Posts Tagged ‘CNN’

2013 Midwest Black History Expo in Minnesota

January 21, 2013 Leave a comment

— The Biggest Black History Month Celebration in Minnesota —

Saint Paul, MN( — In December of 2011 a small business was looking for a major Black History Month celebration in Minnesota where they could be a vendor in February 2012 and sell merchandise that promotes Black History and culture. The small business (Liberation Clothing & Gifts) was astonished to find that no such event existed in Minnesota. From this experience, the founder of Liberation Clothing & Gifts was inspired to organize what could possibly be the largest Black History Month celebration that has ever occurred in the state of Minnesota. Read more…


T.J. Holmes Receives The Hennessy Privilege Award

October 25, 2012 Leave a comment

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usT.J. Holmes, longtime CNN Anchor and host of BET nightly news / talk show,  “Don’t Sleep” received the Hennessy Privilege Award last night (Tuesday, – October 23rd) in NYC. The award ceremony took place at the trendy Catch Rooftop in front of 150 of NYC’s media elite, Hennessy USA and BET executives and the city’s top movers and shakers. T.J. was presented the award by Hennessy USA – Senior Vice President, Rodney Williams and during his acceptance speech, T.J. reminded the crowd to watch his show: Read more…

Lawyer: Zimmerman Raised More Than $200,000 After Killing Trayvon—The New American Way?

April 29, 2012 Leave a comment

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Accused killer George Zimmerman first prompted a national debate on self-defense laws, and now he may be dragging the nation into a new debate involving questionable judgment: he has raised more than $200,000 on a website he created after he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

The website has since been shut down, but Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, announced on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360 last night that the site drew more than $200,000 in donations in the short time it was up a couple weeks ago. On the site, Zimmerman said its purpose was to raise money for “living expenses” because of his “forced inability to maintain employment.” At the time I wrote that the whole endeavor was more than a bit creepy, since the man is in effect making money from the fact that he killed an unarmed 17-year-old black boy. “I’m not saying that Zimmerman is making a special appeal to the racists of the world—but he’s surely not going to return any money that comes through Paypal sheathed in a white hood,” I said in the post, “A Strange Twist On a Tragic Case: George Zimmerman Launches A Website To Make Money.Read more…


April 6, 2012 Leave a comment

Preview CNN’s Beyond Trayvon Before It Airs Tonight on The Industry Cosign!

March 30, 2012 Leave a comment

Beyond Trayvon: Race & Justice In America airs TONIGHT, March 30th at 8p and 10p ET on CNN

CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien hosts a townhall on a controversial event that has gripped the nation: the shooting of Trayvon Martin. In this one hour special, several panels will examine and discuss the facts of the case and the many angles that have come into play including: the investigation, allegations of racial profiling, gun laws and Florida’s Stand Your Ground law. 

In this clip, Trayvon Martin’s lawyer, Benjamin Crump, questions the investigation.  Read more…

If Mitt Romney Doesn’t Care about the Poor, He Doesn’t Care about America’s Children

February 2, 2012 1 comment

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Every once in a while, politicians open their mouths and some truth comes out. That’s what happened to Mitt Romney yesterday during an interview on CNN with Soledad O’Brien. Pushing the idea that he is the champion of the American middle class, Romney said he was “not concerned about the very poor” because they have a safety net.

Soledad, clearly taken aback by this admission, gave the Republican front runner a chance to fix a statement that to any sane viewer sounded incredibly heartless and insensitive. But the multi-millionaire forged ahead and made it even worse.

“You can choose where to focus. You can focus on the rich. That’s not my focus. You can focus on the very poor. That’s not my focus. My focus is on middle income Americans, retirees living on social security, people who cannot find work, folks who have kids that are getting ready to go to college. That — these are the people who’ve been most badly hurt during the Obama years.” Read more…

We Have to Protect Our Children from Stress

January 12, 2012 Leave a comment

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In these incredibly difficult times, we can easily find our families dealing with stressors that perhaps we didn’t have to confront a few years ago. Financial problems can bring a whole lot of other troubles along with them—marriage and relationship conflicts, family tensions, divorce, abuse, addiction. But the director of the Yale Stress Center advises that we need to try to protect our children from stress as much as possible because they will become more likely to carry it into adulthood. Read more…

“I Don’t Know Any Black Entrepreneurs” Guy Gets Strong Response from Soledad O’Brien

November 1, 2011 Leave a comment

soledad obrien comes back at michael arringtonby Dr. Boyce Watkins, Your Black World

Soledad O’Brien’s public spanking of Tech Crunch founder Michael Arrington is, in my opinion, the stuff that legends are made of.  During a recent interview, Arrington, who prides himself on covering the tech industry in detail, actually told Soledad that he doesn’t know of any black entrepreneurs in the tech industry.  He then had the audacity to go on and say that he firmly believes that Silicon Valley is a meritocracy and that your level of success is determined by the size of your brain.

So, in Michael Arrington’s small and polluted reality, black people must not succeed because we have tiny brains and an even tinier level of ambition.   So, I’m sure Arrington would have a great pow-wow with Herman Cain, who also believes that if you’re not receiving riches and glory for your work, you only need to blame yourself. You already know my thoughts on the Arrington issue, as well as those of our political contributor Yvette Carnell, so let’s just talk about Soledad.

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Cornel West: Herman Cain Needs To Get Off the Symbolic Crack Pipe

October 11, 2011 Leave a comment

Your Black World reports

Cornel West from Princeton University had some choice words for Presidential candidate Herman Cain.  After Cain said that racism no longer matters in this country, West appeared with Candy Crowley to say that Cain was dead wrong.  In Cain’s words:

“I have seen blacks in middle management move up to top management in some of the biggest corporations in America,” the candidate explained. “They weren’t held back because of racism. No, people sometimes hold themselves back because they want to use racism as excuse for them not being able to achieve what they want to achieve.”


That’s when West chimed in on a later episode to suggest that Herman Cain is full of it.

“Well, black people have been working hard for decades,” West remarked. “I think he needs to get off the symbolic crack pipe and acknowledge that the evidence is overwhelming. And I think he also knows that if brother Anthony Davis — a brother who was just put to death — were a white Wall Street banker brother, that the response in the nation would have been very different as opposed to a poor black brother.” Read more…

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