Tag: Soledad Obrien

Ga Ga Media TV

Ga Ga: The Sexy CNN Anchors Of Color

There’s nothing like a little sexy to go with your smarts and these CNN anchors deliver both as well as some color.

Here’s a roundup of Blindie’s favorite sexy CNN Anchors of color:

Don Lemon: the Louisiana native won an Edward R. Murow award and an Emmy before joining CNN and has since racked up three more Emmys (regional) for his reporting. We also love that Don is a Twitter user and responds to other followers’ tweets!

Amy Holmes: the Princeton educated journalist was born in her father’s homeland of Lusaka, Zambia and raised in her mother’s hometown of Seattle, Washington. Named one of PEOPLE magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful” in 2000, Holmes adds lots of beauty and brains to CNN’s The Situation Room.

T.J. Holmes: the green-eyed 31 year-old Arkansas native is easy on our eyes as he delivers hard hitting news as a weekend anchor on the news channel. Holmes became gossip news when he briefly dated Chilli of the music group TLC.

Soledad O’Brien: the Harvard alum proved she had primetime appeal when she hosted CNN’s much talked about Black in America. We love that the half-Cuban journalist is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists as well as the National Association of Black Journalists. Embrace the heritage!

Sanjay Gupta: a board-certified neurosurgeon and one of PEOPLE magazine’s “Sexiest Men Alive” of 2003, Gupta has long been a mainstay of television news programs for his expert advice on any and all things medical. So, it did not surprise us that he was offered the position of U.S. Surgeon General by President-elect Barack Obama.

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Media Race Matters TV

Variety Calls CNN’s Black in America “Vanilla as Documentaries Get”

CNN’s documentary series, “Black in America,” earned negative reviews from Variety, which calls anchor Soledad O’Brien’s reporting “at best skin-deep…This project is ultimately about as vanilla as documentaries get.”

With its three parts (“The Black Woman & Family,” “King Assassination” and “The Black Man”), the series, according to Variety, “seems like a Nickelodeon special for kids who have never met a black person–aimed at an audience completely naive about the African-American experience.”

What do you think?

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Race Matters TV

Preview: CNN’s ‘Black In America’ Series

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, anchor for the network’s upcoming documentary series, “Black In America,” reveals tidbits about the special on African-American culture.

“We started doing this about 18 months ago, before Sen. Obama’s candidacy really gained traction,” O’Brien told the Los Angeles Times about Barack Obama only appearing in about 30 seconds of the documentary, which premieres on July 23.

But it was when O’Brien explained that comedian D.L. Hughley had to advise his young son on how to act if confronted by law enforcement, that we found upsetting, yet telling: “It’s a conversation every black father has to have with his 11-year-old son, no matter where they come from.”

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