Cissy Houston on Oprah’s Next Chapter

This video from Oprah’s Next Chapter is a must see. Cissy Houston, the mother of Whitney Houston, pretty much outs her own daughter. And her rigid views on Homosexuality and her relationship with friend/lover Robin lead Whitney to increased drug usage! It’s terribly sad! 😦

Cissy Houston Addresses Rumors About Whitney Houston’s Sexuality
When Whitney Houston was 16, she met Robyn, the woman who would become her best friend. From the start, Whitney’s mother, Cissy, says she was critical of their relationship. For years, rumors persisted that Robyn and Whitney were involved in a romantic relationship—something both women repeatedly denied. Now, Cissy addresses the speculation and reveals why she wouldn’t have condoned a lesbian relationship.

Kaldrick and Tariq – LA Complex

I don’t watch much scripted TV, but for the last few months, i’ve been hooked to a Canadian show called L.A. Complex. Overall, the show is ok but the gay storyline between Kal (Andra Fuller) and Tariq (Benjamin Watson) is the meat of the show. Not only was a gay storyline but a storyline with believable gay black men!

Season 2 has been about Kal’s journey accepting the fact he is gay. I must say the writing for his storyline has been on point. And mad kudos to the writers for possibly writing the best ending (i hope not) for Kal’s as he addressed his fans.

If you haven’t seen the show, I suggest you go to youtube and type “Kal and Tariq” and look at all their clips. Andra Fuller’s role as Kaldrick King is just exceptional. He should be winning awards!

Here is the the final two episodes for this seasons just featuring the scenes with Kal. The last 5 min of the 20 min video are the most powerful.

In Memoriam – Clarice Taylor

The mother of Cliff Huxtable on the classic TV show, “The Cosby Show” has passed away at the age of 93. I had the honor to meet her when she had a one woman play called “Spermegga” which was in Lower Manhattan back in early 2000. She was so humble and very sweet.
She was also one of the founding members of the Negro Ensemble Company.