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Paula Deen Fired

Why Paula Deen Must Pay for the Sins of the Fathers

Jim David | Posted 09.01.2013 | Media
Jim David

We allow public figures to get away with crimes and misdemeanors all the time. But every so often someone has to go down, so for now let's throw the sacrificial lamb of Paula Deen on the barbie.

Wanda Sykes To Paula Deen: Just Shut The Hell Up

Posted 07.08.2013 | Black Voices

As the Paula Deen saga continues to unfold, many notable figures are sharing their thoughts on the controversy surrounding the Queen of Southern Cuisi...

Paula Deen Hires Crisis Manager Judy Smith, And Inspiration Behind 'Scandal's Olivia Pope

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 06.27.2013 | Black Voices

As the Paula Deen saga closes out its third week and the jury continues to deliberate on whether the celebrity chef's formerly charming-as-cherry-pie ...

You Can't Be a Racist TV Chef, Ya'll!

John P. David | Posted 08.26.2013 | Media
John P. David

I have written about celebrity falls from grace in the past, and my typical refrain is that in America anyone can make a comeback. But I think this one's an anomaly. In this case, Deen's got her rear-end in the deep fryer with little hope of coming out crispy and delicious.

Paula Deen Loses Casino Buffets

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 06.26.2013 | Black Voices

Paula Deen's partnership with Caesars Entertainment is officially the latest casualty of the Southern chef's ongoing racism scandal, which resulted in...

Facing the Scarlett O'Hara Syndrome

Paula B. Mays | Posted 08.26.2013 | Media
Paula B. Mays

Paula Deen's romanticizing of the Civil War, what I call the "Scarlett O'Hara" syndrome, is particularly interesting to me. Deen seems to dream of the era of beautiful white women prancing around in lace and ignorance, elegant Rhett Butlers at their feet.

Paula Deen Coming To D.C. (Yes, Still!)

The Huffington Post | Erin Ruberry | Posted 06.25.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Embattled celebrity cook Paula Deen may be losing sponsors and TV shows, but she still has at least one major backer: The Metropolitan C...

Rachel Tepper

Paula Deen's Cruises SURGE In Popularity After Racism Scandal | Rachel Tepper | Posted 06.26.2013 | Travel

Not everyone is turned off by chef Paula Deen's recently publicized admission that she has used racial slurs. Despite a backlash that involved her...

Is The Food Network's Reputation Suffering?

Posted 06.25.2013 | Black Voices

YouGov BrandIndex has just released data about the consumer perception of the Food Network, taking into account dates from the pre- and post-firing of...

TELL US: Paula Deen Racism Claim 'Lacks Standing,' Georgia Lawyer Says: Do You Agree?

Posted 06.26.2013 | Black Voices

Despite Paula Deen's admission that she used racial epithets in various contexts in the past, Georgia attorney Tom Withers says that an initial lawsui...

Al Sharpton Speaks Out On Paula Deen Controversy

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 06.25.2013 | Black Voices

UPDATE: 6/24 4:01 p.m. -- Rev. Al Sharpton's spokeswoman reached out to The Huffington Post and said her client did not defend Paula Deen, but rather ...

Is Paula Deen Done?

USA Today | Lorena Blas and Cindy Clark | Posted 08.23.2013 | Black Voices

Paula Deen has served up her last dish on the Food Network. The celebrity chef, 66, has been embroiled in scandal for a week after news broke that De...

Paula Deen Employees Come Forward With More Allegations Of Discrimination

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Fran Jeffries and Wayne Washington | Posted 08.23.2013 | Black Voices

An attorney for the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition said current and former Paula Deen employees told him the famous cook and her brother discriminated against...

Another Southern Lady's Take on Paula Deen

Lea Lane | Posted 08.22.2013 | Celebrity
Lea Lane

Look, some may be piling on, as they probably resent that this friendly woman of dubious intellect and over-the-top cooking skills has conned her way into fame and fortune. But those who defend her racial slurs because "everyone does it" are dead wrong.

Why Did Paula Deen's Legal Team Let Her Testify?

Don McNay | Posted 08.22.2013 | Business
Don McNay

Paula's legal team flunked Risk Management 101. When they allowed Paula to give her deposition, they had to realize that the testimony would not be limited to her recipe for peanut butter pie.