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I am deeply troubled by your sudden quietness in the midst of such powerful youth activism against police brutality and state violence. The killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, has awakened a movement, yet you are silent. Other members of the black entertainment industry have contributed in various ways, yet you are ghost.
Illinois is home to a vicious cycle that prevents its black residents from reaching their full potential, and too little attention is being paid to the numbers driving it.
When you hire Bill Murray to star in your comedy, his eccentric curmudgeon persona comes with the deal. First-time screenwriter/director Theodore Melfi knew that and desperately wanted Murray to star in his movie, which is based on a true-life experience.
I am a registered Republican. And I'm black. I'm for civil and equal rights. A raise in minimum wage, I'm for a woman's right to choose an abortion. My switch from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party was not about ideology but about power.
Most of the rank-and-file conservatives with whom we might interact get their information from conservative media sources. Republican politicians are ensconced within it as well. Inside the walls of that closed environment, facts that do not jibe with conservative ideology or the conservative interpretation of events are twisted, turned on their head, or simply ignored.
Let me start by saying that I'm a fan. But then you did that interview with GQ. I was more than a little disappointed with the things you had to say about the Washington football team's name and logo, and I think we need to have a talk.
Over the past two weeks, community members in L.A. have held a vigils to mourn the death and celebrate the life of Aniya Parker. The murder of Ms. Parker marked the eighth homicide of a transgender woman of color reported in the U.S. since June. She was shot in the head and killed as she was fleeing from three men who had confronted her on a sidewalk in Hollywood.
The tea party and other elected extremists cannot bring themselves to believe that voters just aren't buying the poisonous policies they're trying to sell. So they operate under the belief that if you won't vote for them, you shouldn't vote at all.
It's been said many times that having a low credit score can hurt your finances. In addition to the recognizable consequences, there are a few lesser known, but still hazardous, effects bad credit can have on you.
During the Weekend of Resistance, activists joined many actions planned by the youth organizers. On Friday, October 10, despite an intense rainstorm, hundreds marched in Clayton, Missouri demanding that the county prosecutor step down.
Every student desires professors that understand and respect them, and minority students only want the same: Instructors who are trained to deal with cultural issues when they arise.
Vice President Joe Biden got the tongues furiously wagging again after a recent meeting with black ministers in South Carolina.
Even though there are a few ways you can try and accelerate the process, it takes time to build credit. Credit cards can be one of the best ways to do so, and if you commit to using them properly, it can be worth the time you spend strategizing.
Here was a woman, a black woman no less, making tremendous strides in business in a time before women even had the right to vote.
Being black or brown isn't the problem. Neither is my childhood dream of having a house full of black and brown babies. The problem is white supremacy. I don't mean the still-dangerous KKK or Aryan Brotherhood. The white supremacy I'm talking about is much quieter.
While it is true that, by far, the overwhelming percentage of black people in the South were doomed to spend their entire lives in slavery prior to the Civil War, it is also true that a small percentage lived as free citizens. And some were even able to prosper.
Controversy continues around celebrity biographer Kitty Kelley's newly released 'Oprah: A Biography," which documents the life of celebrated media maven Oprah Winfrey.
Last week, Bill O'Reilly confronted Kelley on his Fox News talk show, 'The O'Reilly Factor,' saying he never had a phone call with Winfrey, like the tome suggests.
During her press run to promote the unauthorized biography, the 68-year-old author said that Winfrey's cousin, Katherine Carr Esters, whom Oprah calls Aunt Katherine, told her the details of Winfrey's paternity, but Kelley chose not to include the name of Winfrey's biological father in the book. Instead, she vowed to personally share the name with Winfrey herself.
Now, Esters is claiming that she did not reveal details of Winfrey's paternity to Kelley. And the best-selling author is not taking the news sitting down.
Esters told Mississippi newspaper The Clarion Ledger that if she was able to talk to Winfrey, she would say, "Kitty Kelley misquoted me when she said I told her who your father was. How could I know? That's all I'd want to tell her."
Esters, 82, is remorseful that she participated in an interview with Kelley for the controversial tell-all.
"I'm sorry this book, portraying her falsely, was ever written and that I participated in answering questions," she added.
Kelley has said that Esters was one of the most revealing of the 800-plus subjects interviewed for the 525-page book. She stands by her work and took to her blog to defend the validity of the biography.
In addition to saying she is "not surprised, but disappointed" in Esters's claims, Kelley infers that "she may have come under some pressure" to recant their earlier conversations.
"I will have my representatives contact Ms. Esters to formally request that she release me from my promise to her not to reveal the identity of Ms. Winfrey's father, which she shared with me in her home on July 30, 2007," she said.
"Ms. Esters was both forthcoming and candid in sharing with me her conflicted feelings about Oprah and in revealing to me the identity of Oprah's biological father."
Kelley recounted that her conversations with Esters spanned three days, from July 30 until Aug. 1 of 2007, in-person at Esters' Mississippi home and subsequently on the phone, on Aug. 7-Oct.9 , 2007 and Feb.5, 2008.
She posted a picture of the two women from their time together and furthers that they "maintained a written correspondence" and that Esters supplied her with four of the photos she used for the final book.
Kelley added, "If Ms. Esters agrees, I will write a personal letter to Oprah Winfrey and share with her all the information which Ms. Esters gave to me."
Winfrey's spokeswoman, Angela DePaul, said that Winfrey "hasn't spoken with her [Esters]."
On Monday, Winfrey made her first public comments about the book while presenting an award to her best friend, Gayle King, in New York.
"Last week was a rough week for Gayle, when a so-called biography came out," Winfrey said in front of a well-heeled crowd at the the New York Women in Communications' annual Matrix Awards
"Every day she's getting herself more and more worked up about all of my new daddies that are now showing up. New daddies who are saying, 'Hello, daughter, call me, I need a new roof.' Well, this too shall pass."