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WATCH: Omarosa and the Black Press are Like Oil and Water

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For the 2nd time this year Omarosa Manigault, representing the office the President of the United States, has crashed a black press event and caused disturbing trouble.

Earlier this year Manigault  invited herself to the NNPA’s Black Press Week in Washington DC.  During opening remarks, Manigault had praised the Black journalists for historically asking “the tough questions”. But when the tough questions came from a promised made by Manigualt she snapped and went “Celebrity Apprentice”.

Last week the National Association of Black Journalism held its yearly convention Aug. 9-13 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

According to Page Six, New York Times journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones was scheduled to moderate a panel on police brutality on Friday, which featured Valerie Castile, Sandra Sterling, and the New Yorker’s Jelani Cobb. Hannah-Jones and Cobb pulled out of the panel, and Bounce TV’s Ed Gordon stepped in to serve as the event’s moderator.

Cobb told Page Six that the reason for pulling out “wasn’t simply the addition of Omarosa. It was that she was added at the eleventh hour and it was unclear whether we would be able to discuss substantive issues regarding the administration and its policing policies. Also, the panel was very disorganized, and basic things like format were not clear.”

To read the blow by blow exchange between Ed Gordon and Omarosa click here.


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