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Thursday, November 15, 2007
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Hollywood starlets Nia Long, Sanaa Lathan and Gabrielle Union cover the December issue of Essence Magazine. The trio chopped it up with the mag, notably giving their two cents on the gossip blog *ahem*... Which honestly they are so disconnected from and misguided, but to each their own.
Essence: How do you deal with the 24-hours-a-day gossip that comes out on the Internet?

Gabrielle: Just last week somebody gave me a baby. This isn’t Perez Hilton or the White gossip people, these are women of color, specifically Black women who, for whatever reason, don’t like the company I keep.

Sanaa: She’s talking about the gossip sites.

Essence: The blogs.

Sanaa: That are run by Black women.

Gabrielle: And now because everyone is clamoring for celebrity tidbits, the bigger gossip sites and even mainstream entities are picking up on it. No fact-checking, no nothing. And in one week’s time, there were like five different dudes, a baby—I’m a homewrecker. In literally seven days. I can’t point the finger at the White media. They don’t care about us. Paparazzi are not staked out in front of any of our houses. They are not going through our garbage because they don’t care about us in that way. So when you hear crap about us, it is coming from our own community, which hurts.
Well, you know that your own people will tell you the truth and please know this is not Fox News or CNN boo...And she's right the mainstream media [i.e. white media] aren't checking for them, so if it wasn't for bloggers, people wouldn't know what they were doing, good and bad!

Yes ma'am, if you look busted, you will get talked about. If you look fly, you get this lovely cover.

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