It was worth the wait for Hillary Clinton to speak out. Clinton skipped the platitudes and echoed the uncomfortable truths that black men are routinely profiled, disproportionately pack America's jails and prisons, and get longer sentences than white males.
A hundred years ago, Martha died. At 1 p.m. on September 1, 1914, the last individual of a wild blue dove whose flocks once numbered billions and blackened the American skies for days fell over dead in her Cincinnati zoo cage.
It is unfortunate that the media overplays "looting and rioting" much more than it covers the thousands who peacefully protest everyday for justice.
Most people tend to fawn over celebrities, but I'm the type of person who is more so enthralled with everyday people who overcome extraordinary obstacles to achieve something that seems impossible.
A couple of generations of school kids have grown up on the catchy McDonald's advertising jingle, "You deserve a break today." But during every working moment of those years McDonald's workers have gotten anything but a break when it comes to working hours and worse, their wages for those hours.
Whether it's Ferguson, Staten Island, New Orleans, Oakland, or anywhere in the United States, we know that change will only occur when national standards are implemented and enforced.
In our daily interactions with news and pop culture as well as anti-racist movements and protests, Black men become the representation of violence in America. However, Black women seem to fade into the background, as do the women who have raised them, cared for them, and loved them.
Investment types often trot out the cautionary phrase, "past performance does not necessarily predict future results." And for good reason. Clients must understand that their financial tomorrow is no guarantee. Yet when it comes to the question of whether we are doing enough to ensure that we won't outlive our resources in retirement, we can learn a lot from history.
I will not let go of this fight for justice until every mouth is fed, every intellect is educated, and every dream for a more just world is realized. I went to Ferguson, Missouri looking for answers. I left Ferguson, Missouri with a life brought into question.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu was recently in Bali on a stopover. I had breakfast with him shortly after Jokowi's status as Indonesia's president elect was upheld by the constitutional court.
The principle that a young Native kid could be denied his right to education -- in 2014 -- because of his hair... well, it seems anachronistic. A throwback. But in a bad way. We gotta do better than that.
NextAdvisor.com surveyed Facebook users ages 18 and older throughout the U.S. to find out exactly what they do and do not know about their cards. Shockingly, we found that most don't know the basics about their cards and are even making some crucial mistakes when it comes to credit.
Let's get real, America. Only by acknowledging and dealing with the continued importance of race as a principal underlying cause of our deficiencies can we ever hope to deal with and resolve those defects in our nation.
So for all the incoming students: if you want to make your respective colleges more welcoming and accepting places, treat each other, if not as friends, as classmates and peers. Fight for true equality and don't succumb to excuses to rationalize your disadvantages.
Sadly, there are men who've been married for decades and still have no clue about what it takes to be a good dad or husband. Don't be like them.
Truth is that we are tired of living in fear while the rest of America lives in denial or justification. We are tired of worrying about the safety and well-being of our sons and daughters. We are tired of wondering when it will be our son or daughter gunned down without accountability.
On this issue, Marylanders and supporters of equity in higher education nationwide, can't be caught with our hands up.
Whitney Houston is ready to show just how strong she is on prime-time television.
On Nov. 22, the 46-year-old entertainer will sing her Diane Warren-penned ballad 'I Didn't Know My Own Strength' on the 37th annual American Music Awards telecast. The song is a featured single from Houston's seventh studio album 'I Look to You,' which debuted atop the charts and marks the biggest first-week sales of her career.
The 'I Will Always Love You' singer's AMA performance will be her first time on the show in a decade. She previously performed 'Until You Come Back' and 'My Love Is Your Love,' with Babyface and Wyclef Jean, on the 1999 telecast. It will also mark Houston's first prime-time U.S. network performance in five years since appearing on the 'World Music Awards' in 2004.
According to a rep for Dick Clark Productions, Houston will also be presented with the American Music Awards International Artist Award in recognition of "special artists who have gone beyond the borders of their own country to be acknowledged for their superstar status around the globe." She will be the eighth honoree to join an elite group of award-winning recipients, including Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart, Led Zeppelin, the Bee Gees, Aerosmith, Madonna and Beyoncé.Previously announced American Music Award acts include Rihanna, Green Day, Shakira, Mary J. Blige, Keith Urban, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, The Black Eyed Peas, Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry and Adam Lambert. The American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles on Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC.
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