Without arbitrary consequences for their defiance, I guess we're going to have to teach them the actual reasons why they should listen to our instructions. This presents two challenges. We're going to need good reasons, and somehow we have to get them to believe us.
The movement often fails to challenge the very paradigm that encouraged women to chemically process their hair and thereby prevented them from remaining natural, in the first place.
It is never acceptable to beat a little kid bloody with a weapon, because that is always child abuse. I can't believe it's 2014 and I have to spell that out for people.
On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, Jane Doe escaped. She was patient. She waited for months and even years for the world to do right by her. She waited for her chance to be loved, supported and to survive. How much can a 16-year-old who has lived a life of abuse and trauma be expected to endure?
If you really want to join that golf club, and feel that it's OK because there is one rich black family there, please work harder. If you chose to send your children to a school which only has one rich black family, one Hispanic child with a scholarship, and three Asian kids, please work harder.
Investing your windfall into the right financial situation can actually make you more money in the long-run, which means you'll have that money for a trip to Paris AND the flat-screen TV.
The American Dream has always been defined by upward mobility, but for black Americans, it's harder to get into the middle class, and a middle-class lifestyle is more precarious.
Is there any fairness in the American justice system? Can people of every racial/ethnic group be confident that they will receive equal treatment under the law? The shooting of Michael Brown raises these questions and more.
Your personal financial goals have great influence over your repayment plan choice. If your financial situation improves over time, you may be in a more comfortable position to make prepayments to eliminate your remaining student debt.
When we use imagery that makes an entire community feel excluded and diminished, exactly what tradition are we celebrating?
The United States had joined the Allies to fight for freedom overseas. And yet, as Yard No. 4 so clearly demonstrated, African Americans still lacked full freedom and citizenship.
The high of being one of the first to spot a breaking news tweet got so bad that I would wake up in the middle of the night searching for my iPhone while laying between my Egyptian cotton sheets.
In February 2015, the first-of-its-kind Afrofuturism conference, Midnight Vistas, will bring together artists, writers, scholars and activists from across the United States - and throughout the world - to convene.
James Forten's vision -- and the many courageous stories of others along the Delaware -- remind us that freedoms are hard won by those willing to sacrifice to make the world a better place.
In America's prison systems, black citizens are incarcerated at six times the rates of white ones -- and the NAACP predicts that one in three of this generation of Black men will spend some time locked up. Do these numbers tell the true story, though?
While the economy, war, and immigration are deeply partisan, this is one issue that is not. For once, Congress can do the right thing and unify under the banner of the "atomic veterans." But time is running out.
Parenting is hard, and trying to figure the appropriate punishment gains nothing with the force of violence. Especially because it was done in the days of slavery, and in spite of the fact that it was done to us as children, it needs to stop.
While some households and neighborhoods have recovered from the recession, most black and Latino households and neighborhoods are still waiting to recover.
So I'm back in the office today after an entire week off, most of which, I spent at the beach in Florida with my parents. One of the first emails I saw when I signed on today was from a co-worker about "updated" crocs. Which is really random yet totally appropriate since EVERYONE was wearing crocs in Florida. Grandparents all the way down to brand new babies had on a pair in every color of the rainbow.
I actually own a pair of the updated crocs my co-worker recommended ... I use them as my rain shoes. I never actually wear them as a complement to an outfit. Yet, there are thousands of people who do. And I hope I don't offend my co-worker by saying this, but after this past week, I am of the opinion that I hate crocs AND the people who wear them. They look like gnome shoes. Get some flip flops and call it a day and PLEASE if you insist on wearing the "croc" please don't wear them to dinner ... at a nice restaurant. Really? There is even a blog out there dedicated to the hatred of crocs (one of my new favorite blogs ps).
I have found reports that Chris Rock is a fan, though I've never seen him in a pair. I cannot imagine he would wear these for any other reason than a joke but who knows. Cam'ron (see slide 4) might start rocking a pink pair soon for all I know. And then what's next? Rhianna in Sperry Topsiders? God help us all.