This past Wednesday I returned to NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin where I was again part of the "Beauty Shop" segment. This time I was joined by my friends Keli Goff of The Root and Bridget Johnson of PJ Media. We talked about Syria, the whole Fast Company "Smart Women of Twitter" debacle and about child-free zones on airlines. Check it out after the jump.
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Wednesday The Snob returned to the Beauty Shop segment of NPR's Tell Me More with Michel Martin. It was all about Zimmerman verdict aftermath. (I'm amazed any of us still had anything left to talk about!) But a good show was had with myself, Bridget Johnson of PJ Media and my friend Keli Goff, political correspondent for The Root.
Check it out.
Point #1: I like how Ms. found one of the most conservative photos ever of King Bey. It's like a photo from the time she got bored and decided to enter and win the Miss America beauty pageant.
Point #2: That headline is missing a question mark as in the interview with author Janell Hobson we were debating if Beyonce's actions and lyrics could be considered feminist. VERDICT IS STILL OUT!
Check the magazine out on newsstands this spring and summer.
I'm also quoted this week in an article about black people and mental illness on The Root, written by mi amiga Keli Goff. Check that out as well here.
A round-up of what I've did, what I'm doing and where I've been this month so far! (Image via CCTV)
Not too long after the NAACP ripped CNN and others for their lack of black prime time anchors, Rev. Al Sharpton, Civil Rights activist and sayer of uncomfortable things, has been made the new afternoon host of some random news program on MSNBC. He's replacing Cenk Uygur who was kind of terrible in the same slot. Sharpton, while not a polished broadcast journalist, brings a much more unpredictable sense to the program, as conservatives, barely able to contain their disgust, attempt to have a debate with him on air.
Quite a few of my friends, professional peers and contemporaries are publishing books this year, many of which have already come out this summer. Over the last few weeks UPS packages were left at my front door with books by Essence Editor Demetria L. Lucas of A Belle In Brooklyn fame, journalists and online writers Sophia A. Nelson and Keli Goff, as well as my friend, K Chronicles cartoonist Keith "Keef" Knight and his new (th)ink anthology, Too Small To Fail. Keli's first novel, The GQ Candidate, (via publisher Simon & Schuster) is actually sponsoring The Black Snob towards the end of this month through August.
My fellow editor and journalist Keli Goff over at theLoop21 got an exclusive interview with Don Lemon last night. Here's a sample:
KELI GOFF: We all know that there are celebrities who have not done interviews with the New York Times about their sexuality but live openly with their partners. Do you think they have a responsibility to shout it from the rooftops or do they have a right to enjoy the privacy that a heterosexual person who says, “I don’t discuss my sex life,” is granted?
DON LEMON: Well, I think everyone has a right to their privacy, but I don’t think the two are equal. For me it’s the same as people who did what they had to do back in the day back in the 40’s and 50’s and 60’s. Black people would come up from the South to the North and pass. [See the story of Anatole Broyard] I think it’s the same sort of thing. I think at a certain point, if you are successful and have proven yourself in your chosen field you do have a responsibility in some sense. With that responsibility comes a right to privacy so everyone can do it in their own time, although it would be nice it everyone could shout it from the rooftops. What people don’t realize in their silence is that there is a degree of conveying that you think something is wrong. In the silence there is a degree of you not thinking you can be yourself.
The worse thing that most people don’t like about another person is dishonesty and in silence, there is a certain degree of dishonesty by not talking about it. That’s what I mean by equating to people who passed for white before and during the civil rights movement. There’s a certain measure of dishonesty because it’s not the truth.