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Don Lemon Slams Media Over Treatment Of Rachel Jeantel

Posted 07.03.2013 | Media

CNN's Don Lemon joined the chorus of critics who chastised the media over its treatment of Rachel Jeantel, the star witness in the George Zimmerman tr...

What the 'N-Word' Means to Me

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 09.01.2013 | Media
Molly Alexander Darden

As I watched Don Lemon's program, "The N-Word," Monday evening, I was tremendously moved, and so glad I watched.

Parsing the N-Word

E. R. Shipp | Posted 09.01.2013 | Black Voices
E. R. Shipp

A whole lot of people are making a big deal over the fact that Paula Deen may have uttered it within the past 30 years. As if she is the only 66-year-old Southern white woman who has done so. As if she is the only public figure who has done so.

CNN Airing 'The N-Word' Special

Posted 07.01.2013 | Media

CNN is airing a special called "The N Word," hosted by Don Lemon, on Monday night. Lemon will be debating the use of the word, in light of the rec...

The Pursuit of Edward Snowden: Washington in a Rage, Striving to Run the World

Norman Solomon | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
Norman Solomon

How can we have real consent of the governed when the government is entrenched with extreme secrecy, surveillance and contempt for privacy?

WATCH: CNN Anchor Takes Down Anti-Gay Activist

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 04.26.2013 | Gay Voices

We bet John Stemberger probably didn't know what he was getting into when he joined CNN earlier this week to discuss the Boy Scouts' ban on gay member...

Why Don Lemon Is My Hero And Should Be A Hero For All Young, Gay Black Males

Deron Dalton | Posted 05.01.2013 | Gay Voices
Deron Dalton

Lemon taught me that there is too much life to experience to remain trapped in the closet or, worse, to hurt oneself. It was a relief to relate to someone's struggle, and it inspired me to do the right thing. I didn't want to be 40-something and still debating whether to come out.

CNN Panelist: This Conversation Could Be Much Uglier

Posted 12.24.2012 | Media

Salon writer David Sirota appeared on Don Lemon's CNN show on Saturday to discuss that the majority of mass shooters in the United States have been wh...

The Jindal End Run: 'E' in 'Email' Should Not Stand for 'Evasion'

Kenneth F. Bunting | Posted 02.19.2013 | Media
Kenneth F. Bunting

To avoid possible disclosure, Jindal's top advisors used personal email accounts while devising a communications strategy regarding hundreds of millions of dollars in Medicaid cuts.

Don Lemon In Newtown: 'I Have Been On The Verge Of Tears'

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 12.17.2012 | Media

CNN's Don Lemon made a passionate appeal for tougher gun control while reporting from Newtown, Connecticut on Monday morning. The tragic deaths of...

The Night Don Lemon Hugged Me (VIDEO)

Mark S. King | Posted 02.13.2013 | Gay Voices
Mark S. King

Don Lemon, who remembered our first visit and never mentioned the circumstances, who knew this interview meant growth for me, a sort of redemption, perhaps, and who even knew a little about overcoming shame himself, reached out in a gesture of support: a hug.


Posted 11.09.2012 | Media

CNN host Don Lemon took some time on "Starting Point" Friday morning to address a Twitter feud he had one day earlier with Jonah Hill. Lemon and H...

WATCH: Don Lemon Goes Off On Mitt Romney

Posted 09.17.2012 | Media

CNN's Don Lemon tore into Mitt Romney over the weekend, skewering the candidate's response to the deadly attack in Libya. The Romney campaign has ...

Another Iago at Work in Oak Creek Massacre

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 10.05.2012 | Crime
Robert David Jaffee

Most mass shooting gunmen live not necessarily in a world of psychosis but rather by an ethos of hatred and sadism. These killers adhere to the philosophy of Iago, who proclaims "I am not what I am," a nihilistic credo that attempts to refute Yahweh's life-affirming "I am what I am" code.

PHOTOS: Don Lemon Is Ready For Summer

Posted 09.17.2012 | Media

It looks like Don Lemon is ready for summer. The CNN host returned from a vacation on Wednesday sporting a serious buzz-cut. Lemon usually keeps hi...

WATCH: CNN Host Expresses Sympathy For Jerry Sandusky

Posted 06.25.2012 | Media

CNN's Don Lemon expressed some sympathy for convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky on Sunday. Sandusky, a former coach at Penn State, was found g...

CNN Host Compares Mitt Romney To Segregationist Governor

Posted 07.14.2012 | Media

CNN's Don Lemon compared Mitt Romney to infamous segregationist governor George Wallace on his Sunday show. Lemon said that Romney's recent comment...

WATCH: Don Lemon Defends Controversial Stance On 'N-Word'

Posted 04.16.2012 | Media

CNN's Don Lemon had a lively debate with two conservative guests about journalists' use of the "n-word" in their reporting on Saturday night. Lemo...

WATCH: Whoopi Goldberg, Don Lemon Support Saying Full N-Word

Posted 04.10.2012 | Media

"View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg and CNN anchor Don Lemon argued for journalists to say the full n-word on air while reporting stories. On Saturday,...

LISTEN: CNN's Don Lemon Opens Up To 'The Six Pack' About Being A 'Black And Gay' Voice In TV News

The Six Pack | Posted 08.24.2012 | Gay Voices
The Six Pack


WATCH: CNN Host Reveals Ugly Responses To His Trayvon Martin Coverage

Posted 06.03.2012 | Media

CNN's Don Lemon directed viewers not to send him any more incendiary tweets over his coverage of Trayvon Martin's death on Sunday. Martin was unar...

LGBT Celebs And Allies Share Their Top Moments Of 2011

Posted 12.28.2011 | Gay Voices

From the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell" to gay marriage coming to New York, 2011 was an incredible year for the LGBT community. In honor of the ...

CNN Anchor Admits Typecasting

Posted 12.23.2011 | Media

CNN anchor Don Lemon made a surprising admission about the network that employs him in a cover story for Creative Loafing Atlanta (CLA). The interview...

Talented People Should Not Fear Coming Out

Laurence Watts | Posted 01.14.2012 | Gay Voices
Laurence Watts

Luke Evans has the talent, not to mention the biceps. Having appeared in Clash of the Titans and the recent Three Musketeers, and with a part in the upcoming Hobbit movies, his Hollywood resume is filling out nicely. So why now hide his sexuality?

Attention Mainstream Christians: Be Fruitful And Amplify

Wayne Besen | Posted 12.07.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

Clearly, the loving and inclusive rhetoric of some mainstream Christians is fruitful. The million-dollar question is how do we get such voices to multiply and amplify?