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Real Housewives of Atlanta fire starter NeNe Leakes graces the current cover of Ebony, —bathing in what appears to be a tub of diamonds—and people aren’t happy about it. NeNe Leakes covers the December, 2012 issue of Ebony Magazine for the annual “Money and Power” issue, but does the reality starlet deserve to be a part of the Power 100? Well many reader do not think so and so the backlash begins. Ebony’s Power 100 list ranks all the most influential African American women of the year, and featured Leakes on the list was enough to get some back lash but placing the Real Housewife on the cover of the mag has some people up in arms. In the comments section of the popular gossip website Young, Back & Fabulous—where the first image of the cover surfaced—a trove of harsh criticism has appeared.  [" Ebony Magazine has lost any credibility that it once had,” ] one comment said, while another simply asked, [ “Ebony couldn't get ANYONE else on the cover???” ] Another comment even called the 45-year-old new grandmother a [“Donkey with Diamonds.” ] Here is just another example of internet posting about this issue: [ “I can't believe that Ebony wants to suggest to our young people that NeNe Leakes' path is a path they should consider to be successful. Let's see.... strip club dancer because you were an unwed mother.... gold digger because your sugar daddy aged husband pulled you out of that lifestyle....no regular job because you did not see that as viable for you, hence, you preferred strip clubs and old men. These women who "keep it real" are really women who take the low road. You don't have to live like that because there are other options. They might not yield you a designer purse or shoes but they will leave you with your dignity in the end. Ebony has lost all props from me. You have taken the likes of NeNe and placed her in the company of past covers who really deserved it...i.e. Mae Jimmerson, Shirley Chisolm, Maxine Waters, Oprah Winfrey, Colin Powell, Rosa Parks, etc. People who made a difference. Now if they wanted NeNe on a cover, it should have been one of the generic ones but not this one! How stupid !” ] Has Ebony lost credibility? Is this just a sign of the times? Has Ebony succumbed to poplar culture, doing whatever to sell magazines? One thing we can all agree on is that NeNe Leakes is a lighting rod for controversy and will likely sell magazines, which is the goal of any magazine. So tell me what you think.

Ebony Magazine Has Stooped To A New Low…Or Have They?

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Real Housewives of Atlanta fire starter NeNe Leakes graces the current cover of Ebony, —bathing in what appears to be a tub of diamonds—and people aren’t happy about it.

NeNe Leakes covers the December, 2012 issue of Ebony Magazine for the annual “Money and Power” issue, but does the reality starlet deserve to be a part of the Power 100? Well many reader do not think so and so the backlash begins.

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17 comments

  1. I agree, why are we always critizing our own people for such trivial matters? We are the only race that does that and it needs to stop. We still have the slave mentallity to be envious of our own people that make it big. I watched Django and though it was very entertaining as a movie. (It was not a history lesson). Why all negitive comments on that. It was just a movie and tbe part played by Samuel Jackson as an uncle tom was just a part. We as black people should be able to play good rolls and bad rolls in movies. Even though that part might not be that far off when it came to house slaves. I’m sure there were some slaves that felt or acted like that house slave. We are still brain washed against our self. Lets try to change this!!

  2. Why shouldn’t she be on there damm always beating each other d
    down yes black folks every other race stick together accept u
    us…

  3. Why shouldn’t she be on there damm always beating each other d
    down yes black folks every other race stick together accept u
    us…

  4. Why shouldn’t she be on there damm always beating each other d
    down yes black folks every other race stick together accept u
    us…

  5. Why shouldn’t she be on there damm always beating each other d
    down yes black folks every other race stick together accept u
    us…

  6. Why shouldn’t she be on there damm always beating each other d
    down yes black folks every other race stick together accept u
    us…

  7. Some of you are correct, she's NOT and attractive Woman in my opinion, and when they get tired of her big, BLACK, bad attitude ass, when the well runs dry, or, when the find "The NEXT NEW NIGGA" then we can say, SHE was dumb, especially after she splurges it all away… ya know how we do, BLING BLING B R O K E!

  8. Jacqueline Sterling

    I have no problem with anyone making it big, my hat off to NENE, but to me it's the way you handle it. I think that most people in her situation forget that if not for those of us who support them by watching their show, or paying money to see them, they would not have a career, we have to watch them to make them blow up. You have to stop and humble yourself sometimes for the things you get and acknowledge those who help you. If the number of people who watch "housewives", glee and who are going to watch to "new normal" don't do that, you have no ratings and bam, your shows and income is gone…….I'm just saying.

  9. I like NeNe and she has worked hard for where she is today.
    She started out as a stripper and now she’s on the cover
    of Ebony.

  10. GOOD JOB NENE MY HATS OFF TO U FOR DOING GOOD.

  11. I not hating every little girl is watching this woman saying I must have diamonds to make me somebody I like women who progress but we need to see the positive in having money not just look at me.

  12. I want all of you to get the magazine and KEEP it, every now and again look at that cover, read that article… SHE IS PIMPING THE ENTERTAINMENT WORLD PEOPLE, talentless, ghetto, ignorant, FUCKING WEALTHY, FUCK RICH, WEALTHY. We may not like this I woman and I am not going to call her names, IT'S PIMPIN, simply putting on a show to HUSTLE… Don't hate, we can be mad because we aren't that creative, but hate…

  13. stereotype money hunger woman who want the biggest diamonds or look me I am th bomb.

  14. Shame on the haters:-((

  15. I almost thru the Book.in the.GABAGE when it came in the mail

  16. Who really care, Please give me a break!

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