Robin Roberts comes out

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“Good Morning America” anchor and long-time television journalist Robin Roberts publicly acknowledged her sexuality for the first time in a Facebook post on Sunday.

Roberts, 53, has been very open about her health battles, but has not previously confirmed publicly that she is in a same-sex relationship. 

Taye Diggs denies comments slandering black women

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While Best Man Holiday continues to enjoy success at the box office, one of the film’s leading characters has found himself in a swirl of controversy. Taye Diggs was the talk of social media after Cream BMP, a satirical publication, released a story that included the following comments allegedly from Diggs:

“I’m just saying the last black woman I was with name Stella” TMZ caught up with actor Taye Diggs to question him on how it felt to be back on the big screen. Let’s just say its not a stereotype that black women are less submissive and harder to deal with. Being around all them black women made me really miss my wife” Stumbling out of a New York bar fresh off a world wind press tour in Los Angeles with wife Idina Menzel in tow Taye spoke briefly on the cast and breakaway success of ‘The Best Man Holiday’. Somebody will be upset and say i got rich and deserted my female people; No offense, but the only black woman I ever loved is my mama.” – Taye Diggs This should come as no surprise as Mr. Diggs spoke briefly on his mother always knowing he’d marry a white girl on a radio talk show back in 2011.

Guest Post: “An Open Letter to Nelly”

Dear Nelly,

At the urging of others, I am taking a hesitant trip down memory lane. I was a 19 year old junior and president of the feminist group at Spelman College when you decided to hold a bone marrow registration drive on our campus on behalf of your sister, who needed a transplant. Your now-infamous video “Tip Drill” had started airing on shows like BET’s Uncut. It features, most memorably, a scene where you slide a credit card down the crack of a black woman’s butt. My group raised questions about the misogynoir in the video and lyrics, and when we heard that you were invited to campus by our Student Government Association, it seemed fair to us that we could ask you about the dehumanizing treatment of black women while you were asking us for our help.

Marissa Alexander bail hearing set for today

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A bail hearing set for a woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison for firing a warning shot over her abusing husband’s head will take place today. Marissa Alexander’s much publicized case was brought to the forefront in light of the Trayvon Martin shooting.

Alexander originally sought stand your ground immunity, but was denied protection. Her sentence was recently overturned by a judge after he found errors in the original trial. 

Why the black man will never tell you he wants commitment

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The long-held belief that black women are starved creatures who continue to be overlooked when it comes to love is sickening. It doesn’t matter if they are successful or average, pretty or standard, the idea that women are just sitting around waiting to be selected by a man who has his pick of the litter is the universal presentation that we see when it comes to African American relationships. In just about all aspects of life this philosophy is present. Like the time that ABC Nightline featured a report on why so many successful black women were single. Or the many movies that reinforce the notion that black women are either desperate for a relationship and are the last choice for a life long partner.