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Don Lemon: Even Most Skeptical Black, ‘Gay Folks’ Wanted to Believe Smollett

CNN anchor Don Lemon on Wednesday evening admitted that “certain groups of people” like “black folks” and “gay folks” wanted to believe Empire actor Jussie Smollett’s story about being attacked by racist supporters of President Donald Trump even though they were highly skeptical of his claims.

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Timeline: Jussie Smollett Hate Hoax Attack

Weeks after “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett made allegations that he was violently beaten by men who hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him, placed a rope around his neck like a noose, and shouted, “This is MAGA country,” local authorities suspect Smollett of orchestrating the attack.

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NAACP Pres: Trump Should Resign After Northam

NAACP President Derrick Johnson said over the weekend that President Donald Trump should resign in response to the Ku Klux Klan(KKK)/blackface controversy engulfing Virginia Governor Ralph Northam (D).

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#LogOutFacebook: NAACP Organizes Facebook Boycott

The NAACP organized a boycott of Facebook and Facebook-owned platforms Instagram and WhatsApp, Tuesday, receiving support from Amy Schumer and ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s.

Dave Chappelle campaigned for former NAACP president Ben Jealous at an event at Olde Towne Inn in Largo, Maryland on Friday Jun 8, 2018 (Instagram/benjealous).

Dave Chappelle Stumps for Maryland Dem Governor Candidate Ben Jealous

Veteran comedian Dave Chappelle campaigned for former NAACP president Ben Jealous on Friday, a rare political gesture for the longtime actor. “So you know, I’m out of my element,” Chappelle said at an event at Olde Towne Inn in Largo, Maryland,

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Liberal Bay Area Has Trouble Supporting Black Politicians

The replacement last month of interim San Francisco Mayor London Breed, an African-American woman, with Supervisor Mike Farrell, a white male venture capitalist, has raised questions about whether the Bay Area has a problem supporting black candidates.

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‘This is War!’: San Francisco Ousts Black Interim Mayor

The City of San Francisco, home of the social justice movement and the tech industry, is in an uproar over the removal of black interim Mayor London Breed and her replacement by white male venture capitalist Mark Farrell.