The video of Sofia Vergara and her SNL debut this week was unremarkable on a number of levels. However, one must give credit where credit is due. The beauty and body were not betrayed by her wardrobe and camera angles. Thank heaven for the hilarious open monologue and a cleavage-friendly outfit.
So how does a kid like Kareem Rosser, from a West Philadelphia neighborhood called “The Bottom,” end up knowing so much about horses and polo, the so-called “Sport of Kings”? The same way dozens of other inner-city, at-risk kids do — through the raspy-voiced, loud laughing, no-nonsense Lezlie Hiner.
Increasingly medical providers are willing to negotiate with patients on the cost of care, particularly when the alternative is the risk of not getting paid at all.
The students studied had grade point averages above a 3.0, were involved in various activities, and were active in campus organizations, many in leadership roles. The study finds how Black male students have negotiated many of the traps related to their gender, race, class and sexual identities and ended up achieving highly.
In the highly imitable world of hip-hop, producer Pharrell Williams has cut a unique path, never content to run with the pack. Among the first to challenge the baggy-pants ideal of hip-hop attire, he champions the work of cutting-edge designers like Rei Kawakubo and Alber Elbaz and has made possible the once absurd notion of a tough young man toting an Hermès handbag.