Category Archives: Celebrities

Pay Inequity in Hollywood

  Though some aspects of gender-based discrimination and bias in Hollywood have gotten media attention due to the spread of the #MeToo movement, pay inequality in Hollywood is still a major unaddressed issue. The scope of Hollywood’s wage gap becomes immediately apparent when comparing the incomes of top actors and actresses. According to Forbes’s annual… Continue Reading

Family Secrets: When Violence Hits Home

Domestic violence is a growing crisis spreading in households across the country. We know the many effects that domestic violence can have on survivors– from physical injury to lowered self-esteem to destroyed finances. However, domestic violence does not just affect the direct victim. Every year in the United States, 5 million children witness domestic violence.… Continue Reading

Hollywood Cracks Down on Sexual Misconduct – What Will the Oscars Bring?

by: Zoey Miller, Intern at KBEP  This year’s awards season has been dominated by a slew of social movements catalyzed by celebrities’ desire to highlight the issues of gender discrimination, lack of diversity, and sexual misconduct in the entertainment industry and society as a whole. At the Golden Globes in January, stars banded together to… Continue Reading

Valentine’s Day The Right Way

  Ahh… Valentine’s Day. Dunkin’s donuts are shaped like hearts. M&Ms are all red and pink. Stuffed animals are singing romance tunes. Love is in the air, and it only costs $10.99.   Though Valentine’s Day is originally a Christian holiday, it has become the day for professing love to your significant other and showering them… Continue Reading

What Would Happen if They Said No?

By: Jasmine Torres, Educator at the Katie Brown Educational Program  As a child, I dreaded my mother tuning into talk radio on our ride into school. I wanted to listen to music, not annoying adults talking about boring and lame… whatever they were talking about. Evidently, as I grew and became more interested in the… Continue Reading

An In-Depth Analysis of the Blac Chyna and Rob Kardashian Saga

by Nwando Ofokansi, Education Programs Coordinator at the Katie Brown Educational Program In the words of Fraulein Maria, “Let’s start from the very beginning—a very good place to start.” Rob Kardashian’s first public celebrity relationship was with singer Adrienne Bailon back in 2007. They dated for two years, with their relationship documented on reality TV… Continue Reading