On Our Radar
Here's what we have been reading this week:
- CNN suspends Roland Martin for his homophobic tweets during the Super Bowl.
- Civil rights activist Patricia Stephens Due died at 72 this week.
- NPR Fresh Air's interview with Meryl Streep covers her latest role as Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.
- Oklahoma Democratic State Senator Constance Johnson offered up a "spilled semen" amendment to the Personhood Bill to "draw attention to the absurdity, duplicity and lack of balance inherent in the policies of this state in regard to women."
- Racialicious covers the new reality show, Shahs of Sunset, which follows the lives of Iranian-Americans. With the show's producer Ryan Seacrest, it is purpoted to be the "Persian Version" of Jersey Shore.
- Ellen DeGeneres stands up to One Million Moms who have pressured JC Penny to not use her as a spokeswoman because of her sexual orientation.
- Nichelle Nichols speaks out about what it was like to be black actress on Star Trek in the '60s.
- Delta had the first all female African-American flight crew last week.
- California Proposition 8 was struck down by the three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
- End on a Good Note responds to the backlash M.I.A. received from flipping the bird during her Super Bowl halftime performance.
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