Pryor's legacy -- his brilliance, his contradictions and ultimate tragedy -- lingers in the shadows of Chris Rock's Top Five. He is referenced outright by Rock's character Andre Allen during a conversation about comedy's greats. But the allusions to Pryor go deeper.
Larimar is a stone, specially for women that channels the goddess energy. It supports a state of confidence and self awareness, and also provides the power of clear communication and emotional strength that allows one to speak from the heart.
You have the right to remain silent. You have the right to an attorney. And in Illinois, you have the right to record police officers. By all means, exercise your right to record. Keep the cameras rolling. Our democracy depends on it.
Ferguson is a very small town, and given the media's reluctance to properly cover the story, the recent unrest could not have received national attention without people sharing their stories on Twitter.
As a father, a son, an uncle, a nephew, a brother, and a college president, I must ask myself, "How do I protect my son in a society where there is something structurally wrong with how young black men are treated by the criminal justice system?
It's not like Michael Keaton's career was kaput, but it seems like he raised himself from the dead with this invigorating performance. Mexican director/writer Alejandro González Iñárritu gave Keaton a plum role.
While taking it to the streets-style activism is certainly viable, I want to make a case for another form: Art.
In Selma, we see the most private moments of Dr. King with his wife, their relationship strained by his activism and the risks he is taking, and by tapes the FBI sent to Mrs. King revealing her husband's affairs. Oyelowo explained why those scenes were "a gift" to him as an actor.
The developed world functions in no small part at the will of the free markets' Invisible Hand. But sadly our free markets and our financial systems have also left a toll on millions and have yet to touch billions.
As we wrestle with two Grand Jury decisions not to indict police officers for murder, I am reminded of anti-lynching advocate Ida B. Wells. Wells, an African American journalist who often sent detectives to investigate individual lynchings and published their reports.
In this catalytic moment driven by cataclysmic circumstances, what we have witnessed across America since the non-indictments of officers in the killings of Michael Brown and Eric Garner may be new to a generation, but it is not new to a nation.
As women destined for greatness, we have to manage our finances in a way that empowers our lives, brings us joy, and enriches our souls. The first step on this journey to greatness begins with self-reflection and a decision to no longer be broke.
I have interviewed Spike many times over the years on TV, but on this day he was among the thousands of protesters in the nation's capital.
What recent events show is that now, just like in the 1960s, activists need to fight on multiple fronts.
We are angry, energized, and eager for change, but if we allow ourselves to be deluded by romanticized illusions of togetherness and a lack of seriousness in our intentions, then we will not get much done.
Chris Rock has a lot to say about race and humor and culture, and about where an artist fits into that discussion. Especially a black artist. It's hard to think about anyone better suited to talk about that right now.
Creating housing policy that doesn't traumatize small children should be a low bar to meet, but somehow it has been a struggle.
Long ago mohawks were associated with young rockers with unlimited piercings, black leather jackets, Dr. Martens and a chain falling from the hip. Nowadays, if you thought like that you'd be wrong.
Leave it up to hip-hop to change the game.
In 2003, Diddy took on the biggest challenge of his life – and no, I'm not talking about ex Kim Porter. He shaved off the sides of his head and formed what would be known as the "frohawk" before finishing a twenty-six mile marathon in New York.
The trend didn't stop with Diddy.
'Top Model' turned
actress, Eva Pigford Marcille made it her staple style for awhile. Meanwhile, Fantasia Barrino can't stop shaping her tresses into a hilltop on her head.
Poor babies aren't extinct, either. Celebrity spawn have been spotted left and right with the alternative 'do. Shockingly, suburban moms everywhere can be heard saying, "that's so cute" before whisking their own kid off to Cartoon Cuts so they, too, can look like young Maddox or Kingston.
Because everyone wants to be a celebrity, college students begrudgingly headed back to campus this year and it looks like they all stopped by the barber shop for the 'Diddy.'
I'm still on the fence when it comes to mohawks and frohawks but what do you think? Should it be reserved for the rocker generation? Should women steer clear of this seemingly unflattering 'do? Post your rants, raves and reviews in the comments section.