Editorial: Do we have the wherewithal to respond to injustice?

By Be Moore In 1991, Howard University rested squarely in the hood. Now, the university hasn’t MOVED, but think of the hood as a sort of tide that rises and encompasses areas, and other times recedes, leaving traces like flopping fish on the ground after a tidal wave. We we’re under water. Along with hood,…

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“I Hate Myself!”: What are Respectability Politics, and Why do Black People Subscribe to Them?

You may not be familiar with the term “respectability politics”, but you’ve heard them before.  Maybe you’ve even engaged in them.  Whether it’s Don Lemon’s recent rant, actor Romany Malco’s open letter to Trayvon Martin sympathizers following the George Zimmerman trial, Bill Cosby’s 2004 “Pound Cake speech” and even The Talk co-host Sheryl Underwood’s remarks…

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Leaving Home – An HBCU Story Part 5. – “A New Day”

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Olympian Dr. Rhadi Ferguson talks Weight Loss and His Book “Coffee with Rhadi”

Olympian, 4 time National Judo champion, MMA fighter, now author Dr. Rhadi Ferguson took a few questions impromptu from our resident body transformation and athletic performance coach, Coach Be (www.AlumniWellness.com) for a new episode of his show “Coffee with Rhadi.”

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Meet the Man in Black: An intimate interview with Will Smith

On a sunny day in May I sat down with Will Smith to discuss his new film Men in Black Three, the third [and some would argue best] in the popular science fiction trilogy. We also talked about what he’s been doing in the three years since he stepped away from acting raising undeniably talented…

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Teaching kids the value of money

Teaching kids the value of money is important, but making them earn their money is even more important. Money gives kids decision making opportunities and teaches them not to be wasteful. Childhood chores provides kids with an appreciation for the things that they have, a sense of accomplishment for the things that they have achieved,…

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