Newsflash: veganism is for the privileged. But privilege isn't always financial. If you're living such a safe, supported life that you can put the needs of animals before the needs of your community, that's a privilege
When it comes to diversity, the hiring conversation is just the tip of the iceberg. Candidates evaluate workplace environments before they decide to apply, and they're free to swipe left if they don't like what they see. It's time for companies that are struggling with diversity to take a hard look at themselves.
May 16, 2016 marks the tragic death of a little black girl named Aiyana Stanley Jones. Six years ago Aiyana, 7, was killed while she slept at her grandmother's house. Joseph Weekley, the Detroit Police Officer who fatally shot her during a botched raid, is still on the force.
In 1963, a black Trinidadian writer published a critical examination of the sport of cricket that would soon become hailed by critics across the globe as one of the greatest books about sports--any sport--ever written. The writer was Cyril Lionel Robert James, better known as C. L. R. James.
To be honest, your body already has a natural "waist trainer."
Professors and teachers have played important parts in getting students to and through college. But nobody has played a longer or more important role than their parents. If only we could equip and empower more mothers and fathers to get fully behind their children's education, our college graduation rate would be much higher than it is.
"Yeah but you, you are not black," my classmate said. I stopped. Took a deep breath. Calmed down. And refrained myself from arguing.
In one of Chicago's most violent times in recent years due to gun violence, Chance the Rapper's recently released mixtape, Coloring Book, gives many Chicagoans...
Eroticism was my first kiss. It was the first hands that I allowed to touch my breast. It was the first time I said no with conviction. Eroticism was me coming alive.
On Saturday, May 14 North Carolina Central University(NCCU), a historically black college established in 1939 granted a mass number of well deserved Doctor of Law (J.D.) degrees to eager students in their highly acclaimed law program.
Two years ago, the New York Times editorial board told the nation that the state of North Carolina was burning on every key policy...
A federal grand jury indicted officer Michael Slager, who shot and killed Walter Scott, on several charges including violating civil rights laws. During that same week, FBI director James Comey came out with more shocking statements claiming videos are somehow stifling police officers from doing their job.
You must never, ever bear the insults of people just because they call you your friends. You are unique in your own way. Never let people define you.
In conversations about education in the United States, the word "equity" seems to be everywhere. And the central question around which equity revolves -- whether every student is receiving what they need to succeed in the classroom and beyond -- is nearly as old as the country itself.
You live in suburban Atlanta and if I went for a run in your neighborhood before I left I would have to ask you a some questions. Do you have a neighborhood watch? Would I be questioned by your neighbors as to why I was there?
"You have to stand out these days if you want a job, especially in advertising. Everyone's trying to make themselves different. Everyone's trying to get decent jobs for right after graduation."
When I use the word character I'm referring specifically to the behaviors, actions and words displayed by an individual over a period of time. And based on Azealia Banks' character, I can no longer support her, black girl or not.
Considered on the historical landscape of what African-Americans have endured and achieved in obtaining the right to vote, not voting as a "protest vote" will not assure and protect our "permanent interest". Not voting is not a "political option" in the 2016.
Sexual abuse is OUR problem, it has been happening long before Afrika Bambaataa and will continue to happen unless we openly talk about it and remove the stigma.
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