May 4th was a day I'd been anticipating for some time. That was the day Assistant Attorney General Karol Mason, who heads the Office of Justice Programs in the Department of Justice, publicly announced a new agency-wide policy directing her staff to stop using "disparaging labels" like "ex-convict" and "ex-felon" in all their communications.
The film earned its Academy awards through its deft retelling of the story of the investigative reporting team that uncovered the systematic cover-up of sexual abuse of children by priests in the archdiocese of Boston. But Spotlight did not tell the whole story.
The president makes me proud to be a Black man and proud to be an American. He puts respeck on all of our names by the example he sets. I root for him the way I root for all of my niggas. Obama wants to see me win. I believe that.
The last thing Obama's final roasting didn't need to end on is associating him with the n-word - even as an act of thanks and brotherly love.
I didn't see how almost every news reporter missed it. The game, the retirement, the speech, the final moment made huge news, and it was only two weeks ago.
Black America has long had its own lexicon of coded language and symbols. But people of color that succeed in corporate or political life tend to pick up and drop the mannerisms, symbols or words that they have grown up with.
I will deeply miss President Obama. His will be remembered as one of the finest intellects ever to occupy the office. He's also hilarious; his performance at his final White House Correspondents Dinner was funnier than the vast majority of stand-up routines I've seen.
News organizations have always been competitive, but following the White House Correspondents Dinner on Saturday, an actual rumble broke out at an after-party.
Choked on a popcorn kernel when you saw the money Mughals walking down the red carpet in style? I did too, but let's be real, we approve.
President Obama is Comedian-in-Chief at this weekend's White House Correspondents' Dinner. Amazingly, we were able to score what might be an advance c...
An unprecedented number of people attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner this year are engaged in refugee affairs.
President Barack Obama turns 54 on August 4th. Over the years we've seen Obama's more humorous side especially at the White House Correspondents' dinn...
So what is the purpose of mainstream media if they are not going to fulfill their mission of informing the public? If you want to get real information about what's going on with people outside of the champagne and limousine loop in America, bloggers and citizen journalists are where you have to go.
Everyone needs a rhymes-with-bucket list! Because bucket lists themselves can be kind of intimidating. All those things you have to do. Man, it's exhausting. And as the years pass and you fail to check off a single item? That bucket list can start to make you feel like crap when you get out of bed in the morning. It can taunt you a little.
Much of the dysfunction that now poses a lethal threat to our politics and government is ultimately about money, and the media it buys. From time to time, campaign-finance reform comes up -- Hillary Clinton says it's a big issue for her -- but the Washington press corps treats the cesspool like old news.
The ballroom is packed with hundreds of people, some recognizable as actors and others as politicians or reporters we've all seen covering the biggest stories on television. It's a flurry of activity and selfies everywhere.