Paula Deen

Dora Charles, a former assistant chef for beleaguered celebrity chef Paula Deen, spent over two decades working in an environment where she witnessed Deen’s much-publicized racism upfront. However, the 61-year-old Charles has moved on and released a new cookbook which she says only happened as a result of her working alongside Deen. The New York Times […]

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In response to a picture posted to her Twitter and Facebook accounts that shows son Bobby Deen in a brownface portrayal of Ricky Ricardo (I Love Lucy), Paula Deen has fired her social media manager. The celebrity chef’s spokesman, Jaret Keller, confirmed that the social media manager was responsible for the #TransformationTuesday photo that showed […]

Paula Deen may still be recovering from last year’s leaked deposition that revealed her use of the N-word and affinity for slave-themed weddings, but that didn’t stop the celebrity chef from getting herself embroiled in yet another insensitive controversy. On Tuesday, a photo of Deen and son Bobby (in full brownface) portraying Lucy and Ricky […]

After going on a 22-month hiatus following backlash from her racist remarks, Paula Deen will be returning to television. The Georgia-bred chef will debut her own cooking show on Evine Live. The show, called “Paula Deen’s Kitchen,” will kick off with a three-hour premiere and will feature live segments every few weeks. Mark Bozek, CEO […]

Who? What now? We need answers. Apparently, Steve Harvey has a mentoring camp for boys and is partnered with Paula Deen to provide culinary arts lessons for the attendees. the Grio has the story: In an episode of the Steve Harvey Show set to air on Thursday, October 2, Paula Deen will speak with Harvey about […]

In an upcoming episode of Law & Order SVU, the popular series will conflate the stories of southern celebrity chef Paula Deen and slain 17-year-old Trayvon Martin — two headlines that captured the nation’s attention and exposed how deeply racism is embedded in the fabric of this country. According to TV Guide, Cybill Shepard plays Jolene […]

On Wednesday, Black Twitter officially received its own Wikipedia page. SEE ALSO: Lee Daniels Perpetuates Black Myths That Need To Die On Wikipedia, Black Twitter is defined as “a cultural identity on the Twitter social network focused on issues of interest to the Black community, particularly in the United States.” The page cites writer Choire […]

A U.S. district Judge dismissed a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by Lisa Jackson, a former Paula Deen (pictured) employee, ruling that the worker cannot claim racial bias against African Americans because she is White. The judge continued, “At best, plaintiff is an accidental victim of the alleged racial discrimination,” reports The Wrap. RELATED: Dora Charles: […]

Speaking to reporters at the National Association of Black Journalists convention in Orlando, Florida, Oscar nominated-director Lee Daniels (Precious, The Butler), said that it is possible for White people — particularly in the Deep South — to “really love” Black people and still call them “n*ggas,” reports Politico.com. Delving into the “strategic” use of the […]

I’ll always appreciate Tim Allen (pictured) for introducing Jonathan Taylor Thomas in to my life, but he and his White entitlement can go have a tragic accident, straight “Home Improvement” style for all I care. Last week, the comedian and actor lamented over his inability to use the word n*gger — and its variations — […]

Dora Charles, 59, a close friend and employee of disgraced chef Paula Deen, 66,  has come forward to expose what she claims are a string of broken promises by the Southern chef and a culture of racism and cultural insensitivity within her flagship establishment, ‘Lady & Sons,” reports the New York Times. Charles claims that […]