Black News, Entertainment, Style and Culture - HuffPost Black Voices
iOS app Android app More
April 1, 2015

'Rapping While Black'

Diverse Images/UIG via Getty Images

Dear Apologetic Racists: Cry Me A River

Levi Pettit ASSOCIATED PRESS

When a child actress is called a vile name by an long-running satire site, a beautiful young singer is labeled a stoner for wearing dreadlocks and a phenomenal 13-year old-female athlete is called a slut, they deserve more than a canned, robotic mea culpa.

A Maya Angelou Play Is Finally In The Works

Maya Angelou
The Washington Post via Getty Images

What The New James Bond Movie Would Look Like With Idris Elba As 007

Idris Elba
Dave J Hogan via Getty Images

These Social Innovators Are Transforming The World, And You've Probably Never Even Heard Their Names

Kamal Quadir
Bloomberg via Getty Images

Raven-Symoné: 'I Am From Every Continent In Africa Except For One'

Raven Symone
Tommaso Boddi via Getty Images

CNN Panel Gangs Up On Trevor Noah Critic

Cnn Panel
CNN

Black Woman Details 'Intrusive' Hair Searches By TSA

Novella Coleman
HuffPost Live

Prisoners Turning Prisoners into Programmers

Brothers For All
Robyn Scott

Will Jay Z's Tidal Survive The Wave Of Streaming Music?

Tidal
Jamie McCarthy via Getty Images

Take A Look Inside 160 Pages Of Basquiat's Personal Diaries

Basq

85 Years After Infamous Lynching, Another Noose Stirs Tension In Indiana Town

Noose
Thomas Northcut via Getty Images
Global Black Voices
 

Double Vision: Meet the Pairs of Twins Who Are Revolutionizing African Fashion (PHOTOS)

Jumeaux Twins
urbanbushbabes

Gender Equality Is Here! Sexism Is Dead! We Can All Go Home Now!

Rip Sexism
.

Obama Commutes 22 Drug Sentences, Instantly Doubling The Number Of Commutations He's Issued

Obama
JIM WATSON via Getty Images

From Gangs & 'Gladiator School' to L.A. Chamber of Commerce

Arc
Caitlin Ahearn

Bucknell University Expels 3 For Racist Radio Broadcast

Bucknell
WNEP

'Empire' Star Explains Why She Never Felt Like A 'Light-Skinned Black Woman'

Terrence Howard Grace Gealey
FOX

Trevor Noah's Tweets Were Offensive -- But Let's Not Write Him Off Just Yet

Trevor Noah Comedian
Kevin Winter/NBCUniversal via Getty Images

Michigan Cop In Violent Arrest Video Previously Accused Of Excessive Force

Floyd Dent
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Wrongfully Convicted Man Who Spent 30 Years On Death Row Is Denied Restitution

Glenn Ford Louisianna
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Hundreds Attend Funeral Of Unarmed Man Shot By Police

Tony Robinson
AP

HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: A Daily Roundup Of Solutions-Based Stories

Religious Freedom Restoration Act
Aaron P. Bernstein via Getty Images

Is Fibre Optic Cable Key To Africa's Economic Growth?

Fibre Optic Cable Kenya
STRINGER via Getty Images

The Role Of Parents In Improving School Diversity

Diverse Classroom
Dave Nagel via Getty Images

Here's What You Need To Know About Trevor Noah, New 'Daily Show' Host

Trevor Noah
NBC via Getty Images

The Liberal Fight Over Banning 'Birth Of A Nation'

Birth Of A Nation Film
Hulton Archive via Getty Images

Here's The Truth About Interracial Dating... Mostly

Interracial
YouTube

Democrats and Republicans In Congress Actually Found Something To Agree On

Cory Booker
Gilbert Carrasquillo via Getty Images

FOLLOW HUFFPOST

    1. HuffPost
    2. Black Voices
    1. HuffPost
    2. Black Voices
    1. HuffPost
    2. Black Voices
    3. View all RSS feeds

Stephen Curry's Crossover Against CP3 Sends The Internet Into A Tizzy

Vine
Vine

Versace 'Rip-Off' Of An American Apparel T-Shirt Sells For Hundreds Of Dollars

Kesh
KESH/Instagram

Chanel's Paris-Salzburg Show In NYC Was Insane. Here's Why.

Chanel Salzburg
fashionreservoir instagram

Melissa Forde And Her Bestie Rihanna Make Strong Cases For The Bucket Hat

Melissa Forde Rihanna
Noam Galai via Getty Images

Should Twitter Lay Off Trevor Noah?

Trevor Noah
Byron Keulemans

Rewatch Snoop Dogg Teaching Martha Stewart To Make 'Special' Brownies

Martha Stewart Snoop Dogg
Lester Cohen via Getty Images

Trevor Noah Faces Backlash Over Past Tweets

Trevor Noah
Getty Images via Getty Images

Nathalie Emmanuel Sizzles In GQ

Nathalie Emmanuel
David Burton/GQ

Jamie Foxx Slammed For 'Transphobic' Jokes

Jamie Foxx
Kevin Winter via Getty Images

Rihanna Channels Lil' Kim At iHeartRadio Music Awards

Rihanna
Kevin Mazur via Getty Images

It's A Destiny's Child Reunion!

Destinys Child
Kevin Mazur via Getty Images

Rihanna's 'Home' Beats Out 'Get Hard' At The Box Office

Home
DreamWorks

Orange Carpet Style From The 2015 Kids' Choice Awards

Kids Choice Awards 2015
Getty Images

Larry Wilmore Knows The Real Reason Men Call Women 'Sluts'

Larry Wilmore
Johnny Louis via Getty Images

Does Ballet Have a Color?

Ballet Slippers
Antonio Gravante via Getty Images

Kevin Durant Is Done For The Season

Kevin Durant
ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ludacris Did Not Like The Paul Walker Jokes At Justin Bieber's Roast

Ludacris
HuffPost Live

Unlocking The Truth's Journey From Viral Craze To Label Hostages

Unlocking The Truth
Kevin Winter via Getty Images

Kendrick Lamar Has The First No. 1 Album With 'Pimp' In The Title

Kendrick Lamar
Chris Weeks via Getty Images

Whatever Happened To Meshell Ndegeocello?

Meshell Ndegeocello
Naïve Records

Karrueche Tran Opens Up About Her Love Triangle With Chris Brown And Rihanna

Karruche
OWN

Watch Mariah Carey Casually Sing Along To Her Greatest Hits

Corden Carey
CBS

http://xml.channel.aol.com/xmlpublisher/fetch.v2.xml?option=expand_relative_urls&dataUrlNodes=uiConfig,feedConfig,entry&id=442844&pid=442843&uts=1250021284
http://cdn.channel.aol.com/cs_feed_v1_6/csfeedwrapper.swf
The Cosby Show
The Cosby Show: Where Are They Now?
Though it was a big deal when it first premiered on the NBC network on Sept. 20, 1984, no one could've expected that the groundbreaking sitcom 'The Cosby Show,' would resonate so well with national audiences and make history as one of the most successful TV shows in history. But it did. Revolving around the life and times of The Huxtables, an upper-middle class African-American family living in a brownstone building in Brooklyn, New York, the Bill Cosby-helmed series was TV's biggest hit in the 1980s, according to TV Guide. Blackvoices.com takes a look at the cast members then and now. (Photo: Everett Collection)
BlackVoices.com

Mel B Pictures

    In this photo provided by Kraft Foods, Spice Girl "Mel B" poses for a photo wearing a T-shirt she designed based on the classic pink ribbon used for breast cancer awareness, after a fashion show and launch of "Pose for the Cure" web site to help Kraft Foods raise money for the 'Susan G. Komen for the Cure' fight against breast cancer in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. The shirt is for sale on the web site and the net proceeds will benefit the foundation. (AP Photo/Kraft Foods, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

    AP

    In this photo provided by Kraft Foods, Spice Girl "Mel B" poses for a photo wearing a T-shirt she designed based on the classic pink ribbon used for breast cancer awareness, after a fashion show and launch of "Pose for the Cure" web site to help Kraft Foods raise money for the 'Susan G. Komen for the Cure' fight against breast cancer in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. The shirt is for sale on the web site and the net proceeds will benefit the foundation. (AP Photo/Kraft Foods, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

    AP

    In this undated image released by Oxfam Tuesday Sept. 23, 2008, British singer Mel B participates in the 'In My Name' global campaign calling for action against poverty and demanding world leaders keep their promises on millennium development goals. (AP Photo/Oxfam, HO) ** NO SALES **

    AP

    In this photo provided by Kraft Foods, Spice Girl Mel B, left, serves as the emcee at a fashion show and launch of "Pose for the Cure" web site to help Kraft Foods raise money for the 'Susan G. Komen for the Cure' fight against breast cancer in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. Mel B wears a T-shirt she designed based on the classic pink ribbon used for breast cancer awareness. The shirt is for sale on the web site and the net proceeds will benefit the foundation. The woman at right is unidentified. (AP Photo/Kraft Foods, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

    AP

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: TV personality and designer Khloe Kardashian and Olympic-level swimmer and model Amanda Beard (R) pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

    Getty Images

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Ultimo Scottish designer lingerie brand founder Michelle Mone (L) and pop singer Melanie Brown pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

    Getty Images

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown poses backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

    Getty Images

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown and Olympic-level swimmer and model Amanda Beard (R) pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

    Getty Images

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown and singer Aubrey O'Day (R) poses backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

    Getty Images

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown, Olympic-level swimmer and model Amanda Beard, singer Aubrey O'Day and TV personality and designer Khloe Kardashian pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

    Getty Images


"I think the thing that most people will be surprised about is that we are on the show," said the Chicago native, who became a household name when she played Vanessa Huxtable. "Not only do we not talk about our private life, we don't do this type of show. We don't fit into the mold of show, so I constantly get that question. I hope people will get past the title and see what these men are doing: pursuing their careers, taking care of their children. I have nothing but respect for that."

Respect indeed.

Although the new series may appear to be just another commodity among today's prime-time lineup, show producers wanted to open up a timely dialogue. The increasing trend of husbands staying at home and raising families due to the current economic crisis is a demographic shift that has hit men harder then women.

Reuters reports that according to U.S. labor statistics, unemployment rates among men grew at nearly double the pace of women in 2008, to 7.9 percent from 5.0 percent for men and to 6.4 percent from 4.8 percent for women. This is the fact that Bledsoe thinks will benefit the show's potential success.

"I think this [program] shows in a very positive and realistic light what it is for a man to take over the role [of child raising], and I have a lot of admiration for them," she said during a presentation to TV critics. "It is easy to cast these men as something not very manly. ...I think that's a real disservice. The time is good to look at this show and see these men for what they really are."

"The fact that there are men who are raising their children should enable stay-at-home dads," said Bell. "Hopefully, we are looking at it from the humorous point of view and everyone enjoys that and enjoys the dynamic between all of the guys."

Also featured on 'House Husbands of Hollywood' are former Los Angeles Dodger Billy Ashley, whose wife, Lisa, is a celebrity makeup artist; former Marine sniper Grant Reynolds, who is married to FOX 11 morning news show host Jillian Reynolds; and aspiring actor Danny Barclay, whose wife, Katherine, is a high-powered LA lawyer.




http://xml.channel.aol.com/xmlpublisher/fetch.v2.xml?option=expand_relative_urls&dataUrlNodes=uiConfig,feedConfig,entry&id=451142&pid=451141&uts=1250011508
http://cdn.channel.aol.com/cs_feed_v1_6/csfeedwrapper.swf
Reality Bites
Keeping It "Real"
BlackVoices.com takes a look at famous and infamous reality TV show stars of the past and present. Come on in.
VH1, Getty Images
BlackVoices.com

Mel B Pictures

    In this photo provided by Kraft Foods, Spice Girl "Mel B" poses for a photo wearing a T-shirt she designed based on the classic pink ribbon used for breast cancer awareness, after a fashion show and launch of "Pose for the Cure" web site to help Kraft Foods raise money for the 'Susan G. Komen for the Cure' fight against breast cancer in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. The shirt is for sale on the web site and the net proceeds will benefit the foundation. (AP Photo/Kraft Foods, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

    AP

    In this photo provided by Kraft Foods, Spice Girl "Mel B" poses for a photo wearing a T-shirt she designed based on the classic pink ribbon used for breast cancer awareness, after a fashion show and launch of "Pose for the Cure" web site to help Kraft Foods raise money for the 'Susan G. Komen for the Cure' fight against breast cancer in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. The shirt is for sale on the web site and the net proceeds will benefit the foundation. (AP Photo/Kraft Foods, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

    AP

    In this undated image released by Oxfam Tuesday Sept. 23, 2008, British singer Mel B participates in the 'In My Name' global campaign calling for action against poverty and demanding world leaders keep their promises on millennium development goals. (AP Photo/Oxfam, HO) ** NO SALES **

    AP

    In this photo provided by Kraft Foods, Spice Girl Mel B, left, serves as the emcee at a fashion show and launch of "Pose for the Cure" web site to help Kraft Foods raise money for the 'Susan G. Komen for the Cure' fight against breast cancer in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008. Mel B wears a T-shirt she designed based on the classic pink ribbon used for breast cancer awareness. The shirt is for sale on the web site and the net proceeds will benefit the foundation. The woman at right is unidentified. (AP Photo/Kraft Foods, Ray Stubblebine) **NO SALES**

    AP

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: TV personality and designer Khloe Kardashian and Olympic-level swimmer and model Amanda Beard (R) pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

    Getty Images

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Ultimo Scottish designer lingerie brand founder Michelle Mone (L) and pop singer Melanie Brown pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

    Getty Images

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown poses backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

    Getty Images

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown and Olympic-level swimmer and model Amanda Beard (R) pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

    Getty Images

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown and singer Aubrey O'Day (R) poses backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

    Getty Images

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 09: Pop singer Melanie Brown, Olympic-level swimmer and model Amanda Beard, singer Aubrey O'Day and TV personality and designer Khloe Kardashian pose backstage at the Mel B With Ultimo Spring 2009 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the Metropolitan Pavilion on September 9, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images )

    Getty Images

Tagged as: ADifferentWorld, darryl bell, DarrylBell, DarrylMBell, FoxRealityChannel, HousehusbandsofHollywood, TempesttBledsoe, TheCosbyShow
Email This

Comments: (88)

Add a comment

Page 1 of 9

Add a Comment

Please keep your comments relevant to this blog entry. Email addresses are never displayed but they are required to confirm your comments. When you enter your name and email address, you'll be sent a link to confirm your comment, and a password. To leave another comment, just use that password."

More on Black Voices

Follow Us

Most Commented Articles

Daily Drama

The Best Clips From TV's Hottest Shows


More Daily Drama >>

Bossip

feed

The Urban Daily

feed
Around the Web