If America's number one Dad can ride high up in the moral saddle and lecture other blacks on their alleged bad behavior, than he should be held to the same lofty standard.
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.
More than anyone else, though, I feel the most disgust with myself. I wish I could go, go somewhere in that tragedy burdened West African region to do something, ANYTHING.
We can no longer allow our children to ask white people over yonder for what we should have been giving them from day one: support and education in their own communities, on our own terms.
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.
Change is long overdue. But I'm not entirely convinced that we're considering the full range of changes that need to take place.
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.
How creative were you back in the day, with the big, brown paper bag from your grocer during Halloween?
Every community will have its own solutions, but it's time to act. Such turnout disparities are simply unacceptable -- and as shown in Ferguson, have real consequences on neighborhoods across the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sex tapes and nude photographs of celebrities have been popping up so frequently that the public has become unfazed by news that images of their favorite superstars are on the Web.
More recently, many have started to wonder which celebs are the victims of computer hackers and which ones leaked their own nude pictures.
On Sept. 16, Day 26 singer Willie Taylor became the latest singer to cry victim to having private photographs hacked.
The Bad Boy Records artist alleges that someone illegally got them from his spouse's computer.
"It has been brought to my attention that private and personal photos of mine are currently circulating the Web," the 'Making the Band' star said in a statement. "It is incredibly disturbing that someone with bad intentions would illegally hack into my e-mail account and distribute these private moments to the world."
"I ask that everyone respect the privacy of my family," the 28-year-old Illinois native continued, also offering "sincere apologies to [his] fans."
Taylor also took to Twitter to clarify the reason behind sending his wife, Niyana, the pictures. "I'm not home a lot, and that was a way we kept the excitement in our relationship," he wrote.
Taylor and his Day 26 bandmates are currently working on a follow-up to their sophomore release 'Forever in a Day.'Day 26