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Don Lemon and Talib Kweli Battle in Ferguson

As you might imagine, Don Lemon and Talib Kweli have differences in opinion when it comes to Ferguson and the death of Michael Brown. Who made the better points?   Content loading…

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Don Lemon Catches Heat for Stop and Frisk Comments

CNN host Don Lemon got a big chunk of Twitter very mad at him on Tuesday after he endorsed New York's reviled stop and frisk policies. Speaking during his regular slot on the Tom Joyner show, Lemon said that police were not always very respectful of the people they stopped, but that tampering with the

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Black Journalists, Respectability and Responsibility

A Washington, D.C. based news station recently ran a story about an awful home invasion and hostage situation. As police try to connect the dots as to what exactly happened and what was the motive, the situation got worse when a journalist investigating the case became a news story himself.  In a neighborhood that is

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[BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLER] Good and Black

“Who taught you to hate yourself?” Malcolm X’s famous query has been on my mind lately. It was there when President and First Lady Obama took brand new HBCU alumni and their families to task on Morehouse and Bowie State’s graduation days. It was there when Don Lemon posed Boy Scout-esque steps that we—we—could take to end racism. I thought of

Culture & Black Life

[MODERN MOM] Single Supermom ISO Answers

When my daughter said, “Look Mommy, your breasts! One, two, three, four, five!” I thought for a split second, Great. Now she’ll never get skipped to the three year old class. I know that memorizing numbers is developmentally appropriate, but advanced achievement had been a passive goal of mine since another little boy in her

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Why Don Lemon is Wrong About Single Moms

On Saturday, CNN weekend anchor Don Lemon issued five warmed-over admonishments to the Black community in his No Talking Points segment. The “advice” began with, “Pull up your pants!” and ended with, “Stop having out-of-wedlock babies!” On Sunday, after claiming to be baffled by the Twitter backlash, he turned to pundits LZ Granderson and Ana

15 Things Black People Must Do In Order To End Racism
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How Black People Can End Racism

1. It is the responsibility of the Negro to reject any history of America that includes slavery. Reminding the Negro of slavery will cause him to resent all White people, even though slavery ended years ago. Slavery must not be regarded as American history, and must be retroactively deleted from history and removed from any

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Don Lemon Agrees With Bill O’Reilly’s Rant Against Black People

Don Lemon came under fire on Saturday when he said that he agreed with Bill O'Reilly's comments about Black people. O'Reilly recently went on a rant about problems in the Black community, which he blamed on "the disintegration of the African-American family," "the drug situation" and the entertainment industry for promoting "gangsta culture." MSNBC's Chris

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Why Don Lemon Was Wrong

  Once in a while, I hear things that make my head want to explode.  Like, literally explode into a million pieces. Some people throw that phrase out liberally, but I really try to keep my outrage reserved for the most absurd of offenders and, well, CNN’s Don Lemon has brought me to that breaking point. First,

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[THE WEEKLY READ] Dear Don Lemon

Dear CNN and Don Lemon: I am old enough to remember a time in which CNN was the place for hard-hitting, insightful news and not the land of slaughtered brain cells it has since become. Of all the things to be discussing right now, why would CNN choose to air a segment that may as

Gender & Sexuality

Celebrating Black LGBT Pioneers [PHOTOS]

As we celebrate Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Month this June, Ebony.com wants to give props to African-American pioneers, who not only faced racism, homophobia and gender inequality, but also helped pave the way for future advocates.—Kellee Terrell Bayard Rustin Bayard Rustin, civil rights leader, fought for racial equality, gay rights and socialist

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[EXCLUSIVE] Roland Martin Won’t Be ‘Silenced’

Nearly a month after news broke that CNN’s new president Jeff Zucker was replacing veteran anchor Soledad O’Brien, TV One host and political commentator Roland Martin announced via Twitter that his last day as a CNN on-air contributor will be April 6. EBONY.com caught up with Martin to discuss why his contract with CNN would not

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