When Louis Ortiz shaved off his goatee one day in 2008, his life changed forever. He looked in the mirror and he didn’t see himself – a middle-aged, unemployed Puerto Rican father from the Bronx. Continue Reading →
Harlemite Don Lemon comments on the smell of Marijuana in the air instead of the focusing on the response of the community around him as he reports for CNN live in Ferguson. Continue Reading →
Watch renowned communications strategist, author and mental health activist Terrie M. Williams, on “CNN Newsroom” with Brooke Baldwin at 2:30 PM (EST) and “CNN Tonight” with Don Lemon and Alisyn Camerota at 10:00 PM (EST) as she speaks about the growing number of people suffering from mental illness and depression-and copycat suicides –Today, Wednesday, August 13, 2014.
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‘This really is a time when there should be laboratories of democracy,’ former president says
Former Harlem resident and President Bill Clinton, who once famously said he smoked marijuana but “didn’t inhale,” says he thinks legalization should be for the states to decide — not the federal government. Continue Reading →
An explosion that leveled two Harlem buildings and left at least seven dead exacted a heavy toll on Bethel Gospel Assembly, a church several blocks from the buildings. Continue Reading →
Harlem World: What is your job title?
Mikey Rox: My job title is Principal. Basically a fancy, new millennium term for owner or the guy who runs this ship. Continue Reading →
This fits in the I’m not surprised category:
A response from Fox
Fox News VP of programming Suzanne Scott explains, “We received tens of thousands of text message submissions during our New Years Eve special, and this particular viewer submission was inadvertently cleared for air. At FOX we recognize our error as opposed to networks who allow their hosts to utter crude vulgarities to the public.”
The “crude vulgarity” Scott referenced was Kathy Griffin on CNN.
Think Progress caught a “magic negro” reference during the New Years Eve broadcast on Fox News.
Viewers were allowed to text in messages that scrolled across the bottom in lieu of the news.
One message read:
HAPPY NEW YEAR AND LET’S HOPE THE MAGIC NEGRO DOES A GOOD JOB. LOVE JEN AND JOHN C.