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.
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.
It is unfortunate that the media overplays "looting and rioting" much more than it covers the thousands who peacefully protest everyday for justice.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On this issue, Marylanders and supporters of equity in higher education nationwide, can't be caught with our hands up.
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.
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.
Bravo's 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star Nene Leakes is speaking out about her eldest son's recent arrest for possession of marijuana outside of Atlanta on March 7.
The tell-it-like-it-is reality television star released a statement to the BV Newswire, letting it be known that she is not happy with her son Bryson Bryant, a former Clark Atlanta University student. Since Bryant is a minor, he was taken to Gwinnett County Detention Center.
"Like any parent, I am disappointed with the actions and arrest of my son, Bryson," she said.
"Certainly, my husband and I will deal with this family issue in a private manner."
Gwinnett County Police officers arrested Bryson, an aspiring party promoter, after they say they found him with less than an ounce of marijuana. He was also picked up for a failure to appear warrant.
The 'Never Make the Same Mistake Twice' author says that she hopes the situation will help other parents going through similar circumstance with their children and drug use: "My son is not the first young adult to experiment with marijuana and he certainly won't be the last. Still, as parents, this is a chance for us to have an open dialogue with him about the dangers of any substance abuse."
"I realize as a parent that my job is never done," she continued. "And as I've tweeted, tough love was in order. Still, I ask that you respect our privacy during this trying time."
Both of Leakes' sons, as well as her husband, have appeared on the top-rated Bravo reality TV show, which will return for a third season later this year.