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Paula Deen Says She's 'Back In The Saddle'

AP | J.M. HIRSCH | Posted 02.24.2014 | Taste

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Paula Deen continued maneuvering for a comeback Sunday, turning a beachside cooking demonstration into a public apology for...

Paula Deen Fights Back Tears At First Public Appearance In Months

AP | Posted 11.14.2013 | Black Voices

HOUSTON -- Celebrity cook Paula Deen fought back tears as she was greeted by a supportive crowd during an appearance at a Houston cooking show. Satur...

DISMISSED: Ga. Judge Throws Out Race-Based Claims In Paula Deen Lawsuit

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 10.12.2013 | Black Voices

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A federal judge Monday threw out race discrimination claims by a former Savannah restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula ...

Oprah Winfrey Addresses Paula Deen Controversy

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.06.2013 | Black Voices

More than a month after Paula Deen admitted to using the N-word, Oprah Winfrey is speaking out about the controversy. "In the very first days I tr...

Furniture Company Stands By Paula Deen

AP | Posted 09.24.2013 | Business

HIGH POINT, N.C. — The North Carolina-based home furnishings company that markets Paula Deen's furniture line is sticking with the embattled cel...

Paula Deen Extortionist Pleads Not Guilty

AP | Posted 09.15.2013 | Black Voices

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A New York man pleaded not guilty in federal court Tuesday to charges of trying to extort embattled celebrity cook Paula Deen. ...

Paula Deen Dumps Legal Team

AP | Posted 07.12.2013 | Black Voices

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Paula Deen has replaced her lead legal team, the latest fallout from her admission she used racial slurs in the past. Deen announced...

Take the Spotlight off Paula Deen and Turn Here Instead

Susan Rebecca White | Posted 07.09.2013 | Taste
Susan Rebecca White

If we really want to turn this public scandal into an opportunity for growth, we should take the spotlight off Ms. Deen. Turn away from the tearful confessionals and interviews. There are better southern cooks, like Edna Lewis, more deserving of our attention. Look toward them.

Paula Deen Splits From Agent

AP | RUSS BYNUM | Posted 09.03.2013 | Black Voices

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Paula Deen announced Thursday that she has cut business ties with the agent who helped make her a Food Network star and launch a...

Can We Forgive Paula Deen?

Stuart Muszynski | Posted 09.03.2013 | Celebrity
Stuart Muszynski

The bigger question this Independence Day is how can we all grow from this? Can we declare our independence from racism? And in the process, could we -- should we -- forgive Paula Deen?

Parsing the N-Word

E. R. Shipp | Posted 09.01.2013 | Black Voices
E. R. Shipp

A whole lot of people are making a big deal over the fact that Paula Deen may have uttered it within the past 30 years. As if she is the only 66-year-old Southern white woman who has done so. As if she is the only public figure who has done so.

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...

What If Paula Deen Were Your Big Client?

Ellen Rohr | Posted 08.31.2013 | Business
Ellen Rohr

I've always admired Paula Deen for morphing her big personality and a spoonful of know-how into a successful, worldwide business. She epitomizes what...

The N-Word and Other Stones

Gillian Clark | Posted 08.31.2013 | DC
Gillian Clark

As black people, we've come to not expect too much from white America. Paula Deen's use of the N word and her plans for a plantation wedding fit right in.

WATCH: Black Chef Defends Paula Deen

Posted 06.28.2013 | Los Angeles

An African American chef who toured with former Food Network personality Paula Deen is coming to her defense amid accusations that Deen is racist and ...

An Open Letter to Paula Deen

Janus Adams | Posted 08.28.2013 | Black Voices
Janus Adams

You are suffering because you refuse to understand that lives have been lost to the "I is what I is" mentality in which you take such pride.

WATCH: Paula Deen Will Be Back Soon

Posted 06.27.2013 | Comedy

Bill Burr has no doubt that we will see Paula Deen back on our TVs sooner rather than later. In fact, these sort of scandals stick to the script so mu...

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 ...

Paula Deen Calls Jesse Jackson

AP | TAMMY WEBBER | Posted 06.27.2013 | Black Voices

CHICAGO -- Civil rights leader Rev. Jesse Jackson says he's agreed to help celebrity chef Paula Deen try to make amends for her past use of a racial s...

Walmart Cuts Ties With Paula Deen

AP | ANNE D'INNOCENZIO | Posted 08.26.2013 | Business

NEW YORK -- Paula Deen lost another chunk of her empire on Wednesday. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced that it has ended its relationship with the Sout...

Why the Paula Deen Controversy Is About Far More Than Words

Lisa Solod | Posted 08.26.2013 | Politics
Lisa Solod

What this brouhaha shows is that we are not even close to being an inclusive society, despite having a black president, despite the inroads the women's movement has made, despite our sudden willingness to deal with immigration reform.

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.

An Open Letter to Paula Deen

Michael W. Twitty | Posted 08.26.2013 | Black Voices
Michael W. Twitty

I am more angry about the cloud of smoke this fiasco has created for other issues surrounding race and Southern food. Culinary injustice is the annihilation of our food voices and nobody will talk about that like they are talking about you and the "n word."

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...