A new report is highlighting the plight of a population who always seem to be ignored when African-American leaders begin debating issues pertaining to the community. The report gives a number of good solutions to this problem. I have a solution, too.
The Oscars are known for many odd customs and bits of superstition, but American Blacks best know the Color Purple Curse. Viola Davis was upset by the veteran Meryl Streep at the Oscars, even though Davis had won the Screen Actors Guild award days earlier.
When we celebrate Black History Month, we often celebrate the successes of the Civil Rights Movement. But I never hear anyone speak of the many goals that the Movement did not achieve. One such goal is the goal of full employment for African Americans.
D.T. lived in hopeful expectation, but even today, it's stunning to think that the life of this one-time slave overlapped with that of his great-granddaughter, Marian, who now resides in the White House.
Black History Month provides everybody in the world with a window into the lives of African-American pioneers and pacemakers that had overcome adversity on all levels. That's why Black History Month is real!
Even as it leads the planet in medical and scientific accomplishments, the United States also has some downright shameful disparities in its health care, and one of the worst is in the area of infant mortality.
Hollywood sets styles, captures imaginations, touches dreams. Worldwide, movies provide people with much of what they think about America. Yet, the 5,765 voting members of the Academy are far from representative of the moviegoing public.
Michelle's maternal grandmother, Rebecca Jumper, did an admirable job of keeping her past a secret, but that's probably because she didn't know much about it herself. That's unfortunate, because hers is an intriguing history.
Anna Julia Cooper (1858-1964) is not a household name, nor is she someone encountered in most U.S. history books. Yet throughout her life, she fervently pushed for progress, particularly for education and progress for African-American women
While the recent drop in unemployment numbers is great news, I wonder about how it will impact older African-American baby boomers. Our looming retirement security crisis, disproportionally affects African Americans, many of whom are retiring in poverty after a lifetime of work.
Two wrongs don't make a right. Roland Martin's offensive tweets were wrong. GLAAD's handling of the matter was also wrong. Hopefully, CNN will not make a third wrong in firing Roland Martin or delaying his on air comeback.
For National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, I want to recall how one man's insistence on openness and honesty about AIDS in the black community generated support and saved lives in Los Angeles and beyond.
Out of love for our people and ourselves, we have to find constructive ways to embrace human sexuality without judgment. Our people are dying simply because those of us who have the power to save lives have not dealt with our own hang-ups.