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Yung Berg V. Joseline Hernandez

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Yung Berg beats up his girlfriend Masika and, rightfully, gets fired from VH1’s “Love & Hip Hop Hollywood.” Joseline Hernandez, star of Love & Hip Hop Atlanta¬†destroys the set of a reunion show fighting pretty much everyone and gets to go out for dinner afterwards with the show’s creator. Was Yung Berg’s crime that he’s a douchebag who beats women or was it that he’s a douchebag who beats women off-camera? Or was it for beating up a woman while not also being a woman? Do physical assaults hurt less if they’re same sex or if the gender roles are reversed? Are they less dangerous and less humiliating? Continue reading

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The Root: VH1’s Blackness Without the Burden

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In a recent post for The Root I write about how VH1 has managed to get away with the kind of mess people would have blown up BET for. Is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing? I don’t know. But it sure is an ironic thing. Continue reading

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