Why isn't every candidate -- from presidential, to congressional, state and local officials -- asked how they will vote on equal pay legislation for women? Equal pay for women is a family and community economic stimulus factor, not just a women's issue.
No one knows for certain how the practice of putting down crosses started, but in more recent times it has come to symbolize the enduring committment of Lithuanians to their country and staunchly Catholic identity.
Multi-hyphenate actress/dancer/small business owner Brenda Braxton has many talents from hoofing it on Broadway boards to styling Harlem's hottest residents at her upscale barber shop Bbraxton, but there is only one choice in her mind for the 2012 Presidential election.
As some Chicago venues face accusations of being adverse to blacks, are these isolated incidents not uncommon to a large metropolitan area? Or does Chicago really have a race problem? A quartet of young African-American women aim to revamp the nightlife scene.
Tune in to the Artur Davis show at the Republican convention and you will see that when the right picks up a smooth, double-talking Harvard Law School graduate it can be satisfied that it has made a profitable trip to the political bargain basement.
We are all delusional if we believe we can change the educational outcomes for African Americans, or any other race for that matter, without high quality teachers in every classroom. For that to occur, we need to change many well- established rules.
So many of our Olympic competitors walk the fine line between hardcore athletes and celebrities and therefore while childish, it is not a surprise that they become moving targets for unnecessary cruelty where only respect and admiration should prevail.
Mary Thomas is a beacon, a benchmark, and a trailblazer for women known and unknown. She represents the power of love, family, and community. As Dr. King reminded us, "Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve."
For many black women, their preference for straight hair is driven by bad childhood memories of being teased and tormented at school about their natural hair, or being made to feel insecure by parents who insisted on the hot comb or hair relaxer.
I found myself relating to the fraught situations that they experienced, particularly in regard to racial passing. You see, I have been passing for white. I know what you are thinking: How is a brown-skinned black woman with an afro passing for white?