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March 30, 2015

Dear Apologetic Racists: Cry Me A River

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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.

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Nathalie Emmanuel Sizzles In GQ

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Jamie Foxx Slammed For 'Transphobic' Jokes

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Sheryl Lee Ralph Reflects On DIVAS

Sheryl Lee Ralph Reflects On DIVAS Simply Singing 2010
"In making this twenty year mark, DIVAS Simply Singing!, I am excited that the following ladies are joining us in what is is the longest consecutive running musical AIDS benefit in the US. Here are my thoughts on the ladies..."

Sheryl Lee Ralph Reflects On DIVAS

Sheryl on Holly Robinson Peete
"Please know that Holly can raise thousands of C notes and a few high Cs too. People have forgotten that. I'm glad she's here this year so people won't continue to."

Sheryl Lee Ralph Reflects On DIVAS

Sheryl on Jenifer Lewis
"What I said about Loretta goes ditto but this dear friend of mine can be an absolute bitch! And I love her for it!"

Sheryl Lee Ralph Reflects On DIVAS

Sheryl on Jody Watley
"This woman has a magical way of staying current and always keeps in touch. She is absolutely GLAMTASTIC! Love her! "

Sheryl Lee Ralph Reflects On DIVAS

Sheryl on Ledisi
"She is a new original TALENT. I predict she will be a classic American singer. Her talent is only eclipsed by her heart. I just love her."

Sheryl Lee Ralph Reflects On DIVAS

Sheryl on Patti Austin
"It's a true blessing to have the Grammy winning Patti Austin coming to celebrate with us. I believe her to be one of the finest voices in the business today -- bar none -- classic!"

Sheryl Lee Ralph Reflects On DIVAS

Sheryl on Loretta Devine
"This is my sister my friend and a wonderful human being who has participated in at least 15 of the 20 years of DIVAS."

Sheryl Lee Ralph Reflects On DIVAS

Sheryl on Naturi Naughton
"She is a bright, talented young star in the making and she can sing too! I love her and her mother."

Sheryl Lee Ralph Reflects On DIVAS

Sheryl on Teena Marie
"I Love that blue eyed soul!! This vocal powerhouse was an early supporter of DIVAS. I'm glad she's back."

Sheryl Lee Ralph Reflects On DIVAS

Sheryl on Deborah Cox
"She's sexy and she sultry. And we love her soulful voice. I'm excited to have her back in the DIVAS mix."

Sheryl Lee Ralph Reflects On DIVAS

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