When Feona Huff, 38, was growing up, she pictured her ideal family.
The 83rd regular session of the Texas Legislature ended on May 27. Within an hour of the formal end of session, the first special session, called by Gov. Rick Perry to address the ever-volatile issue of redistricting, had begun.
One would be hard-pressed not to acknowledge that Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer of Facebook, has had a spectacular business career, the kind that is often described as affirming the claim that America is a land of golden opportunity.
Hooray! The Associated Press reported that America’s Blacks voted at a higher rate than Whites in 2012 for the first time in history. Was it because there was a Black man running for president, or because threats of voter suppression? Was it a combination of the two? Or, did White America vote in fewer numbers because they felt, like many Blacks have felt for years, that neither candidate represented them and their views?
Men are known to be aggressive, but not aggressive enough when it comes to taking care of their health – especially the health of their reproductive organs. That is the position Dr. Dudley Danoff, founder and president of the Cedars-Sinai Tower Urology Medical Group in Los Angeles, takes in his book Penis Power: The Ultimate Guide to Male Sexual Health. In his book, he explains to readers the importance of male genital health when it comes to physical and emotional well-being.
“I’m learning that milestones are a very difficult thing to get through in this first year … Everything has become ‘after Noah’s death,’” Jodi Sandoval said through a stream of tears. Jodi lost her 14-year-old son, Noah McGuire, to gun violence in Clintonville, Ohio, last July 5.
It is no secret that African American boys and girls are disproportionately on the wrong side of the academic achievement bell curve. Education data illustrates the disheartening, unjust reality that schools across the state of Texas underserve young people like me.
We’re fast approaching 2014, the year federal law calls for all students to be 100 percent proficient in reading and math. Are we there yet?
Last week we introduced The Seven SECRETS of Money Masters. Today we will begin with the first secret: safety.
Women serve in almost every high-powered job in the United States: CEOs of Fortune 500 companies, senators, university presidents, race car drivers and even astronauts. Yet, there are some male bozos who think women should be treated as inferior beings.
Although the overall unemployment rate still exceeds 7 percent, and the official Black unemployment rate is greater than 13 percent, there are some who insist that there is a robust economic recovery in progress. Indeed, we were declared “post-recession” in 2011, based on the definition of recovery as GDP growth for three quarters in a row. The perception of whether the recovery is stumbling or soaring depends on your own financial status. White and Asian households headed by those age 40-61 and have a two- or four-year degree recovered all but 2 percent of their wealth by 2012. Similarly situated African American and Hispanic households had just 58.7 percent of the wealth they had at the beginning of the recession. Wealth recovery depends on race, pre-recession portfolio (which speaks to the racial wealth gap), home value, stocks (the wealthier are more likely to hold stocks than others), savings (lower for African Americans) and debt (higher for African Americans).