Pryor's legacy -- his brilliance, his contradictions and ultimate tragedy -- lingers in the shadows of Chris Rock's Top Five. He is referenced outright by Rock's character Andre Allen during a conversation about comedy's greats. But the allusions to Pryor go deeper.
You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney. And in Illinois, you have the right to record police officers. By all means, exercise your right to record. Keep the cameras rolling. Our democracy depends on it.
Ferguson is a very small town, and given the media's reluctance to properly cover the story, the recent unrest could not have received national attention without people sharing their stories on Twitter.
Larimar is a stone, specially for women that channels the goddess energy. It supports a state of confidence and self awareness, and also provides the power of clear communication and emotional strength that allows one to speak from the heart.
It's not like Michael Keaton's career was kaput, but it seems like he raised himself from the dead with this invigorating performance. Mexican director/writer Alejandro González Iñárritu gave Keaton a plum role.
While taking it to the streets-style activism is certainly viable, I want to make a case for another form: Art.
The developed world functions in no small part at the will of the free markets' Invisible Hand. But sadly our free markets and our financial systems have also left a toll on millions and have yet to touch billions.
In Selma, we see the most private moments of Dr. King with his wife, their relationship strained by his activism and the risks he is taking, and by tapes the FBI sent to Mrs. King revealing her husband's affairs. Oyelowo explained why those scenes were "a gift" to him as an actor.
In this catalytic moment driven by cataclysmic circumstances, what we have witnessed across America since the non-indictments of officers in the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner may be new to a generation, but it is not new to a nation.
I have interviewed Spike many times over the years on TV, but on this day he was among the thousands of protesters in the nation's capital.
As women destined for greatness, we have to manage our finances in a way that empowers our lives, brings us joy, and enriches our souls. The first step on this journey to greatness begins with self-reflection and a decision to no longer be broke.
In the aftermath of the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri, that decided not to charge officer Darren Wilson of shooting Michael Brown, constitutional law professor Robert Goldstein queried his students whether Brown's stepfather, Louis Head, should face indictment for shouting "burn this b---- down!"
As we wrestle with two Grand Jury decisions not to indict police officers for murder, I am reminded of anti-lynching advocate Ida B. Wells. Wells, an African American journalist who often sent detectives to investigate individual lynchings and published their reports.
We are angry, energized, and eager for change, but if we allow ourselves to be deluded by romanticized illusions of togetherness and a lack of seriousness in our intentions, then we will not get much done.
As the facts emerge surrounding Titi's passing, I hope that all, especially the black community, are moved to take action to significantly increase awareness and education surrounding mental health, illness and wellness so that we do not have to continue to mourn the passing of so many of our dynamic and extraordinary souls.
Creating housing policy that doesn't traumatize small children should be a low bar to meet, but somehow it has been a struggle.
What recent events show is that now, just like in the 1960s, activists need to fight on multiple fronts.
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