It is never acceptable to beat a little kid bloody with a weapon, because that is always child abuse. I can't believe it's 2014 and I have to spell that out for people.
The movement often fails to challenge the very paradigm that encouraged women to chemically process their hair and thereby prevented them from remaining natural, in the first place.
If you really want to join that golf club, and feel that it's OK because there is one rich black family there, please work harder. If you chose to send your children to a school which only has one rich black family, one Hispanic child with a scholarship, and three Asian kids, please work harder.
The high of being one of the first to spot a breaking news tweet got so bad that I would wake up in the middle of the night searching for my iPhone while laying between my Egyptian cotton sheets.
When we use imagery that makes an entire community feel excluded and diminished, exactly what tradition are we celebrating?
Public officials at all levels chatter constantly about employment and job creation. Unfortunately, not enough of them seem concerned about the nonsensical barriers they and their predecessors erect that stand in the way of entrepreneurs seeking to earn an honest living.
As we head into the Jewish New Year, we take with us the challenges of an eventful summer punctuated by racial unrest. The death of Michael Brown, like that of Oscar Grant and Trayvon Martin before him, are tragedies that jolt us out of complacency.
James Forten's vision -- and the many courageous stories of others along the Delaware -- remind us that freedoms are hard won by those willing to sacrifice to make the world a better place.
Your personal financial goals have great influence over your repayment plan choice. If your financial situation improves over time, you may be in a more comfortable position to make prepayments to eliminate your remaining student debt.
So what are the most common financial blunders that newlyweds tend to make? We asked financial pros to pinpoint the eight biggest offenders -- and then offer up some advice for how to help right them early on.
In February 2015, the first-of-its-kind Afrofuturism conference, Midnight Vistas, will bring together artists, writers, scholars and activists from across the United States - and throughout the world - to convene.
Parenting is hard, and trying to figure the appropriate punishment gains nothing with the force of violence. Especially because it was done in the days of slavery, and in spite of the fact that it was done to us as children, it needs to stop.
Without arbitrary consequences for their defiance, I guess we're going to have to teach them the actual reasons why they should listen to our instructions. This presents two challenges. We're going to need good reasons, and somehow we have to get them to believe us.
Ohio Secretary of State candidate Nina Turner has spent her entire career fighting for working families, stronger schools, and elections that allow all people to cast their ballot fairly, conveniently, and securely. We can support Nina and other down ballot candidates that have the ability to win if we would just show up.
Crawford, father to two young children, did have something in his hand, but it wasn't a rifle or a shotgun. Rather, it was a toy BB gun he had picked up from the shelves in the store to buy.
I was 12 years old during the historic Year of the Woman in 1992. I remember the sense of hopefulness my Mom and her feminist friends had as they talked about the possibilities for discussion, action and policy around women's equality.
Paul and Joan Ostroff went into debt trying to give their son, Andrew, a shot at getting past a learning disability so that he might be able to go to college. By the time they went to Consumer Credit Counseling for help in 2010, they owed $88,000 on about 20 credit cards.
While some households and neighborhoods have recovered from the recession, most black and Latino households and neighborhoods are still waiting to recover.
With the recent exit of Paula Abdul and the new hiring of Ellen DeGeneres, it was only a matter of time before another judge would depart 'American Idol.'
After eight years, and despite being told to name his price, on Jan.11, Simon Cowell announced at the Television Critics Association press tour that this would be his last season on TV's most successful talent competition series.
And one big name has come up as the fiery Brit's replacement: Jamie Foxx.
A show insider tells Life & Style magazine that Academy Award-winning actor/singer is a strong contender for the job, as is Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine, who is credited with launching Eminem's career, among others.
Last year, the comedian served as a mentor to the 'Idol' finalists during Rat Pack week. He also performed his hit single, 'Blame It.'
Fuller, however, may have other designs. He's allegedly eyeing Madonna to fill Cowell's position as one of the show's two male judges along with Randy Jackson, a decision that will be tough for him.
"When we have to do something about Simon, I'll be in the luxury position of looking at all the greatest stars of the world," said ' Idol' creator Simon Fuller, who is allegedly eyeing Madonna to join the show.As widely reported, Cowell will concentrate on bringing his British talent show, 'The X-Factor' state-side in the fall of 2011. Ironically, 'X-Factor' brought the demise of 'Pop Idol,' the UK version of 'American Idol.'