Many of us from academic institutions have lacked the support to facilitate our commitment to addressing an injustice in healthcare that is ongoing in West Africa. This is deeply disappointing but we believe it is correctable.
It's the revolutionary multi-billion-dollar industry nobody's heard of, and it's killing credit card debt for hundreds of thousands of consumers. It's not only disrupting, but completely undressing the traditional credit model.
As we approach your 14th birthday, it is with great trepidation and anxiety that I write this letter to you. I am so proud of the young lady you have become, but I feel I am fighting against the clock to instill in you the life lessons I hold so dear.
On the evening of April 26 I received a phone call that one never wants to get. My younger sister, Keisha told me in a very soft, calm demeanor that our mother passed out. After much anxious questioning, I soon found out that my mother passed away from a heart attack.
Change is long overdue. But I'm not entirely convinced that we're considering the full range of changes that need to take place.
Buying your first home, starting a family or purchasing a car are major events that require a lot of financial planning. Unfortunately for millennials, a recent TD Bank survey found that two-thirds of older millennials (ages 24-34) wish they had been more financially prepared for these life events.
When I heard that Koko Jones, Houston's former percussionist (as well as The Isley Brothers' former percussionist), had embarked on her first album since coming out as a trans woman, I took notice and became very excited to talk to her about her life and music.
If you adopt a marathon approach to money, it can allow you to take a more holistic look at your overall financial picture to see how decisions that you make in your 20s and 30s can impact your 40s, 50s and beyond.
The NCAA is under attack on all fronts, and the new College Football Playoff system is the latest example of profits trumping the best interest of student-athletes.
For the second time in its ten year history, the African-American Literary Awards Show [AALAS] has canceled its ceremony. The first cancellation in 2005 was due to Hurricane Katrina but this year the challenges appear to be internal.
It's clear that Black families want stronger academics to prepare their students for college, the workforce and an better quality of life. To get there, we have to reject the idea that low-income students automatically translate into low-performing schools.
At the forefront of this initiative is second term Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages and his Democratic Minority Caucus colleagues, Legislators Kevan Abrahams and Siela Bynoe.
This journey into a bleak world not fathomed before is intriguing, unnerving and haunting. You'll walk out of the theater feeling like you need to go home to shower and scrub this film off your skin.
Each year, the Howard University Homecoming continues to reach higher heights. This year's Crown, celebrated 90 years of creating a celebrity-filled week of events to recognize and commemorate the work of the University's students and alumni.
At a time when society needs it the most, Dr. Kingsley Fletcher proves himself to be a man committed to not only challenging society's misconceptions on Africa's potential, but a leader personally invested in the well-needed restoration of black relations across the globe.
This year has made me question a number of things, my love of New York among them. There was a time I thought that love would be forever unwavering. That, along with my love of writing. Love is funny that way, though. It burns and it burns, white-hot, blindingly hot, until it burns itself out. And I'm all burnt out on New York, on writing, on it all.
By Karu F. Daniels, AOL Black Voices
Tyson Beckford is ready for his close-up -- again.
The BV Newswire has learned that the chisel-chest hottie -- also known as "the first black male supermodel" will be the host of Bravo's upcoming reality show 'Make Me A Supermodel.'
Along with fellow former supermodel Niki Taylor, Beckford will be the ringleader of the show, which is based on the successful UK series where beautiful and talented men and women are selected and will compete for a chance to launch their modeling career and win $100,000.
According to a network spokesperson, 'Supermodel' is scheduled to premiere in the first quarter of 2008.
Viewers will vote each week to determine who stays to walk the "Supermodel" catwalk again and who goes home.
Over a 12-week period, these hopefuls will live together in a New York City apartment and explore life while undergoing a series of creative challenges designed to test their professional modeling potential.
Beckford, who guest stars on Tyra Banks' wildly popular 'America's Next Top Model' this week, is one of the most respected and well-known male supermodels in the world.
Discovered and nurtured by fashion powerhouse Bethann Hardison, his modeling career exploded when he appeared in the Fall 1994 Polo Sport campaign. He soon landed an exclusive multi-year contract with Ralph Lauren and served as the spokesmodel, shilling everything from underwear, clothing and fragrances.
In June 2005, Beckford was injured in a car accident near his West New York, New Jersey home. His vehicle caught fire, but he was able to pull himself out before it became fully engulfed in flames.
On the comeback trail, he recently appeared in music videos including 50 Cent's chart topping '21 Questions,' and the Grammy Award-winning song 'Toxic' by Britney Spears.
He recently hosted the car show, Fine Tuned and will appear in the upcoming films 'Hotel California' and 'Kings of the Evening.'
AOL VIDEO: 50 Cent -- '21 Questions'