Former ‘R&B Diva’ Kelly Price has officially declared war against her local CVS drug store.
The singer hit her Facebook page recently accusing the drugstore chain of refusing to fill certain prescriptions in what are considered to be ‘bad’ neighborhoods.
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Early Tuesday morning, around 1 am, the Grammy nominated R&B singer stopped by a 24 hour CVS Pharmacy in Carson, California for painkillers in advance of dental surgery she was having and was old by the pharmacist on duty that they didn’t fill certain prescriptions after midnight because of the area where the store was located.
Price was offended because she believes such a refusal wouldn’t have happened in a neighborhood with a higher socio-economic status and a different demographic makeup.
“I was offended for anybody who lives in a neighborhood that may not be considered the upper echelon – where expensive homes are. Or where six- and seven-figure earners live.”
Price hit her Facebook page to explain her position and to appropriately put the drug store on blast. In an open letter titled ‘SHAME ON YOU CVS,’ Price details her frustration with the drug chainand calls them out on what she feels are discriminatory practices.
More details + read Price’s lengthy Facebook below… Continue Reading…
As we draw closer to the end of the first season of EMPIRE, the show’s star Terrence Howard is speaking up about utlizing the n-word on the show.
During a recent appearance on Access Hollywood Live, Howard explained how his character ‘Lucious Lyons’ is a Black version of Archie Bunker (i.e. racist, bigoted, homophobic) and he weighs in on why he feels using the n-word on EMPIRE could be a means a defusing racism.
For the record, Howard’s view differs from costar Taraji P. Henson, who has said publicly that she’s against the of the word, but he feels it’s time to get real. The Oscar nominee wants to drop the stigma surrounding the word which he believes would make the Lee Daniels hip-hop drama feel more authentic.
I believe, if we’re gonna really tackle racism… If we’re gonna tackle bigotry, if we’re gonna tackle homophobia — we need to tackle it dead on.
Since ‘n*gga’ is used in almost every conversation in most Black neighborhoods why is it that we don’t hear it on TV anymore? Are white people afraid of it? Did they create the word? But if this is something that we use on a daily basis, then let’s address what it REALLY means?
Interesting… what DOES the n-word mean exactly? Howard explains his take on it in the video below… Continue Reading…
Claudia Jordan of The Real Housewives of Atlanta revealed that one of her passions was stand-up comedy.
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During the episode, Claudia sought advice from a few professionals, like Gary With Da Tea and standup veteran Luenell and she even made a list of bullet points. But when Jordan attempted to try out a few jokes at Atlanta’s Uptown Comedy club in front of an audience of one (they had to fit background character Demetria McKinney in somehow), Jordan proved she’s not too entertaining.
What’s even worse is that I feel like Claudia’s new ‘storyline’ was basically created to clean up her previous attempts at stand-up. If you recall, she feels offensive jokes like saying she can’t see dark-skinned Black people at night
, her segment on Jamie Foxx’s show referring to Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle as a ‘waste of light skin’
, and comparing Black men to ‘monkeys’ are all hilarious.
More details + check out video footage of Jordan’s offensive onstage attempt below… Continue Reading…
Last night, The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) aired Bill Duke’s ‘Light Girls’ documentary, the filmmaker’s follow-up to his exploration of colorism, Dark Girls (January 19, 2015).
Duke explores the pain, privilege and prejudice of light-skinned women in the new documentary, “Light Girls,” which is a spin-off of “Dark Girls.”
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The Black community once again addressed ‘colorism,’ and Life Coach Iyanla Vanzant was there to lead the way as she detailed how hurtful words and name calling affects younger people as they move into their adulthood.
Diahann Carroll, Kym Whitley, Essence Atkins, Raven-Symone (who once proclaimed to Oprah her desire to not be ‘labeled’ any color) and more opened up about their harsh experiences as light-skinned black women.
“When I had my own show, I used to tan three or four times a week in a tanning bed to get darker. I did,” Raven-Symone revealed in the new doc in reference to her show, “That’s So Raven.”
In case you missed it, watch the full documentary below… Continue Reading…
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I’ve received several emails about an offensive RHOA poster spotted around Atlanta.
For those who don’t know, The Real Housewives of Atlanta is the only all-Black franchise of Bravo’s Housewives and it’s also been the highest rated for several seasons now. No other franchise of the popular related show even has ONE Black character on the cast.
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Apparently the network (or their marketing agency) decided that it would be a smart idea to take advantage of that fact in their promo materials and have launched something called #BlackWIVESMatter….
More photos + read emails below… Continue Reading…