If you adopt a marathon approach to money, it can allow you to take a more holistic look at your overall financial picture to see how decisions that you make in your 20s and 30s can impact your 40s, 50s and beyond.
Many of us from academic institutions have lacked the support to facilitate our commitment to addressing an injustice in healthcare that is ongoing in West Africa. This is deeply disappointing but we believe it is correctable.
It's the revolutionary multi-billion-dollar industry nobody's heard of, and it's killing credit card debt for hundreds of thousands of consumers. It's not only disrupting, but completely undressing the traditional credit model.
As we approach your 14th birthday, it is with great trepidation and anxiety that I write this letter to you. I am so proud of the young lady you have become, but I feel I am fighting against the clock to instill in you the life lessons I hold so dear.
Buying your first home, starting a family or purchasing a car are major events that require a lot of financial planning. Unfortunately for millennials, a recent TD Bank survey found that two-thirds of older millennials (ages 24-34) wish they had been more financially prepared for these life events.
On the evening of April 26 I received a phone call that one never wants to get. My younger sister, Keisha told me in a very soft, calm demeanor that our mother passed out. After much anxious questioning, I soon found out that my mother passed away from a heart attack.
It's clear that Black families want stronger academics to prepare their students for college, the workforce and an better quality of life. To get there, we have to reject the idea that low-income students automatically translate into low-performing schools.
For the second time in its ten year history, the African-American Literary Awards Show [AALAS] has canceled its ceremony. The first cancellation in 2005 was due to Hurricane Katrina but this year the challenges appear to be internal.
Each year, the Howard University Homecoming continues to reach higher heights. This year's Crown, celebrated 90 years of creating a celebrity-filled week of events to recognize and commemorate the work of the University's students and alumni.
The NCAA is under attack on all fronts, and the new College Football Playoff system is the latest example of profits trumping the best interest of student-athletes.
Next week, California voters will have a chance to vote for historic criminal justice reform in a state that badly needs it. A ballot initiative called Proposition 47 is poised to rebalance California's priorities away from incarceration and towards rehabilitation and education.
At the forefront of this initiative is second term Nassau County Legislator Carrié Solages and his Democratic Minority Caucus colleagues, Legislators Kevan Abrahams and Siela Bynoe.
This journey into a bleak world not fathomed before is intriguing, unnerving and haunting. You'll walk out of the theater feeling like you need to go home to shower and scrub this film off your skin.
When I heard that Koko Jones, Houston's former percussionist (as well as The Isley Brothers' former percussionist), had embarked on her first album since coming out as a trans woman, I took notice and became very excited to talk to her about her life and music.
The brutal reality is that a GOP controlled Congress, a GOP White House, a lock down Supreme Court and a majority of GOP controlled state legislatures and governorships would pose something that America hasn't seen in decades.
Apparently it sucks to be a black gay guy. At least that is what "Stevie" over at gayguys.com claims in his post "20 Reasons It Sucks To Be A Gay Black Man." I am over articles like this one, which measures our worth as gay men by white men's standards.
In The Wire, bad racist whites are not pitted against good liberal ones. Most refreshingly, the series does not pretend to exist in a colorblind world.
Actress Regina Hall has appeared in an impressive line-up of comedies, including 'The Best Man,' 'Scary Movie' and Chris Rock's 'Death at a Funeral.'
Lately, though, the New York native has been turning to more dramatic roles, starring alongside Jamie Foxx in 'Law Abiding Citizen' and more recently, landing a choice gig on NBC's 'Law & Order: Los Angeles.'
Hall plays attorney Evelyn Price, who works with Deputy District Attorney Morales (played by Alfred Molina) to serve up justice.
BlackVoices caught up with the brown-skinned beauty, who talked about returning to TV after years of working in film. Excerpts of the interview are below:
BlackVoices.com: You went from TV to films and now your back on TV. Do you like the change of scenery?
Regina Hall: More than that, it's kind of a different place doing a show to a movie. The turn-around and shooting schedule is a lot different from a film, but doing both is wonderful.
BV: What made you decide to do TV again?
RH: I did 'Ally McBeal' a few years back. I also did a pilot for a show with Cedric the Entertainer, but it didn't get picked up. I had been looking into the television and heard about this show. It was exciting because I had been a fan of the show for so long. This was a no-brainer, and the show had a strong cast of people who had done films as well. Guys like Alfred Molina and Terrence Howard have extensive work in their resumes, so it wasn't a hard choice to make at all.
BV: How would you describe your character?
RH: She's very smart and strong and a bit black-and-white in terms of right and wrong. She's always in the pursuit of justice.
BV: Unlike the other 'Law and Order' shows, your character comes in on every other episode.
RH: Yes, sometimes we tape one episode a week, or we will tape two episodes back to back. It's actually great. I feel that I have the best of both worlds. I can't complain. It's great.
BV: Has playing a district attorney required you to do a lot of research?
RH: I did do some research. I went to court and sat in on some cases, because I wanted to be familiar with the role. I also wanted to create something with the character so that it's not a one-dimensional performance. I had fun. I loved sitting in on court cases. I loved news programming, and my friends tell me how they love it because they know how much I love this stuff.
BV: Isn't it funny that you left New York for the West Coast to be on 'Law and Order?'
RH: I know. I did an episode on 'New York Undercover' years ago but never got a chance to be on any of the 'Law and Order' shows shot in New York. It took me going to L.A. to finally be on.
BV: How's working in Los Angeles?
RH: It's great. One of the good things about shooting 'Law and Order' in Los Angeles is the weather, especially when working outside.
BV: Although, you and Terrence Howard haven't shot any scenes together, what's it like working together again after appearing in Malcolm Lee's 'Best Man' more than 10 years ago?
RH: That was my first movie. That's where I met Terrence. He was very sweet and supportive back then. It was my first job, and we caught up on this show. We did research together and went to the D.A.'s office. Hopefully, they will do a crossover episode where I can work with him. It would be nice.
BV: Do you feel that you are hitting your stride right now as an actress?
RH: I have always been so blessed and grateful that I've been able to work steadily. With every opportunity, I'm just humbled by and grateful to go from Candy in 'Best Man' to Brenda in the 'Scary' movies to Evelyn in 'Law and Order' and to be able to transition in different sorts of roles. To put it mildly, I have a lot of gratitude.