Mar 6, 2014 — Some people are calling late night host Chelsea Handler a racist after her tweets during the Oscars. But she says the accusation is bogus because she dates black men. The Beauty Shop ladies weigh in.
Feb 6, 2014 — An article about the ugly side of feminist activism set off a heated debate online. Host Michel Martin speaks with the article's author, Michelle Goldberg, and several writers involved in the debate: Mikki Kendall, Anna Holmes and Brittney Cooper.
Jan 22, 2014 — Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis has been called out for embellishing details in her political bio. The beauty shop ladies weigh in on that and other news. Guest host Celeste Headlee hears from Connie Schultz, DeBora Ricks, Bridget Johnson and Nicole Austin-Hillery.
Jan 2, 2014 — Critics are slamming Beyonce for using an audio clip from the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster in her new song "XO." Was she being insensitive, or artistic? Host Michel Martin hears from the beauty shop ladies: journalists Bridget Johnson and Keli Goff, and Maria Teresa Kumar of Voto Latino.
Dec 18, 2013 — Pop star Beyonce's new surprise album has been getting a lot of buzz, but is it all it's cracked up to be? Beauty shop ladies Bridget Johnson, Aisha Harris, Danielle Belton and Anne Ishii weigh in.
Dec 4, 2013 — A piece in Politico recently called first lady Michelle Obama a "feminist nightmare." So should the first lady use her voice for more than eating right and exercise? Or are her critics missing the point? Host Michel Martin hears from the Beauty Shop ladies: pop culture critic Mikki Kendall, freelance writer Deonna Kelli Sayed, and columnist Keli Goff.
Nov 13, 2013 — There seems to be an online dating site for just about every preference. But a new study shows that more people are dating across ethnic lines, and Asian women are the most preferred. Host Michel Martin talks about that - and other websites raising eyebrows - with the ladies of the Beauty Shop: Demetria Lucas, Anne Ishii, Veronica Miller and Deonna Kelli Sayed.
Oct 30, 2013 — Host Michel Martin talks with the Beauty Shop ladies about the thin line between creative and offensive Halloween costumes. They also discuss claims of racially profiling by retailer Barneys.
Oct 16, 2013 — Former San Diego Mayor Bob Filner pleaded guilty this week to several charges stemming from allegations against him of sexual harassment. Meanwhile, the mistress of former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has told all to Essence magazine. The ladies of the Beauty Shop weigh in on hot topics of the week.
Oct 2, 2013 — Ethnic Haitians living in the Dominican Republic are lashing out at the government's decision to strip them of Dominican citizenship. They say it's just another example of the ugly racial tension on the island shared by the two nations. Host Michel Martin speaks with Maria Cardona, Alicia Anabel Santos and Laura Martinez about this week's hot topics in the beauty shop.