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'Rape Trumps Race': Is Bill Cosby's Image Tarnished in Black History?

Jewel Allison | Posted 03.04.2015 | Black Voices
Jewel Allison

As Black History Month comes and goes, television shows that foster black pride also come and go. I understand that many black men attached their self worth and their manhood to the character Bill Cosby made famous. In retrospect, I do not believe we need to look at television to give us our self worth.

Dear Empire Critics, Stop Hating. You Just Don't Get It.

Ernest Owens | Posted 02.05.2015 | Black Voices
Ernest Owens

It's a prime-time drama for entertainment and reflection, people, not a political editorial or a public-policy initiative. Lee Daniels is a creator who should be given a right to fully explore his cinematic talent without being constrained by the narrow social confines of "making black people look good."

Malcolm-Jamal Warner Comments On Bill Cosby Allegations

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 01.21.2015 | Entertainment

Malcolm-Jamal Warner, who most fans know as Theo from "The Cosby Show," recently nabbed his first Grammy nomination, and in an interview with Billboar...

What Collateral Damage Could the Cosby Quagmire Inflict on the African-American Community?

Chandra Thomas Whitfield | Posted 01.31.2015 | Black Voices
Chandra Thomas Whitfield

While many of us have celebrated and enjoyed Cosby's talents, he is one man who in no way represents an entire race of people. We all must do our part to ensure that no matter how this situation ultimately unfolds, that it does not end up casting an unwarranted negative shadow on an entire community.

The Bill Cosby We Loved Is Gone

Susan Berger | Posted 01.31.2015 | Fifty
Susan Berger

For those of us who grew up in the '60s, hearing accuser after accuser come forward with their accounts of rape and sexual assault by the beloved Bill Cosby is for some of us akin to a child learning there is no Santa, Easter Bunny or Tooth Fairy.

To Hell With Bill Cosby? Disney Already Did That With The Devil and Max Devlin

Jim Hill | Posted 01.20.2015 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Like a lot of you folks out there, I don't exactly know how to feel about Bill Cosby right now. I mean, the man is a comedy legend. As a kid, I listen...

TV Land Pulls 'Cosby Show' Repeats

EW.com | Posted 11.20.2014 | Entertainment

Bill Cosby is continuing to move off TV’s entertainment schedule and into its news programs....

Bill Cosby Asked The Internet To 'Meme' Him, And It Completely Backfired

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.11.2014 | Comedy

On Monday, Bill Cosby's Twitter account posted a link to a meme-generator on the comedian's website and playfully told followers to "Go ahead, meme me...

The Problem With Staying Together For The Kids

Joe DeProspero | Posted 12.29.2014 | Divorce
Joe DeProspero

I once overheard my father tell my mother, "The kids are all I have in this house." It wasn't flattering to hear. It just made me deeply sad.

Rinkins Report: Bill Cosby Reflects on Entertainment and Education

Zach Rinkins | Posted 12.06.2014 | Black Voices
Zach Rinkins

"You can have an education. You can even earn a doctorate degree. But, you will not succeed unless you value yourself. You must also have integrity, honesty and the ability to think."

'Black-ish': Horrible Parody of Black Family Life

Frances Cudjoe Waters | Posted 11.25.2014 | Black Voices
Frances Cudjoe Waters

I cringed when I saw the name and promos for Black-ish. But, I tried to reserve judgment until I saw it. And sure enough, its premise and the actual show is as offensive as its name.

A Look Back At TV's Best-Dressed Family

The Huffington Post | Dana Oliver | Posted 09.25.2014 | Style

Not only did "The Cosby Show" introduce TV viewers to a fictional black family made up of professional, loving parents and their intelligent, witty ch...

The Cosby Show Turns 30! Surprising Facts About the Hit Series

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 11.22.2014 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

In Nov. 1984, just two months after a brand new TV show called The Cosby Show first debuted on NBC, John Markus, a writer on the series, visited his family in London, Ohio for Thanksgiving.

Reunited: 'A Different World' Cast On Show's Major Impact, 20 Years Later

OWN | Posted 09.18.2014 | OWN

It's been more than two decades since "The Cosby Show" spinoff series "A Different World" ended, but the show continues to have a lasting impact on an...

Vh1's 'ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta's Rise in the Rap Game'

Nsenga Burton | Posted 11.03.2014 | Black Voices
Nsenga Burton

Despite a strong introduction, the film quickly falls into a narrative that is hyper focused on rap music, yet fails to include in a meaningful way, other musical movements that were taking place simultaneously and contributed significantly to the rise of Atlanta rap.

Raven-Symone Was So Fancy Back In The Day

The Huffington Post | Lauren Zupkus | Posted 07.24.2014 | Entertainment

Sorry, Iggy Azelea, but Raven-Symone has been fancy for years now. The former "The Cosby Show" star posted an adorable photo to Instagram from when...

Malcolm Jamal Warner Reveals AMAZING Cosby Show Secret

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices

The famous on screen compatibility of “The Cosby Show” family of actors made for one heck of a ride for viewers. But behind the scenes, teenage ho...

Bill Cosby Is Coming Back To TV!

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 07.13.2014 | Entertainment

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Bill Cosby could be returning to the network with a new comedy as soon as next summer. The series, described as a "cla...

Where Is This Generation's Clair Huxtable?

Dr. Misee Harris | Posted 09.01.2014 | TV
Dr. Misee Harris

Where is this generation's Clair Huxtable? Phylicia Rashad's character showed me through her television portrayal that with hard work, good values, and grace I could accomplish anything. Where have all of the black lawyers and doctors on television gone?

7 Classic Sitcom Dad Scenes That Will Warm Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Jessica Dickerson | Posted 06.13.2014 | Black Voices

What would we do without sitcom fathers? They teach us important lessons, offer love, support, and comedic relief when we need it the most. This Fa...

WATCH: Phylicia Rashad On 'The Cosby Show' Kids Today

HuffPost Live | Posted 04.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

As one of the most recognizable TV moms during the '80s and '90s, Phylicia Rashad developed a very tight-knit bond with the actors who played her chil...

WATCH: 'Cosby Show' Star Cringes At The Current State Of Sitcoms

HuffPost Live | Ryan Buxton | Posted 04.03.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

It's been 22 years since the universally-acclaimed "Cosby Show" went off the air, and sitcoms just haven't been the same since, according to Phylicia ...

Ross Luippold

Bill Cosby Pretty Much Killed It At SXSW

HuffingtonPost.com | Ross Luippold | Posted 03.13.2014 | Comedy

"You better live this!" Bill Cosby's spontaneous reply to an audience member was simply a throwaway joke about marriage (it received big laughs), b...

These 8 TV Couples Are Our Marriage Role Models

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 02.21.2014 | Weddings

Washington D.C.'s most ruthless power couple is back on the small screen now that Netflix has released season 2 of "House of Cards," and like many of ...

Cosby Fans Rejoice!

AP | Posted 01.27.2014 | Black Voices

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC is confirming that Bill Cosby is developing a possible new sitcom he would star in. The deal brings the 76-year-old entertainer...