For The Root Tuesday I touched on my history of loving, then hating actor Terrence Howard. While I've always enjoyed Howard as an actor, with all his woman-hating comments and accusations of domestic violence, it's gotten harder and harder to separate the man from the performance. I saw him in "The Best Man Holiday" last weekend and was reminded of how much I originally loved him and of how he's become a running, misogynist gag. Check out the story here.
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After taking a month-long hiatus (punctuated by me speaking at Duke University for a Race In Space conference, going on NPR and HLN and some occasional writing for Clutch), I'm back! Monday for Clutch Magazine Online, I wrote about how people are making a mistake if they think Saturday Night Live needs a more diverse cast for diversity's sake. SNL needs one to simply stay ahead in the game. They're in the topical comedy business and love it or hate it -- black people are pretty darn topical from Michelle Obama to Oprah to Beyonce and the fact that those three people all know each other. To continue to operate as if the paragons of popular culture and politics are all white males is so very 1984.