Six digits of debt are intimidating, especially when you're a single homeowner. But at 29 years old and just 15 months after buying my house, I've already paid $100,000 off my mortgage.. and I plan to pay the other $155,000 off before I turn 31.
The uproar over high-stakes testing associated with Common Core in New York State and complaints that children are being tested on things they were not taught, has obscured the deepening of racial, ethnic and class divisions in education in New York and the United States.
Imprinted within our psyches is the notion that success is something that should be visible. Until recently, it has had a rather distinct look to it.
Unfortunately, for increasing numbers of teenage African American and Latino males, prison is becoming a rite of passage and their presence in juvenile detention facilities has become more and more profitable.
"My advice to anyone just starting out in this business, and to people who haven't gotten their start yet, is not to give up and not to be discouraged by disappointment. It's a long journey."
Years from now we will know that we stood on the right side of history.
Where there is no goodwill, the dialogue cannot begin, and there is only polite silence masking anger and distrust.
The most diverse place on campus is a shiny, happy spot that exists in two dimensions: the brochures, viewbooks and annual reports that colleges and universities produce for public consumption.
No longer can we ignore the reality that our children are dying. No longer can we close our eyes to the immense pain and suffering of these grieving parents, siblings and loved ones. No longer can we act as if this doesn't impact us.
I was not there chanting, "Save our schools!," at the top of my lungs because I care about my own job security. I was there, because to me, access to quality education is the civil rights issue of our time and something I take incredibly personally.
With a scorching Leontyne Mbele-Mbong in the title role and compelling direction by Dawn Monique Williams, this fresh Medea bridges the centuries in its visual style, language and impact.
Facing the horror of slavery is a tough nut to crack not simply because it entails facing an inconvenient truth about past racial dehumanization, but because it entails facing the real truth that slavery still corrodes in big and little ways American life.
I started to think of the underrepresentation of other minorities in the fashion industry and the limited diversity in many other art culture subsets. As a result, I decided to look around and to give more recognition to these six creators who are following their passions.
Leave it to talk show host and former Victoria's Secret model Tyra Banks to figure out a fashionable way to replace ousted judge Paulina Porizkova on the13th cycle of her hit CW show 'America's Next Top Model.'
The Emmy Award winning television mogul has now decided to cast rotating guest judges for each new episode instead of bringing on a permanent model to weigh in on the competition when the show premieres next month. Porizkova appeared on the last two seasons of the reality series, which seeks to find the next big 'It' model. She replaced 60s fashion model icon Twiggy.
Get a load who's on her guest list:
On Sept. 9, the franchise series will premiere with budding model Chanel Iman followed by an appearance from 'The Hills' star Lauren Conrad, who has her own fashion line showing up on Sept. 16, a network spokesperson confirmed. Other famous models like China Chow, Jaime Rishar, Marisa Miller, Kirsty Hume, Jessica White, turn up, but there's one person sure to draw high ratings -- and she has yet to grace the runways of Paris.
Playboy magazine model and reality television star Kim Kardashian, who owns a designer clothing store called Dash in Los Angeles, will appear as a judge on the show on Oct. 21. Kardashian, who starred in a best-selling XXX DVD with Ray J and dated football superstar Reggie Bush, also has an online shoe company and will soon launch her own fragrance.
Each of these noted members of the fashion community will join the regular panel of judges, which include Banks, Nigel Barker and J. "Miss Jay" Alexander.
This season, for the first time ever, the 14 finalists are all 5'7" and under.
The 'Top Model' winner will take home a $100,000 CoverGirl contract, Wilhemina Models contract, as well as a Seventeen magazine cover and six-page spread.