Pascal's defense, which essentially amounts to a pivot away from the significance of what those emails symbolize, is simply not enough. It does not excuse the magnitude of the prejudice on display in those emails, prejudice coming from a person who sits in a position of power in Hollywood, no less.
The imagery of the giant, brutish, King-Kong-like black man threatening our cities is far from new. Currently it seems to be intersecting dangerously with another popular rhetorical image: the obese person who is responsible for his own frail, unworthy body. This intersection was especially on display in Eric Garner's case.
Continuing to work past age 65 might initially appear to be a no-brainer, but it's important to know all the facts and how these will impact your individual situation before you make this important decision.
You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney. And in Illinois, you have the right to record police officers. By all means, exercise your right to record. Keep the cameras rolling. Our democracy depends on it.
As a father, a son, an uncle, a nephew, a brother, and a college president, I must ask myself, "How do I protect my son in a society where there is something structurally wrong with how young black men are treated by the criminal justice system?
Ferguson is a very small town, and given the media's reluctance to properly cover the story, the recent unrest could not have received national attention without people sharing their stories on Twitter.
In the second episode of The Pearl of Africa, I take you deeper into Cleo and Nelson's life, showing something that's rarely highlighted when talking about transgender people in Uganda: their love, their hope and their dreams.
Larimar is a stone, specially for women that channels the goddess energy. It supports a state of confidence and self awareness, and also provides the power of clear communication and emotional strength that allows one to speak from the heart.
Growing up, I learned of how my grandmother taught in segregated schools and my mother attended them, prior to witnessing the race riots that accompanied integration. Though they were before my time, these events, and the role my family played in them, have shaped me.
While taking it to the streets-style activism is certainly viable, I want to make a case for another form: Art.
It's not like Michael Keaton's career was kaput, but it seems like he raised himself from the dead with this invigorating performance. Mexican director/writer Alejandro González Iñárritu gave Keaton a plum role.
I've long been sick of how every time we have an event happen in this country that makes us uncomfortable we love to get on our soapboxes and use the phrase "it's time we had a conversation about (insert presumed issue here) in this country."
Black lives matter, yes -- but pushing past the hashtag, we have to understand not just that black lives matter, but that ALL lives matter. All. Lives. Matter. Because people matter.
The developed world functions in no small part at the will of the free markets' Invisible Hand. But sadly our free markets and our financial systems have also left a toll on millions and have yet to touch billions.
I have interviewed Spike many times over the years on TV, but on this day he was among the thousands of protesters in the nation's capital.
In this catalytic moment driven by cataclysmic circumstances, what we have witnessed across America since the non-indictments of officers in the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner may be new to a generation, but it is not new to a nation.
As women destined for greatness, we have to manage our finances in a way that empowers our lives, brings us joy, and enriches our souls. The first step on this journey to greatness begins with self-reflection and a decision to no longer be broke.
With so much money spent on advertising since May, and with some early reviews from critics giving the series a thumbs up, a lot is riding on Boris Kodjoe to deliver on his new TV gig, the NBC spy series 'Undercovers,' which pairs him with British actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
Of the new shows airing on TV, 'Undercovers' is one of few series with African Americans in lead roles.
Not including the now-defunct UPN network, which had numerous shows with African Americans lead actors, the last time a major network put so much investment in a series starring an African American was ABC's now-canceled show 'Daybreak,' which starred Taye Diggs. Airing in November 2006, the show was canceled after six episodes.
During the 2000 season, CBS had a medical drama called 'City of Angels' that starred Blair Underwood, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Warren and Hill Harper. The series lasted two seasons.
Written by J.J. Abrams ('Felicity,' 'Alias' and 'Lost') and Josh Reims, 'Undercovers' is a series about a domesticated husband (Kodjoe) and wife (Mbatha-Raw) who are re-activated as CIA agents after years of retirement.
To put the spark back in their marriage, some couples take a tropical vacation. Not Steven and Samantha; they rejoin the CIA. Now they're discovering things about each other they never knew. Like which lock-picking technique each prefers and who killed who, as well as how well they work together in a hostile environment.
Gerald McRaney, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Carter MacIntyre and Ben Schwartz are featured in the series.
'Undercovers,' which premiers this week, will air on Wednesdays at 8 p.m.