Sen. Joe Biden offered his sincerest apologies for suggesting that all Black Americans vote for Democrats regardless of their record on civil rights.
Biden, 77, sparked a severe backlash when he told Charlamagne tha god "you ain't Black" if he didn't pick him over Trump.
Black Twitter erupted with condemnation and a plethora of Biden dementia memes. Biden is rumored to be suffering from the longterm effects of senile dementia.
Many on Black Twitter said Biden would not have insulted any other race in such a manner.
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Biden previously angered Black Americans when he commented that former President Barack Obama was "articulate" and "bright" and "clean."
Biden humbly apologized for his cringe-worthy remark to Charlamagne and all Black Americans in a statement to the AP on Friday.
"I should not have been so cavalier," Biden told the Associated Press. "I've never, never, ever taken the African American community for granted. I shouldn't have been such a wise guy."
Biden added that, "No one should have to vote for any party based on their race, their religion, their background," he told the Black Chamber of Commerce in a phone call on Friday.
Black conservatives have long complained that Democrats take Black people for granted and just assume they will vote the party line regardless of the candidate.
Joe Biden sparked controversy on social media for suggesting that radio host Charlamagne tha god "ain't Black" if he doesn't vote for Biden, a Democrat.
Biden suggested that all Black Americans automatically vote for Democrats regardless of their record on civil rights.
Biden, 77, made the remark during a chat with Charlamagne tha god, real name Lenard McKelvey, on the syndicated radio program "The Breakfast Club" on Friday.
Biden's remark came when he tried to end the interview. "You can't do that to Black media!" Charlamagne shouted.
"You've got more questions?" said Biden, after looking at his watch. "Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black," Biden said sarcastically.
"It don't have nothing to do with Trump, it has to do with the fact -- I want something for my community," Charlamagne replied.
"Take a look at my record, man," said Biden. "I extended the Voting Rights Act 25 years. I have a record that's second to none. The NAACP has endorsed me every time I've run. Take a look at the record. Anyway, thanks, I will come back."
According to published reports, Atlanta radio legend Ryan Cameron is in an intensive care unit after suffering a heart attack last week.
The "Ryan King" previously worked the midday rotation for Atlanta radio station V103.3 before accepting the 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. spot at Majic 107.5/97.5.
Many Atlantans know Cameron as the announcer for the Atlanta Hawks NBA and Atlanta Falcons sports teams. He is also a partner at a branding agency in Atlanta.
V103.3 on-air personality Frank Ski, former colleague Elle Duncan, WAOK radio host Rashad Richey, and former V103 traffic reporter Crash Clark are among those asking for prayers for Cameron as he recovers from surgery last week.
Ryan is the father of three children - daughters Ryan Megan and Kai and son Cayden.
The Sandrarose.com family prays for a speedy recovery for Ryan. He has done so much for so many behind the scenes without asking for anything in return.
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A Fox News host is being called homophobic for his comments about San Francisco's "shelter in place" order. San Francisco was the first city to order residents to stay home during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.
Mark Steyn, who is a Fox News guest host, was filling in for Rush Limbaugh, who is undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.
Steyn told Limbaugh's radio listeners that the Bay Area is under quarantine because of "gay guys." He said San Francisco is under a "shelter in place" order to stay home because "a big gay apocalypse" would be blamed on President Donald Trump.
The coronavirus causes severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and potentially fatal pneumonia among the elderly population, particularly those with weak immunity, chronic illnesses such as AIDS, COPD and other respiratory-related problems.
"San Francisco has just ordered everyone to shelter in place, just to say, 'Stay in your apartment. Don't leave your apartment unless you need to go out to a grocery store or to a pharmacy or to a doctor's.' Why are they doing that?" Steyn asked. "Why is San Francisco the first to do that? Because they've got all the gay guys there."
He added San Francisco is "a big gay town," and they're the ones with all the compromised immune systems from all the protease inhibitors and all the other stuff. And they don't want all the gays dropping dead on the San Francisco mayor's watch. So that's why they've got all that sheltering in place there."
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has refused to order or approve a lockdown for any city within the state, despite Mayor Bill de Blasio threatening to order a lockdown of NYC.
Mass hysteria over the coronavirus outbreak drove the stock market down another 2,000 points on Wednesday, triggering a breaker that halted all trading for 15 minutes.
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Charlamagne tha god claims he has other "potential deals" lined up when he exits Power 105.1 morning show "The Breakfast Club" after his contract expires.
Rumors swirled last month that the 41-year-old radio host, real name Lenard McKelvey, and his co-hosts Angela Yee, 45, and DJ Envy, 42, were considering leaving the show.
McElvey founded the show in 2010 after he was fired from the popular Wendy Williams Show on WBLS. McElvey and his co-hosts have been hinting about leaving The Breakfast Club.
"He loves working for iHeart Radio, but he is contemplating his next move," a source [read: Charlamagne] tells Page Six. "There are a lot of potential deals in the air, and he just wants to keep his options open and think strategically."
Years before The Breakfast Club, McKelvey was accused of rape by a then-15-year-old girl in South Carolina. The charges were mysteriously dropped.
McElvey is married but his radio career has been plagued by down low rumors.
Will Smith and Martin Lawrence appeared on The Breakfast Club to promote the third installment of their Bad Boys movie franchise, titled Bad Boys For Life.
Smith started stuttering when he was asked to speak on his wife Jada Pinkett Smith's brief love affair with rapper Tupac Shakur.
"Uh, oh, f**k yeah! Oh my God!" Smith said emphatically. He went on to share that he felt intimidated and awkward around Tupac, who died in 1996. "I could never interact with 'Pac," he explained.
Smith, 51, is convinced that Tupac never sampled Jada's goodies, but that's not what she's telling friends.
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One of the most anticipated movies for the new year is Just Mercy, starring award-winning actor Jamie Foxx, Michael B. Jordan and Brie Larson. Just Mercy is about a lawyer who works tirelessly to win freedom for Black prisoners on death row.
Jamie is pictured far right partying with Majic 107.5/97.5 FM radio host Ryan Cameron (far left), singer Tank, 2nd from left, Kenny Burns, 2nd from right, at Compound nightclub in Atlanta in 2010.
Ryan spoke with Jamie Foxx about his new film, Just Mercy, his children now becoming stars in their own right, his new projects, and returning to the stage as a standup comedian.
Listen to the full interview below.
"Hurricane" Dave Smith was fired as VP of programming and operations at Urban One Atlanta amid #MeToo allegations, according to an inside source. Smith's duties at Urban One Atlanta included overseeing syndication operations for Rickey Smiley and others as well as radio stations in Raleigh, Charlotte and Richmond, according to AJC's TV & Radio Talk.
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For years Edward Long, son of the late Bishop Eddie Long, dropped by the downtown Atlanta office of "Hurricane" Dave Smith, vice president of programming and operations at Radio One. He often left his phone number, flyers, demos and notes requesting a meeting with Smith.
Last year, his persistence finally paid off.
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Howard Stern slammed his rival Wendy Williams during his SiriusXM radio show on Wednesday after she criticized him for going Hollywood in his new book, Howard Stern Comes Again.
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Entercom announced two new co-hosts to replace Wanda Smith and Miss Sophia on the V-103 (WVEE) morning show. Wanda and Sophia, born Joe Taylor, were let go from the Frank Ski In the Morning Show on Thursday. Their one-year contracts reportedly expired and were not renewed.
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Wanda Smith, left, and Miss Sophia, right, were let go from the Frank & Wanda In the Morning Show at Atlanta's V-103 radio station. Smith made headlines when she was insulted by comedian Katt Williams on the air last year.
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One of the most recognizable voices in Atlanta radio returns to the airwaves after a 9 month hiatus. Ryan "The Lion King" Cameron announced his return to radio with 2 words on Instagram.com on Tuesday: "I’m BACK!!"
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Comedian Kevin Hart took the low road while discussing fellow comedian Katt Williams' comments on comedic actress Tiffany Haddish during an appearance on V-103's Frank & Wanda In the Morning Show last week.
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Katt Williams dropped to his knees in submission deference to comedic actress Tiffany Haddish backstage at the Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Monday night.
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