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So we’re barely a week away from the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and, unfortunately, conflict is dominating the news. The situation with Syria is grave and we’re not sure how things are going to play out… We’re prayerful for a nonviolent resolution to this crisis. That said, it saddens me greatly that, […]

In 2013, on the eve of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March that will take place this Saturday, I want everyone to listen for a moment as I throw out some terms: Two-term Black president Black Attorney General Black mayors and governors Black CEOs Black billionaires Ok, you got those, right? Now I’m going […]

Ok, so, I’m gonna go there and talk about the Maxwell controversy that erupted this past week after the popular soul singer posted pictures on his Instagram of himself cozying up with some European women. Now this, apparently, isn’t that unusual since Maxwell has posted many pictures of himself posing with white European women during […]

Well, The outlook wasn’t brilliant for the Mudville Nine that day; The score stood four to two with but one inning more to play. Then, there rose a lusty yell…For Casey, Mighty Casey was advancing to the bat. In case you didn’t know, guys, these are lines of the classic 1888 baseball poem Casey at […]

Well, with all of the heavy issues going on in the world, it’s easy to forget that we’re in the middle of family reunion season. A few days back, I read an article in The Grio by life coach Valorie Burton about the important role family reunions play, especially in the African American community. Reunions […]

Last week, I talked about the Trayvon Martin verdict. I’m not going to return to that discussion, this week—in the face of ongoing protest and outrage over the verdict—I want to speak to the role of art and its potential to spark social movements. Let me explain- It was certainly no surprise that Stevie Wonder […]

Attorneys, like me, have been trained and conditioned to view things through a very particular legal lens objective and desensitized. This is not necessarily a bad thing since it can sometimes stop us from judging, or getting too emotionally involved with our clients. As we all know, emotions can often affect our decision-making, and negatively […]

So, there’s been some criticism about the roles women of color are playing in some high-profile TV series. I’ve seen a couple of articles suggesting that Devious Maids and even Scandal are nothing more than 21st century takes on some very old female stereotypes. This, despite the fact these shows have women of color in […]

Harvard Law professor Stephanie Robinson gives the TJMS crew her take on the George Zimmerman trial from a lawyer’s perspective.

Well, as most of you know by now, Big Bird is on lock-down. That’s right, Sesame Street’s new “Little Children, Big Challenges” educational kit provides parents resources to help children cope with the incarceration of a parent. This is both bold and timely, given the close to 2.7 million children who currently have a parent […]

So there was a big concert in support of women this past weekend in London. The Sound of Change concert, a charitable event promoting education, health and justice for women, was headlined by Beyonce’ and Jennifer Lopez, and a whole bunch of big names — Madonna, Mary J. Blige, Gloria Steinem, Jay-Z. It was a […]

Much has been said and debated about Will Smith’s recent comments involving parenting. In a Haute Living interview, he made a now famous—or infamous comment depending on who you talk to— where he said quote-unquote: “I think that, specifically in African-American households, the idea coming out of slavery, there’s a concept of your children being […]