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.

For more information, please visit www.BoyceWatkins.net.

8 responses to “About Dr. Boyce Watkins

  1. Chaundra McNeal

    Hello Dr. Watkins, I never knew you existed until I had a dream about you. I had a dream that you were writing a book on 50 things a man should ask himself before marriage! In my DREAM I saw your face quite vividly, I went to the internet upon awaking, googled, and to my suprise there you were! After reading your profile, and the wonderful accomplishments that you have done, I am suprised that I haven’t heard about you. I would love to meet you and speak with you in person.
    Sincerely,
    Chaundra McNeal

  2. Kay Tiredofexcuses

    Hello Dr Watkins,
    I just read your column on Blackvoices in reference to Eric Holder. The questions I have for you are…”Does the black male bare ANY responsibility for the state of his community?” “How can black men cry foul about what others do to “him” when he is wholly responsible for the violence that plagues our communities…whether it be drug dealing, gang banging?” “Is it REALLY everyone else’s fault?”

  3. Lorna

    Finally someone who writes, (what most black folk pretend to live but do not, giving me a headache), the truth.

  4. Tracey Jarmon- Woods

    Hello Dr. Boyce,
    I am leaving a post in response to the recent Forbes Mag story. The name of this piece is, ” If I were a rich white man”

    If I were a rich white man:
    I would never admit that that the country that I proper in was built on the backs of slave labor.

    If I were a rich white man:
    I would never admit that my ancestors raped and pillaged every territory that they came in contact with disenfranchising family of color throughout the world.

    If I were a rich white man:
    I would never admit the overwhelming fear that the sins of my father may eventually come down on my head.

    If I were a rich white man:
    I would uphold laws that were oppressed everyone that didn’t look like me and I would invest more money in jails than schools to try to re-establish slave labor
    .
    If I were a rich white man:
    I would never admit that it is historically impossible for Jesus to have had blond hair and blue eyes. I would totally undermine the passage in the bible that says he was the color of bronze and had hair like sheep’s wool.

    If I were a rich white man:
    I would never admit that I am so envious of dark skin that I detrimentally bake under the sun to achieve some semblance of color.

    If I were a rich white man:
    I would never admit that I am in awe of the fact that people of color seem to do everything better that I do.

    If I were a white man:
    I would never admit that Elvis was a thief of black music and it was only then that rock and roll was expectable.

    If I were a rich white man:
    I would never admit that I am afraid that my wife or daughter will sleep with a black man rendering me insignifigant.

    If I were a rich white man:
    I would never admit that I am holding on to my status with a death grip because come 2020 I will no longer have the advantage.

    If I were a rich white man:
    I would never admit that while in the US, I am a majority in the world I am a not.

    And finally If I were a rich white man:
    I would sit behind a desk and judge a situation about poor black children (none of which I know or have a real interest in helping) from my narrow, skewed, advantaged life so that I can rack up number and be relevant (for 15 minutes) in my mundane existence.

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    What a Story

  6. marc bower

    Mr. Watkins,

    I find your advocacy admirable in the whole, but on one item, I think you have stepped beyond a resonable person’s posture with your comments on the PepsiCo advertisments. We do have problems with stereotyping, obviously, but the fact of the matter is that by far, the majority of “gangbangers” are black and in any case it was a light hearted, in- offensive ad to most of us. The involvement of our leading black citizens in condeming the reference only served to attract more, and undue, attention and scrutiny.

    Keep up the, otherwise, fine fight.

    Marc

  7. Megapril

    Wow, that “If I were a rich white man” pontification is one of the most racist things I have ever seen, though not unexpected from you supposedly “Opressed” black folk… Nice job on the spelling and grammar too (but that’s probably my fault as a white man, even though none of MY ancestors held slaves.
    The funniest thing about all your slave talk is how you folks always manage to leave out the part of the story where your African Tribal leaders sold their own people out to the highest bidder. That always makes me stop and realize, any time I have a thought of your plight, that you refuse to admit that this whole slave ordeal was a two sided story. But no, you seek only to exploit yourself as you lie…
    People like you perpetuate and fall back on slavery as your crutch when you have not been the only ones in history to have suffered, yet you linger on it to extract sympathy and rake in the benefits of it.
    Based on snarky little “poems” like the one above by Tracey Jarmon-Woods I can tell you now that you will never be the majority in power, maybe in numbers due to your procreation (and Fatherless babies) habits, but never will you hold the power over the people. You don’t deserve it, no one likes people who blame all their ills on someone else…

  8. Megapril

    As for you Boyce, I recently read about the Mountain Dew commercial you lambasted as the most racial advertisement you have ever seen, as if you are a neutral force of reasoning. After reading about it I decided to look you up, and no surprise here, your whole mantra and website is overwhelmingly racist against white people… So predictable it would be laughable if it were not so sad.
    I view Obama as a person, I don’t like him or his policies, but I could care less what color he is (he is half black and half white, you know that right?). I believe people should be judged by what they do, their character, if you will, but your website is all about race and oppression, and you make me sick.

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