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Don Lemon Gets Into Big Trouble

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media

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 dur...

The Evil Transgender Scheme to Bring the Plot of Ladybugs to Life

Parker Marie Molloy | Posted 12.31.2013 | Gay Voices
Parker Marie Molloy

Go ahead, interview a trans person or two before you publish that story telling us how awful we are. I'm available. I'm happy to have a discussion, make a statement, clear the air.

Don Lemon To Chris Brown: 'When You Go To Jail, You Go To Jail Alone'

Posted 10.31.2013 | Black Voices

Don Lemon is at it again. The CNN anchor is dished out more advice with his thoughts on young people in the black community, and this time the sub...

Don Lemon Blames Republicans For Government Shutdown

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 12.01.2013 | Media

CNN host Don Lemon lays blame for the government shutdown squarely on the GOP. The government shut down at midnight on Tuesday after Congress fail...

Don Lemon HAMMERS GOP Over Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.25.2013 | Media

Don Lemon tore into Republicans on Monday for what he called their "lies" about Obamacare. Speaking on his regular slot on the Tom Joyner Morning s...

LISTEN: Don Lemon Urges Black Community On Important Subject

The Huffington Post | Danielle Cadet | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices

Yesterday, the nation was rocked by yet another mass shooting that claimed the lives of 13 people and, once again, left the country asking questions a...

Bill Cosby Has Strong Words For 'No-Groes'

Posted 09.18.2013 | Black Voices

Wanting African-Americans to take responsibility for their lives, their kids and their education, Bill Cosby has offered some strong words to a group ...

Don Lemon's Latest Controversial Statement

Posted 09.10.2013 | Black Voices

Who are America’s black leaders? Not the activists, or entrepreneurs, community mobilizers or preachers. According to Don Lemon, the new black leade...

Leave Don Lemon Alone!

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.05.2013 | Media

All Don Lemon wanted to do on Tuesday was show off his brand new haircut: New haircut. Too long for TV news? I kinda like it. #HarlemBarbers pic.tw...

WATCH: Don Lemon And Russell Simmons Face Off

Posted 08.30.2013 | Black Voices

After exchanging verbal assaults towards each other in recent weeks stemming from controversial points made by Bill O’Reilly in outlining what Black...

WATCH: Don Lemon To Russell Simmons: 'Don't Throw Stones And Hide Your Hand'

Posted 08.15.2013 | Black Voices

In the two weeks since CNN anchor, Don Lemon furthered controversial points made by Bill O’Reilly in outlining what Black America needs to do to ri...

The Saggy Pants Don't Make the Man, The Prisons Do

Russell Simmons | Posted 10.12.2013 | Politics
Russell Simmons

The time has come to end the so-called "War on Drugs." Forty years of a failed war has destroyed communities and families all across our land. Hard earned tax-payer dollars have been wasted on ineffective policies that have resulted in over-incarceration.

From a Young Black Man to Don Lemon: This Is Why Your Remarks Hurt

Rob Smith | Posted 10.08.2013 | Black Voices
Rob Smith

As a black man, I know that Don Lemon's failed respectability politics don't make a difference in the real life that I live that is not inoculated by the wealth, status, and power that Mr. Lemon's presence on CNN gives him.

As Kappa Alpha Psi Conclave 2013 Descends on Houston, What Would Don Lemon, Bill O'Reilly and Al Sharpton Think of Its 'Kappa League' Mentoring Program?

Dana T. Blackmore | Posted 10.08.2013 | Black Voices
Dana T. Blackmore

I think Don Lemon, Bill O'Reilly and Rev. Al Sharpton would all agree that we need more programs like the "Kappa League" to ensure the educational success of young black men. Doing so will increase the level of economic success of society, as a whole. What do you think?

Echoes of Cosby in Don Lemon's Call For Blacks to Clean up Their Act

Darron T. Smith, Ph.D. | Posted 10.05.2013 | Black Voices
Darron T. Smith, Ph.D.

This is not to say that Mr. Lemon is completely wrong, and that blacks (and all humans) should not strive to do better. The problem arises when this is taken out of context.

Don Lemon and Media Violence Against Young Black Men

Antwaun Sargent | Posted 10.03.2013 | Media
Antwaun Sargent

Don Lemon's comments are reminiscent of the media violence that has played out across news broadcast with reports that have called young black men crack babies, predators, dropouts, absentee fathers, and thugs. Reports that have captured the American imagination, and created moral panic.

A Change of Heart: Maybe Don Lemon Was Right

Christopher Emdin | Posted 10.01.2013 | Media
Christopher Emdin

Yesterday, I wrote a piece critiquing the venom that CNN anchor Don Lemon spat at the Black community for its lack of responsibility in addressing the...

Don's a Lemon: Before You Go Back on CNN This Weekend, Read This!

Russell Simmons | Posted 10.02.2013 | Politics
Russell Simmons

The lucky ones, like you and me, owe a real explanation of the problems in our community to the ones who are still living in struggle, not some old, conservative talking points left in the garbage from Mitt Romney's campaign.

Black Talk Radio Talks Back to CNN's Don Lemon's "No Talking Points"

Dana T. Blackmore | Posted 07.31.2013 | Black Voices
Dana T. Blackmore

First thing Monday morning, The Madd Hatta Morning Show and its listeners talked back to Don Lemon's "No Talking Points." However, after a little outrage, it seemed there was agreement that maybe Don said what needed to be said to the black community. What do you think?

On Black Culture, Don Lemon's Got It All Wrong

Christopher Emdin | Posted 09.30.2013 | Black Voices
Christopher Emdin

Don Lemon's self-identification as being black, gay or from any other marginalized group does not give him license to speak disparagingly about a group's culture because he obviously experiences this culture from a standpoint of privilege that blinds him from reality.

Don Lemon Reminds Me of Sad Similarity Between Black, Gay Communities

Alvin McEwen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Alvin McEwen

Don Lemon dehumanized the African-American community by reducing it to stereotypes, much like the religious right does to the LGBT community. Certainly this is not what Lemon was trying to do, but it was something that he maybe should have realized, given that he is a black gay man.

WATCH: Don Lemon Agrees With O'Reilly On Black People

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 07.28.2013 | Media

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 ran...

WATCH: CNN Host Attacks Racist Element Of Zimmerman Discussion

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 09.12.2013 | Media

CNN's Don Lemon condemned on Friday the people who have raised the prospect that Florida communities will riot if George Zimmerman is acquitted in the...

Dear CNN, This Is Not OK

Posted 07.08.2013 | Comedy

Deon Cole, star of "Deon Cole's Black Box" and "Conan," can barely wrap his head around CNN's debate over the N-word. For starters: Why does LeVar Bur...

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...