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‘He Is Not My President’: Why I Dread the Future of America Under Donald Trump’s Presidency

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Photo Credit:  Chicago Tribune (Tribune News Services)

For over the last 24 hours, I’ve been facilitating between shock, disbelief, grief, anger, horror and shame.  I’ve repeatedly questioned how we’ll be able to move forward in the coming days or weeks, while unceasingly struggled to anticipate the vision of the world and the changes that president elect Donald Trump is planning to implement on our nation.  Make no mistake, this is truly one of the biggest upsets in American history; and yes, as a father, son, brother and entrepreneur, I have dire concerns about the future of our nation. Continue reading “‘He Is Not My President’: Why I Dread the Future of America Under Donald Trump’s Presidency”

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NBA Legend Michael Jordan Opens Up on the Shootings of Black Americans, Police

Charlotte Hornets owner and basketball legend Michael Jordan breaks his silence on the recent wave of violence in America, most notably the high-profile shootings of African-Americans by police and the violence that officers have faced themselves.  Jordan, who has not been known for being outspoken about social issues, released a one-page open letter to The Undefeated, as athletes around the sports world have started speaking out in greater numbers about social issues.  Here’s what he said:

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Jesse Williams’ Empowering Speech on Black Oppression, Race Injustice at the 2016 BET Awards

Four days ago, Grey’s Anatomy actor and activist Jesse Williams won a humanitarian award at the 2016 BET Awards, and he pretty much stole the show.  Personally, I had to take a few days for all the noise on social media to die down and allow Jesse Williams’ words to marinate on my conscious.  The message that this brother dropped on the world was so deep, unflinching and POWERFUL.  It was one of the most coherent and sincere critiques of Continue reading “Jesse Williams’ Empowering Speech on Black Oppression, Race Injustice at the 2016 BET Awards”

Oscars 2016: How Will We Reverse The ‘Systematic Failures’ In Film Diversity?

First and foremost, congratulations to all of last night’s Oscars winners!  I thought Chris Rock killed it!  He was sharp, unapologetic and brutally honest.  The theme of the show was tailor-made for him.  I think the biggest question of the Oscars was how Chris Rock and affiliated movie stars would handle the issue of diversity and the infamous #OscarsSoWhite controversy.  The second most preeminent question was whether or not Leonardo DiCaprio would win that ever-elusive first Oscar, in which he finally won best actor for his work in The Revenant, during last night’s 88th Academy Awards.

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