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A conversation with Delroy Lindo: Lessons from a black father, on- and off-screen

I’m 24 years old. When I think about what my grandparents and great grandparents were doing at my age, there are three things that come to mind, getting married, having kids and providing for those kids by any means necessary. And although times have certainly changed and many of today’s millennials are tabling the idea of starting a family in pursuit of professional aspirations and...

The evolution of the tax return flex

noun ꘡ tax re·turn the disproportionate amount of money the government gives back to you after chipping away at your paychecks from the previous year verb ꘡ flex to stunt or show off   January 1st through April 15th marks tax season in the United States — the time of year when individuals prepare the previous year's financial statements and reports. As a young adult in...

I didn’t choose an HBCU because...

First, let me start by saying this is not one of those HBCU vs. PWI stories aiming to debate the validity of either educational system. Both are great in their own right, worthy of praise, and marked with imperfections. I did, in fact, attend an HBCU — but I didn’t choose my HBCU because my HBCU chose me. Many won’t understand that last statement, especially if you weren’t fortunate...