I have read that the brain processes 400 billion bits of information a second, but we are only aware of 2,000 of those. We do not have time to sort through and analyze all these information so our brain and mind take shortcuts.
Don Lemon's comments are reminiscent of the media violence that has played out across news broadcast with reports that have called young black men crack babies, predators, dropouts, absentee fathers, and thugs. Reports that have captured the American imagination, and created moral panic.
Moving forward, Social Security must evolve to address the needs of lower-earning workers. However, future retirees can also take steps to ensure they have the resources to maintain their standard of living through old age.
Next month will mark the 120th anniversary of Swami Vivekananda's landmark speech at the Parliament of the World's Religions in Chicago, but a key aspect of his American trip continues to be overlooked for its significance in the ongoing struggle for civil rights and human dignity.
Don Lemon dehumanized the African-American community by reducing it to stereotypes, much like the religious right does to the LGBT community. Certainly this is not what Lemon was trying to do, but it was something that he maybe should have realized, given that he is a black gay man.
My goal is to examine the concept of racial literacy. Race should not be a taboo topic to be avoided in everyday dialogue. Rather, I believe we can only improve race relations by learning to ask -- and speak -- more respectfully about each other's race.
The president's view, although unpopular in the eyes of many of his white conservatives colleagues, reminded people that racism is not a relic of our 400-year-old violent past, but instead, represents reality for substantial numbers of blacks who are frustrated and disillusioned.
I believe it's not only a decision, but also a duty. Getting tested and getting treated is making a commitment to your family, friends, other loved ones, and our entire community that Hepatitis C will not destroy us. We have too much to live for and too much work to do.
The fact that the U.S. health care outcomes lag that of many other wealthy countries has been well established. What may surprise some is that the U.S. consistently lags other wealthy countries in health outcomes across all stages of life.
In order for us to make the most of this groundswell of interest in law, policy, and activism, we need Black Americans to embrace their responsibility as global leaders. It's up to you for justice to again be one of America's exports to the world.
With faith and positivity, Denzel and Pauletta continue to combat the climbing divorce rate in the African American community. Maybe with this latest divorce rumor, the couple will see another 30 years of marriage.