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Raven-Symone Discusses Infamous Gay Marriage Tweet With KeKe Palmer

July 4th, 2014 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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Last summer, actress Raven-Symone gave us all something to talk (and tweet) about after she excitedly thanked the government for “finally” providing her with the ability to get married. The tweet was believed to be in response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn The Defense of Marriage Act.

“I can finally get married! Yay government! So proud of you,” she tweeted.

Of course, her tweet left folks wondering if this was her way of coming out of the closet. During a recent appearance on “Just KeKe,” the former “Cosby” kid briefly discussed the tweet. While she wouldn’t confirm whether or not she’s a lesbian, she did say this:

“I’ll just say I love my LGBT community and I’m part of them for always.”

When asked why she sent the tweet, Raven responded:

“Girl, I sent it because people are raising stupid laws. Period.”

Clearly, this is not something that she’s ready to publicly address. What she was willing to discuss, however, was how she transitioned out of her child star image with people constantly criticizing her.

“How do I say this correctly without making people angry? You have to be confident in who you are no matter what your team, background noise or front-ground noise makes. You have to stay strong as long as you’re not, ya know, being a drug addict or nothing crazy then you gotta listen. But when you’re just trying to color your hair, stay strong. It’s hard because people want to continue the brand, continue the look that they created to, I’m being honest, they want to continue that look that made them money for so long but sometimes it doesn’t always coincide with who you are as a person…”

Watch a clip from Raven’s interview below. “Just KeKe” airs weekdays at 5 pm ET.  

Mind Ya Bi’ness, Just Mind Ya Bi’ness: Celebs Who Refuse To Confirm Their Sexual Orientation

February 24th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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It may be 2014 but there are still some celebrities out there who refuse to confirm their sexual preference for one reason or another.

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Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah blazed a trail by becoming successful in a male-dominated rap world. As her popularity grew, so did questions about her sexuality. Dogged by rumors for much of her career, Queen Latifah has refused to comment about her personal life. Paparazzi have caught the New Jersey native numerous times with her then-personal trainer/long-time ex-girlfriend Jeanette Jenkins but she has still been adamant about keeping her private life private. At this year’s Grammys, many thought the “Ladies First” rapper would finally come out of the closet while officiating a number of gay marriages at an event before the ceremony, but she didn’t.

Are Those Your Real Eyes?? Celebs With Gorgeous Light Eyes

February 10th, 2014 - By Iva Anthony
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Whether it be the big screen or television, these celebrities stand out from all others because of their stunning eyes, which we are proud to say are not contacts. Check out these Black celebs with light eyes that make us swoon — and jealous — all at the same time.

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Stacey Dash

Stacey Dash starred in a couple episodes of “The Cosby Show” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” early on in her career but her big break came in 1995’s Clueless as the self-centered Dionne Davenport, opposite Alicia Silverstone and Brittany Murphy. Part Barbadian, African-American and Mexican, the former “Single Ladies” star caught a lot of flack in 2012 for endorsing Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Using her platform to express her conservative views, Dash also criticized Jay Z and Beyonce for their 2013 trip to Cuba.

Underneath It All: Celebs Who’ve Shown Off Their Real Natural Hair

November 18th, 2013 - By Iva Anthony
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Is it an accessory or a necessity? These 15 celebs prove that although they may wear weaves out in public, they actually have a head of beautiful hair underneath it all.

Celebs Who've Shown Their Real/ Natural Hair

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Sanaa Lathan

Actress Sanaa Lathan is known for her high-end hair extensions but over the summer, the Best Man Holiday star decided to switch things up. Posting a photo of herself on Facebook sans a weave, Lathan revealed a thick and full head of hair. Lathan added the following caption: And the weave is out! #yesihaveALOTofhair #sandybrown #ineedatrim #ilovemyscalp

Successful Actors Who Avoided The Curse Of Child Stardom

September 9th, 2013 - By Meghan Williams
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Following the tragic death of “Rizzoli & Isles” star Lee Thompson Young, the question of child stardom and its effects has once again surfaced. Except this time, the conversation has taken somewhat of a different turn, considering the fact that Young, who rose to stardom in the ‘90s on the Disney Channel’s “The Famous Jett Jackson,” seemed unlike many of the more destructive child stars of today. After the show ended, Young continued acting on television and in movies and even graduated from the University of Southern California with Honors. He also wrote his first screenplay in 2007.

Young’s tale reminds us of the hard truth that we may never know the depths of these former child stars’ innermost struggles, but there are many who have successfully avoided or overcome those battles to become successfyl adults in the industry, Like Lee Thompson Young, these child stars’ professional lives have been clean, drama-free, and accurate representations of their multitudinous talents. Check out which stars made the list.

Oh Geez: Raven-Symone Thrown In The Middle Of Nude Pic Scandal

August 26th, 2013 - By Jazmine Denise Rogers
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A photo of two women sharing an intimate moment recently set photo sharing site Instagram ablaze, as it was believed that one of the women in the photo was former Disney star, Raven-Symoné. The photo was of course shocking, since up until this past August, the 27-year-old actress has kept her sexuality fairly private. In the viral image, a woman, who looks a lot like Raven in the particular shot, is being straddled by a nude tattooed woman with blonde hair.

It turns out that the women depicted in the photo is not Raven, but a model who goes model by the name of P.R. Rocket. According to Mara the Hip Hop Socialite, the photos were shot by photographer Andrew Fennell and were a part of a photo series called the Dynasty Series. In a post titled, Not So Raven Symone, reps on behalf of the Dynasty Series also took the the web to clear up the rumors and claim ownership of the photos.

“I heard a rumor on twitter today that Raven Symone and Brittany Slam had a rather ‘intimate’ picture together. Hmmm…looks kinda familiar. That girl is quite hot, let me tell you!”

And there you have it.

If you’re interested in seeing the photo that started it all, turn the page.

Is She Out? Raven-Symone Thanks Goverment For Being Able To Wed Now

August 2nd, 2013 - By Brande Victorian
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For the past few years there has been much interest in actress Raven-Symone’s sexuality — mostly because it’s something she never speaks on, perhaps until today. Two hours ago, the former Disney star sent out an interesting tweet that many think is confirmation of her homosexuality. She wrote:

What’s confusing is the timing of the child star’s message. Many think it is a response to the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn The Defense of Marriage Act which will allow same-sex marriages to be recognized by the Federal government; however this decision was handed down in June, making her about two months late on the acknowledgement. The tweet also appears to be in direct conflict with a statement the 27-year-old made early last year when rumors surfaced she was dating former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Az Marie. At the time, she said:

I’m living my PERSONAL life the way I’m happiest. I’m not one, in my 25 year career to disclose who I’m dating. and I shall not start now. My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I’m dating to know. I’m not one for a public display of my life. However that is my right as a HUMAN BEing whether straight or gay. To tell or not to tell. As long as I’m not harming anyone. I am a light being made from love. And my career is the only thing I would like to put on display, not my personal life. Kisses!”

Though Raven still hasn’t technically put her personal life on display, she may have put her sexual orientation out in the open. But with no further comment from her, all one can do is continue to speculate as we have been.

What are your thoughts?

 

From Mary J To Michael Bublé And…Raven-Symone? 10 Of The Best And Most Side-Eye Worthy Stevie Wonder Covers

May 30th, 2013 - By Clarke Gail Baines
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As a musical icon who has been around since he was just a 13-year-old with a harmonica, Stevie Wonder has classics for days. And with any icon, eventually, people want to cover your jams. Such was the case with MJ and Prince, whom we covered already, but people have been trying to copy Stevie’s essence since the ’60s. The results have been good, but also sometimes questionable as hell. Here are 10 artists who tried to cover tracks from Stevie’s endless catalog of jams.

John Legend – Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing

If you’ve seen the movie Hitch with Will Smith, then you probably have had the chance to hear this remake. Produced by will.i.am, the track definitely kept the essence of Stevie’s original with all the instrumentals in the back and the piano arrangement. And Legend also did a great job vocally. Still upbeat, still fun. Now if only Legend could have broke out in some impromptu Spanish like Stevie did just to show he knows how to have some fun…

Raven-Symoné Is Hanging With Mr. Cooper Again! Pair To Reunite On New Sitcom

May 17th, 2013 - By Lauren R.D. Fox
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From BlackVoices

It’s a “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper” reunion!

Raven-Symoné, the young star of the ’90s ABC sitcom, will guest star on Nick at Nite’s “See Dad Run,” which co-stars Mark Curry, who played the titular character on “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper.”  “See Dad Run” centers on a former sitcom (Scott Baio) who’s now a stay-at-home father. Raven will play talk show host Whitney Gibbons. David (Baio) agrees to appear on her show despite their previous history. Cooper plays David’s friend Marcus on the series. Raven’s episode is set to air during Season 2 in the fall on Nick at Nite.

Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper” aired from 1992 to 1997 and centered on single high-school teacher and coach Mr. Cooper (Curry), who lived with two female roommates, one being Vanessa, played by Peete. Raven played Nicole, the daughter of Mark’s cousin Geneva Lee (Saundra Quarterman), both of whom moved in with Mark and Vanessa in Season 2 after roommate Robin Dumars (Dawnn Lewis) moved out.

Are you excited to see Raven and Mark Curry together again?

Read more at BlackVoices.com

 

 

Sidequel: Successful Spin-Offs Of Popular Television Shows

April 29th, 2013 - By Nicole Akoukou Thompson
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Spinoffs are greatly appreciated for a few reasons: they allow viewers to see lesser characters develop independently; they give viewers a different take of the characters from the previous sitcom; and, finally, spinoffs are uniquely responsible for creating that ‘neighboring effect’ on television, allowing audiences and characters, alike, feel as if they are stepping from one living room into another. This has been seen time and time again in television. Cheers begot Fraiser, Grey’s Anatomy begot Private Practice, Buffy begot Angel, and  Dr. Who begot Torchwood. Check out some our favorites over the years.