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Read the rest of this entry » FAMILY WOES: WHY EBONY’S COSBY COVER HITS HOME
16
Oct
2015
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FAMILY WOES: WHY EBONY’S COSBY COVER HITS HOME

When Ebony magazine unveiled its November 2015 cover issue, jaws literally dropped. A classic portrait of “The Cosby Show” fictional family, The Huxtables, smiling is punctuated by a seemingly broken glass frame. The root of the crack spreading from the face of the family’s adored patriarch: Cliff Huxtable. Or the man behind the character, Bill Cosby, depending […]

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 […]

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 » The Sexism, Racism Behind Black Hair In Entertainment and Sports
03
Feb
2014
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The Sexism, Racism Behind Black Hair In Entertainment and Sports

Via CentricTV.com: While almost the entire country had their eyes glued to television sets to watch Super Bowl XLVIII, others were paying closer attention to Fox Sports news reporter Pam Oliver’s hair. The 19-year veteran is one of the few women in sports broadcast, especially among women of color, and despite being an intelligent, pioneering woman […]

Read the rest of this entry » The ‘N-Word’ and ‘Queer’ Debate: To Use Or Not To Use
05
Jan
2014
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The ‘N-Word’ and ‘Queer’ Debate: To Use Or Not To Use

Recently, I wrote a commentary on CentricTV.com about news anchor Robin Roberts’ coming out and posed the question (also the headline) “Will Robin Roberts’ Coming Out Shatter Stereotypes of Black Queer Women?” To my surprise, my editor brought to my attention some backlash from Centric’s Facebook page, where my article had been shared. Many of the […]

Read the rest of this entry » EBONY: ‘Kanye West and the Black Man’s Burden’
26
Jul
2013
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EBONY: ‘Kanye West and the Black Man’s Burden’

Check out my latest opinion piece on EBONY.com… With the country’s divisiveness as of late, one thing we all can agree on is that Kanye West is a bit much. Even President Barack Obama agrees. Once again, the controversial Chicagoan has made headlines for tussling with a paparazzo for his camera outside the LAX airport, because the […]

Read the rest of this entry » Black Students Less Likely To Hook Up Than White Students
20
Jul
2013
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Black Students Less Likely To Hook Up Than White Students

Contrary to the long withstanding belief that Black youth are hyper-sexualized and mischievous, studies conclude that African-American college students are less likely to party and hook up than their white counterparts. Lingering racism may be a contributing factor in the decision-making of Black students, according to a report by Slate. Because Blacks have been traditionally […]

Read the rest of this entry » President Barack Obama Mistaken for Waiter At Dinner Party in 2003
20
Jul
2013
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President Barack Obama Mistaken for Waiter At Dinner Party in 2003

With all the discussion about race in America as of late, it’s hard not to think of the most decorated African-Amercan in post-Civil Rights history: President Barack Obama. After his recent speech on racial identity in America and Trayvon Martin, a reporter from the Wall Street Journal recalled a time when the president, then just […]

Read the rest of this entry » Oprah Winfrey’s ‘The Color Purple’ Co-Star Calls Her A ‘Field Nigger’
19
Jul
2013
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Oprah Winfrey’s ‘The Color Purple’ Co-Star Calls Her A ‘Field Nigger’

Oprah’s got a hater. The television queen’s former co-star on “The Color Purple,” Rae Dawn Chong, recently ripped into Oprah during a radio interview. Chong spoke candidly about her personal relationship (or lack thereof) with Oprah, accusing the billionaire of being “a total bitch.” She went on to say that Oprah would have been a “field […]

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