In my 30s, it's no longer a question of when my masterminded plans will pan out -- but whether I actually want the things I penned into my five-year plans, and if so, what I'm willing to give up to get them.
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.
Dear White People is sure to become both a cult hit and a staple on college campuses across the country, and I'm glad for it since the movie ultimately ends with more questions than answers. And with an issue as multi-faceted as racism, that is as it should be.
By 50, you may already feel like you've got it figured out. You make a good salary, you've reached many of your life goals and your kids are on their way to independence. But there are still a lot of money truths left to learn, especially as you're approaching your retirement years.
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.
At the Louisiana State University Law Center, the silence on race is deafening. It is deafening because race is never really off the table. Students discuss race with members of their own racial group, but they rarely have interracial conversations on race. As a result, students never learn about other people's lives or experiences -- they never become culturally competent.
School officials defend their quick resort to call in the school or city police with the claim that black students do commit more serious offenses than other students. There's nothing to support this.
The last few years have been fruitful ones for Gordon, who, with powerhouse filmmaker and playwright Rikki Beadle-Blair, has set up the critically acclaimed Team Angelica Press, a publishing firm in London dedicated to outsider artists and writers, especially LGBT voices of color.
For the first time in 13 years, the DOE now makes clear that states, school districts, and schools must make education resources equally available to all students without regard to race, color, or national origin. This is some of the unfinished business of the civil rights movement and a giant step forward for poor children, often children of color.
Our founders opposed using a "standing army" to patrol our streets. In fact, James Madison called this "one of the greatest mischiefs that can possibly happen." Under the "1033" program, however, America's streets are increasingly patrolled by police forces with all the trappings of an army ready for war.
It behooves us all to take another look at the bravery, the agony, and the hope of that very different time, and do what we can to reabsorb its lessons.
The ways in which we spend have changed. We have different attitudes about debt, and even though the job market has improved, millions continue to struggle as wages have not caught up.
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.
"Nothing in nature is straight. So that's how I design. There's no rhyme or reason. I'm planting for aesthetics. I want to be assaulted by smell, by beauty, by taste."
Because we have already called for an end to mass incarceration, but, though there has been progress, our elected local, state and especially federal officials haven't gone far enough.
The research team tested participants at an unconscious level through an implicit association test. They were able to look at the way the participants internally felt about STEM gender biases.
Many people know me for my dry sense of humor, but I'm also a serious legislator who gets results. I work hard to offer meaningful and impactful legislation that helps level the playing field for consumers, working people, the middle class and civil rights for the disenfranchised.
Since launching her hit ABC dramas 'Grey's Anatomy and its spin-off 'Private Practice,' series creator Shonda Rhimes has decided to take her time with developing her next project.
But, now she's looking forward to uncovering a new type of television series inspired by the career of legendary public relations consultant Judy Smith, which is set to show the people who help popular figures get through scandals in the media unscathed.
Through her firm, Impact Strategies, Smith has aided big-name politicians like Bill Clinton, former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry, and New York Governor David Paterson and also worked with Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mike Vick in the midst of his dog fighting case.
But, the Washington-based PR guru, who was a former George W. Bush White House deputy press secretary, made headlines by allegedly leaking Caroline Kennedy's nanny and marital problems from inside Gov. Patterson's office. This ultimately led to Kennedy withdrawing her bid for Hillary Clinton's New York Senate seat, and inadvertently derailed Paterson's political career.
Still, Smith remains the first black woman to hold the deputy press secretary position at the White House.
Smith is set to be a producer for the project, which is slated for the 2011-2012 television season, with Rhimes writing the script for the pilot and executive producing through her Shondaland production company.
According to New York magazine, the as-yet-untitled series will revolve around the lives of one professional public relations figure and her dysfunctional staff. It has been rumored that the new show might be called 'In Crisis.'
Rhimes's third ABC show, a new medical drama, called 'Off the Map' will premiere in January. She is also developing and executive producing a comedic drama, 'Life After Marriage,' which centers on divorce and starting over.