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Jennifer H. Cunningham

Multi Platform Journalist

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I am an award-winning writer, photographer, videographer and blogger with 10 years experience in the print and digital realm.

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Cheddar
Are the World's Biggest Brands Doing Enough About Fashion's Race Problem?

Gucci, Prada, and Katy Perry have all come under fire in recent weeks for racist products. The companies have issued apologies, but are they doing enough to prevent these issues in the future? Jennifer Cunningham, Senior Editor at Bossip, discusses the steps fashion's biggest companies need to take to address race issues in the industry.

Bossip
10/13/2017
Exclusive: Actor Sterling K. Brown Talks New Movie "Marshall"

Actor Sterling K. Brown spoke about what it took to play a flawed man accused of raping his white female employer in the 1940s South in his new film, "Marshall." In it, Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Bozeman) defends Brown's character, and Brown said many of the themes that "Marshall" tackles still resonate in today's society.

Bossip
07/06/2018
Exclusive: Tessa Thompson & LaKeith Stanfield Talk New Film "Sorry To Bother You"

Actors Lakeith Stanfield and Tessa Thompson break down how their new movie "Sorry To Bother You," uses dark comedy to tackle serious societal issues. Stanfield stars as "Cassius," a down on his luck Oakland, CA man who finds a secret to success that turns him from a slacker with a dead end job to a high earner - but he learns his success comes at a price.

Cheddar
Roman Polanski Blasts #MeToo and Threatens to Sue Academy

The Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski threatened to sue the Academy after it voted to expel him from its ranks, calling the #MeToo movement "total hypocrisy." Jennifer Cunningham, a senior editor at the entertainment news site Bossip, said changes to the Academy membership rules don't help Polanski.

Cheddar
"Bill and Ted" Reunite for a Threequel

Hollywood's love affair with nostalgia will continue with the "threequel" to "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure." Bossip's Jennifer Cunningham joins Cheddar to discuss the movie's box-office potential.

Cheddar
Inside Black Panther's Box Office Success

"Black Panther" is officially a member of the billion dollar club. The hit action movie is now one of 33 movies in history to reach this level of success at the box office. Bossip Senior Editor Jennifer H. Cunningham explains why this film is resonating so much with audiences.

Cheddar
NBC Under Fire for Gender Pay Gap

E! News anchor Catt Sadler quit after finding out her male co-host made almost twice her salary for doing the same job. After trying to negotiate with NBC, she claims she was denied equal pay. Jennifer Cunningham, Senior Editor at Bossip, joins Cheddar to discuss the growing problem of the gender pay gap.

Cheddar
Making Our Oscar Picks

Jennifer Cunningham, senior editor at Bossip, shares her picks for the 90th annual Academy Awards. The Oscars air this Sunday, March 4 at 8 pm ET.

Cheddar
Agree To Disagree: Entertainment Edition

Should Lionel Richie be scared that his daughter Sofia Richie is dating Scott Disick? Is Jimmy Kimmel planning to run for office? Should the Sex and the City franchise just die already? Jennifer Cunningham, Senior Editor at Bossip, joins to break down the hottest stories in pop culture.

Cheddar
Does Jimmy Kimmel Want to Run for Office?

The late night host has been stirring the pot over healthcare policy, but Bossip Senior Editor Jennifer Cunningham and Cheddar's Baker Machado don't think he's planning a run for office.

Cheddar
"House of Cards" Shakes Up Cast for Final Season

"House of Cards" is shaking up its cast as production resumes heading into the final season. Bossip's Jennifer Cunningham joins Cheddar to discuss whether the changes are enough to distract from the Kevin Spacey scandal.

Bossip
08/01/2017
A Lil Positivity: Netflix Launches Campaign For More Diversity On TV: #FirstTimeISawMe

Netflix is encouraging people to talk more about diversity on TV with its new initiative, #FirstTimeISawMe. The digital platform has created several shows that are more reflective of our multi-ethnic society, like Dear White People, Orange is the New Black, Chewing Gum, Master of None and One Day at a Time, and to that end, Bossip senior editor Jennifer Cunningham sat down with Netflix to discuss the first time that she saw what she felt like was her own self on television.

Cheddar
The Weinstein Catalyst

Jennifer Cunningham, senior editor at Bossip.com, and Gary Lipovetsky, CEO and Editor-in-chief of Providr, weigh in on the recent allegations of sexual harassment and assault coming out against some of Hollywood's biggest players. We talk about Harvey Weinstein and how the women who spoke out against him seemed to have opened up a door for other women...and men...to tell their stories.

Bossip
01/26/2017
Exclusive Video: Stevie J Talks Spending The Night With Joseline For Baby Bonnie

It's a new year, and "Love & Hip Hop's" Stevie J has a new show, a new baby and is trying to make things work with his baby mama, Joseline. The producer and reality star talked about his new show "Leave It To Stevie," his new baby daughter, and the status of his on/off relationship with his daughter's mother and co-star.

Bossip
08/16/2016
BOSSIP Exclusive: Beenie Man Sets Record Straight On Rappers Using Dancehall In Hip Hop

Beenie Man has spoken out on his opinions of rappers featuring dancehall artists and music in their songs. BOSSIP caught up with the "King of Dancehall" for his thoughts at Reggae SumFest 2016, where he joined the likes of Tarrus Riley, Popcaan, Barrington Levy with special guest Shyne and Sanchez for a five-day celebration of dancehall and reggae.

Bossip
07/19/2016
"Power" Stars Talk Season Three Drama

Power is back - and its more explosive than ever. Season three sees Ghost back at the helm of his club, "Truth," and finally living openly with his one time mistress, Angela, after leaving Tasha, his estranged wife. But trouble is never far away, and Ghost's misdeeds are coming back to haunt him.

TRAVEL

am New York
08/06/2019
Plenty of family-friendly fun in California's East Bay

California's East Bay, which encompasses the cities of Oakland and Berkeley, is a bustling region just across the harbor from San Fransisco and an hour's drive from the Napa and Sonoma valleys. It's a destination chock full of art and culture, escapes into nature, culinary delights and off-the-beaten-path family experiences.

am New York
08/06/2019
Why Vermont is perfect for a long weekend

With mountains, valleys and ski slopes galore, Southern Vermont has been a winter getaway for New Yorkers for generations. But the highland region, known as The Shires and located about three-and-a-half hours from Manhattan, is also a great place for visitors searching for family fun in the summer months.

am New York
08/06/2019
Eat your way through Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte's food scene is heating up. The North Carolina city has seen a slew of openings in recent months, with more on the way - including the massive Optimist Food Hall. And the city's food story is no longer just about the staples of down-home comfort food; chefs are putting a new spin on Southern cuisine, taking local ingredients and using global, modern techniques to make them shine.

am New York
03/26/2019
Soak up the sun and sand on a trip to Aventura, Florida

Aventura has been a mainstay for the snowbird set to escape the cold weather. The Florida city - developed out of swampland in the 1970s and incorporated nearly 25 years ago - is also building its reputation as a relaxing, family-friendly destination.

am New York
03/26/2019
How to explore the Outer Banks in the offseason

The Outer Banks region of North Carolina is a can't-miss destination in the summertime. But the coastal area still packs in the charm in the fall and early winter months. Skip the crowds and visit the Outer Banks, which largely escaped Hurricane Florence, in the offseason.

am New York
03/26/2019
Explore the sights and sounds of Chattanooga

Chattanooga, a historic railway town on the banks of the Tennessee River, is a destination chock-full of local history, food and family friendly activities - all with easy access to nature in the surrounding mountains.

am New York
02/27/2018
Wintering in the Finger Lakes region

With more than 100 wineries, beautiful lake views and a vibrant arts and culture scene, the Finger Lakes region is a much-visited destination during its high season of summer and fall. But the area in upstate New York has plenty to do in the wintertime as well, and the lull in visitors can make for a calmer, unhurried and less crowded experience.

am New York
11/06/2017
A chef's guide to Barbados

Jean-Georges Vongerichten has a thing for Barbados. The restaurateur fell in love with the Caribbean island 30 years ago and has been visiting ever since. "A friend of mine has a house there, so I've been there many times," Vongerichten said. "I love the beach.

am New York
09/25/2017
How to spend a long weekend in Cincinnati

For your next weekend getaway, Cincinnati's nod to its local history, craft beer tradition and walkable downtown make it a perfect escape. The Ohio city, on the banks of the Ohio River, has also found new use for the historic buildings that dot its downtown and surrounding neighborhoods, rehabbing them into trendy restaurants and boutiques.

am New York
07/24/2017
Plan an outdoor adventure in Vail, Colorado

Although Vail may be synonymous with hitting the slopes, the ski town nestled in the Rocky Mountains just two hours from Denver has plenty to do in the warmer months as well. Mountain hiking and biking and quirky activities like goat yoga are just some of the outdoorsy fun.

am New York
11/14/2016
Escape to Huntington Beach for SoCal vibes

Huntington Beach made its name as the epicenter of Southern California surfing culture. But the classic beach town, known as Surf City USA, has more than just big waves. Its small-town feel is a welcome alternative to the hustle and bustle of nearby LA and the overly posh vibe of the rest of Orange County.

am New York
10/03/2016
Palm Beach: A perfect warm weather escape

With its miles of white sand, clear water and proximity to New York City by air, it's no wonder that Florida's Palm Beach has long been a warm weather haven. The area brims with natural beauty, delicious dining options and local history. Where to go: Be sure to visit Palm Beach's signature symbol - the beach!

am New York
03/30/2015
Explore the stunning scenery and cool culture of Martinique

Martinique, an island in the Lesser Antilles studded with green mountains, lush rainforest and clear sea, is ideal for divers, hikers, beach bums and foodies. Despite all it has to offer, the "Isle of Flowers" is remarkably still under the radar of U.S. tourists.

NY Daily News
France's southern coast is not just for the wealthy

France's sun-drenched south coast is well known as a haven for the world's jet set. But the French Riviera is more than just a playground for the rich and famous. The region is a foodie, shopper's and nature lover's wonderland, with trips for every budget. My journey began in Cannes, where it's true, luxury abounds.

NY Daily News
Guadeloupe is a string of jewels in the Caribbean

Guadeloupe is a great destination for those looking for adventure while surrounded by scenic backdrops. The chain of Caribbean islands in the Lesser Antilles is a paradise well-suited to hikers, surfers, locavores and bikers. It's also technically part of France. The archipelago is to la Métropole - mainland France - what Hawaii is to the U.S.

am New York
06/13/2016
Fun, food-filled weekend getaway in Durham

Durham - a city built on the tobacco trade and home to Duke University - is in the midst of a renaissance. In just a few years, the Bull City has morphed from a college town into a full-fledged destination in its own right.

ENTERTAINMENT

Bossip
03/14/2019
"Seeking Sister Wife" Exclusive: The Snowden's Break Down Their Blended Family Bliss

They are the breakout stars of "Seeking Sister Wife," TLC's reality show about families involved in a polygamous lifestyle. And Dimitri Snowden, his wife, Ashley, and his girlfriend Vanessa understand that their situation may be the first time many viewers have gotten up close and personal with a plural marriage involving people of color.

News One
04/23/2019
The Black Women Who Are Going Green

The founder and CEO of CannaHealth spends three days a week at her clinic in New Haven, Connecticut, where she and her staff of nurses help her clients navigate state law in order to become certified medical marijuana patients.

Bossip
02/23/2017
Exclusive: Meet Prince's Protege Jazz Singer Kandace Springs

Kandace Springs is helping millennials rediscover jazz music, and her late mentor Prince, wouldn't have wanted it any other way. "There was one point in my life where I was with another label, and they were trying to turn me into a hip hop artist, and throw out my piano and all all of that," Springs told BOSSIP.

NY Daily News
Swizz Beatz, David Zayas among new inductees to Bronx Walk of Fame

From a three-time Grammy award winner to a Jets offensive guard, five newly unveiled Bronx Walk of Fame inductees drew anything but the borough's signature cheer on Monday. A who's who of civic leaders and politicians applauded as Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

Essence.com
08/19/2016
For the Ladies of Zeta Phi Beta, Advocacy and Leadership Go Hand in Hand

The women of the sorority aim to inspire their membership of more than 120,000 to speak out, serve and engage the community on issues like criminal justice, elder support and infant mortality When it comes to advocating for the black community, the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta prefer to lead by example.

Bossip
11/04/2016
Five Questions With "Loving" Star Ruth Negga

Ruth Negga has a lot to be excited about. Critics are predicting an Oscar in her future for her new movie "Loving," which tells the little-known story of Mildred and Richard Loving, whose battle to have their interracial marriage recognized in Jim Crow-era Virginia made it all the way to the halls of the U.S.

Bossip
07/27/2016
BOSSIP Exclusive: Shyne Plans To Run For Prime Minister Of Belize

MONTEGO BAY - He made his name as P. Diddy's protege, with a sound that reminded fans of slain rapper Notorious BIG. But Shyne's life went south at the height of his career, when prosecutors accused him of shooting up a club while Diddy and then gal pal J.Lo were in tow.

Nydailynews
A stone-Cole Queens guy

J. Cole may have a hit album, a Grammy nomination and a spot on Forbes magazine's "30 Under 30" list, but this Queens guy says the way he feels on stage is the same way he feels rolling through old Jamaica nabe: at home.

Amny
11/23/2014
Phylicia Rashad mum on Cosby allegations at Manhattan event - am New York

Phylicia Rashad was mum regarding the allegations about her former co-star at a Manhattan event last Thursday. The veteran actress, who played Claire Huxtable alongside Bill Cosby on "The Cosby Show," from 1984 to 1991 was honored last week at a performance for the 20th anniversary of the Complexions Contemporary Ballet at the Joyce Theater.

Bossip
04/19/2016
BOSSIP Exclusive: Nicki Minaj's Brother Indicted For Child Rape

A grand jury has indicted Nicki Minaj's brother on charges that he repeatedly raped a 12-year-old girl. The grand jury decided that there was enough evidence to charge newlywed Maraj - Nicki Minaj's oldest brother and her employee - with sexually abusing the tween girl.

Bossip
02/09/2015
BOSSIP Exclusive: Cissy Houston Seeks Comfort In Family Church

As Cissy Houston continues to keep a bedside vigil for her granddaughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, her church members told Bossip that she's sought solace in the Lord's house. Cissy Houston, 81, is a longtime, faithful member of the New Hope Baptist Church in Newark, NJ.

Bossip
02/12/2015
Bobbi Kristina In Car Crash Right Before Tub Tragedy

Bobbi Kristina Brown was involved in a car crash just three days before she was found face down in a bathtub, Bossip has learned. The 21-year-old, who is now fighting for her life after a friend found her unconscious in her tub, hit another car Jan.

Hiphopwired
08/13/2014
Exclusive: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Say Public Will Hear Final Album, Despite Just 1 Copy

They plan to auction just one copy of their new, and allegedly final record together next year, but Bone Thugs-N-Harmony insisted that the public will get their hands on it, too. "One person is not going to control it," Krayzie Bone exclusively told HipHopWired.com after the group's intimate, energetic performance night (Aug.

Bossip
12/15/2015
BOSSIP Exclusive: Freddie Jackson Serenades Dionne Warwick At Her Surprise 75th Birthday

Dionne Warwick may have been the guest of honor at her surprise birthday dinner over the weekend, but it was Freddie Jackson who almost stole the show. Despite declaring that he'd had three cosmopolitans, Jackson put on an impromptu serenade for the birthday girl, belting out his hit "You Are My Lady" during the private meal at Mr. Chow in Manhattan.

Nydailynews
Plaxico Burress of Jets aims to score touchdown against gun violence

Plaxico Burress hopes he's as big a hit off the field as he was in Sunday's game when he speaks out tonight against guns. The Jets wide receiver, who caught three touchdown passes in the 27-21 victory over the Chargers, will make his speaking debut as an ambassador for the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.

theGrio
08/05/2014
Kevin Costner unsure of Hollywood's progress on race issues

Kevin Costner said he's not trying to make movies that tackle race in America - he said he purposely left out the issue in The Bodyguard. "I'm not smart enough, about all that stuff," Costner said. "I just know, if I wanna kiss a girl, and she's beautiful, she's in my movie.

Nydailynews
Actor Chazz Palminteri stages a Bronx return to benefit his charity

B ronx boy-turned-Hollywood star Chazz Palminteri is back on the block. The Belmont product has returned to the borough to perform his autobiographical one-man show, "A Bronx Tale," on Oct. 17 at Lehman College. Proceeds from the one-night-only performance - Palminteri's first ever in his home borough - will benefit his charity, the Child Reach Foundation.

Bossip
02/18/2016
BOSSIP Exclusive: 80s Singer Vanity Leaves Most Of Her Estate To Church

80s singer turned evangelist Vanity's dying wish was to have her ashes scattered over the water off the Hawaiian coast followed by a big party - and left much of her estate to her church. "Take my ashes and spread me out on the water," wrote Vanity - who went by her given name Denise Matthews after becoming an evangelist more than 20 years ago.

Nydailynews
Fat Joe lands new gigs on TV, in marketing company

JOEY Crack is back. Three months after his release from federal lockup for tax evasion, defiant Bronx rapper Fat Joe has a new TV gig and a job with a direct marketing company. The 43-year-old, whose given name is Joseph Cartagena, told the Daily News that his time in a Miami federal prison only strengthened his resolve to succeed.

theGrio
07/22/2014
Apollo Theater hosts star-studded 'Get On Up' premiere

The great and the good of New York City and beyond turned out en masse at the Apollo Theater Monday night for the premiere of the James Brown biopic, Get on Up. Domestic doyenne Martha Stewart, Who's the Boss star Tony Danza and actress Tika Sumpter joined cast members Chadwick Bozeman, Dan Ackroyd, Craig Robinson and director Tate Taylor for the star-studded debut and after party.

Essence.com
07/19/2016
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Serves the Community on the Front Lines

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Serves the Community on the Front Lines When parts of Baltimore burned after Freddie Gray died in police custody, Alpha Kappa Alpha nurses were on the scene to make sure the displaced elderly had their medications.

Nydailynews
Five questions with the Queens rapper Prodigy

Three years in stir for illegal weapons is not about to keep Prodigy down. The 38-year-old Queens hip hopper, born Albert Johnson, remains one half of rap group Mobb Deep, though he performed solo last week at SOB's in Manhattan. Before the show, the "Infamous" rapper spoke to the Daily News' Jennifer H.

Nydailynews
Knight was no Pipsqueak after help from Davis

Empress of Soul Gladys Knight credits her mentor Sammy Davis Jr. with turning her from a small-time singer into the kind of powerhouse entertainer who can silence Madison Square Garden with her voice. "Sammy actually taught me how to do a ballad," Knight told the Daily News' Jennifer H.

Nydailynews
Four Hip-hop greats bring genre back to Bronx

Four fathers of hip-hop have teamed up to build a shrine to the art in the borough where it was created. Hip-hop pioneers Afrika Bambaataa, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Grandmaster Caz Brown are spearheading the effort to bring a "hip hop campus" to the Bronx.

LOCAL HISTORY

Bossip
02/25/2015
BOSSIP Exclusive: Judges Save NYC Underground Railroad House

A relic of New York City's anti-slavery past has been saved. A panel of appellate judges unanimously ruled Nick Mamounas, the owner of Manhattan's only documented stop on the Underground Railroad, used an invalid permit to illegally build a fifth floor addition on top of the building.

Whitney Houston's Death

Samyah Bailey

Breaking News

DNAinfo New York
MTA Proposes 4 Percent Fare and Toll Hikes

NEW YORK CITY - The cost of a monthly MetroCard could rise to $116.50. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to raise fares and tolls by 4 percent over the next two years, according to two proposals released by the agency Monday.

DNAinfo New York
U2 Cancels 'Tonight Show' Residency After Bono Injured in Cycling Accident

CENTRAL PARK - U2 front man Bono injured his arm while cycling in Central Park on Sunday and will undergo surgery. The Irish super group had to cancel a weeklong residency as the band for " The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," beginning Monday evening, due to the accident.

DNAinfo New York
March Against Climate Change Coming to NYC This Weekend

MANHATTAN - New York is set to host what's being billed as the largest-ever march against climate change this weekend. Nearly two years after Hurricane Sandy devastated parts of the five boroughs, more than 100,000 people are expected to participate in the People's Climate March on Sunday, where they'll demand action to stem global warming.

THE BRONX

Gen. David Petraeus Scandal

EAST HARLEM EXPLOSION

Health and The Environment

NATIONAL STORIES

HURRICANE SANDY

QUALITY OF LIFE/COMMUNITY ISSUES

HEALTH

CRIME AND COURTS

Dominique Strauss Kahn

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