The Other Double Standard: On Humor and Racism in Feminism

Last week, The Onion published a piece satirizing Chris Brown and Rihanna’s recent break-up. The “joke”: Brown still has “abusive feelings” for Rihanna and is devastated because he “always thought the 25-year-old singer was going to be the woman he’d beat to death one day.” Cue creepy details of his imagined methods of assaulting and murdering Rihanna. ...more
@WonnnderWoman Black people aren't stupid, WonnnderWoman. They know the old Southern Democrats ...more

Gwyneth Paltrow Simultaneously Tops Lists of "Most Beautiful" and "Most Hated": What's Up?

[Editor's Note: This week Gwyneth Paltrow topped People Magazine's annual Most Beautiful list, but that's not the only list she took the top spot on. Star Magazine released it's own list this week: The 20 Most Hated Celebrities, and Gwynnie snatched first prize there as well. Laura from Hollywood Housewife asks what gives. I'm all ears. -- Morgan]...more
Gwyneth Paltrow isn't worth the energy it would take to hate her. She is a sanctimonious asshat ...more

Surprise Date Night: Rihanna's Concert In Chicago

We were driving to the city for our date night and I had no idea where we were going. Hubby knows how much I love surprises, so many date nights are like this.Though I knew this date was different since I asked him earlier in the day whether I should wear heels. He advised against it. Hmmmm. That usually means I’ll be dancing....more

Rihanna to Oprah: Her Post-Abuse Relationship With Chris Brown (Trigger Alert)

It seems like everyone has an opinion about it. Seeing those photos of Rihanna's bruised, swollen face at the hands of then-boyfriend Chris Brown struck a chord in many of us that continues to reverberate. It's no surprise, then, that three years later the events following Clive Davis's 2009 pre-Grammy bash still continue to surface in the pop culture conversation...On Oprah's Next Chapter, Rihanna opened up to Mama O, confessing, among other things, that she forgives Brown and loves him, although they're not dating at this time....more
For those of you capable of comprehending the depth of human misery as opposed to the ...more

Rihanna & Chris are dessert'ing again, naturally.

 READ some thoughts on this naughty reunion. Laugh a little. Only a little.  ...more

Chris Brown and Whitney Houston: Entertainment Industry Fails Black Women

Chris Brown's "comeback" at the 2012 Grammys -- on the heels of the untimely death of Whitney Houston -- is a sad commentary as to how far society has to go in terms of respecting Black women....more
I don't think either the Chris Brown or Whitney Houston examples is as bad as the decision to ...more

Rhianna, Farrah & Me--Victims of Domestic Violence

Rhianna, Farrah and Me:: Breaking the Silence about Domestic AbuseBy Jamie Rose, actor, author of Shut Up & Dance! (Tarcher/Penguin)2-15-12 ...more
Thank you for writing this! It is so important for us to share our stories. It took me so long ...more

Chris Brown Can't Beat Me, or You.

Before I explain how sick to my stomach I felt when reading Tweet after Tweet by women saying, in various ways, we should all stop bitching about Chris Brown, they'd let him beat them all night long, let me make my fondness for rough sex abundantly clear. ...more

Prince, Chris Brown, Queen Latifah and El DeBarge: Bloggers on the Highs and Lows of the 2010 BET Awards

Overshadowing the BET coverage is the fact that Chris Brown cried during the Michael Jackson tribute when he tried to sing "Man in the Mirror," but bloggers are talking about the winners and performances at the award show, including Prince's lifetime achievement award. ...more

I love how he's half-smiling and nodding through the performances.

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Rihanna Steps Out From Under the Umbrella-ella-ella of Silence, Says She's Not Just a Victim

“This happened to me…it can happen to anyone,” singer Rihanna told ABC’s Diane Sawyer in an exlusive interview about her relationship with Chris Brown last week. ...more