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Don Lemon Makes Teary Return to CNN After Sister’s Death

Nearly a week after the accidental drowning death of the sister of CNN Tonight host Don Lemon, the reporter returned to the anchor chair on Tuesday night. On Wednesday, Lemon’s oldest sister L’Tanya “Leisa” Lemon Grimes tripped and fell into a Louisiana pond. Lemon posted about the tragic death the next day and asked followers to keep his family

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Don Lemon’s Sister Passes Away

The sister of CNN host Don Lemon passed away in an accidental drowning. Fifty-eight-year-old L’Tanya “Leisa” Lemon Grimes was Lemon’s oldest sister. Grimes reportedly tripped and fell into a pond in Livingston Parish, LA on Wednesday. Lemon posted about the death on Thursday and asked his Twitter followers to keep his family in their prayers. “Thanks everyone for

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Don Lemon Is All of Us After Trump Touted Low Black Unemployment Rate

During President Trump’s State of the Union address, the lamentable commander-in-chief doubled down on a claim he made earlier this week regarding lowered unemployment rates among Black Americans. But before the president pat himself on the back for a second time during Tuesday’s address, CNN‘s Don Lemon had already given voice to our every eye roll shortly

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Don Lemon Is Visibly Irked Explaining Racism to MLK’s Nephew on MLK Day

Welcome to the twilight zone: where a journalist who once advised Black men to pull their pants up if they were truly passionate about eradicating racism is now convincing the kinfolk of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. that the president is racist. On Monday night, CNN Tonight anchor Don Lemon spoke with the son of the revered civil rights leader’s only living

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All Hail Don Lemon’s Unapologetic ‘CNN Tonight’ Remarks [VIDEO]

CNN Tonight host Don Lemon was once perceived as a questionable figure in the Black community. But ever since this whole Trump presidency thing happened, the 51-year-old seems to be more down for the brown than ever before. After news of President Donald Trump reportedly referring to Haiti, El Salvador and African nations as “s**thole

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Don Lemon Is Tired, Pens Open Letter to Trump: ‘Please Stop’

“CNN Tonight” host Don Lemon is as appalled by President Donald Trump’s words to a fallen soldier’s widow as the rest of us. With the knowledge the president watches his show, Lemon relayed an open letter to Trump in light of the insensitive remarks made during a call with Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow Myeshia

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Don Lemon Gives Moving Speech While Accepting GLAAD

Don Lemon is a very outspoken man. Couple that with being Black in America and having internationally viewed platform and you have a force to be reckoned with. On Saturday, the CNN anchor was honored for his contributions in promotions equal rights for members of the LGBTQ community at GLAAD’s 2017 Gala in San Francisco.

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[Black Lens] Still Waiting to Bring Back Our Girls, Big Sean Takes Philly

This week in Black photos, we managed to capture a demonstration recognizing that it’s been three years since the Boko Haram in Nigeria kidnapped hundreds of schoolgirls, and most of them have not been returned. The Nigerian government has wrenched its hands over what to do, while the world waits for a solution. Meanwhile, rap

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Don Lemon Reminds Bill O’Reilly Not to Come For Him–Ever

Bill O’Reilly is in the middle of a media firestorm, and it’s only getting worse. After catching the ire of social media for attempting to dismiss Congresswoman Maxine Waters’ criticism of Donald Trump’s ties to Russia with a joke about her hair, the Fox News host was recently the subject of a scathing investigative report

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[SHADE BRIGADE]Chris Rock Profiled, Isaiah Washington Says “Adapt!”

Michael Arceneaux, EBONY.com contributor and Master of Shade, calls out five of his biggest gripes from the past week. Rejoice and be read. Follow Michael @youngsinick.   1. Losing Isaiah: Chris Rock decided to post a selfie for the numerous times he had been pulled over by the police within the past seven weeks. In response, actor

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The Only One to Blame for a Rape Is a Rapist

Amidst resurrected allegations of comedian/cultural icon Bill Cosby sexually assaulting yet another of his former female associates, CNN correspondent Don Lemon deferred to the classic notion of “gotta hear both sides.” On Tuesday night, journalist Joan Tarshis recounted an instance to Lemon where she claims that Cosby forced her to perform oral sex on him. Lemon all

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[SHADE BRIGADE]A Field of Seats for Don Lemon, Lindsay Lohan and Yes, Kanye West

Michael Arceneaux, EBONY.com contributor and Master of Shade, calls out five of his biggest gripes from the past week. Rejoice and be read. 1. You’se A Lie, Lindsay Lohan: Lindsey Lohan wouldn’t know the truth if it came in the form of powder, was spread across the table, divided by a razor blade and inhaled through

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