Dear White People is sure to become both a cult hit and a staple on college campuses across the country, and I'm glad for it since the movie ultimately ends with more questions than answers. And with an issue as multi-faceted as racism, that is as it should be.
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.
At the Louisiana State University Law Center, the silence on race is deafening. It is deafening because race is never really off the table. Students discuss race with members of their own racial group, but they rarely have interracial conversations on race. As a result, students never learn about other people's lives or experiences -- they never become culturally competent.
By 50, you may already feel like you've got it figured out. You make a good salary, you've reached many of your life goals and your kids are on their way to independence. But there are still a lot of money truths left to learn, especially as you're approaching your retirement years.
In my 30s, it's no longer a question of when my masterminded plans will pan out -- but whether I actually want the things I penned into my five-year plans, and if so, what I'm willing to give up to get them.
School officials defend their quick resort to call in the school or city police with the claim that black students do commit more serious offenses than other students. There's nothing to support this.
Our founders opposed using a "standing army" to patrol our streets. In fact, James Madison called this "one of the greatest mischiefs that can possibly happen." Under the "1033" program, however, America's streets are increasingly patrolled by police forces with all the trappings of an army ready for war.
The money decisions you make today can lead to either a secure or a scary financial future. Don't be tricked into being complacent. Think ahead, plan ahead -- and avoid these 13 money mistakes that could haunt you for years to come.
It behooves us all to take another look at the bravery, the agony, and the hope of that very different time, and do what we can to reabsorb its lessons.
Because we have already called for an end to mass incarceration, but, though there has been progress, our elected local, state and especially federal officials haven't gone far enough.
The last few years have been fruitful ones for Gordon, who, with powerhouse filmmaker and playwright Rikki Beadle-Blair, has set up the critically acclaimed Team Angelica Press, a publishing firm in London dedicated to outsider artists and writers, especially LGBT voices of color.
"Nothing in nature is straight. So that's how I design. There's no rhyme or reason. I'm planting for aesthetics. I want to be assaulted by smell, by beauty, by taste."
For the first time in 13 years, the DOE now makes clear that states, school districts, and schools must make education resources equally available to all students without regard to race, color, or national origin. This is some of the unfinished business of the civil rights movement and a giant step forward for poor children, often children of color.
The research team tested participants at an unconscious level through an implicit association test. They were able to look at the way the participants internally felt about STEM gender biases.
Many people know me for my dry sense of humor, but I'm also a serious legislator who gets results. I work hard to offer meaningful and impactful legislation that helps level the playing field for consumers, working people, the middle class and civil rights for the disenfranchised.
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.
Terrence Howard and Regina Hall have been added to the cast of 'Law & Order: Los Angeles.'
Already cast in the spin-off are Skeet Ulrich, Alfred Molina, Corey Stoll and Wanda De Jesus.
Howard will play Deputy District Attorney Joe Dekker on the show, splitting episodes with Alfred Molina, similar to the way 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent' operated for several seasons with Vincent D'Onofrio and Chris Noth. Molina's character name is Deputy District Attorney Peter Morales.
Series creator Dick Wolf said Friday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour that the combination of Howard and Molina makes him feel like the manager of the 1961 Yankees. Wolf said he now had his "Mantle and Maris."
"They're the Jack McCoys. The prosecutors. They're the ones who are going to be leading the cases," said the series' executive producers.
De Jesus will play Lt. Arleen Gonzales, the captain of the LAPD Robbery Homicide Division, while Hall will play Assistant District Attorney Eva Price.
Ulrich and Stoll play Senior Det. John Winters and Junior Det. Tomas "TJ" Jaruszalski, respectively.
Wolf also confirmed that 'Law & Order,' which was canceled at the end of its most recent season, is officially dead.
Howard and Hall both starred in Malcolm D. Lee's 1999's romantic drama 'The Best Man.'
Howard was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for his work in 'Hustle & Flow.' He's currently wrapping up filming 'Winnie,' opposite Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, in which he plays a young Nelson Mandela.
Hall was last seen opposite Martin Lawrence and Chris Rock in the comedy 'Death at a Funeral,' which will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on Aug. 10.
'Law & Order: Los Angeles' premieres Sept. 29. The drama will air every Wednesday at 10 p.m. (EST) on NBC, following 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.'