Factors Affecting Bar Passage Among Law Students: The REAL Connection between Race and Bar Passage

      Among lawyers, perhaps no test is debated as often as the bar examination.  Race is a large part of the debate, as Black law grads are more likely to struggle on the bar exam than their white counterparts.  “Learned” professors have killed many forests in their repeated attempts to argue that law […]

Maternity Leave: Your Rights As a Working Mother

This Sunday, Americans will celebrate Mother’s Day.  The holiday encourages us to honor the women who give us love, support, and care during the early years of life and beyond.  However, providing so much nurturing is not easy, especially in the beginning.  Women take maternity leave after giving birth to recover from labor and to […]

Is Your Job’s Dress Code Racist?

Does your employer have a racist or discriminatory dress code? Perhaps you were told that your hair violates dress code policies. Or, your employer is requiring that you shave your beard or not dress a certain way. Read on to find if your employer’s dress code policy is racist or discriminatory and which laws protect […]

Affirmative Action: A Quick Overview

  In 2014, lawyers filed suit to challenge affirmative action.  Specifically, the lawsuit questioned admissions policies at Harvard University and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.  Recently, the suit has been making headlines again. Last month, four former clerks to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas joined the plaintiffs’ team.  At the same time, the […]

The Bill Cosby Verdict: Questions and Answers for the Black Community

On Thursday, Bill Cosby, the once-beloved comedian, actor, philanthropist, and Jell-O spokesman, was convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault in Pennsylvania.  Mr. Cosby’s conviction has spurred a wide range of reactions.  Though the trial is over, for some, questions remain.  This post will answer some of the lingering questions. Understanding the Bill Cosby […]

Estate Planning: Why You Need a Will

One of the most sobering facts about life is that every life must end.  Because death is a sad subject, most people avoid thinking about it, much less planning for it.  Depressing though it may be, the failure to prepare for death – known as estate planning – can have disastrous and expensive consequences for […]

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