Read the rest of this entry » Raven-Symone Says She’s Not African-American, Why It’s Problematic
07
Oct
2014
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Raven-Symone Says She’s Not African-American, Why It’s Problematic

Raven-Symone has declared war on labels. During an interview with Oprah Winfrey, the former child star touched on her sexuality and race, categorically rejecting being called gay or African-American. “I’m tired of being labeled. I want to be labeled a human who loves humans,” Symone said, admitting that she is in love with her partner, who is a […]

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Is The Institution of Marriage Dying? [Commentary]

There’s a state of emergency in America: married couples just can’t seem to stay together. In Black Hollywood alone there have been at least seven reported divorces, including Nick Cannon and Mariah Carey, Keyshia Cole and Daniel Gibson, and more recently Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose. Whether over infidelity or irreconcilable differences, it seems celebrity couples are calling it quits left and right with […]

Read the rest of this entry » Author Zane Talks Career, Race and Sexuality [Exclusive]
18
Aug
2014

Author Zane Talks Career, Race and Sexuality [Exclusive]

Gerren Keith Gaynor interviews author Zane for Centric: Unless you’ve been living under a rock you know that when it comes to erotica novels, author Zane is the genre’s reigning queen. Over the last 15 years, she’s published 30 books and has had her signature no-holds-barred literary sexcapades turned into the television series “Zane’s Sex Chronicles.” And […]

Read the rest of this entry » The Danger In Nicki Minaj and Big Booty Culture
28
Jul
2014

The Danger In Nicki Minaj and Big Booty Culture

Everyone is talking about Nicki Minaj’s butt. Ever since the female rapper released the cover art for her new single “Anaconda” (pictured above) – which shows her squating, backed turned to the camera in a g-string, with her ass in full view – many took Minaj to task for exploiting her body for music sales and […]

Read the rest of this entry » AJ Johnson On Being A Wellness Coach, How To Be A Better You [Exclusive]
28
Jul
2014
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AJ Johnson On Being A Wellness Coach, How To Be A Better You [Exclusive]

  While AJ Johnson may be best known as Jody’s momma in the 2001 film Baby Boy, what many people may not know is that over the last several years, the veteran actress has dedicated her life’s work to being a health and wellness coach to both celebrities and non-celebrities alike. One of Johnson’s clients, Gabrielle Union, made headlines […]

Read the rest of this entry » When To Know It’s Too Late To Repair A Relationship
02
Jul
2014
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When To Know It’s Too Late To Repair A Relationship

Robin Thicke’s got it bad. Since his separation from wife Paula Patton, the blue-eyed soul singer has gone on a very public, national pity tour to get her back. City to city, venue to venue, Thicke has practically begged for a second chance from Paula, who not-so-ironically is the namesake of the his new album and […]

Read the rest of this entry » Monifah Talks Being A Newlywed, Same-Sex Marriage Movement [Exclusive]
02
Jul
2014
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Monifah Talks Being A Newlywed, Same-Sex Marriage Movement [Exclusive]

Check out my CentricTV.com interview with singer and “R&B Divas” star Monifah Carter… Without question, when it comes to Black representations of LGBT people in Hollywood, singer Monifah stands at the frontline. Stepping back into the spotlight since her glory days in the ‘90s, the R&B diva has become a vocal activist for gay, lesbian, bisexual and […]

Read the rest of this entry » Where R. Kelly Went Wrong In Response To Transgender Teen
25
Jun
2014
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Where R. Kelly Went Wrong In Response To Transgender Teen

My commentary via CentricTV.com… Is R. Kelly ashamed of his transgender teen? That’s what inquiring minds wanted to know when the megastar singer remained radio silent after news broke that his child, Jay Kelly, 13, had publicly identified as transgender. “R. Kelly’s Daughter Turns Male” read one of the many eye-catching headlines that dominated the news cycle for […]

Read the rest of this entry » Necole Bitchie: More Than Just A Blogger [Exclusive]
23
Jun
2014
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Necole Bitchie: More Than Just A Blogger [Exclusive]

Check out my very personal interview with celebrity blogger Necole Kane of NecoleBitchie.com. It’s by far one of my favorites: Two minutes into her interview with CentricTV.com, Necole Kane, widely known by the moniker “Necole Bitchie,” is in tears. “Damn. Every time someone brings up my parents…” she says before stopping mid sentence to dry her […]

Read the rest of this entry » ‘Basketball Wives LA’ Star Jackie Christie, A Jack Of All Trades [Exclusive]
06
May
2014
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‘Basketball Wives LA’ Star Jackie Christie, A Jack Of All Trades [Exclusive]

Check out my exclusive interview with Jackie Christie via BlackEnterprise.com: Jackie Christie may be the better half of former NBA star Doug Christie, but rest assured she’s no trophy wife. Best known these days as the star of VH1′s Basketball Wives LA, over the last 20 years Christie has been a tenacious business woman, with her […]