Navigating the Challenges of Interracial Adoption

  Interracial, or transracial, adoption continues to be a controversial issue. According to the Child Welfare Information Gateway, approximately 28% of adoptions are interracial, typically with white families adopting African-American or Asian children.  While in recent years interracial adoptions have been more and more common among celebrities, with white stars such as Tom Cruise, Sandra…

The Obamas Land Lucrative Book Deal

  Soon the public will hear from the Obamas in their own words. The high-powered couple signed a book deal reportedly worth millions at Penguin Random House. Penguin Random House announced Barack and Michelle Obama will continue a longstanding partnership with the publisher. The house’s Crown imprint published former President Obama’s bestsellers, 1995’s Dreams from…

Sports and Politics: Do Professional Athletes and Leagues Have a Responsibility to Fans?

  Should professionals sports be considered private business endeavors, entertainment, or public platforms that can serve noble purposes such as social responsibility When it comes to league sports, we often hear from team owners assuring us that they are running business franchises. This is often the case when star players transfer between teams for various…

PBS’ Must-Watch Documentary Series: “Africa’s Great Civilizations”

  The documentary series, Africa’s Great Civilizations with Henry Louis Gates Jr., explores the cultural richness, impact and real history of Africa. Henry Louis Gates Jr., a long-time author and film documentary producer will walk us through the stages of how Africa became home to some of the greatest civilizations on earth. Gates Jr. is…