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July 7, 2016

TV reporter robbed while covering a shooting

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Reporting the news can be a dangerous job, even in broad daylight.  A reporter covering the story of a Brooklyn shooting was robbed on Monday afternoon during her coverage. News 12 reporter Kena Johnson, who goes by the on-air name Kena Vernon, told police that she was sitting in her news van when a woman, Linda Sanchez, approached her passenger door. Sanchez opened the door of the vehicle and let…

Wendy Williams bizarrely defends online backlash to Jesse Williams’ BET speech

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It’s been more than a week since Jesse Williams delivered his soaring BET Awards speech, but it’s still making headlines Williams accepted BET’s Humanitarian award and his  acceptance speech highlighted the struggles of the Black Lives Matter movement. Of course, as the self-proclaimed Queen of All Media, TV personality Wendy Williams had something to say. “I would be really offended if there was a school known as a historically white…

Alton Sterling’s death proves routine police killings of blacks won’t stop unless we make them

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It happened again. This time, outside a slummy Baton Rouge liquor store in the early morning hours on the day after America celebrated it’s freedom from oppression and tyranny. Police officers tasered, tackled, and fatally shot a black man – 37 year old Alton Sterling – several times in the chest and in the back. There have been calls, and rightly so, from Civil Rights advocates (including myself, for full…

Trump uses stage time to re-litigate his controversies

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Donald Trump blasted Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server in a speech in Ohio on Wednesday night but spent almost as much time revisiting the controversies that have dogged his campaign and distracted from his opponent’s legal woes. Just moments after the Justice Department said it would not pursue charges against the Democrat, Trump went on stage and called Clinton a “dirty, rotten liar” and questioned how seriously…

Trump’s dwindling VP options depress senators

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Donald Trump has said he wants a vice president with Capitol Hill relationships who can help get his agenda through a divided Washington. But his options in Congress are rapidly dwindling as Trump approaches the Republican convention. On Wednesday, two top contenders — Joni Ernst, the fresh-faced, first-term Iowa senator, and Bob Corker, a top GOP foreign policy hand — crossed their names off Trump’s list or stopped just short…

21st Century Fox launching ‘internal review’ at Fox News following Gretchen Carlson lawsuit

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Fox News has launched an internal review of the behavior of CEO Roger Ailes and “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy, after one of Fox News Channel’s top anchors filed a lawsuit against Ailes, alleging wrongful termination and sexual harassment. The news of the lawsuit came in a bombshell email sent to reporters on Wednesday morning by the law firm representing Gretchen Carlson, the host of “The Real Story with…