Alex Jung

Gabourey Sidibe is Not Precious Jones; Creates Pandemonium

gsidibe.jpgBy Alex Jung When Lee Daniels opened his casting call in urbania, to find the It girl whom Hollywood could not offer, he searched for a woman who did not resemble Precious Jones. He avoided casting women whose own lives mirrored that of Precious’ because he intuited that such a choice would have been exploitative.

<em>Glee</em> Is Off Key on Race

The popular TV show illustrates what goes wrong when liberals focus on diversity.

Chris Rock’s Documentary "Good Hair" Falls Flat

The once-bold comedian delivers a blow-dried, glossy version of Black women’s hair stories.

Why I Love Watching White Girls Cry

One guy’s off color take on TV

Banished From Home

A new documentary considers reparations and suggests how little has changed in more than a century.

Children Behind Bars for Life

A new report focuses on the youngest victims of mandatory sentencing.

How Black is New Orleans?

New census figures don’t tell the whole story.