Christopher Goins is the founding principal of Butler College Prep, a four-year-old charter high school on the far South Side of Chicago with a student population that is 95 percent low-income and Black.
Much like Goins, who is a bold and snazzy dresser, Butler stands out. Though surrounded by the blighted blocks of the Pullman community, Butler has fast become a model of what urban education should look like, particularly for African-American boys.
“I know Black kids,” Goins said. “I do.”
Last August, Chicago Magazine rated Butler the best charter high school in the city. The year before that, the Illinois Network of Charter [...]
I became heir to my parent’s financial mismanagement and generational debt. By the time I was conceived, my father and mother had not only transformed molehills of bills into mountains of unpaid accounts, but had managed to pass the same distasteful money management habits to their younger generations.
Tragically, like a number of African-American families, my parents simply did not know how to transition from living paycheck-to-paycheck to a wealthy lifestyle. Uncomfortable with the idea of “just getting by,” I started working at 13. This was also the age I saw young boys in my neighborhood turn to the streets.
I spent most of my young [...]
It all started late Monday afternoon. “Shea Moisture” was trending on Twitter. Typically, haircare products are not trending topics. However, a new ad from the natural haircare company lit Twitter on fire.
The company’s ad features three women extolling the virtues of Shea Moisture products and how they made them get over their “hair hate.” Two of the women are white with straight hair. The third is a light-skinned woman of color with a mane of springy-coiled hair.
The ad was criticized for not representing what many feel are the consumers that helped make Shea Moisture a success—black women with kinky, curly [...]
It takes two.
Atlantic Records teen sensation Jovanie debuts the neon colored visuals for his infectious, dancehall based single “Two Seater” featuring Lil Yachty.
The Brooklyn native is growing up quick, showing off his choreographed moves in a warehouse as he bumps and grinds with an older leading lady in the Eif Rivera-directed video.
“I only got room for you / Like a two-seater / I’m only gon’ ride with you / Like a two-seater / Ooh baby you know this ain’t a test drive / Fly you out from the east to the west side,” he sings on the chorus.
Yachty backs him [...]
Khalid continues to expand his “Location” to the mainstream. On Tuesday (Apr. 25), the 19-year-old singer-songwriter brought his talents to “Good Morning America” for another stellar performance of his breakout hit.
Wearing a blue letterman jacket with a “K” on it, the soulful crooner belted out the acoustic smash for the studio audience. Backed by his bandmates, Khalid vibed out to the tunes hypnotic chords.
“Location” is currently sitting at No. 25 on the Hot 100, while his acclaimed debut album American Teen is presently at No. 16 on the Billboard 200.
Khalid previously performed “Location” on “Ellen” and “The Tonight Show.” Last [...]
It’s giving us vintage beauty of the week vibes.
The swimsuit style of the season has arrived and this the one-piece swimsuit every one will be wearing this season. Trend alert! The high-waisted, high rise one – piece is for all body types.
Vintage Baewatch Vibes
High- cut and ultra sexy this swimsuit is a guaranteed sand stopper.
Model and Actress Karrueche Tran’s T x K body suit is next level hot, who knew a one-piece could be even more revealing than a bikini?
This season, swimwear choices are ultra – sexy and feminine. The 90s are a heavy inspiration as women are embracing their [...]
If you feel like you’ve been waiting your whole life for HBO’s Game Of Thrones to return this season, next year might be a whole lot worse.
The Writer’s Guild Of America is fed up and on the verge of striking, which means any work that is currently being done for the fall 2017-2108 television season might come to a screeching halt. If you don’t know much about the WGA, it is the single union that represents all television and film writers that work for major studios and networks.
The writers’ current contract ends May 1st, and they are looking for a [...]