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"Ebony's November cover, which depicts a shattered image of the iconic Huxtable family from 'The Cosby Show,'unleashed a wave of controversy when it debuted earlier this month,"Rahel Gebreyes, editor of HuffPost Live, wrote on Tuesday. "While some applauded Ebony for taking a brave stance on tackling the rape allegations against Bill Cosby and its impact on the show's legacy, Malcolm-Jamal Warner is not among those outspoken supporters.
"Warner, who stopped by HuffPost Live on Tuesday to discuss his new album 'Selfless,' said he was disappointed by the provocative cover. The actor said he was sad to see Ebony, 'one of the voices of the black community,' take down the esteemed Huxtable clan.
"'[The cover is] contributing to the stereotypical image that society has of the broken black family and the shattered black family,' Warner told host Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani. 'And to take something that ... for 20 [or] 30 years has been what we have held up as the black family that we all want to aspire to, in terms of the love that we don't see when we see black families in the media — to take that image and to shatter it, it's disappointing to a lot of us.'"
Jamal-Warner played Cosby's son Theo.
Jenice Armstrong, Philadelphia Daily News: Ebony magazine's 'Cosby Show' cover rattles readers
Deborah Douglas and Naomi Reed, Chicago Reader: Real talk: Ebony's controversial Cosby Show cover is just what Dr. Huxtable ordered
Brandon Griggs, CNN: 'Cosby Show' actor: Show's legacy is 'tarnished'(Oct. 9)
Earl Ofari Hutchinson, syndicated: Cosby, Not Ebony Magazine, Fanned Stereotypes of the Black Family
- theGrio.com: Cosby replaces longtime lawyer amid growing sex abuse scandal
"People trusted Louie Robinson,"Maureen O'Donnell reported Saturday for the Chicago Sun-Times.
"When actor Sidney Poitier and tennis great Arthur Ashe wanted to write books, they sought Mr. Robinson's help. 'Never in my life have I known a better man,' Poitier said.
"When Elvis Presley was rumored to have uttered a racist remark, Jet magazine sent Mr. Robinson to see him on the set of 'Jailhouse Rock.' He got him to open up, investigated and deemed the chatter false — a finding cited nearly half a century later by the rumor-debunking website Snopes.com.
"During a 30-year career with Ebony, Jet and Negro Digest magazines, Mr. Robinson wrote about the Watts riots and trailblazing African-American engineers, surgeons, sports figures, pilots and politicians.
"The stars he profiled respected him for his focus on facts instead of gossip. Sammy Davis Jr. told him that when he was selling out shows in Las Vegas, his Caucasian valet had to place his bets. The entertainer became godfather to Mr. Robinson's daughter, broadcast anchor Robin Robinson, now of Chicago's WBBM NewsRadio.
"Mr. Robinson, 88, died of heart failure Oct. 2 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. . . ."