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From Dr. Boyce Watkins

I just spoke this morning with Richelle Carey from CNN HLN.   Richelle mentioned that she has a strong interest in the Tonya McDowell situation and wants to remain updated.  I appreciate Richelle, for she has always been conscientious in her desire to keep the world aware of critical issues that face black people across the country.

I also spoke this morning on air with Santita Jackson, the daughter of Rev. Jesse Jackson.  I made her aware of the Tonya McDowell case, in addition to the case of Rocky Clark, the young man who is paralyzed from the neck down after a high school football injury.  Rocky’s insurance company, Health Special Risk Inc, dropped him after he hit the $5 million dollar limit on his health insurance policy.   I spoke with Rocky’s mother last night, who is trying to hold on and keep her son alive.   I believe that both Health Special Risk and the Blue Island, IL school district should keep their commitment to providing care for Rocky.   Given that Rocky is now dying, time is of the essence when it comes to helping him. 


If you’d like to help Rocky Clark, please visit this link.  To be part of our coalition to support Tonya McDowell, please click here.

Be well,

Dr. Boyce Watkins

Dr. Boyce Watkins is a Professor at Syracuse University and founder of the Your Black World Coalition.  To have Dr. Boyce commentary, please click here.

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