(L-R) Tony-nominated Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos and Lin-Manuel Miranda act in a scene from the musical “Hamilton." (Joan Marcus)

Tony Awards Marks Historic Year for Diversity on Broadway

Two Black productions, “Hamilton” with 16 nominations and “Shuffle Along” with 10 nominations, lead the pack for the prestigious Tony awards for 2016. Lin-Manuel Miranda’s  “Hamilton” has not only been the hottest ticket on Broadway it has topped the most nominations for any production, breaking all records in Broadway history. Continue reading Tony Awards Marks Historic Year for Diversity on Broadway

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Avoiding the Gym? We Found Your Motivator

We’re well into the 2016 year and chances are, a few of the health-focused resolutions you loosely clung to have pretty much quieted down. Some may be out of sight completely. We’re guessing that thoughts of heading back to the gym, and the monotony of keeping the go-hard, kind of grinding schedule never officially took flight, right? Well if this is a situation where the lure of the gym has completely lost it’s appeal, maybe it’s time to think outside the box, and get creative! Continue reading Avoiding the Gym? We Found Your Motivator

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A New and Ugly form of Racial Bias

Take a moment and imagine that you are on a train — let’s say a train serving wine as you traverse through picturesque Napa Valley. You are with a group of your peers. You are adults and enjoying your time of fellowship. But because of a perceived notion that you are not fit for that environment you are unceremoniously removed from the train. Can you imagine the indignity of this encounter? Think about the anxiety this situation may cause. Think about the disrespect that you would feel. Continue reading A New and Ugly form of Racial Bias

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Obama Urges Howard Graduates to Continue Needed Change

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama told the graduates of one of the nation’s leading historically black universities that America is “a better place today” than it was when he graduated from college, but more work needs to be done and urged them to be involved in the political process if they want to see change. Continue reading Obama Urges Howard Graduates to Continue Needed Change