Catfight Between Black Women on TV Is Not Entertaining; It’s Heartbreaking

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This is Black History Month, when we celebrate the achievements of black leaders.

How sad that a profanity-filled catfight is sweeping headlines today.

Two clearly intelligent and beautiful women of color, Vivica Fox and Kenya Moore, went head-to-head in a vicious verbal war on the latest episode of Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice.

One is an actress and the other, a former Miss USA. Both have been reduced to caricatures of angry black women at each other’s throats—again.

When does the madness end?

This is not entertaining. It is heartbreaking.

Without going into the details of what started the beef—Does it even matter?—I am focusing, rather, on how destructive it is for black women in entertainment to behave in such an ugly manner.

In 2013, Essence Magazine surveyed 901 women, who described themselves as feeling saddened and disrespected, among other emotions when it came to media portrayals.

It is unhealthy for all women—particular young ones.

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SOURCE: EEW Magazine
Angela Davis

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