Souleo: Rev. Jesse Jackson Takes On Silicon Valley

Hinchliffe-Stadium_Courtesy-of-Duncan-KendallBy Souleo

For anyone who thinks it is poor timing to host an economic summit focused largely on increasing diversity in Silicon Valley during a climate of protests against police brutality, here is a rebuttal: the two are connected, according to Rev. Jesse Jackson. Continue Reading →

Souleo: AARP survey reveals concerns of African-Americans 50+

AARP Infographic_page 2Lack of affordable housing. The challenges of family caregiving. Age discrimination in the workplace. These are just some of the major concerns of African-American voters age 50 and older in New York City as revealed by an AARP commissioned survey in 2013. Continue Reading →

Souleo: ‘Paternity Court’ TV judge does it all

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By Souleo

So exactly how does one go from being a back-up singer for Mary J. Blige and Diddy to presiding over the hit TV judge show ‘Paternity Court?’ If you’re Lauren Lake it starts with your upbringing. Continue Reading →

Souleo: New TV Series Explores ‘America By The Numbers’

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 By Souleo

If the numbers truly don’t lie then America is in the midst of radical demographic changes. The U. S. Census Bureau predicts a nation primarily of multiple hues with a majority non-white population by 2043, if not sooner. Continue Reading →

Souleo: The Sports World Could Learn From Derek Fordjour’s Artworks

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By Souleo

The world of professional sports has come under national scrutiny for its recent controversies involving Ray Rice’s domestic violence incident, Adrian Peterson’s child abuse case and the NFL’s failure to guarantee cheerleaders a minimum wage despite generating $9.7 billion annually. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Groundbreaking Choreopoem, For Colored Girls…Turns 40

40th anniversary celebration

By Souleo

As Ntozake Shange prepares to celebrate the 40th anniversary of her seminal work, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf with the launch of a multigallery exhibition, she can’t help but sadly acknowledge that the issues facing women which first compelled her to write the work remain relevant today. Continue Reading →