When his aunt's blood pressure spiked, doctors knew Anthony Brown's aunt could not be a candidate to donate a kidney. He watched my mom go home from the hospital that day so dejected. At that point, he knew he 'kind of had to man up.'
Should young black girls be more focused on their own personal trajectories rather than binding together with others who look like them, for the betterment of all?
Fischer is surely not the person we need as her number two. His resume suggests that in his bones he is an austerian. Although he cut rates sharply during the crisis as head of the Israeli central bank, this is not proof he can manage an economy that is struggling to recover.
I wanted to hip you to five amazing women whose blogs you should be reading right now. If you want to improve the contents of your brain, read these women. If you want to improve the brains of the people around you, share their blogs. And don't stop there.
Reflecting on Mandela's legacy need not be a one-time affair. We are called to continue his fight against injustice.
Part of the reason some of Obamacare's "kinks" may not have been worked out earlier may be that we were spending a lot of time arguing against the proposition that increased access to medical care for Americans is socialism.
It is easier for some, like they did Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to embrace him in death than it is to remember that in his life, he challenged us all to confront our hatred of one another and to free our minds of prejudice.
In a banner year for filmmaking, black films, filmmakers, screenwriters and actors thrived.
To date, there has been much consensus among the nation's leading civil rights organizations regarding how to best position minority communities to benefit from, and contribute to, the world's new Internet-based society.
Beyond the eulogies bestowed this week on the late and truly great Nelson Mandela, a visionary, revolutionary, and peacemaker, there is much for Americans to learn from the story of his vexed relationship with our country.
In 1996, I was back in South Africa to present my credentials to President Mandela as the U.S. Ambassador. "I have come to exchange my 'free Mandela' sign for my credentials as the United States Ambassador," I said. He loved it.
For many parents, passing on language and customs to their children is a huge concern.
My life changed, June 19th 2006 at 12:34 p.m. I could count on one hand how many times he and I got together to have sex, but I could never recall how many times we had sex with her.
President F.W. de Klerk, the one responsible for Mandela's freedom, was more sanguine: "I was struck by an inescapable truth: an irreversible process had begun -- and nobody could predict precisely how it would end."
President Mandela taught us so many lessons. From reconciliation and personal perseverance to the true meaning of public service and the importance national liberation movements, what he taught us was to never give up the fight for justice.
I know that when I see a comedian, as an audience member I'm hoping that I'm about to see a real story that has comedic ironies at which I can laugh at and relate to. That's where Michael Yo comes in.