The comedian mocks the stigma that surrounds the deeply politicized word October 7, 2014 1:52pm (UTC) It's so nice to hear that Aziz Ansari, a comedian so frustrated by the rituals of modern dating that
From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on Saturday Night Live to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades,
White Americans like me have to stop channel surfing all the outrageously bad news from around the world and focus on the death that is happening in our own cities to our fellow Americans. 'Can we switch
My grandson just turned six years old. He's smart, funny, loving, affectionate and kind. He's also an African-American male. I remember when his dad, my son, was six. His dad was six and little and cute.
I am now convinced more than ever: The crisis of America is the crisis of the black male. I once wrote those words in a call for fathers of black boys to see the value in being there for their offspring.
Tavis Smiley used to be the darling of black America. Once upon a time his keen critical commentary, ubiquitous media presence and undeniable charm brought delight to the hearts and minds of many black
Nearly 20 years ago, a friend of mine left a farm in West Africa and came to America alone. He worked his way through college by doing manual labor and acquired a few ivy-league degrees. Today he works
Jason Riley of the Wall Street Journal has a new book out likely to ruffle feathers among leftists titled “Please Stop Helping Us.” His primary thesis? Following in the footsteps of scholars such as Charles
Last week, after watching another black man die at the hands of the New York City police, I can’t help but wonder whether there will ever be true equality for African Americans. The number of African that
Revisiting the controversial Moynihan Report I'm still making my way through some of the latest reconsiderations of the Moynihan Report. While doing that I've been thinking a lot about a number you see
Ferguson is on fire for a reason. That reason isn’t just because on Saturday, Aug 9, an unarmed black man by the name of Michael Brown was gunned down in the streets by someone who swore an oath to protect
Even if we ignore black women's grinding poverty, the sky-high rates of HIV infection, and the disproportionate incarceration, the fact is nearly half of all black women have been sexually coerced by age
Understanding these fundamentals about Afro-textured hair will help the U.S. military, schools and employers acknowledge that natural Black hair has a morphological difference that requires different than