November 30, 2014 |
Several universities, most recently the University of Massachusetts Amherst, have cut ties with Bill Cosby over allegations that he sexually assaulted women, but Temple isn't one of them. University spokesman Ray Betzner repeated Friday that Cosby, 77, a Philadelphia native who attended Temple, remains a member of its board of trustees, a post he has held since 1982. But calls are increasing for the Philadelphia university to take another look at its beloved benefactor and longtime public face, a man who for decades has worn Temple sweatshirts proudly and who featured the school flag on episodes of The Cosby Show . A change.org petition started by Kerry Potter McCormick, a Manhattan lawyer and 2005 graduate, calls on Temple to sever ties with Cosby, who has been accused over a period of years by 20 women - at least 10 by name - many of whom contend he drugged them.
October 3, 1989 |
Erinn Cosby, who left a Rhode Island drug rehabilitation facility nine days ago, said she began a cocaine habit four years ago but her parents had no inkling of it until she told them in a letter six months ago. At that time, her habit had reached $200 a day. "People see Bill Cosby as a super dad," the comedian's 23-year-old daughter is quoted as saying in this week's National Enquirer. "But I'm proof that drug and alcohol tragedies can happen even in the most loving families. " The TV star is quoted as saying that he responded to her situation with "tough love" and advised her to seek treatment.
December 3, 2014 |
FINALLY, it was Bill Cosby who put Temple University out of its misery. More than a month after a comedian's comments on Cosby allegedly being a rapist went viral and long after others distanced themselves from the comedian amid increasing allegations of rape, Temple continued to stand by their Pudding Pop man. And then yesterday, Cosby did the necessary deed himself and resigned from Temple's Board of Trustees, a seat he held for 32 years....
December 4, 2014
I REALLY HAD NO intention of writing about this ever again. I'd said most of what I needed to say in print, on Facebook, on the radio and on television, and was getting tired of going around in circles about the phrase "statute of limitations. " There were other things to think about during my birthday week, like how many Starbucks gift cards I was likely to get and whether actually asking for a bottle of Sambuca with a bow on it was declasse. But then, someone said something that, like a red flag in the face of a bespectacled 5-foot-1-inch bull, made the steam flow.
December 1, 2014
Because I'm happy / Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof . . . - Pharrell Williams I'LL BET Pharrell Williams, known for the song of the year, isn't happy he waded into a heated national discussion about the incident of the year. I'm not too crazy about it myself. In this month's issue of Ebony , he responded to an interviewer's question about a convenience-store video that purportedly shows Michael Brown stealing cigarillos just before his deadly run-in with Ferguson, Mo., Police Officer Darren Wilson on Aug. 9. "It looked very bully-ish; that in itself I had a problem with," Williams told the magazine about the video.
November 12, 2014 |
Not the memes the Coz had in mind On Monday, Bill Cosby 's Twitter account said to his 3.9 million followers: "Happy Monday! Go ahead! Meme me!" It invited them to go to BillCosby.com's meme generator and pair an image of Cosby with their own texts. It all backfired, and how. Cosby got memes, all right. But many, many, many of them recalled accusations of sexual harassment against him by at least 13 women since 2002. Over the face of a smiling Coz in a flat cap: "IT'S NOT RAPE IF YOU'RE FAMOUS.
November 27, 1991 |
The Cos himself, Bill Cosby, was on hand to see his hometown team, the 76ers, lose to the Cavaliers, 95-91, at the Spectrum.
August 25, 1988 |
You might say Hank Julicher is a genuine Sunkist worshiper. To him, life is just an orange. "You squeeze and squeeze until nothing is left," he said. "I got plenty of juice left. " Julicher does nothing halfway. As the founder of Julicher Athletic Facilities Inc. in Conshohocken, he turned a fondness for tennis into a multimillion-dollar, international business. Julicher is flamboyant, outspoken and not the least bit modest. And he's a six-time college dropout. "My major was matriculation," he said.
December 4, 2014 |
It's hard to reconcile the accumulated accusations of sexual assault facing Bill Cosby with the charismatic comedian and pudding purveyor of yore. That doesn't mean we shouldn't try. The collective will to ignore these incongruous incarnations only enabled the Philadelphia native to go on about the latter chapters of his charmed career - and allowed much of the public to be blithely entertained by it - without facing the accusations. Having embarrassingly persisted in this pretense even after the rest of the country abandoned it, Temple University became one of the last major institutions to distance itself from Cosby, who resigned from its board of trustees this week.
August 17, 2004
ENOUGH already with Bill Cosby and his diatribe about how black kids don't speak correct English, and blaming it on the parents. Although it's true that many teenagers speak poorly, and walk a crooked path, you can blame a lot of it on the movies, with their violence, and the rock concerts and the way life is portrayed among the poor, with drugs, and bad homelife, etc. Bill Cosby - all of this is not new. Get off your high horse and stick...