Banks lived on Chicago's South Side. He often commuted to Cubs home games on the L train. He had no choice. Though he was the biggest name and biggest draw the Cubs had, he could not buy a home or rent an apartment in the neighborhood surrounding Wrigley Field.
The Life Changing Magic Of Tidying Up,
HuffPost Home News
My name is Chanel and I collect a lot of stuff.
Different Ways To Tie a Tie,
How To Knot a Tie,
How To Tie,
How To Tie a Tie,
Wear a Tie,
You can make a statement with these knots any day of the week or simply use them to look elegant and stylish during those special events where you really need to stand out. Either way, you'll practically be a forefather of men's fashion no matter which style you choose.
Black Lives Matter,
Not One Dime,
Black Voices News
True, social justice and political activism can help solve many of the continuous problems facing our community, but what about economic growth and stability to help heal our struggling neighborhoods?
Ever notice how hard it is to find blacks bottoming for whites in interracial porn? With few exceptions, porn studios seem to think there is only one acceptable way to show interracial sex: The hyperaggressive African-American top and the submissive white bottom. Is gay porn racist?
How far have we really come since Dr. King's passing in 1968? Could those who argue that we now live in a truly post-racial society be wearing the blinders of white privilege? Consider the following.
In my estimation, it is appropriate, if not essential, that black athletes pass over the University of Michigan and take their talents to institutions that are committed to the worthy ideals of accountability and racial diversity and value black students as more than muscle and sinew.
Black Voices News
As Islamic fundamentalists encroach on the basic liberties of people in Africa and the Arab world, we hear about it, but it's hard to put it into context and understand the magnitude of the situation. Leave it to veteran, Mauritanian filmmaker Abderrahmane Sissako to boil a complicated social phenomena down to a simple allegorical tale.
Cradle To Prison Pipeline,
Dr. Kirtley Mather,
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,
Enough And To Spare,
Poor People’s Campaign,
Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos Or Community?,
Children Of Color,
Civil Rights Movement,
End Child Poverty Now,
School Discipline Policy,
War Against Poverty,
The national holiday celebrating Dr. King's birthday is over, but I hope we will heed and act on his 1967 declaration and work to win the first victory right here at home in the biggest economy on earth and end the shame of 14.7 million children being the poorest Americans by ending child poverty now.
In 1960 Ruby Bridges was one of six kids to integrate a public school in New Orleans. Norman Rockwell commemorated the civil rights moment with a painting that graced the cover of Look Magazine in 1964.
Every census report in the post-Civil Rights Movement era, and the countless Urban League's State of Black America reports show that the inner cities continue to get blacker and browner and poorer, while the suburbs got whiter and wealthier. That trend isn't likely to change.
We have only a few days before Mr. Hill enters the death chamber. His execution will mock the Constitution and our common decency unless the courts intervene, now.
I started saying that it's taken 7 years for us to see success, but then I found a flaw in that statement. I've actually been successful even during the tough times. It's all about how you define success. For me, I've decided to define success based on daily wins. I've had many of them and I've learned many lesson.
Doing black history means more than just finding black people in the archives and stating whether they did or did not do something.
New York City has extraordinarily segregated neighborhoods and radically unequal educational opportunities for its black children. Segregated housing patterns ensure that most black students attend poorly resourced public schools, while schools in predominantly white, wealthy neighborhoods have the resources to help children succeed.
Do Mitt Romney or Jeb Bush have the Reagan-Obama swag that can waltz through the party of those multiple responses to SOTU last night? Or do they look more like the former Massachusetts Governor -- Dukakis?
Fairytales For Lost Children,
LGBT Family Rejection,
Gay Voices News
No one who has ever come out as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender to their family, particularly their parents, will ever forget that life-altering moment. Sometimes the connective thread will be cut; other times that bond will be deepened, enriched by this new reality.
Black Voices News
Recently the New York Times published the latest in its series of sub-par articles on the current racial justice movement. Like its predecessors, this installment dutifully reinforces conventional wisdom that does not stand up to challenge.
The Writing Life,
Writers Of Color,
You learn that in order to succeed, you have to assimilate to a culture that is not your own and does not welcome you, no matter what you do.
The surge in the number of disadvantaged children in the nation's public classrooms is a recent phenomenon that has triggered awareness among researchers, public officials and educators.
As a result of the shift to a majority-poor student population, more children than ever now start kindergarten noticeably lagging behind their privileged public school peers.