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Author Sapphire Responds To Precious Criticism

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On the reception to Precious: "Some blacks have criticized Sapphire for focusing on black family dysfunction. She replies, "If you're upset, then ask, 'Why does this happen? What can I do?' Not say, 'Bring back the Cosby family.'" [USA Today]

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Thankfully, Lee Daniels accepted Sapphire's critiques of his 'new scenes' in the script. He wanted to include "a redemptive reunion with her father before he dies of AIDS" before Sapphire objected?!