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NABJ President Blasts Bill Cosby: ‘Black People Happen to Be Reporters’

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The president of the National Association of Black Journalists has fired back at Bill Cosby over comments the comedian made Friday, suggesting “black media” may be going easier on him. “Let me say this. I only expect the black media to uphold the standards of excellence in journalism and when you do that you have to go in with a neutral mind,” Cosby told Page Six.

“You don’t go easier on a person with color,” NABJ’s Bob Butler told TMZ. “This is not a color issue, this is a journalism issue. Black people happen to be reporters.”

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Cosby Accuser Says She Was Not Offended By Lemon Remarks

don-lemon-800On Wednesday night’s “CNN Tonight”, CNN’s Don Lemon again addressed the fallout from his comments on the same program one night earlier. “As a victim myself, I would never suggest any victim could have prevented a rape,” Lemon said at the top of the broadcast, making his second on-air apology of the day.

This time, however, Lemon brought back Joan Tarshis, who says she was raped by Bill Cosby, and to whom Lemon made the remark “you know, there are ways not to perform oral sex if you didn’t want to do it.”

“If I offended you, and I don’t think I did, I’m sorry for that,” Lemon told her. Tarshis said despite the uproar over Lemon’s comments, she was not personally offended. “You didn’t offend me at all.”

But Tarshis did react to news two networks, NBC and Netflix, have pulled out of projects planned with Bill Cosby. “I’m happy. I feel like justice is being served.”

Springsteen’s Guitar and Brian Williams’ Tie Bring $250,000 to Bob Woodruff Foundation

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At the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s “Stand Up for Heroes” benefit last night at the Theater at Madison Square Garden, Bruce Springsteen fanatic Brian Williams joined Springsteen on stage to help with the event’s finale: a live auction of an autographed Springsteen guitar, a one-hour guitar lesson provided by The Boss, an invitation to sit in on a Springsteen recording session, and lasagna cooked by Springsteen’s mother. And Williams contributed too: he threw in the tie he was wearing.

The winning bid was a quarter million dollars. Also appearing at the benefit show: Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, Jim Gaffigan and Roger Waters.

The Bob Woodruff Foundation was founded by the ABC Newsman and his wife, Lee, following Bob’s injuries while covering the war in Iraq in 2006. The foundation provides resources and support to injured service members, veterans and their families.

(Photo Credit: Eason Jordan)

Tom Brokaw Honored by National Football Foundation

nbc_brokaw.jpgWith the NFL’s regular season getting underway on Thursday (Vikings v. Saints), it’s timely that the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) is announcing its 2010 award honorees.

NBC’s Tom Brokaw is the recipient of the NFF 2010 Distinguished American award, bestowed on an individual “who has applied the character building attributes learned from amateur football in their business and personal life.” Brokaw was a high school quarterback.

NFF also named entertainer Bill Cosby, a former Temple University fullback, as its Gold Medal award winner.

Brokaw and Cosby will be honored at a ceremony in New York on December 7. That’s Pearl Harbor Day — an occasion sure to be noted by Brokaw, who paid tribute to World War II-era Americans in his 1998 book The Greatest Generation.

MSNBC to Broadcast Live Event with Bill Cosby

cosby9-8.jpgOn Sunday September 20th, MSNBC will broadcast an special event entitled “About Our Children…” (7-9pmET), which will feature actor/comedian Bill Cosby. The special will be broadcast live from Howard University and will cover parenting, health care, and education as it relates to poverty in America.

The panel, which will be moderated by frequent “Hardball” guest Michelle Bernard, will include Harvard professor Dr. Alvin Poussaint, NAACP President Ben Jealous, author Terrie Williams, and American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten.

You can visit MSNBC’s site to submit your questions for the panel and Cosby.