"We are now in the middle of a perfect storm for mainstream acceptance."
As I continue to see the stark differences in realities for people based on income and race, it baffles me that there is the expectation for people to thrive in sinking environments like some communities in inner-city Chicago.
I'm currently undergoing a very important transition in my life. In about two weeks I will be moving back to New York. This
In therapy there are many topics I bring up for various reasons, but overall the many things I discuss in therapy are for
We all experience some form of adversity throughout our lives. It is important to be mindful of that fact in our everyday interactions with others. With mindfulness you're able to acknowledge that the idea of 'otherness' doesn't really exist.
Ori Inu is expected to be innovative in that it will not only explore ancient African traditions, it will capture youthful black magic.
In the past 12 months my brother has been harassed by police twice. Once with a gun pointed directly at his chest. He wonders why the color of his skin makes him a target when all he wants to do is play ball in his neighborhood.
This is that time in America where once again, we wish to be both tremendously ignorant while also "sincere" in our concern for Baltimore, foregoing the fuss and inconvenience of addressing the root issues.
All were willing to step up to make a difference, to lead when it could be dangerous, and to let their lives be shining examples for others. We should remember them when we face stormy and cloudy weather in our national life and become bright rainbows of hope like them.
Sometimes childhood experiences motivate a lifetime of extraordinary work. That is certainly true for Georgetown University Law School professor and bioethicist Patricia King, a brilliant scholar and one of the most effective leaders you may not know.
Through daily moral consciousness we must all counter the proliferating voices of racial and ethnic and religious division that are regaining too much respectability over the land.
In a season focused on gratitude, 17-year-old Monica Chica has an attitude about choosing to be grateful that's wise far beyond her years: "The most important lesson I learned is that being happy is not about having with you what you loved in the past, but learning to love what you have in the present."
Today, teaching Black children that they don't have to have straight hair or look like anyone else or stop being who they are in order to be accepted is another way of reaffirming that they are already perfect exactly the way God made them.
With all due respect, this positive progress report on Women in Comedy is a tribute to Joan Rivers. She persevered to pave the path for generations of funny women. Rivers auditioned seven times over three years, before making her Tonight Show debut in 1965.
How should I or anyone else familiar with the stated mandate of the NAACP Image Awards look upon these 4 nominations for Robin Thicke, all directly connected to the song, Blurred Lines?
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Fitness coach Wendy Ida takes the first step in a harrowing journey toward self-acceptance and physical well-being.