Certainly, the lack of variety in Hollywood is not the biggest problem in the world today, yet it is a serious issue and one that we can do something about. In the true U.S. tradition of protest we can boycott movies and shows that are discriminatory as a tactic to force change.
The mass media have suddenly discovered Jeffrey Sterling -- after his conviction Monday afternoon as a CIA whistleblower. At age 47, he is facing a very long prison sentence. As a whistleblower, he has done a lot for us.
There is a commonly held belief among some that there is one black experience and one black community. Not only is this completely untrue, it's harmful. I am proof of this.
D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced a plan to invest $20 million to support programs for Washington, D.C.'s men of color. This includes opening an all-boys college preparatory high school in 2017 under the "Empowering Males of Color" initiative.
Stewart, who wrote the screen adaptation and directed the film, says the movie is about more than their friendships. It's about women waiting for the next big thing in their lives to happen in order to be happy.
Ruth's designs have graced the silver screen for over 28 years. Recently, she had the pleasure of working on the 2014 Oscar-nominated film Selma that was directed by the incredible Ava DuVernay.
Only a very perceptive filmmaker could tackle the topic of race relations and be remotely successful. It would require a writer/director to be smart, balanced, sensitive and able to see both sides of the issue.
The songbirds whose drama reaches as high as the notes they hit are back for a third season of TV One's hit series, R&B Divas: LA.
Driven by the drug war, the marijuana issue is continually debated in local, state, and federal jurisdictions about its illegality and wide-spread impact on the wider society as a whole.
We should be concerned about the impact of Hollywood's continual whitewashing on the collective psychology of people of color and it should be of concern for any educated person who wants to have an accurate understanding of history.
I was quite literally born into the Civil Rights Movement in 1959, as my mother and father were already deeply committed to changing the world for the better by simply getting married: a handsome Negro man to a strikingly beautiful, aristocratic, blue-eyed blonde.
A few weeks ago, former Governor Deval Patrick took his ceremonial "lone walk" out of the Massachusetts State House to cap-off what had been a historic eight years as the first African American governor of a state that is roughly 83 percent white.
It's crucial for everyone in our community to know that leaving opportunities for health coverage on the table and trying to get along without health care only exacerbates the various health issues that already disproportionately impact LGBT people
For two decades, the Screen Actors Guild has been highlighting its members' best performances. The annual gala isn't as white as the 2015 Oscar nominees, but it's pretty close. Some say the lack of meaningful roles or developed character arcs -- especially for Asians, Latinos and African Americans -- contributed to their perpetual absence in the winners' circle. Others point to audiences' intolerance for non-white central characters. At the 2015 SAG awards, Viola Davis became the third actor of colour to ever take home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a TV Drama.
I have been traveling away from Palo Alto to L.A., Florida, and New York City. During this time there have been certain events in the news and others from my personal experience that have challenged my customary comfort zone of perception and cognition.
I stayed away from my country for 11 years, raising my three daughters in the calm and safety of Canada. I decided I could not let everything my husband tried to achieve be forgotten or destroyed. When I landed back in Mogadishu, I was amazed by what I saw. And what shocked me most was what had happened to women.
A gulf remains today in our nation between the "haves" and "have-nots," and there are few examples as glaring as the disparities that exist in our public schools.
This is not just an educational but an economic issue and as such, every segment of society should support the president's efforts to find ways to expand early childhood education access for all children.
A wedding is on the horizon for Sherri Shepherd in the New Year.
The funnywoman and television personality got engaged to television writer Lamar Sally over the holidays, on Dec. 26.
"Thank you for the well wishes. [I] kept it a secret so long because I wanted my relation to be strong before I went public," Shepherd wrote to fans on her Twitter page.
According to 'The View' spokesperson, Shepherd's hubby-to-be proposed at his Los Angeles home after the couple's recent trip to San Diego (and after seeking permission from Shepherd's 5-year-old son, Jeffrey).
"Sherri was surprised to find their accommodations had been decorated with lights by one of Sal's best friends, her dog was wearing a Santa beard and hat, and, in the middle of a dish of Sherri's favorite but forbidden M&M's (she is diabetic), was a tiny little box," her rep told People.com.
Shepherd plans to share the good news with fans when 'The View' returns live on Jan. 10. An August wedding is being planned in Shepherd's hometown of Chicago.
The couple has been dating seriously for more than a year since being introduced by Jay Tucker, the fiancé of Shepherd's close friend and 'Dancing With the Stars' contestant Niecy Nash.
This marks 'The Newlywed Game' host and Emmy Award winner's second marriage. She was previously married to comedian Jeff Tarpley. The couple separated in 2006 and divorced in 2009.