A poor credit score can hurt your chances of success, whether you're looking for private student loans or shopping for your next set of wheels. But if your credit score is already in the 600's or below, there's good news: you can fix bad credit.
As a young adult, it is normal for people my age to believe themselves invincible. I know this to be untrue, but I often forget this fact. With Eric Garner's death, I am reminded that black men are certainly not invincible, rather, they are endangered.
Let's be honest, America is having a credit card debt crisis. We, as a nation, are $11.4 trillion in debt to credit card companies. Luckily, there is a very easy solution to stop paying all of that interest to the credit card companies, and it comes from the most unlikely source ... the credit card companies.
The sheer number of retirement accounts can make anyone's head spin. Once you've opened a specific type of account -- for instance a traditional 401(k) -- it's tempting to just figure you're set. But with more and more employers now offering a Roth 401(k) as well, it's smart to take a step back and consider the potential benefits of each.
Once again those families and communities that have long been and continue to be subject to discriminatory (and often predatory) behavior, pay a high price. But so do many who have not traditionally been victimized by these practices.
Tonight on PBS, I'm joined by Rubén Blades. The 10-time Grammy winner, Harvard law school grad and former presidential candidate in Panama reflects on his varied career and talks about his new CD, Tangos.
Here we are 50 years later, and if you're a woman of color, then you're still facing inequality in the workplace. According to a recent study, black women are making far less than their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts in the same jobs and positions.
If there was ever a contrast in the way two separate and seemingly removed from each other police abuse cases were handled, the New York Police Department and the California Highway Patrol cases fit the bill.
Just like a coach sees the difference in her players if they spent the summer lounging instead of being active, I certainly see a literary sluggishness in my students if they return to school in the fall without picking up a book or writing in their journals with true engagement.
Hepatitis C infection is a major public health concern for people of all races. To help increase Hepatitis C awareness, testing and access to treatment for individuals infected with the virus, we recognize National African American Hepatitis C Action Day (NAAHCAD) on Friday, July 25.
We have all bought into a social construct that permits us to feel good about perpetrating a fraud. Corporations, universities, government agencies, minorities and "good white folks" alike -- we are all complicit in pimping diversity.
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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