Writing at CNN, L.Z. Granderson recalls a time when performers like opera great Leontyne Price commanded 25-minute ovations from adoring fans. True divas -- and divos -- do not need to self-promote, he says in a strong admonition of Kanye West and Miley Cyrus.
"What we name our children is no one else's business," and it's certainly not something the government should be involved in, CNN's L.Z. Granderson writes in response a Tennessee judge's order that a mother change her son's name from Messiah.
L.Z. Granderson, writing at CNN, looks at the history of invectives that Cornel West and Tavis Smiley have hurled at President Obama since his first election. Granderson determines that their egos are bruised because Obama failed to kiss their rings before entering the White House.
L.Z. Granderson, CNN columnist, writes this week that as much as some non-minorities resent affirmative action, black people secretly dislike it, too. Still, African Americans are clear that the social program is necessary.
The truth about Rep. Todd Akin's "legitimate rape" remark is that it provides another disturbing glimpse into the viewpoint of too many social conservatives about women's health and reproductive rights, L.Z. Granderson writes in a piece at CNN.
CNN contributor L.Z. Granderson examines the GOP election-year tactic of pressuring President Obama into making a military decision about Iran. He says that an intervention would not sit well with voters in November.
CNN blogger L.Z. Granderson challenges the idea that boys are easier to raise than girls, citing sobering statistics regarding academic achievement, incarceration and even murder. He argues that it's different, not easier.
In a blog entry at CNN, L.Z. Granderson says that the GOP front-runner and his ilk have their collective noses too high in the air to realize that this country is great because of, not in spite of, the poor.