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.
Dear White People is sure to become both a cult hit and a staple on college campuses across the country, and I'm glad for it since the movie ultimately ends with more questions than answers. And with an issue as multi-faceted as racism, that is as it should be.
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.
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.
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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 last few years have been fruitful ones for Gordon, who, with powerhouse filmmaker and playwright Rikki Beadle-Blair, has set up the critically acclaimed Team Angelica Press, a publishing firm in London dedicated to outsider artists and writers, especially LGBT voices of color.
Our founders opposed using a "standing army" to patrol our streets. In fact, James Madison called this "one of the greatest mischiefs that can possibly happen." Under the "1033" program, however, America's streets are increasingly patrolled by police forces with all the trappings of an army ready for war.
For the first time in 13 years, the DOE now makes clear that states, school districts, and schools must make education resources equally available to all students without regard to race, color, or national origin. This is some of the unfinished business of the civil rights movement and a giant step forward for poor children, often children of color.
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.
Many people know me for my dry sense of humor, but I'm also a serious legislator who gets results. I work hard to offer meaningful and impactful legislation that helps level the playing field for consumers, working people, the middle class and civil rights for the disenfranchised.
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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