We all started rocking our shoulders and swaying our hips to a natural beat and rhythm among the trees which connected all of us, women and nature in a deeply, moving, spiritual experience with the natural surroundings
Although not a deal-breaker, Combs' history is still relevant in the sense of the message it sends to those unable to actually hear him May 10. There are more reasons to give pause and maybe even the side-eye to Combs' appearance than to applaud the selection.
Year after year in the United States, we have celebrated Financial Literacy Month in April. Yet it seems that we still lack a sufficient understanding of young people's experiences with and attitudes towards financial literacy.
The City of Chicago without a doubt would be my first love. That city has given me so much and it pains me to watch the turmoil and unrest brewing in our very own country. What can we all do to change this?
A survey released this month by the Council for Economic Education found that fewer than half of states require an economics course as a high school graduation requirement, and only 17 states require a personal finance course. Fortunately, I was already armed.
Affirmative action has helped to provide the diversity that provided truth, even if not perfectly. Until we had a more perfect route to telling the truth of who we are and who we could be as a nation we needed to have something else in place.
Fifty years after the Civil Rights Act was signed into law, there are modern schemes to try and take away your vote. Well we at National Action Network will not sit by idly and watch as the fundamental rights so many fought and died for are being eliminated -- and neither should you.
I love soul food and sushi. Eve's Bayou and Gone with the Wind. Josephine Baker and Audrey Hepburn. Kanye West and Maroon 5. Some will accept it, some won't, but most importantly, I do.
Did those appointments signal the end of an era of segregation and discrimination, or were they simply an omen of the massive resistance state officials and Chancellor Kirwan intend to mount against efforts to bring the Maryland higher education system into compliance with the law?
Those of us who are staunch advocates of HBCUs must not allow our support to impede a critical, yet objective analysis of what these institutions must do to become more competitive and responsive.
Taboo Yardies is an insightful documentary film on the pain and human rights violation of Jamaican people that shows that Jamaica is not ready to deal with this human issue.
To let many men tell it, they are experts at deciphering the intentions of women and wooing them towards a mutual attraction, but this confidence quickly disperses when it comes to discussion of sexual assault.
It's finally time that we have that long awaited talk about measuring black success. For far too long we have given many a pass when it comes to what they say and how they go about navigating what it means to achieve for the community.
It takes a community working together to prepare for, respond to and recover effectively from the destructive forces of nature and other emergencies. Minority Health Month reminds us how important health equity is -- not just for minority communities but for our health and strength as a nation.
How is it that the sex tape clips, filmed at production-level quality, were released the same day the trailer detailing the event was already on Vh1's website and had been televised?
Schuette is widely misunderstood as being a case about affirmative action. It is not. In fact, it leaves in place Supreme Court law recognizing diversity as a compelling governmental interest and permitting carefully constructed affirmative action programs.
By Karu F. Daniels, AOL Black Voices
Would you believe it's been 40 years since Andraé Crouch started his career in the business?
And the 64 year-old-gospel pioneer is planning to celebrate the feat in high style with a star studded concert at the very church he first sang, California's New Christ Memorial Church -- the temple his father founded.
On April 28, the nine-time Grammy Award winning inspirational music maestro will host an evening of celebratory praise with a concert featuring gospel heavyweights Tramaine Hawkins, Donnie McClurkin, BeBe Winans, and the New Christ Memorial Church Mass Choir.
For more than a decade, Crouch has served as pastor at the San Fernando Valley-based house of worship.
While the Saturday event is the centerpiece for a three-day holy rolling festival, festivities also include a special black tie affair featuring internationally renowned gospel powerhouses Shirley Caesar and CeCe Winans at the Sheraton Universal Hotel on April 27.
Considered "The Godfather of Gospel," his classic songs that have been recorded by artists as diverse as Elvis Presley and Destiny's Child. His vast repertoire includes inspirational tunes such as 'Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus,' 'My Tribute (To God Be the Glory),' 'Soon and Very Soon,' 'Jesus is the Answer,' 'Take Me Back' and 'Through it All.'
Aside from his nine Grammy awards, Crouch has been nominated for an Academy Award ('The Color Purple' soundtrack), collaborated with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Quincy Jones, Madonna and Elton John. He has also won nine Dove Awards, two NAACP Image awards, and even has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame among other accolades.
Recently, he co-wrote the title track of CeCe Winans' gold-selling opus 'Throne Room,' and his latest project, titled 'Mighty Wind' was nominated for an NAACP Image Award.
THE GOSPEL TRUTH: Our resident gospel authority Jawn Murray pays homage to some of the industry's biggest names here.