Raven-Symone Leaving ‘The View’ For ‘That’s So Raven’ Spin-Off

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Raven-Symoné is parting ways with The View to reprise her role of Raven Baxter on a That’s So Raven spin-off. She will also serve as executive produce for the show.

Raven is partnering with the Disney Channel to develop the family sitcom, which will be a continuation of the story of her That’s So Raven character for a new generation of audiences.

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Thousands Sign Petition To Remove Raven-Symone From ‘The View’, ABC Responds

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Following comments that Raven-Symone made in regards to an altercation between a black female South Carolina student and a white police officer, a petition was started to have her removed from The View.

“African Americans and black people around the diaspora need a voice representative of their views and not a voice representative of what white people want us to say,” read the petition. “We need strong black rolemodels in prominent positions on television an Raven Symone cannot provide that. That is why I ask that we petition to remove her from The View.”

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Raven-Symone On SC Student Dragged By Police Officer: ‘You Gotta Follow The Rules’

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A sheriff’s deputy in South Carolina has been fired after a video, recorded by a student, showed him tossing a female high school student from her desk and dragging her across a classroom.

The confrontation was discussed on Tuesday’s episode of ABC’s The View, and  co-host Raven-Symoné gave her opinion on the issue; saying: “You gotta follow the rules.”

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Raven-Symoné & Girlfriend AzMarie Livingston Reportedly Split

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Raven-Symoné and her longtime girlfriend, AzMarie Livingston, have called it quits – reports Us Weekly.

The couple began dating back in 2012, and Raven has since opened up to Oprah about dating a woman, saying she doesn’t want to be defined by her sexuality.” I want to be labeled a human who loves humans. I’m tired of being labeled,” ahe said on Where Are They Now? in October 2014. “I’m in an amazing, happy relationship with my partner, a woman.”

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Raven-Symoné Says Her Name Discrimination Comments Were In ‘Poor Taste’

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Raven-Symoné took to Facebook to address comments she made on The View, about discriminating when it comes to hiring people with “ghetto names.” She says that what she said was in “poor taste,” and that as an equal opportunity employer, she has never discriminated against a name:

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Raven-Symoné Says She Wouldn’t Hire People With ‘Ghetto’ Names

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On Thursday’s episode of the The View, Raven-Symoné revealed that she will not hire somebody with a “ghetto” name. The women were having a discussion about a recent study that found Americans do make racist assumptions based on names.

There was a YouTube video played showing someone pronouncing “ghetto names,” including  “Fo’Landra” and “Elephantisha.”

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Raven-Symoné Explains Why She Doesn’t Label Herself African American

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Raven-Symone set the internet abuzz after an interview with Oprah late last year in which she said she does not consider herself to be African American.

She recently chatted with PEOPLE, where she further elaborated on her desire to be called “American.”

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Raven-Symone Doesn’t Like The Idea Of Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill: “Me, Personally, I Would Have Chosen Rosa Parks.”

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Raven Symone is speaking out in opposition to former President Andrew Jackson being replaced by Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill.

Based on the results of Women on 20s’ unofficial online poll, the famed abolitionist was the people’s top choice. While serving as guest co-host on The View, during the “Hot Topics” segment, Raven chimed in on the issue, saying that she “would have chosen someone that is closer to the progression that we’re doing now”:

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