Black history deserves to be regarded highly as well as we would anything else sacred in our society... let's please start treating it as such.
As our world changes, it will be important for us to expand our ideas and expectations of leadership, leadership models and who we see as leaders.
If you want to go the unveiling of the Frederick Douglass statue this Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the United States Capitol Visitor Center's Emancipation Hall, don't bother: You're not invited.
While more students generally attend racially and economically diverse schools, it is no secret that our schools are anything but unitary.
In honor of Father's Day I want to share the most important, financial lesson I've learned to date. It's one that my dad taught me and is the reason I am The Budgetnista. The Bike Story...
Most kids my age back then didn't see the importance of having a father or father-figure in their lives; they were more concerned about escaping the hood. While it is a valid mindset to have in a city known for handgun murders, most stemming from where I grew up, I could never replace my dad.
Dr. Cosby is continuously making it harder for me to vouch for him. A recent piece by the entertainer titled "A Plague Called Apathy" has a slice of the black media and blogosphere up in arms, and the other part looking at him askance with a serious side-eye.
"This is not a black thing, this is not a white thing. This is not a poor thing, this is not a rich thing. This is not a Christian or Jewish or Muslim thing. What hurts one person, hurts us all."
For too long we've exclusively emphasized punishment for non-violent offenders over treatment and rehabilitation. The current system is unbalanced, unsustainable, and unnecessarily cruel. It's time to legalize or at the very least, decriminalize all drugs.
It seems like what's happening here is that Miley Cyrus "loves" "hood" culture, thinks it's amusing and has no problem co-opting it for singles and/or viral videos, but doesn't love the idea of herself being seen as part of it. And that's gross.
The targeting of Blacks and Latinos through biased law enforcement practices has split our state in half -- where the New York you live in depends on factors such as race, ethnicity and socioeconomic status
How do we reconcile the explicit messages we present to black gay men countering homophobia and HIV stigma with the messages we imply through our HIV closets? Where is the integrity in challenging gay men to relinquish their imbedded shame as we demonstrate and justify our own?
Whether Mr. Snowden is a heroic whistleblower or a violator of U.S. criminal laws will be for the lawyers, prosecutors, diplomats and the courts to sort out. One thing that Mr. Snowden did was to give a wake up call, if you will, to us as citizens of this great nation to ask how much is too much.
If Erika Harold prevails she would become the first female African-American Republican congressman in American history. There have been black male Republican congressmen, but never a black woman on the GOP side from any state.
Last month, we unearthed a surprising divide between support for the general principle of affirmative action and its application in college admissions.
To say all police officers in New York City take advantage of their power and persecute people of color would be absurd, but to say that none of them do like Mayor Bloomberg suggested is equally absurd.
As a child born to a subsistence farm couple in an area characterized by racism and poverty, hardly a day passes when I don't think about my parents. The older I get, the more intrigued I become with what motivated them to possess such unyielding faith in the power of education when they had so little formal education themselves.
After years of rap music struggling in the muck and mire of misogyny and money, one of the greatest rappers ever has had it up to here with the 'New Slavery' of commercialism, materialism and hedonism.
Republicans in North Carolina are flexing their newfound political muscle in the legislature, and the results are bad news for 152 residents of the state's death row. In the process, the lawmakers turned their back on a unique effort by the state to overcome its tarnished history of racism.