At One Point, My Career Goal Was to Be a Backup Dancer for Usher

It was a clear, dark night, a clear, white moon. I was born by the river, in a little tent. About 15 years later, I remember seeing a video for “Can U Get Wit It” by the oldest-acting teenager of all time. Yes, that teenager would be Usher Raymond, under the tutelage of Sean “Puffy” Combs and with production by…

Rashaun Williams Is a Venture Capitalist Who Gives the Game Away for Free; Have a Seat and Learn Something

Rashaun Williams is a recovering investment banker and current venture capitalist. He worked at Goldman Sachs and other firms for 13 years before moving to the West Coast to get into the tech world. He is a general partner at Manhattan Venture Partners’ All-Star Fund, a late-stage tech company focused on investing in…

Melania Trump Acts Like She Expected Her Old, Rich and Unhealthy Husband to Be Dead by Now

Of course, I’m not suggesting that Melania Trump wants her husband, Donald Trump, the president of the United States of America, dead. I’d never say such a thing! Nor would I say that she is waiting for that to happen with the general countenance of a person who just worked a 12-hour shift and gets off at 5 p.m.…

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Florida Police Shoot and Kill Black Man, Then Go to Funeral Home in Attempt to Unlock His Phone Using His Fingerprint

There really appears to be no line the police will not cross. At least, not in this case, where Largo, Fla., police shot and killed a 30-year-old black man during a traffic stop, only to later go to the funeral home days before the victim’s burial in an attempt to use his fingerprint to unlock his phone as part of an…

Tribeca Film Festival 2018: How Naomi Wadler Disrupted the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards

Anyone who thinks children should be seen and not heard has clearly never heard of Naomi Wadler. The 11-year-old blew millions of minds when she appeared onstage at last month’s March for Our Lives “to acknowledge and represent the African-American girls whose stories don’t make the front page of every national…

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Doesn't Want Consumers to Have Access to Complaints About Financial Institutions

Republicans have never wanted the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the brainchild of then-Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren in the wake of the financial crisis, to exist. But now that they’re running the federal government, they’re finding some new and innovative ways to shill for banks and other financial…