Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations and leaders who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations and leaders embody "Be the change you want to see in the world".
Throughout 2013, listeners will hear from presidents of organizations who
are global change agents. We will also hear from CEOs of
social enterprise businesses who are changing communities and college
educators who are taking their students out of the classroom and into
surrounding neighborhoods to learn and serve others.
On Saturday, July 20, 2013, we are to hear from long time activists and educator, Syracuse University's Dr. Boyce Watkins. Dr. Watkins, known as "The People Scholars", will give us his take on the recent events since the reading of the not guilty verdict in the George Zimmerman case. He will share with us what the readers of Your Black World are commenting on the most and what the reactions to the verdict tell us about the state of race relations in our country.
Also on the show, long time mentoring advocate, educator, and National Chair of the Kappa Alpha Psi's Kappa Guide Right program, L-Mani S. Viney. Listen to him share how communities can help empower young men to become achievers. Viney believes that too few adults are engaged in helping harness the power of educating our youth. Hear his passion about loving to serve young men not in the glare of the media spotlight but color 365 days a year.
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More About Dr. Boyce Watkins
Dr. Boyce D. Watkins “The People’s Scholar”, is one of the leading
social commentators, black speakers and high action freedom fighters in
America. In his words, “We don’t need more PhDs in the black community,
we need more Ph-Dos”. He advocates for education, economic empowerment
and social justice and has changed the definition of what it means to be
a black scholar and leader in America. He is a Blue Ribbon Speaker with
Great Black Speakers, Inc. and one of the top black speakers in America. He is also the author of “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About College” and “Financial Lovemaking 101: Merging Assets with Your Partner in Ways that Feel Good.”
In addition to publishing a multitude of scholarly articles on
Finance and investing, Dr. Watkins has presented his message to
millions, making regular appearances in various national media outlets,
including CNN, Good Morning America , MSNBC, FOX News, BET, NPR, Essence
Magazine, USA Today, The Today Show, ESPN, The Tom Joyner Morning Show
and CBS Sports. He is also the favored Financial Expert and social
commentator for “The Wendy Williams Experience”, which has 11 million
listeners nation-wide. Through his Step Up and Go to College Tour, he
has spoken to over 50,000 African-American youth about the benefits of
obtaining a college education. As a black financial speaker, he has
given financial advice to millions of African-Americans through his
series “Get your paper straight” and “Black Love, Black Money, Black
Relationships” as well as over 150 national television, radio and print
interviews in the last 2 years alone. He is also a faculty affiliate
with the College Sports Research Institute at The University of North
Carolina, Chapel Hill. Finally, he has fearlessly endured firestorms of
controversy for his willingness to honestly and intelligently address
racial inequality in university hiring/tenure practices, NCAA athletics,
the prison system, “mainstream media” and the educational system.
More About L-Mani S. Viney
L-Mani S. Viney is widely known and respected for his passion and zeal
for mentoring young men of color. As an educator and national chair of
the Kappa's Guide Right programs, Viney is focusing his energy to ensure
the Guide Right programs provide positive impact needed to help young
men of color throughout the nation. Viney adopted “Our Kids, Our
Responsibility” as the theme for Kappa’s Guide Right efforts. “To truly
judge if we are making an impact, we, as Kappa men, have to influence
the policies and programs and discussion about young men of color,”
Viney explains. Guide Right’s focus will be the national campaign known
as the Diamonds in the Rough which focuses on empowering the
achievement of young men of color by providing greater opportunities to
attend college and access scholarships.
Viney goes on to state, “Young men of color are labeled ‘at risk’, which
triggers the perception that someone needs to ‘save the day’; but you
can’t tell a kid ‘You can go to Harvard’ without the tools, support and
parental engagement,” Viney says.Guide Right will provide those tools.
Grand Polemarch Bates' Diamond in the Rough program is designed
to guide Kappa Leaguers to more than $1,000,000 in scholarship awards.
We will also pursue an aggressive SAT and ACT prep program to increase
scores,” he continues. To learn more about the program go here.
Dr. Boyce previous show can be found here .
L-Mani S. Viney previous show can be found here.