Souleo: Big Freedia’s reality TV series doubles as therapy and LGBT advocacy platform

Big Freedia_Photo Credit_Shaughn Crawford-FuseBy Souleo

Some people pursue therapy in a private and traditional sense: a licensed professional, a couch, and paying for as many hours as they wish to discuss their life. Big Freedia isn’t one of those people. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Unsung Hollywood Challenges Diversity Issues

Unsung Hollywood A Differnt World Behind the Scenes Cast Photo_Courtesy TV One (1)By Souleo

Receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame takes longevity, success, the right connections, and for some, your own episode on TV One’s popular docu-series, Unsung Hollywood. Continue Reading →

Souleo: African-American Literary Awards Show faces questionable future

André St. Clair and Caroline Dessert of Immigration Equality were joined by New York City Public Advocate Letitia James at Shine_Courtesy of Immigration EqualityFor the second time in its ten year history the African-American Literary Awards Show [AALAS] has canceled its ceremony. The first cancellation in 2005 was due to Hurricane Katrina but this year the challenges appear to be internal. Continue Reading →

Souleo: ‘Paternity Court’ TV judge does it all

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By Souleo

So exactly how does one go from being a back-up singer for Mary J. Blige and Diddy to presiding over the hit TV judge show ‘Paternity Court?’ If you’re Lauren Lake it starts with your upbringing. Continue Reading →

Souleo: “Hollywood Divas” Stars Dish On Debut Season’s Drama

HWD_Cast_Photo Credit - Alex Martinez (1)By Souleo

Numerous headlines have appeared over the past few years documenting the plight of black actresses in Hollywood. TV One has decided to do something about it. Continue Reading →

Souleo: New TV Series Explores ‘America By The Numbers’

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 By Souleo

If the numbers truly don’t lie then America is in the midst of radical demographic changes. The U. S. Census Bureau predicts a nation primarily of multiple hues with a majority non-white population by 2043, if not sooner. Continue Reading →

Souleo: The Sports World Could Learn From Derek Fordjour’s Artworks

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By Souleo

The world of professional sports has come under national scrutiny for its recent controversies involving Ray Rice’s domestic violence incident, Adrian Peterson’s child abuse case and the NFL’s failure to guarantee cheerleaders a minimum wage despite generating $9.7 billion annually. Continue Reading →