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.
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.
f I put myself completely in the shoes of Trayvon Martin or Michael Brown, or even a black man denied the opportunity to board a taxi cab, I must accept the reality that my world and my America isn't their world and their America.
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
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
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?
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?
Amidst all the hell breaking loose in Ferguson, here was one more old scab to pick at -- immigrant-black tensions in small towns and inner cities.
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.
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.
We need to do more than remember headlines, lest names change but headlines be merely repeated.
With the share of white students falling and Latino students rising, school suspension and expulsion figures in the United States risk hitting new highs, unless more districts tackle their discipline policies head on.
The results are in: Cutting unemployment benefits does not boost employment. This may seem contradictory to the recent series of events. Ending jobless benefits does not push workers to take jobs. It increases hardship. In fact, this hardship comes more quickly and with greater probability depending on where you live and who you are.
Out of 30 U.S. cities named Greenville, it's the one in the heart of South Carolina's upcountry that stands out and makes you say, "Yeah, that Greenville". As one of the fastest growing cities in America, Greenville, South Carolina has a flourishing and revitalized downtown filled with boutiques, restaurants, art galleries and more.
The majority of borrowers are unaware that auto dealers have the discretion to increase their interest rate for compensation, but it's far too common. According to a recent survey, 68 percent of all consumers did not know that car dealers could increase the interest rate. Of borrowers of color, 75 percent were unaware.
The challenge today is that the same practices that excluded minorities are still prevalent, but we don't have a name for it. As diversity and inclusiveness have become ubiquitous buzzwords, I wonder: Is it really possible to create a playing field that gives everyone a fair chance?
I think about my teenage years: Broke. Confused. Horny. Doing stupid shit. Which brings us to Ferguson. Which brings us to Mike Brown. Which brings us to a militarized police force that enforces laws on a community that it doesn't know.
We see and hear stories about the first days of school, school shopping, the buying of books, and the concern, hope, and joy, for those in preschool, kindergarten, middle school, high school, and college
According to People, the Emmy Award-winning talk show host will discuss Michael's childhood, his career, his children and his legacy with the Jackson matriarch.
Randy Jackson is one member of the family who is not happy about the upcoming show. As previously reported, he took to Twitter, writing, "I had no prior knowledge this was going to happen. It was deliberately kept from me because they knew I would have tried to stop it.
He added, "I know how Oprah feels about my brother and family. I also know that he would not have wanted this. ...In fact, she is the last person on earth he would want around his children."
This marks the second episode of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' dedicated to Jackson.
Back in September of 2009, Winfrey remembered the late King of Pop. And in April, she had Janet Jackson on her show as a guest.
For the first time, the 'For Colored Girls' star opened up about the last time she saw her brother before he died a year and a half ago at age 50. The 'Control' singer also revealed that the family had tried interventions before to get her big brother off prescription medication to no avail. Janet said Michael was in denial about his problem.
The special episode of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' featuring Katherine Jackson is set to air on Nov.8.