President Barack Obama again defended Colin Kaepernick's right to protest during CNN's presidential town on Wednesday night.

  Serena Williams has been dominating the sport of tennis all year long. So, it’s no surprise that she’s near the top of highest paid female athletes in sports. Forbes ranked Serena as number two with a total of $24.6 million from June 2014 to June 2015. Her rival Maria Sharaporva ranked number one with […]

  The man many people consider the best basketball player of all time, Michael Jordan, just joined the billionaires’ club. The 52-year-old is just one of 290 new billionaires on Forbes’ annual list of the riches people in the world. A significant amount of Jordan’s fortune is attributed to his endorsement deal with Nike (NKE). […]

Forbes released its annual 100 Most Powerful Celebritieslist, naming Oprah Winfrey at No. 2 and Rihanna at No. 4. Surprisingly, Jennifer Lopez made it the to the top spot. Before you ask, number 3 goes to Justin Bieber. The rankings are determined by fame, which is calculated by their visibility across several media platforms, and money […]

All of this talk of “poor black kids” and technology has me reflecting on my own “get out of the ghetto and into graduate school” trajectory. I was a poor black kid once. But I eventually went on to earn a B.A. in English, an M.A. in Russian, an M.S. in multimedia journalism, acceptance into […]

Days after Forbes columnist Gene Marks wrote the highly controversial and viral “If I Were A Poor Black Kid” article, numerous pundits and opinion leaders from around the Web have weighed in. SEE ALSO: If Obama Loses, What Will He Do Next? Writer and Director of Digital for The Onion, Baratunde Thurston offered a satirical retort, underhandedly accusing […]

Baratunde Thurston, a writer and comedian and one of the founders of the African American news site, Jack And Jill Politics has responded to Gene Marks article in Forbes Magazine, entitled “If I Were A Poor Black Kid. Thurston uses humor to negate several of Marks points and critique his article in a blog on […]

Gene Marks, a contributor to Forbes Magazine has written an article entitled “If I Were A Poor Black Kid.” The premise of the article is that despite economic and racial inequalities, education and  technology is the new equalizer. Marks states that if he were a poor Black kid, he would utilize technology and attempt to […]

President Barack Obama tops Forbes’ Most Powerful People in the world list this year, beating out the likes of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, Chinese President Hu Jintao, Bill Gates and even Mark Zuckerberg. See also: What President Obama Could Learn From President Clinton See also: Washington D.C. Hotel Lobby Swankier Than a Club Surprisingly, […]