I've greatly enjoyed my time, but I no longer wish to put my body at risk for the sake of entertainment. I think about the rest of my life and I want to live it with much quality. And physically, I am grateful that I can walk away feeling as good as I did when I stepped into it.
The uproar over high-stakes testing associated with Common Core in New York State and complaints that children are being tested on things they were not taught, has obscured the deepening of racial, ethnic and class divisions in education in New York and the United States.
Years from now we will know that we stood on the right side of history.
"My advice to anyone just starting out in this business, and to people who haven't gotten their start yet, is not to give up and not to be discouraged by disappointment. It's a long journey."
Facing the horror of slavery is a tough nut to crack not simply because it entails facing an inconvenient truth about past racial dehumanization, but because it entails facing the real truth that slavery still corrodes in big and little ways American life.
Where there is no goodwill, the dialogue cannot begin, and there is only polite silence masking anger and distrust.
The most diverse place on campus is a shiny, happy spot that exists in two dimensions: the brochures, viewbooks and annual reports that colleges and universities produce for public consumption.
Imprinted within our psyches is the notion that success is something that should be visible. Until recently, it has had a rather distinct look to it.
Unfortunately, for increasing numbers of teenage African American and Latino males, prison is becoming a rite of passage and their presence in juvenile detention facilities has become more and more profitable.
With a scorching Leontyne Mbele-Mbong in the title role and compelling direction by Dawn Monique Williams, this fresh Medea bridges the centuries in its visual style, language and impact.
No longer can we ignore the reality that our children are dying. No longer can we close our eyes to the immense pain and suffering of these grieving parents, siblings and loved ones. No longer can we act as if this doesn't impact us.
I started to think of the underrepresentation of other minorities in the fashion industry and the limited diversity in many other art culture subsets. As a result, I decided to look around and to give more recognition to these six creators who are following their passions.
Six digits of debt are intimidating, especially when you're a single homeowner. But at 29 years old and just 15 months after buying my house, I've already paid $100,000 off my mortgage.. and I plan to pay the other $155,000 off before I turn 31.
While the ratings haven't been stellar nor dismal to the point where cancellation is imminent, changes are in order for NBC's 'Law & Order: Los Angeles,' starting with the replacements of key actors, including Skeet Ulrich, Megan Boone and Regina Hall.
According to Deadline.com, Ulrich was the first actor to be cast on the show, playing detective Rex Winters, while Hall plays ADA Evelyn Price, who works for ADA Morales (played by Alfred Molina); Boone plays DDA Lauren Stanton, who works under Joe Dekker (played by Terrence Howard).
Boone is exiting completely, while Hall may return for a couple of episodes. Before the series premiered, Wanda de Jesus left the show and was replaced by Rachel Ticotin.
Dick Wolfe, who runs the spinoff show as well as the other series, the now-canceled 'Law & Order,' 'Law & Order: Special Victims Unit' and 'Law & Order: Criminal Intent,' has tweaked the other shows during the first seasons, and just like those shows, the changes won't stop production on any 'LOLA' episodes. Right now, the series is on episode 12.
During the early seasons of 'SVU,' Michelle Hurd and Dean Winters were replaced and many actresses came in as the new Assistant District Attorney, including Paula Patton, who lasted one episode in 2010 before leaving the series to take on a role in the new 'Mission: Impossible' film with Tom Cruise.
On 'Criminal Intent,' Theresa Randle played Assistant District Attorney Patricia Kent, replacing Courtney B. Vance (after season 5) as the A.D.A. assigned to the Major Case Squad, but only appeared in two episodes. Over the years, the show had gone thru several leads, with Saffron Burrows, Jeff Goldblum, and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio starring in last season's show. With the final season set for this year on USA Network, original cast members Vincent D'Onofrio and Kathryn Erbe will return to the series as Detectives Robert Goren and Alexandra Eames, respectively.