If you want to emerge from college with your finances intact, you need to get smart about how you spend your money. It's time for a crash course in savings. Got your notepad ready?
Congratulations! You're one of the lucky, financially diligent few who have your basic financial security numbers -- that is, retirement, credit card debt and emergency savings -- under control, and you deserve a big pat on the back. But the big question remains: Now what?
The message is clear, Africa is not rising, as the popularized term often indicates a consolidated unified upward movement from the continent, rather each African nation is grabbing life jackets to remain above water.
We need to do more than remember headlines, lest names change but headlines be merely repeated.
Whether it's 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012, or 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, racial prejudice still informs access to adequate education, employment opportunities and advancement, well beyond the streets of Ferguson, Missouri.
Since a number of the discussions I've recently had about the events in Ferguson, MO seem to devolve into accusations that I'm either a racist, a liar or an idiot allow me to immediately address some facts that are not in dispute
In the 30 years, hip hop music has gone from a small genre of music that got no radio play to a cultural phenomenon that you can find traces of on every part of our planet.
For the majority of unarmed black folks who everyday fear for their lives, despite them doing nothing wrong, my advice to you is stop leaving the house unarmed. Arm yourself with knowledge of the system, civics and politics
Despite good grades, accomplishments, pleasant manners and common sense, many of our sons are seen as aggressive or prone to violence. When they transgress, as kids will always do, they are judged on a double standard.
Escalating racial tensions, and the puzzled response from white America, reminds us that many in suburbia still have no clue about American's complicated history with race. Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" may be bubblegum fun, but it does not deserve a ghetto pass (regardless of her playful "I'm such a dork!" tone).
We are still working toward democracy and equality for every woman -- without restrictions based on race, class, age or experience. And we have some distance to travel.
I wasn't supposed to walk away from the NFL, but I did. I wasn't supposed to be writing television, but I am. I'm supposed to be lost after football. I'm not. I've reinvented myself. This is my first transformation.
Many moms are not able to easily find other employment and they have to suffer through several work hours without pumping. Moms shouldn't have to deal with lactation mastitis because they are working to care for their child.
In ordering his review of the military weapons programs, Obama said "there is a big difference between our military and our local law enforcement and we don't want to blur those lines." School officials that have armed their police with assault-style weapons have done more than blur that line.
Some of the most beautiful women I know are over 40 and all seem to have one thing in common: Dr. David Colbert!
I watched the movie amid the tragedy and turmoil in Ferguson, MO, and I couldn't help but draw a connection. While time may have passed since that disgraceful era, the legacy remains. I tried to recall all the news reports of unarmed, white men being shot and killed by police, and I couldn't think of any.
A few years ago, if you had asked me about Silicon Valley's gender imbalance, I would have wondered what planet you were from. I believed it was a perfect meritocracy that was open and diverse.
I am convinced that recent events in Ferguson have become a mirror to the nation. This may very well be a critical moment in history, if we take a time to stop and listen to each other.
After three episodes shown so far, the much-hyped NBC spy series, 'Undercovers,' which stars Boris Kodjoe and Gugu Mbatha-Raw is on the verge of cancellation following last night's ratings.
Deadline.com reports that the J.J Abrams produced show continues to fade in the 8 PM timeslot. It managed a 1.5/4 in 18-49 last night, down a notch from last week, where it managed a 1.6/5 and 7.1 million viewers, finishing distant fourth in the hour. On the same night last year, the now-defunct medical drama 'Mercy' drew a 1.9 in the hour, and NBC averaged a 1.7 in the time slot last season.
The entire evening didn't bode well for the network as 'Law & Order: SVU' (2.5/7), in the 9 PM timeslot, was down 11%. Even worse, the new spinoff, with Terrence Howard and Regina Hall, 'Law & Order: Los Angeles' (2.4/7) was down a steep 25% from its premiere last week. On the positive side, it still won what is shaping up to be a very weak Wednesday 10 PM hour this season and held 96% of its SVU lead-in.
On the upside, according to Target Market News, NBC has pushed CBS to third place to become the most watched network in black households with 'Undercovers' as a lead factor in the equation. The show averages 9.7 ratings with 4.5 millions among African Americans.
Maybe NBC should consider moving 'Undercovers' to Friday nights at 10pm, where 'Outlaw' used to be. NBC recently shut down production on the Jimmy Smits legal drama due to declining ratings.