Stacey Dash confuses me. For that matter, so does Ben Carson. They are both voices for the conservative political caucus, Dash on Fox and Carson as a presidential candidate. What I cannot grasp is their staunch advocacy on behalf of extreme conservatives given the history of that movement.
When BET chose its first hosts for its French broadcasts, it apparently overlooked the "Black" in Black Entertainment Television. The first two announced hosts, Hedia Hinges and Raphael Yem, come from MTV and are of Arab and Asian heritage.
Given the venomous attitudes towards young Black girls -- Mo'Ne Davis, Quvenzhané Wallis, Sasha and Malia Obama just to name a few -- Black Girls Rock! is more necessary than ever. These girls did absolutely nothing (but be Black) to encounter the kind of hatred
I couldn't stop feeling like Black Girls Rock! was doing more than entertaining us. It was bonding us. Halfway into the show, Michelle Obama walked onto the stage and for some reason, I had a visceral reaction. Suddenly, I started remembering moments from my childhood.
Kierra was born into a vocal legacy. Her mother, Karen Clark-Sheard, is undoubtably one of the best and most recognizable voices in gospel music. I flew to Los Angeles to witness gospel royalty for myself.
Women's History Month drew to a close -- or should we say a crescendo -- this past week, with two special events where women were celebrated and given a platform to share their thoughts on a host of topics, including the "F" word: feminism.
At the darkest times in segregated America, I could read any issue of Jet or Ebony and feel content that blacks -- that I -- could still excel in any human endeavor. Happy thoughts, cheer and optimism filled the pages.
Let us suppose that somewhere there may be a valid reason, in spite of twenty-plus alleged victims, for which one refuses to believe Bill Cosby has ever harmed a woman -- conspiracy is simply not one of them.