There is an art to loving life and that love of life produces art from the heart that creates new worlds! Jerome W. Jones, Jr. - Artist ...
Agitation plus inspiration means that I keep showing up where I am one of only a few people of color or the only person of color. It also means that when I do show up I have to do so with a delicate balance of force and grace. I can't just be agitated, I must be inspired to do more, say more and act more on behalf of myself and others like me.
Just as the progress of the first Reconstruction was followed by decades of retrenchment and reversal, many of the formidable threats millions of poor children and families -- of all races, but especially children of color -- face today are very dangerous steps backwards.
Many moons ago, on the first day of an elective class on African Studies in college, my professor handed out a blank map of Africa. She instructed us ...
As a coach, I'm most interested, and inspired, by my clients who use the tools they currently have -- their talent, networks, social media -- to create the opportunities their talents require.
I've lost track of the other students in Miss Rankin's social studies class, but I would be interested to hear their reflections on our shared experience. Perhaps a few would agree with me: while we were busy memorizing all those counties, we missed some of the most important lessons of our day.
Studying Harriet Tubman's life has made me a believer in praying for help. When I first began to follow her example, I had a difficult time discerning the guidance coming my way. Yet it's still possible for us to learn how to hear and carry out the internal guidance we receive.
Naomi Sims blazed a trail as one of the first African American supermodels. The 5' 10" dark skinned goddess broke through the fashion industry color...
At a moment when Black Americans were suffering from widespread hunger, sickness, unemployment, and police violence, the Black Panther Party was there to try to fill the gaps that institutional racism and government negligence had created.
The term "Melting Pot" was coined to describe the accepting attitude of America as a nation, where people of any demographic were welcomed and afforded the same opportunities. However, our country didn't reach this status overnight.
In the waning days of Black History Month, I cannot help but hearken back to how I spent the days leading up to MLK Day. For three days, I had the pleasure of participating in the 2016 Nexus USA Youth Summit - a global movement to bridge communities of wealth and social entrepreneurship.
Last Thursday, I woke up, put on my favorite suit and brought the voices, stories, and demands of ColorOfChange members to the President of the United States of America.
Malcolm X resonates with a Black Lives Matter movement born decades after his death. Yet, this nascent movement fights the same hopelessly persistent problem of American racism, one born of the badge of slavery.
There's a fact that I'm well aware of in my own day-to-day life that slaps me in the face every February when Black History Month rolls around again. And that fact is the lack of progress and the unique challenges that people of color continue to face. It never fails to astound me. To stop me short.
Yeah, I know, you're probably wondering why I'm writing this letter 64 years after you left us for the heavens. It's just that a lot has happened in America since your passing. A nasty debate has ensued that reflects back on the legacy you left behind.
The hashtag was created to celebrate and support other minority cosplayers. Plus, what better time to celebrate another plateau of black excellency? Black History Month '16 is officially lit.