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.
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.
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.'