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Tavis Smiley Says He's Not an Obama Critic. Really?

Your Black World founder Dr. Boyce Watkins writes in a blog entry that until now, Tavis Smiley's actions have defined him as a leading critic of President Barack Obama and, until recently, a textbook haterologist, which is not a good move. In a recent interview, Tavis Smiley took issue with being described as a critic of President Barack Obama. Smiley made it clear that he is not a critic of the president, since he has never criticized him personally.
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Tavis “Sellout” Smiley Speaks On Being Banned From Attending MLK Function For Talking Isht About Barack Obama

Ethnicity & Race / African American : Bossip (3 years ago)

Someone sounds a little salty: Tavis Smiley, the PBS talk show host who has criticized President Barack Obama for not doing enough for the African-American community, says he was ousted as the speaker at a Martin Luther King luncheo... Read Post

No, Obama Is Not the Best Food Stamp President in History

Ethnicity & Race / African American : The Root (3 years ago)

In an entry at his Your Black World blog, Dr. Boyce Watkins dissects GOP presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich's recent comments about President Barack Obama being "the best food stamp president in history." Not only is Gingrich w... Read Post

Kennedy's Critique of Obama's Black Critics Is a Miss

Ethnicity & Race / African American : The Root (3 years ago)

In a blog entry at Your Black World, Dr. Boyce Watkins picks apart Harvard law professor and author Randall Kennedy's CNN opinion piece that defends President Barack Obama against black critics. Watkins argues that it would be harmf... Read Post

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