Episode 106

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The Cosby Show mom, Phylicia Rashad, and Colin Powell speak out on homophobia worldwide; Tyler Perry talks about America’s obsession with black men in drag; she’s funny, fierce and openly lesbian, stand up comedienne Gloria Bigelow; plus, our “Straight Talk” segment introduces the real-life Precious – a straight black woman living with HIV.


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Colin Powell & Cosby Show’s Phylicia Rashad Speak Out

Mark Noble reports from the Pan African Film Festival where independent films explore homophobia in Africa. Featured interviews with Phylicia Rashad, Colin Powell and the stars of “Children of God.”

Black, Lesbian, Funny & Fierce: Gloria Bigelow

The princess of comedy has arrived. Meet Gloria Bigelow as she takes us on her journey from growing up in a suburb of Pittsburgh to coming out of the closet as a lesbian to having her own Showtime comedy special.

Obsessed with Black Men in Drag

Tyler Perry as Madea, Martin Lawrence as Big Mamma to RuPaul- NoMoreDownLow.TV examines why America is obsessed with black men in drag.

The Real Life Precious – Living with HIV

In this segment of “Straight Talk” meet the real-life Precious as she tell about her life living with HIV and the message she has for other straight black women.

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