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Tom Joyner Set To Make His Return To NYC Radio

NY Daily News | Posted 06.27.2014 | Black Voices

New York is getting a new urban radio station and Tom Joyner is back in town with it. Radio 103.9, which broadcasts from the Westchester area and ...

Black History Month STILL Needs to Go

Trudy Bourgeois | Posted 04.21.2014 | Black Voices
Trudy Bourgeois

Let's forget about appeasing ourselves by "celebrating" Black History Month. We have not shattered stereotypes. We have not made progress. We just haven't.

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 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...

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...

Radio Host Makes Huge Offer To Rachel Jeantel

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.17.2013 | Black Voices

The star witness for the prosecution in the Trayvon Martin murder trial, Rachel Jeantel, was offered a full scholarship to any historically black coll...

Tom Joyner's Homophobic Message to the Black Community

Irene Monroe | Posted 07.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

Incidents of rape always need to be called out, as Joyner did, and addressed immediately, but it shouldn't be brought to attention while denigrating a member of another minority group within the same population, as Joyner also did.

Chuck Brown Memorial Service Details: What You Need To Know

Posted 05.30.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Are you planning on attending Thursday's public memorial service for go-go legend Chuck Brown at the Walter E. Washington Convention Cen...

Criticism and Confusion

Randy Miller | Posted 10.15.2011 | Black Voices
Randy Miller

Just because President Obama is a black man doesn't mean that all black folks have to agree with his every move, and it doesn't mean that black folks cannot question his policies, motives and reasons for doing the things that he does.

In Defense of Tavis and Cornel

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 10.10.2011 | Black Voices
Michael Fauntroy

Who can reasonably argue against greater governmental action on poverty or leveling the economic playing field for all Americans? Who really believes it is a bad idea to call attention to the millions of people now living near or below the poverty line?

Al Sharpton, Ben Jealous, Tom Joyner Plan to "Measure the Movement" in Black Leadership

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Boyce Watkins

With regard to the direction of black America, the debate seems both perpetually engaging and consistently volatile. It is further complicated by the famous black guy in the Oval Office.

The Content of our Foolishness

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

As much as the enlightened, historically correct bunch of us would hate to admit, Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally was a masterful stroke of PR geni...

A Black Agenda for President Obama to Address? Yes!

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

It's perfectly acceptable for groups of Americans to push the government to deal with their causes, so black leaders who want to go easy on this president because he is black are failing their constituents.

This Week in Blackness: Obama's USA Still Can't Talk About Race

Elon James White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Elon James White

In this episode, I discuss the good and bad of Obama's America and why America and race just don't mix.

Tom Joyner's Great-Uncles Pardoned In SC 94 Years After Execution

AP | SEANNA ADCOX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina pardoned syndicated radio host Tom Joyner's great-uncles Wednesday, nearly a century after they were sent to the electric chair for the 1913 murder of a Confederate Army veteran.

Officials believe the two men are the first in the state to be posthumously pardoned in a capital murder case.

Black landowners Thomas and Meeks Griffin were executed 94 years ago after a jury convicted them of killing 73-year-old John Lewis, a wealthy white veteran living in Blackstock, a Chester County town 40 miles north of Columbia. Two other black men were also put to death for the crime.

"This won't bring them back, but this will bring closure. I hope now that they rest in peace," Joyner said. "This is a good day."

Joyner, who lives in Dallas, and his attorney made a presentation to the state parole and pardon board on Wednesday, then left the room while the board voted. Family members who flew in for the hearing included his wife and sons, of Dallas, and brother and his family, from Jackson, Miss.

Tom Joyner Seeks Pardon For Executed SC Ancestors

AP | SEANNA ADCOX | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Nationally syndicated radio host Tom Joyner is asking South Carolina to posthumously pardon two of his great-uncles – bla...

Colin Powell To Obama On Afghanistan Troop Decision: "Take Your Time"

ABC News | Jake Tapper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In an interview with Roland Martin on the Tom Joyner Morning Show this morning, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Colin Powell reveale...

Tom Joyner Returning To Chicago Radio

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Nearly a month after Clear Channel dropped Tom Joyner's syndicated morning from the Chicago airwaves, the Dallas-based radio host has struck a deal to...

Playa, Playa, Play on: Tom Joyner Returns to Chicago Airwaves!

Alice Singleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alice Singleton

It can't be stressed enough how imperative Tom Joyner and crew had become to the urban community for local, national and international news.

Steve Harvey To Chicago: Don't Blame Me For Losing Tom Joyner

Chicago Tribune | Phil Rosenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Like any other comedian capable of packing a venue, Steve Harvey is usually able to turn his aggravation into something funny. On the phone from Atla...

The Tom Joyner Morning Show: A Requiem, Chicago Style

Alice Singleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alice Singleton

After twenty straight years of broadcasting everyday to a city with one of the largest black populations in the country, Mr. Joyner got snatched off the dial after Monday's show.

Tavis Smiley Reportedly Quits Radio Show Over Obama Hate

Maynard Institute | Richard Prince | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Update: Tavis Smiley has posted a statement on Huffington Post regarding his decision to leave the "Tom Joyner Morning Show." The statement reveals t...