Denial and a blame-the-victim mentality in this country is as endemic as racism or hunger--and violence against women, especially, is something the media does not want to report. Cable news would rather bloviate about Trump and his bigotry or obsess over a missing airplane.
Bill Cosby is what he is, and he did what he did. I'm not here to comment on that. As for how his greatest creation is remembered, that's up to all of us collectively. What I'll say is that it had a tremendous effect on me, personally.
Protective thinking in response to a black man accused of sexual crimes is understandable, given America's history of stereotyping black men as predators. But reflexive and unthinking circling of wagons is a damaging reaction that protects the black community from exactly nothing.
Bill Cosby has had his deposition taken by attorney Gloria Allred in one of the many civil cases pending against him. As these depositions continue, what are we likely to learn about Cosby's side of the story?
The typical African American reality was far different than the Cosby dream. With the Cosby show's meteoric rise Americans of all hues slowly forgot this truth hidden behind the decadent veil of their multi-million dollar Brooklyn brownstone.
As tempting as it is to be upset with the story, perhaps we should explore the feelings and address the questions they are triggering. Ebony magazine didn't manufacture the rape allegations. They are real. The damage is real. The pain is real and the legacy is already tainted.
A television sitcom about a zany black brain surgeon and his lovable family. Tonight's episode: "Family Discussions."
As a child of the 1980s, I grew up with the Huxtables. I imagined Vanessa, Theo, Rudy, Denise and Olivia were my siblings and I adored Clair and Hea...
Damon Wayans has joined the ranks of Cosby apologists with recent comments on The Breakfast Club radio show about Cosby's accusers being "un-rapeable" that highlight how clueless he is about the actual socio-cultural influences that lead to the crime of rape.
On behalf of my sisters, I ask you to utter these three simple words, "I am sorry." Why? When you violate the mind and body of even one sister, you violate the collective soul of our entire sisterhood.
Johnson recounts how she became an in-demand globetrotting superstar hanging out at fashion designer Halston's legendary parties with Liza Minnelli and Elizabeth Taylor, going to Studio 54, her relationship with tennis legend Arthur Ashe and much more.
While the A&E's special provided a platform for these accusers, one big takeaway is how much weight the men in "Cosby: The Women Speak" still had on the sexual assault narrative.
So what would inspire Damon Wayans to fall on this sword in a moment in history in which one could easily say "I'd prefer not comment?" Why refer to women "unrapeable bitches," when it's impossible not to imagine that this would be met with backlash at best and a loss of opportunities at worst?
To be the most-hated woman of the moment, all you have to do is be kind of a brat. Former Nickelodeon star and "Love Me Harder" singer Ariana Grande came in second in THR's biannual Q Score ranking, which ranks famous people by their popularity -- or in Grande's case, their unpopularity.
Every time we let someone off the hook for "my bad," we present an extremely low opinion of all men as slimy, lecherous animals with no impulse control, an untrue and unfair characterization. Let's stop making excuses for bullies who exploit others and hold them accountable for their actions
As I read the stories of each alleged Bill Cosby victim, and the sad truth that the majority were met "with skepticism, threats and attacks on their character", I couldn't help but question if any of it was, or is, worth it.