Let me start by saying that I'm a fan. But then you did that interview with GQ. I was more than a little disappointed with the things you had to say about the Washington football team's name and logo, and I think we need to have a talk.
I am deeply troubled by your sudden quietness in the midst of such powerful youth activism against police brutality and state violence. The killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has awakened a movement, yet you are silent. Other members of the black entertainment industry have contributed in various ways, yet you are ghost.
It's been said many times that having a low credit score can hurt your finances. In addition to the recognizable consequences, there are a few lesser known, but still hazardous, effects bad credit can have on you.
The money decisions you make today can lead to either a secure or a scary financial future. Don't be tricked into being complacent. Think ahead, plan ahead -- and avoid these 13 money mistakes that could haunt you for years to come.
I am a registered Republican. And I'm black. I'm for civil and equal rights. A raise in minimum wage, I'm for a woman's right to choose an abortion. My switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party was not about ideology but about power.
At the Louisiana State University Law Center, the silence on race is deafening. It is deafening because race is never really off the table. Students discuss race with members of their own racial group, but they rarely have interracial conversations on race. As a result, students never learn about other people's lives or experiences -- they never become culturally competent.
The tea party and other elected extremists cannot bring themselves to believe that voters just aren't buying the poisonous policies they're trying to sell. So they operate under the belief that if you won't vote for them, you shouldn't vote at all.
In my 30s, it's no longer a question of when my masterminded plans will pan out -- but whether I actually want the things I penned into my five-year plans, and if so, what I'm willing to give up to get them.
By 50, you may already feel like you've got it figured out. You make a good salary, you've reached many of your life goals and your kids are on their way to independence. But there are still a lot of money truths left to learn, especially as you're approaching your retirement years.
Illinois is home to a vicious cycle that prevents its black residents from reaching their full potential, and too little attention is being paid to the numbers driving it.
Most of the rank-and-file conservatives with whom we might interact get their information from conservative media sources. Republican politicians are ensconced within it as well. Inside the walls of that closed environment, facts that do not jibe with conservative ideology or the conservative interpretation of events are twisted, turned on their head, or simply ignored.
Because we have already called for an end to mass incarceration, but, though there has been progress, our elected local, state and especially federal officials haven't gone far enough.
Every student desires professors that understand and respect them, and minority students only want the same: Instructors who are trained to deal with cultural issues when they arise.
During the Weekend of Resistance, activists joined many actions planned by the youth organizers. On Friday, October 10, despite an intense rainstorm, hundreds marched in Clayton, Missouri demanding that the county prosecutor step down.
When you hire Bill Murray to star in your comedy, his eccentric curmudgeon persona comes with the deal. First-time screenwriter/director Theodore Melfi knew that and desperately wanted Murray to star in his movie, which is based on a true-life experience.
Over the past two weeks, community members in L.A. have held a vigils to mourn the death and celebrate the life of Aniya Parker. The murder of Ms. Parker marked the eighth homicide of a transgender woman of color reported in the U.S. since June. She was shot in the head and killed as she was fleeing from three men who had confronted her on a sidewalk in Hollywood.
Vice President Joe Biden got the tongues furiously wagging again after a recent meeting with black ministers in South Carolina.
By Karu F. Daniels, AOL Black Voices
Nick Cannon has made a breakthrough this week at the Cannes Film Festival.
The 'Drumline' star will be honored tonight with the "Breakthrough Actor of the Year Award," at the 'Studio' Magazine/Chopard Revelation Awards, which is one of the four official events of the annual film festival.
The 26-year old San Diego native is receiving the honor for his work in the critically acclaimed Emilio Estevez-directed drama 'Bobby.'
According to his rep, this marks the first time in the festival's history that any African American Actor has received such an honor.
"I am humbled and grateful to have received such a coveted award at this prestigious event at the Cannes Film Festival," the recently-engaged 'Wild' N' Out' producer shared. "It was a great privilege to have been a part of the amazing ensemble cast of 'Bobby' and now, to be recognized amongst such tremendous talents is truly an honor."
Cannon is sharing this award with newcomer James McAvoy ('Last King of Scotland').
The awards will be presented to the at the Carlton Hotel in Cannes, France by the award show's co-president and actor, Jude Law. Actress Evan Rachel Wood will be honored for "Breakthrough Actress."
In the fall of last year, the former Nickelodeon star signed a 'first-look' television production deal with MTV (reportedly the largest talent/producer deal in MTV's history). In the feature film arena, he has concluded a similar deal with Lion's Gate Films, his rep confirmed.
Since 2001, Studio Magazine and their entire staff cast their votes together and finalize a list of the most talented actors that are the revelations of the year. The goal is to award and encourage young actors to continue to make a difference in the film industry.
Previous recipients of the award include Hayden Christiansen, Audrey Tautou, Jonathan Rhys, Meyers, Marion Cottilard, Kelly Reilly, Kevin Zegers, Jasmine Trinca, Rodrigo Santoro and Gael Garcia Bernal.