Without arbitrary consequences for their defiance, I guess we're going to have to teach them the actual reasons why they should listen to our instructions. This presents two challenges. We're going to need good reasons, and somehow we have to get them to believe us.
The movement often fails to challenge the very paradigm that encouraged women to chemically process their hair and thereby prevented them from remaining natural, in the first place.
It is never acceptable to beat a little kid bloody with a weapon, because that is always child abuse. I can't believe it's 2014 and I have to spell that out for people.
On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Jane Doe escaped. She was patient. She waited for months and even years for the world to do right by her. She waited for her chance to be loved, supported and to survive. How much can a 16-year-old who has lived a life of abuse and trauma be expected to endure?
Investing your windfall into the right financial situation can actually make you more money in the long-run, which means you'll have that money for a trip to Paris AND the flat-screen TV.
If you really want to join that golf club, and feel that it's OK because there is one rich black family there, please work harder. If you chose to send your children to a school which only has one rich black family, one Hispanic child with a scholarship, and three Asian kids, please work harder.
Is there any fairness in the American justice system? Can people of every racial/ethnic group be confident that they will receive equal treatment under the law? The shooting of Michael Brown raises these questions and more.
The United States had joined the Allies to fight for freedom overseas. And yet, as Yard No. 4 so clearly demonstrated, African Americans still lacked full freedom and citizenship.
Your personal financial goals have great influence over your repayment plan choice. If your financial situation improves over time, you may be in a more comfortable position to make prepayments to eliminate your remaining student debt.
In America's prison systems, black citizens are incarcerated at six times the rates of white ones -- and the NAACP predicts that one in three of this generation of Black men will spend some time locked up. Do these numbers tell the true story, though?
The high of being one of the first to spot a breaking news tweet got so bad that I would wake up in the middle of the night searching for my iPhone while laying between my Egyptian cotton sheets.
In February 2015, the first-of-its-kind Afrofuturism conference, Midnight Vistas, will bring together artists, writers, scholars and activists from across the United States - and throughout the world - to convene.
James Forten's vision -- and the many courageous stories of others along the Delaware -- remind us that freedoms are hard won by those willing to sacrifice to make the world a better place.
While the economy, war, and immigration are deeply partisan, this is one issue that is not. For once, Congress can do the right thing and unify under the banner of the "atomic veterans." But time is running out.
Parenting is hard, and trying to figure the appropriate punishment gains nothing with the force of violence. Especially because it was done in the days of slavery, and in spite of the fact that it was done to us as children, it needs to stop.
The mechanism by which race affects has never been fully understood. Even when accounting for other factors, race exhibits a larger effect on outcomes than can be attributed for.
Two percent. That is the number of teachers in this country who are African-American men. This would be shocking as a stand-alone statistic, but in the context of our nation's student population, it is appalling.
If we evaluate viewpoints using the veil of ignorance and a thorough analysis of the facts, we will more easily identify the root causes of disagreements. We will also be forced to focus our conversations around ethical considerations and honest dialogue.
By Karu F. Daniels, AOL Black Voices
I'll take a diplomatic approach to the wording of this one.
R&B heart-throb Usher (last name Raymond) has not only professionally parted ways with his momager Jonetta Patton -- he also severed ties with his longtime publicist Simone Smalls.
She issued the following statement:
"Change is good! I developed and executed an amazing public relations campaign that aided in Usher's transition from teen R&B singer to pop superstar. He became one the biggest modern day global superstars and talent brands under my guidance. I'm just moving in a direction professionally that will not allow me to dedicate the same undivided attention I gave him for nearly a decade. I pass the baton to whomever works with him next, because the foundation that I laid out for him should assure them continued success. Usher and I still remain friends."
For nearly a decade, the 30-year-old New York native helped build the image the world knows and love (or loved) as Usher. She's the Vice President of Susan Blond, Inc., a New York City-based public relations firm that has represented a bevy of big name over a twenty year history.
Smalls doesn't seem like she will be fazed by the executive shuffling.
Her client roster includes Teresa Earnhardt and Max Siegel, CEO and President of No.1 NASCAR franchise Dale Earnhardt Inc., hitmaking singer/songwriter Ne-Yo, rapper Lil' Jon, pop artist Sean Paul and R&B diva Keyshia Cole, film director Franc. Reyes and lifestyle and apparel brands.
Now how's that?
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