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Rhonda Lee Fired

Power to the People: Hair Texture and Gender Matter to TV News Audiences

Ava Thompson Greenwell | Posted 02.27.2013 | Black Voices
Ava Thompson Greenwell

If you're a female working on air in television news with naturally wavy, curly or kinky hair, most likely you wear it straightened or you wear a wig that mimics straight hair. Why? Because that's what television news bosses think viewers want to see.

Fired Meteorologist Rhonda Lee Speaks Out on Democracy Now!

Democracy Now! | Posted 02.19.2013 | Women
Democracy Now!

Rhonda Lee, an African-American TV meteorologist, was fired by KTBS in Louisiana last month after responding to a viewer's criticism of her short, nat...

TV Station Responds To The Firing Of Rhonda Lee

The Huffington Post | Julee Wilson | Posted 02.10.2013 | Black Voices

The news that Louisiana television station KTBS fired meteorologist Rhonda Lee is getting a lot of folks ... well, fired up. Twitter is ablaze with ou...