Why is Australia Dissing Chris Brown?

The Australian government has notified rhythm-and-blues singer Chris Brown, still tarnished from the brutal assault of his then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009, that he is not welcome Down Under, no matter how many $400 tickets he sells. In declaring the intent to deny a visa to Brown, Australia’s minister of women, Michaelia Cash, declared, “If you … Continued

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Chris Brown Learns a Lesson in Love and Lust

The tabloid media reported recently that R&B singer Chris Brown is the confirmed father of a 9-month-old daughter with a former model, whom he presumably met on the set of a music video. Also recently learning of the news was Brown’s on-again, off-again girlfriend, model Karrueche Tran, who has stood by Brown’s side numerous times … Continued

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Ebola and the Great Race Debate

Over the last week, I bet every person in America has either heard or said the word “Ebola” at least once. Maybe twice. Maybe a thousand times. Ebola fever has literally and figuratively made it to America. Fear, frustration, and confusion abound. Hand sanitizer has never sold so fast. People are prepping. Twitter is exploding. … Continued

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Is It Time to Forgive Chris Brown?

Maybe Oprah was wrong. Maybe when a man does something as despicable as hitting a woman, he realizes what a tool he is and gets help. Maybe he asks for forgiveness. Maybe he doesn’t do it again. In 2009, pop singer Chris Brown was arrested and convicted for assaulting his girlfriend, the singer Rihanna. On … Continued

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Kanye West: Is Profanity Acceptable in Pop Music?

Over the weekend, Kanye West took to Twitter to have a philosophical conversation about whether it is ever acceptable to use the word “bitch” and “nigger” in music or conversation. “I usually never tweet questions but I struggle with this so here goes… Is the word BITCH acceptable?,” he wrote on Twitter (h/t The Atlantic Wire). … Continued

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Romance Novels and What Women Want–The Awl Sacha Baron Cohen Banned From the Oscars–Deadline “When you can’t create you can work“–Henry Miller via Brain Pickings Are Men Settling for Mrs. Good Enough?–The Daily Beast The Frightening Rihanna-Chris Brown Collaboration–The Atlantic  Did National Enquirer Cross a Line?–Washington Post Pop Singer Ava Aston Is a Conservative in a Lib Industry–PJM

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Kate Middleton’s High-Street Fashion–The Daily Beast Glee Mocks Bible, Homeschoolers in V-Day Episode–Newsbusters The Women of Twitter–Jacob Weisberg in Vogue Should Chris Brown Be Forgiven For Beating Rihanna?–Huff Po Demi Moore’s Poignant Fall–The Daily Beast The Funniest YouTube Video Ever?–Time Lewinsky Back in Spotlight in New Clinton Documentary–LAT Happy Birthday to Seminal but Forgotten American … Continued

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