As a young, black male, I have endured the constant belittlement and disregard for men that look like myself on your TV screens and websites. Every time I see a male public figure of color speak about education, race, politics and society, they are labeled as giving a 'rant.'
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Bill Cosby must have been feeling frisky. Arriving at the Madison Square Garden Theater for the seventh annual "Stand Up for Heroes" benefit this week, he wrapped Cindy Adams in his homey sweater and began to roughhouse the gossip columnist.
Nature or nurture? Do we, by default, stop asking questions as we get older? Or are those questions driven from our minds by parents and teachers -- like rats from a sinking ship, locusts from Egypt or any other pestilential metaphor near at hand?
Food and exercise go hand and hand, both in need of alignment with one another for an overall healthy life. With a month left of summer there is still time to get outside, play, explore, and most importantly, have FUN!
This is not to say that Mr. Lemon is completely wrong, and that blacks (and all humans) should not strive to do better. The problem arises when this is taken out of context.
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Richard Pryor made some great movies. But he also made a lot of crappy ones, especially later on in his career. So it's good to have this boxed set putting the spotlight back on what he did best: stand-up.
Dr. Cosby is continuously making it harder for me to vouch for him. A recent piece by the entertainer titled "A Plague Called Apathy" has a slice of the black media and blogosphere up in arms, and the other part looking at him askance with a serious side-eye.
"There's something about song structure, the narrowness of the form that makes it both doable and damnable. You can finish it in a short time and that's the blessing that curses; it's hard to fit in those lines, to get them just right."
From the hairless pates of medieval monks to long-haired hippies to Hip-Hop cornrows, hair has always been as much on our minds as on our heads.
We're living in a world where the traditional model of a 4-year college right after high school isn't necessarily the best solution for everyone. With all of the advances in technology and education over the last couple of decades, education has stepped up to reduce the barriers to gain a degree.
There is no right way to raise your children. There is no hard and fast rule about what will work in your home, with your particular family, your child's unique personality, the circumstances you are in, the luck or challenges that come your way.
It's not only kids who can be hilarious when they speak what they believe is the truth. And it's not only kids whose utterances can portray a deeper meaning than they ever intended.