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Gabrielle Union's honesty about rape, rethinking the roles black actors portray

Gabrielle Union's honesty about rape, rethinking the roles black actors portray
Gabrielle Union wrote an open, candid article about the topic of rape, in which she explained why her passion for this topic is so immense due to her own experience. Union herself was raped twenty-four years ago in the backroom of a Payless shoe store where she worked. Now with a captive audience, Ms. Union... Read more »

'Empire' and 'Scandal' viewers, I've got news for you: You're going to hell!

'Empire' and 'Scandal' viewers, I've got news for you: You're going to hell!
Yesterday I asked if it’s wrong for Christians to watch ‘Empire’ and ‘Scandal’ and I knew it would create some heated discussion. I expected that. I was prepared for that.  But I see a greater underlying problem with people and their views about religion (and believe me, much of that IS problematic). What I see... Read more »

Is it wrong for Christians to watch shows like 'Empire' and 'Scandal'?

Is it wrong for Christians to watch shows like 'Empire' and 'Scandal'?
From health clubs to hair salons, or nail spas to barber shops, everybody is talking about ‘Empire’ and ‘Scandal.’ But is it wrong for Christians to watch, and enjoy, this kind of provocative programming? I became intrigued by this question after the season finale of ‘Empire’ last Wednesday when EVERYONE I encountered somehow magically inserted... Read more »
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Season 1 of 'Empire' and the complexity of black America

Season 1 of 'Empire' and the complexity of black America
For some it was twelve weeks of nail biting, jaw dropping, “Oh no they didn’t” drama. Yes! Season 1 of ‘Empire’, for me, was a smash success and nothing short of a stroke of genius. However, when I’d go through Facebook news feeds and see conversations about the show, not everyone agreed. That’s to be... Read more »

Jamal of 'Empire' makes it plain he's gay on Ellen and I'm okay with it. Are you?

Jamal of 'Empire' makes it plain he's gay on Ellen and I'm okay with it. Are you?
Today on Ellen, Jussie Smollet, who plays Jamal on the Fox TV hit show ‘Empire’, shared that “there is no closet” and that for him, “he’s never been in one.” He has a “dresser” but not a “closet.” While the actor did not come right out and say, “I am gay” he made it as... Read more »

5 simple things that can help the Willie Wilson campaign

Since Willie Wilson supporters didn't like my open letter, I created "Cookie Pope" from two of America's wildly popular and sensational iconic black females because everybody knows, when Olivia and Cookie talk, people listen.
Okay Willie Wilson supporters. You win.  I read your comments that you so kindly shared with me after writing what I thought was a heartfelt open letter to Dr. Willie Wilson. (Click here to read my letter.)  You are absolutely right. I am not a politician. I do not live in the city anymore, thank God.... Read more »
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Fox TV's "Empire" Creates Controversy in Black Community

Fox TV's "Empire" Creates Controversy in Black Community
Love it or hate it, but Fox has struck a chord in the Black community with its new hit series “Empire”.  And is it any wonder, since the show is centered around the chaotic and controversial world of Hip Hop?  Created by the infamous Lee Daniels of “The Butler”, “Precious”, and “Monsters Ball”, Daniels has... Read more »
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