Someone is Going To Slap The CNN Out of Don Lemon….

When Michael Brown was gunned down last month, many celebrities went to Ferguson, Missouri to aid the cause in what way they could.

Well, that was bound to happen–celebrities will do anything to lend their name to causes that get them MORE ATTENTION, but one of the strangest encounters was between Hip Hop performer Talib Kweli and Don Lemon.

Now, I watched it…listened, and just for the life of me, couldn’t understand why it turned out this way.

Was Don Lemon acting condescending?  Or…was he just being DON LEMON: the man who THINKS he’s the spokesperson for Black America?

Some time ago, I wrote a piece on Don Lemon about some comments he made that I felt was derogatory towards the Black community on his show Talking Points.  Basically, Don blamed young Black men for the treatment they received for the manner in which they dressed (sagging).  I don’t like it either, but I’m not going to have a discussion with a predominantly white audience; and basically enabling racist thoughts that aren’t filtered with education and interaction.

A lot of Black people, including myself, took Lemon to task for his comments.

I went as far as to contact CNN directly and speak my mind.

As for this bizarre exchange, this was about respect.  Nothing more.

We aren’t all the same, and everyone has a point of view.

Talib was trying to speak, but Don wanted to control the interview.

That’s my point.

Will they be friends?

Only time will tell.




8 comments on “Someone is Going To Slap The CNN Out of Don Lemon….

  1. KingoftheTeddybears says:

    My shindig is, Don Lemon has no business lecturing blacks on how to be, seeing as he gives it up to a white d!ck


  2. Tyrone says:

    Don Lemon entitled to his opinions just like everybody else, no matter how flawed. Some of us throw darts at him because he puts our dirty laundry out in the open, Okay! Well, other folk already know what makes us sick. So, us keeping a lid on the bs to save face is pointless. Blackmen built this country, fought in wars for this country, invented life-changing technology such as the AC(Air-Conditioner), contributed to the cultural fabric of this nation. If we’re not strong, America is weak…A Problem! Talib Kweli and other brothas like him are a mixed bag. They wax poetic about racism in the US, while turning a blind eye to this cancer in the Middle-East and Latin-America. In this regard, it’s difficult for me to believe his anger is coming from a pure place. Hatred of black males started thousands of years ago when Arab slave barons castrated black boys to keep them from reproducing. We can’t keep this facade intact. Michael Brown made life-altering decisions that day, and he paid a deadly price for those choices. But, Talib Kweli is not gonna start from that level, it’s too convenient. We know a target is on our back, always will be. All of us know this from birth, father or no father. The argument was silly, one of them could have taken the high road and shut up, that didn’t happen.


    • truthangel07 says:

      When I first saw it, I was like a lot of people as I watched it. Really…Don Lemon is very opinionated and is entitled to his opinion, as we all are, but he is supposed to be a journalist, not a cultural adviser, and it’s not what is said, but what is understood that matters.

      He rubs people the wrong way because he comes across as more arrogant than caring. And people see through that. He hasn’t been through half the stuff he’s trying to offer advice about, yet, he thinks because he works on CNN that African Americans are to defer to him solely on that premise–I beg to differ.

      Besides, when white people stop raising children that feel it’s ok to shoot up people simply because they can’t get a date or the silly white kids that think killing is like a video game, thus, they target to murder the homecoming queen and hide her body in the woods, then, I find it generally arrogant for anyone to think they can preach to the African American community with any form of integrity.


  3. This was a good encounter. I think more people need to call Don “now I wanna act like I got some sense” Lemon out on his BS.


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