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Friday, July 19, 2013

Dr. Boyce Watkins and Kappa Alpha Psi's Guide Right Chairman L-Mani S. Viney on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

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.


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