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OPINION - Shonda Rhimes is a show-runner of the short who likes to portray a colorfully diverse and integrated world, and often sidesteps issues of race within her series...
OPINION - The symbolic gesture alone of Queen Latifah performing at the Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival helps broach the support for gay rights equality in America...
OPINION - The Brian McKnight of 2012 wants to 'show you how your pu**y works.' Oh yes -- this 90s R&B icon has officially committed career suicide.

OPINION - Perhaps we can hold HBO accountable for this glaringly white portrait of NYC, but we can't blame Lena Dunham for things she doesn't know...
OPINION - On Nicki Minaj's 'Roman Reloaded' you will find 19 tracks that careen between top 40 pop and mixtape hip-hop with the grace of a hippo on a tightrope...
OPINION - The indomitable singer-songwriter has headed to the south for his latest musical envoy, resulting in shocking success. Could going country resurrect Lionel Ritchie's career?...

OPINION - Esperanza Spalding by far is one of the most interesting female voices out now, and her cross-over success could prove to be a boon for both jazz and pop music fans...
OPINION - To watch 'Love Jones' now is to get a heavy dose of the 90s -- poetry slams, mid-drift tops, and a charming time before Facebook drama and text message hook-ups...
OPINION - Following up a hit with a flop is a risky game in which Murphy has often played, but eventually he's going to lose. Are Eddie Murphy's poor choices putting his career in jeopardy?...

OPINION - With so many starring roles, not to mention his TV shows and entertainment empire, does the mogul risk overexposure and exhausting his fans?...
OPINION - Denzel, while certainly enduring a few flops, has still managed to maintain a successful career, and is arguably more popular now than he's ever been...
OPINION - It's possible that a career shift to more gospel-oriented music may have finally given Houston the life she wanted, and saved her from the personal demons that she battled so publicly...
OPINION - Minaj's big gamble failed to pay off. Her "Exorcism of Roman" routine was panned by critics and viewers. Could the pop star be losing her artistic direction and risking her career?...
OPINION - Key and Peele say their life experience is what makes their comedy unique. Both comedians are biracial, a fact that greatly informs their performances...
OPINION - Somehow against the odds Common has pinned Drake in his crosshairs as a fortuitous enemy to hip-hop at-large, taking shots at the Canadian rapper for his rapping style...
OPINION - This weekend 'Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol' is debuting in theaters, and the woman playing right hand to Tom Cruise is Paula Patton...
OPINION - Though OWN Network launched to great fanfare back in January, 11 months later the network is damn near D.O.A...
OPINION - Let's face it: black people love Robin Thicke. Not that I'm in the business of granting people unofficial 'hood passes', but if I were, he'd definitely be getting one...
OPINION - Congratulations are due to Kanye West, who is currently leading the 2012 Grammy nominations with seven...
OPINION - Two very big pop stars released albums this week, and while tradition would have had most of us pitting one album against the other, these two couldn't be more different...