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March 4, 2015

'Rape Trumps Race': Is Bill Cosby's Image Tarnished in Black History?

Bill Cosby ASSOCIATED PRESS

As Black History Month comes and goes, television shows that foster black pride also come and go. I understand that many black men attached their self worth and their manhood to the character Bill Cosby made famous. In retrospect, I do not believe we need to look at television to give us our self worth.

Eric Holder: Ferguson Police Created A 'Toxic' Environment

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DOJ Issues Damning Report On Ferguson Police, Courts

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Damian Lillard To Make Mom Proud And Graduate College

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Marissa Alexander Speaks Out

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DOJ Finds Ferguson Police Routinely Discriminate

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How To Create A Sustainable Black Future

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Laurence Fishburne: Vows Not to Speak to Daughter Until She 'Turns Her Life Around'

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Recently, Montana Fishburne made national headlines when the 18-year-old daughter of Academy Award-nominated actor Laurence Fishburne announced plans to release an adult entertainment film with Vivid Entertainment, titled 'Montana Fishburne.'

Montana previously spoke exclusively to BV Newswire, disclosing that she had yet to speak with her father, but added that while he may be "upset," she hoped he would support her new career in the porn industry and ultimately be proud that she accomplished one of her life goals.

The Westchester-born budding adult film star continued, "Fathers are usually upset when they hear about their daughters losing their virginity. So I don't think he wants to see it blasted across the world."

Montana finally heard from her famous dad and, as to be expected, he wasn't happy.

She told TMZ that the 'Matrix' actor said, "I'm not going to speak to you 'till you turn your life around.'"

He added, "You embarrassed me" before declaring his ultimate disapproval with her decision to become a porn star. "You used your last name. No one uses their real name in porn."

Regardless of her father's disapproval, Montana is pushing forth with her racy endeavors.

"This is something I wanted to do; it's a goal that I had. ... I'm proud of my body, and I'm proud of my work and the performance that I gave. So all the people sending out negatives should find a different way to look at it and be happy for me," she said.


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