With pivotal support from executive producers Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry, “Precious”— the grim story of an illiterate, obese, abused black teen—prevailed at the box office this weekend with a record $1.8 million in limited release. Though most critics gave the “resoundingly hopeful” release two large thumbs up, dissenters say it just perpetuates negative stereotypes. Is “Precious” exploitative?

Read more

Story compliments of This Week

Also On WERE-AM 1490:
National March Against Police Violence in DC [PHOTOS]
26 photos
×