I'm pretty sure there is no box for that. You might need a suitcase for all of that. And knowing that will not likely help you to relate to me, understand me or know me any more than you did five seconds ago.
As a black man, my heart aches over the disproportionate numbers of men and boys of color left back by schools, left out of jobs and caught up in crime. As a black public official, I am struck by how little appetite there seems to be among law makers to deal with the root causes of this.
One person's "flexibility" is another person's "lack of stability." And one person's "stuck" is another person's "steady." The way you'll feel about buying vs. renting is very much in the eye of the beholder.
As an openly gay and openly trans* person of color, I hear from so many folks about how homophobic my people are. I even hear many folks of color tell me about how much more homophobic black and Latino folks are, but is that all really true?
There is a crisis that demands our urgent attention. For the last four decades, this country has been obsessed with expanding the number of people we throw behind bars and the length of time we hold them there.
If I were a sculptor, I would create a memorial to all those who have suffered from its poisonous and debilitating affects. I would construct the word out of deeply scarred and rusted steel to symbolize its onerous antiquity and unfortunate endurance. I would make the letters as tall as the average person to suggest that human beings, not animals, were demeaned by this word.
Patty was a wonderful stepmom. Sweet and kind, she treated my sister and me like we were her very own. She worked for the airlines and often had a crazy, upside-down schedule, yet she never failed to be a loving force for good.
If we're really to humour the idea that only white people can be racist, what about the rest of the world where white people don't figure? Those African countries wiping out their neighbours are doing it just for the power, silly - perish the very idea that genocide or ethnic cleansing has anything to do with racism...
Representative from the 13th Congressional District in New York
During her acceptance speech, Lupita Nyong'o eloquently remarked: "No matter where you're from, your dreams are valid." We should continue to fight for comprehensive immigration reform that can provide every talented person the opportunity to succeed in the greatest nation on Earth.
Someone, such as Adegbile, would have thoughtfully and aggressively enforced the nation's civil rights and voting rights which are exactly the very thing that the GOP has done everything possible to undermine. Now we can add a troop of timid and self-serving Democrats to that shameful list.
Journalist and author, 'Victory Deferred: How AIDS Changed Gay Life in America'
Gay men's relationships with our fathers are often fraught, to say the least. But without a father's loving support and kicks-in-the-butt as needed, research suggests that the odds already stacked against us in enjoying good mental health and staying HIV-negative grow even steeper.
March marks Women's History Month -- a time for celebrating women's historic gains and achievements. But, equally important, especially in this sluggish economic recovery, is amplifying the contemporary economic challenges women continue to face, including the uphill climb to retirement security.
This week I talked with actor Pam Grier -- legendary for her starring roles in Foxy Brown and Jackie Brown, and for her role as Kit Porter on The L Word -- about Dining Out for Life, being a spokesperson for this fabulous event and her spin on LGBT issues.
Creator of Acronym TV/ Director- American Autumn: an Occudoc
Last week, President Obama unveiled his My Brothers Keeper initiative one day after the anniversary of the murder of Trayvon Martin and as the nation still grapples with the hung jury on the murder charge in the Michael Dunn case,.
The BV Newswire reached out the one and only Omarosa Manigult Stalworth to get her thoughts on the latest drama brewing on reality TV; legendary comedienne Joan Rivers going head to head with world renowned poker champ Annie Duke (even going as far as calling her a "Nazi" and "white trash" on a recent episode) for the title of "Celebrity Apprentice."
President Clinton's former Deputy Associate Director of Presidential Personnel and the most recognizable 'Apprentice' alum knows a few things about cunning controversy and down-right bitchiness (she even wrote a book about it) – last year her and 'Celebrity Apprentice' winner Piers Morgan had a series of below-the-belt altercations on the Donald Trump-fronted competition.
Miss New York Affiliation:'Flavor of Love' and 'I Love New York' on VH1 Side note: The upstate New York drama queen competed for hip-hop hype-man Flavor Flav's love twice and was rejected both times.
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth Affiliation: 'The Apprentice' on NBC and 'The Surreal Life' on VH1 Side note:The former White House intern proudly became the superbitch of reality TV.
Jamie Foxworth Affiliation: 'Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew' on E Side note: The former 'Family Matters' star made headlines when it was discovered she appeared in a porn video, which landed her on Oprah Winfrey's show.
Deion Sanders and Pilar Affiliation: 'Deion and Pilar Sanders: Prime Time Love' on Oxygen Side note: During his time with the Dallas Cowboys, the hunky jock was considered to be the highest paid defensive player in the NFL banking a seven year, $35 million contract.
Gordon Ramsay Affiliation:'Hell's Kitchen' on FOX Side note: The Scotland born celebrity chef (pictured with season two winner Rock Harper) is putting his magic touch to the menu at West Hollywood's newest, hot hotel property, The London.
J "Miss Jay" Alexander Affiliation: 'America's Next Top Model' on UPN and The CW Side note: The gender bending runway coach also designs clothes in his spare time and has reportedly handmade all of his drag on 'America's Next Top Model.'
Salt-N-Pepa Affiliation: 'The Salt-N-Pepa Show' on VH1 Side note: The Queens, New York divas are solidified in Hip-Hop history by being the top-selling female rap group with over 13 million albums and singles sold.
Eva Marcelle Pigford Affiliation: 'America's Next Top Model' on UPN Side note: The Cycle 3 winner has starred in movies such as 'Crossover' and 'Premium' and recently appeared on the TV series 'Tyler Perry' House of Payne' and the soap opera 'The Young and the Restless.'
Dr. Ian K. Smith Affiliation: 'Celebrity Fit Club' on VH1 and 'College Hill' on BET Side note: A native of Danbury, Connecticut, the identical twin authored the novel, 'The Blackbird Papers' in 2004.
Mr. T Affiliation: 'I Pity the Fool ' on TV Land Side note: It is rumored that rap superstar/actor Ice Cube will play the role of Sgt. "B. A." (Bad Attitude) Baracus in a forthcoming film adaptation of the popular 1980s TV series 'A-Team.'
"Blood feuds are good for ratings and good for the Donald!!
Have you ever noticed the nastier you are - the further you get on the 'Celebrity Apprentice'? It's not personal, it's business. That's the tag line for the show and it definitely worked for me!
The second edition of the 'Celebrity Apprentice' will air on Sunday with a three hour finale and I am very eager to watch this bloodbath because it's going to put Donald Trump in the hot seat where he LIKES to be!
The Joan versus Annie showdown will come down to the most fundamental elements of our show: 1) MONEY (which Annie has plenty of access to) and 2) CELEBRITY (which Joan has hundreds on speed dial).
Having been the ONLY person to ever appear on two seasons of the 'Apprentice' (the first season and the 7th season) I feel very confident that the bloodbath will get even gorier before when this is all over.
How we got here is simple; Donald dropped from four to two last week. First to go was the "Apprentice Barbie" Brande [Roderick], and one of the most underwhelming contestant on the celebrity version Jesse [James], last week after interviews with last years winner "Pissy" Piers Morgan.
**Side note, I thought that Clint Black's commercials was one of the most distasteful commercial I have ever seen in the entire eight seasons of the show. Detergent-enhanced masturbation? Seriously, Clint???
The name calling is petty, but par for the course. Annie calls Joan a bitch and Joan calls her Hitler. Annie wants Joan to DIE! These two women have taken the tradition of personal attacks, started last year by me and Pissy Piers, to a new all time low!!
Although Joan has behaved badly, I still believe that she should win the competition. After all the show is called the 'Celebrity Apprentice,' not "Charity Apprentice," not "Omarosa Apprentice," not "British Apprentice" and definitely not "No Limit, Hold em' Poker Apprentice!"
It's CELEBRITY Apprentice folks!!
So Donald if you're listening please choose Joan Darling!!!"
-- The live season finale of 'Celebrity Apprentice' airs on NBC May 10 at 8 p.m. ET.
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: TV Personality Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth arrives at the 40th NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on February 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for NAACP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: TV Personality Omarosa poses for a portrait during the 40th NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on February 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for NAACP)
(L-R) Celebrity elves Angell Conwell, Omarosa Manigualt-Stallworth, Liana Mendoza and Siedah Garrett attend and help at New Image's 14th Annual Christmas Store Invitation at Westin Hotel on December 18, 2008 in Long Beach, California..New Image's 14th Annual Christmas Store Invitation.Westin Hotel.Long Beach, CA United States.December 18, 2008.Photo by Arnold Turner/WireImage.com..To license this image (56392610), contact WireImage.com
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth arrives at the 2008 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AMA)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 23: TV personality Omarosa Stallworth arrives at the 2008 American Music Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on November 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images for AMA)
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth visits "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" at FOX studios on October 24, 2008 in New York City..Carson Kressley and Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth Visit FOX's "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" - October 24, 2008.New York, NY United States.October 24, 2008.Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (56034438), contact FilmMagic.com
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth visits "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" at FOX studios on October 24, 2008 in New York City..Carson Kressley and Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth Visit FOX's "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" - October 24, 2008.New York, NY United States.October 24, 2008.Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (56034436), contact FilmMagic.com
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth visits "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" at FOX studios on October 24, 2008 in New York City..Carson Kressley and Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth Visit FOX's "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" - October 24, 2008.New York, NY United States.October 24, 2008.Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (56034431), contact FilmMagic.com
Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth and Mike Jerrick pose during "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" at FOX studios on October 24, 2008 in New York City..Carson Kressley and Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth Visit FOX's "The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet" - October 24, 2008.New York, NY United States.October 24, 2008.Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (56034300), contact FilmMagic.com
TV personality Omarosa attends the 18th Annual "Divas Simply Singing" Charity Benefit Concert at the Wilshire Theater on October 11, 2008 Beverly Hills, California..18th Annual "Divas Simply Singing" Charity Benefit Concert.Wilshire Theater.Beverly Hills, CA United States.October 11, 2008.Photo by Dr. Billy Ingram/FilmMagic.com..To license this image (55929363), contact FilmMagic.com
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