Meet 24 Black TV Writers Who Are Changing the Face of Television

Even when diversity was lacking on-screen, these writers were working behind the scenes at some of TV’s most popular shows and making moves to get shows of their own.

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We Need to Focus on Strategies for Building Generational Wealth

I’m lucky; for me, it was just a game. But the Monopoly spiral mimics a devastating reality for far too many Americans—particularly black Americans. African Americans, and most people of color, have only a fraction of the wealth of their white counterparts. According to a new analysis just out of the Federal Reserve Consumer Finances Survey (pdf), the median white family in 2013 had a net worth of $134,000. The median net worth of Latino families was $14,000, and that of African-American families was just $11,000. For every $1 of wealth for white families, black families had just 12 cents.

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English Singer FKA Twigs Responds to Racist Trolls About Dating Robert Pattinson

Some people are probably reading this and asking themselves, “Who are FKA Twigs and Robert Pattinson?” Well, in a nutshell, if you’re a fan, or have teens who are fans, of the Twilight movie series, then you may recognize Pattinson from those films. In addition to starring in the movies, Pattinson also dated his co-star Kirsten Stewart, until she cheated on him with a married man.

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Grandmother Arrested After Leaving Baby in Car to Watch Movie

According to KLTV, Green, 49, was arrested last week and faces “child-endangerment charges” after she reportedly left her granddaughter strapped into a car seat inside the car for at least an hour while she checked out a movie at the Carmike Cinema theaters in Tyler, Texas.

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Ben Carson Likely to Run for President

“I think the chances are reasonably good of that happening,” the Republican star added. “I want to make sure that it’s clearly something my fellow Americans want me to do. And I’m also waiting to see what the results are in November, because if the people indicate that they truly do want a nation that is for, [of] and by the people, then I—along with, I hope, many other people—would be willing to give it everything we possibly have.”

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