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  • Writer's pictureKaren Brittingham-Edmond

CNN Fires Don Lemon! Well, That's Gratitude For Yah!

Relaunched Echo Commentary

Don Lemon was fired from CNN, where he worked faithfully for 17 years, on April 19, 2023. In 2003, Lemon began working at NBC-owned-and-operated station WMAQ-TV in Chicago as a reporter and local news co-anchor. He won three Emmys for local reporting while at WMAQ. Lemon would later join CNN in September 2006. Per Celebrity, a website that estimates celebrities' total assets and financial activities. Shared on April 25, 2023, that Lemon's net worth is $12 million. Lemon's salary was estimated to be $4 million per year with CNN.

According to an article in Celebrity Networth Report, "Donald Carlton Lemon was born on March 1, 1966, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Raised in a Creole household, Lemon was voted class president during his senior year of high school. In 2010, Don Lemon admitted in an on-air interview that he had been sexually molested at the age of five by a teenage boy, and he didn't tell anyone about the incident until he was 30." For Black America, Mr. Lemon is known for his passionate reporting during

  • The Breonna Taylor and George Floyd murders,

  • For repeatedly shutting down racist claims that President Obama wasn't an American citizen

  • Catastrophic Storm Coverages such as Katrina

  • January 6th Insurectionist attack on the Capital of the United States

  • Environmental Pollution & Climate Change

Plus, Lemon had the ability to be culturally sensitive when covering stories that negatively affected Black Americans, unlike his non-Black news reporting co-hosts on CNN. few.

If the truth is told, Black Americans saw the writing on the wall when CNN took Lemon from his nightly "CNN Tonight Live With Don Lemon" news position and placed him between two White chicks on the "CNN This Morning Show" with co-hosts Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins. Any Black person worth their salt knew it would be just a matter of time before his White female colleagues would begin going in on him or making a mountain out of a molehill to express to Lemon that he was no boss to them.

When reviewing footage of Lemon on the morning show with Harlow and Collinslt, Lemon seemed to receive micro-aggression behavior from co-workers, which blocked Lemon from speaking freely. As a Black man, the CNN This Morning Show co-hosts seemed to hinder Lemon from taking the lead on any conversation without pushback or hinky-dinky looks. The straw that broke the camel's back happened when Lemon commented about White Nationalist Trump-supporting Punjab India South Asian Nimarata Nikki Haley, who's running for president in 2024. Lemon described the 51-year-old Republican presidential candidate as not "in her prime" because she looks old. Lemon also had a highly combative interview with Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy an additional White nationalist supporter Republican born in Ohio whose parents are from Vadakkencherry, Palakkad, Kerala, India.

It's like Don Lemon knows something about the two Republican candidates that CNN and his co-host couldn't see. Well before Don Lemon could say "Jimmy Cracked Corn," Lemon's co-hosts scolded him publicly on TV. Which later leads to Lemon's firing. Well, that's gratitude for yah. Lemon still has his 3.1 Million Dollar Sag Harbor Luxury Estate to reside in with his partner and their puppies. But don't be surprised if this publicly fired Black media celebrity isn't back-reporting the news on CNN or an alternative news broadcast soon.

On a side note:

My favorite Don Lemon news report was when he interviewed his beautiful truth-telling Creole mother concerning their trip back to Africa, which brought Don Lemon to tears on his CNN Tonight Live With Don Lemon Show. Please review the link below. Lemon is invited to join the relaunched Echo, N.J.'s oldest Black-owned newspaper.

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