to be held Wednesday, June 8th at 6:00 p.m. CST. Discussions will be held concerning the state of the HWCC and the proceedings of its foreclosure. Legal group Power and Dixon […]

Dr. Boyce: Sharpton, Melissa Harris-Perry and I Finally Have Our Showdown


by Dr. Boyce Watkins, This week, I had a heated (and somewhat friendly) debate with Melissa Harris-Perry and Rev. Al Sharpton.  Both Harris-Perry and Rev. Sharpton seemed to take issue with an article I wrote openly questioning the motivations behind Melissa’s attacks on Cornel West.  Melissa was a professor at Princeton alongside West, during […]