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Why is Don Lemon being called Uncle Tom?

Today I noticed that the attack dogs are going after CNN Don Lemon. He is being called Uncle Tom and others things that are too vile to repeat, but why? He had the audacity to agree with Bill O’Reilly and that is an unpardonable sin. Watch the clip. Sadly if you don’t affirm all aspects of the antics going on within the community you too might be branded, but is this fair? Are we only allowed to speak when we are uttering affirmations? We have to have the courage to say what is right even if it goes against the tide. The truth often hurts, but that does not mean it should not be told. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

CNN Don Lemon says Jonah Hill treated him “like the help”

Did Jonah Hill really disrespect CNN anchor Don Lemon or is Lemon being hyper-sensitive? Read the linked story and share your thoughts.

CNN Don Lemon Announces He Was Born Gay

This morning I received this statement for CNN Don Lemon in my email. He announced that he is gay. Last year while interviewing young people from Eddie Long’s Atlanta church Lemon shared with the audience that he had been molested as a child and today he has chosen to share another personal truth.

“Today I chose to step out on faith and begin openly living my own truth. And let me say right up front that I hope many of you will be inspired to do the same thing in your daily lives. Some of the things I’ve chosen to reveal in my book Transparent were very difficult to share with even those closest to me. There was a time when I was terrified of revealing these things to the person I love most in this world – my own mother. But when I finally mustered the courage to tell her that I had been molested as a child and that I was born gay, my life began to change in positive ways that I never imagined possible. Yet I still chose to keep those secrets hidden from the world. I, like most gay people, lived a life of fear. Fear that if some employers, co-workers, friends, neighbors and family members learned of my sexuality, I would be shunned, mocked and ostracized. It is a burden that millions of people carry with them every single day. And sadly, while the mockery and ostracizing are realized by millions of people every day, I truly believe it doesn’t have to happen and that’s why I feel compelled to share what I’ve written in Transparent.  As a journalist I believe that part of my mission is to shed light onto dark places. So, the disclosure of this information does not inhibit in any way my ability to be the professional, fair and objective journalist I have always been. My book is dedicated to the memory of Rutgers University student Tyler Clementi, who jumped to his death from a bridge after his dorm mates streamed his private business over the Internet for the world to see. Tyler might still be with us today if more gay men and women had chosen to live proudly and openly. It is also dedicated to the millions of young, gay people who believe they are alone when dealing with their own sexual identities. You are not alone! There are people, like me and many others, who are thriving in their personal and professional lives and although we sometimes have a hard time with it ourselves, we are here to show you by example that you too can overcome any obstacle as long as you stay strong and, most of all, stay alive.”

With love and honesty,

Don Lemon
May 16, 2011

Michael Steele Says “He’s Done” With Obama

Michael Steele is probably at his best when he keeps his mouth closed. When he talks he leaves the listener wondering if this guy has the biggest ego in the room or is he just crazy. In an interview with CNN Don Lemon he said he has reached out to the Obama administration but no one has reached back, and so he is done. When Steele became chairman of the GOP he seemingly thought he was now on the same level as the new president. He believed his job was to create policy. He forgot his real job was to raise money for his own party. He has seemingly become frustrated because people within his own party are saying stay in the office and drum up the dollars. He saw his position much more exalted than a fundraiser. Lemon asked him he were jealous of Obama, and Steele said no. One wonders why the interviewed would pose this particular question to Steele.  The answer is that Steele and Obama are black men.  Under normal circumstances I would have thought this was a ridiculous question, but I do think that Steele did think that he would have gotten an audience with the new president because they are both black. Steele would probably not have been this off the chain if the new commander in chief had been a white man. Steele needs to concentrate on doing his own job as outlined in his job description, and stop trying to re-write the script. If he keeps these antics up he will be the one written out of the script.

Anne Nixon-Cooper, 106 yr. old Woman Cast Her Vote for Barack Obama

Anne-Nixon Cooper is 106 years old and she recently got to do something she never believed possible. She cast her vote for Barack Obama, a black man who could possibly become the President of the United States. She has lived through the depression, World War II, and segregation. She never thought she would see this day, but thankfully she did. She is another reason that this election is so important this is a first and there is no real guarantee we will see another candidate like Obama in our lifetime so I encourage every one that can vote early to do it so and those of us that do not have early voting go to the polls on Nov. 4th first thing so that nothing keeps you from being a part of history. <script src=”http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/js/2.0/video/evp/module.js?loc=dom&vid=/video/politics/2008/10/18/lemon.106.year.old.voter.cnn” type=”text/javascript”></script><noscript>Embedded video from <a href=”http://www.cnn.com/video”>CNN Video</a></noscript>