You can make a statement with these knots any day of the week or simply use them to look elegant and stylish during those special events where you really need to stand out. Either way, you'll practically be a forefather of men's fashion no matter which style you choose.
There is no place any longer, either in the NFL or the nation at large, for the injustices and hypocrisies of prohibitionist marijuana policies. It's time for the NFL to be a leader and create a rational and science-based marijuana policy.
Ever notice how hard it is to find blacks bottoming for whites in interracial porn? With few exceptions, porn studios seem to think there is only one acceptable way to show interracial sex: The hyperaggressive African-American top and the submissive white bottom. Is gay porn racist?
My name is Chanel and I collect a lot of stuff.
We should be concerned about the impact of Hollywood's continual whitewashing on the collective psychology of people of color and it should be of concern for any educated person who wants to have an accurate understanding of history.
We have only a few days before Mr. Hill enters the death chamber. His execution will mock the Constitution and our common decency unless the courts intervene, now.
True, social justice and political activism can help solve many of the continuous problems facing our community, but what about economic growth and stability to help heal our struggling neighborhoods?
Banks lived on Chicago's South Side. He often commuted to Cubs home games on the L train. He had no choice. Though he was the biggest name and biggest draw the Cubs had, he could not buy a home or rent an apartment in the neighborhood surrounding Wrigley Field.
The national holiday celebrating Dr. King's birthday is over, but I hope we will heed and act on his 1967 declaration and work to win the first victory right here at home in the biggest economy on earth and end the shame of 14.7 million children being the poorest Americans by ending child poverty now.
Doing black history means more than just finding black people in the archives and stating whether they did or did not do something.
In 1960 Ruby Bridges was one of six kids to integrate a public school in New Orleans. Norman Rockwell commemorated the civil rights moment with a painting that graced the cover of Look Magazine in 1964.
New York City has extraordinarily segregated neighborhoods and radically unequal educational opportunities for its black children. Segregated housing patterns ensure that most black students attend poorly resourced public schools, while schools in predominantly white, wealthy neighborhoods have the resources to help children succeed.
For two decades, the Screen Actors Guild has been highlighting its members' best performances. The annual gala isn't as white as the 2015 Oscar nominees, but it's pretty close. Some say the lack of meaningful roles or developed character arcs -- especially for Asians, Latinos and African Americans -- contributed to their perpetual absence in the winners' circle. Others point to audiences' intolerance for non-white central characters. At the 2015 SAG awards, Viola Davis became the third actor of colour to ever take home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Drama.
As Islamic fundamentalists encroach on the basic liberties of people in Africa and the Arab world, we hear about it, but it's hard to put it into context and understand the magnitude of the situation. Leave it to veteran, Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako to boil a complicated social phenomena down to a simple allegorical tale.
Every census report in the post-Civil Rights Movement era, and the countless Urban League's State of Black America reports show that the inner cities continue to get blacker and browner and poorer, while the suburbs got whiter and wealthier. That trend isn't likely to change.
No one who has ever come out as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to their family, particularly their parents, will ever forget that life-altering moment. Sometimes the connective thread will be cut; other times that bond will be deepened, enriched by this new reality.
I started saying that it's taken 7 years for us to see success, but then I found a flaw in that statement. I've actually been successful even during the tough times. It's all about how you define success. For me, I've decided to define success based on daily wins. I've had many of them and I've learned many lesson.
Do Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush have the Reagan-Obama swag that can waltz through the party of those multiple responses to SOTU last night? Or do they look more like the former Massachusetts Governor -- Dukakis?
By Karu F. Daniels, AOL Black Voices
Actress Kerry Washington may have recently called off her longtime engagement to struggling actor David Moscow, but the Bronx-born beauty knows how to make "marriage" work.
Well, maybe in theory.
The L'Oreal spokesmodel and star of the upcoming comedy 'I Think I Love My Wife,' has a string of acclaimed acting performances under her belt; most notably playing the wives of late soul music legend Ray Charles and notorious Uganda dictator Idi Amin, respectively, in the films 'Ray' and 'The Last King of Scotland.'
For the aforementioned films, lead actors Jamie Foxx and Forest Whitakermade history by winning the Academy Awards for Best Actor.
"The new rumor is, if you cast me as your wife, you win an Oscar," Washington joked during a press junket promoting 'Wife' at New York's Regency Hotel yesterday morning.
She may be onto something.
Regarding her own personal affairs, she remained mum, but did confirm: "my engagement was called off...It's personal."
In 'Wife,' which is directed by and stars Chris Rock, Washington plays a long lost friend of a married successful investment banker who needs help landing a job. The sex-deprived banker's conventional life gets turned upside down when things get too close for comfort.
On the subject of "marriage," Washington commented, "I know people who are married who are really, really happy and I know people who are married who aren't."
"I know people who live together and are really, really happy and I know people who live together and aren't," she continued. "So I think it's a personal decision. I think it's really about asking yourself what do I really want, and having the courage to ask yourself what do I want and doing it."
She noted that her parents are still married, and they were her inspiration.
'I Think I Love My Wife,' opens on March 16.
This summer, Washington will star opposite Michael Chiklis in the eagerly anticipated action flick 'Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.' She is also cast in 'Lakeview Terrace' with Samuel L. Jackson, and 'Life is Hot in Cracktown' with Evan Ross.