FROM Michael Harriot
Does 'Who is America?' really say something about America? In disguise, comedian Sacha Baron Cohen interviews people and gets them to say some pretty outrageous things. Now he has a new TV show on Showtime called “Who is America?” It bills itself as a series that “explores the diverse individuals who populate our unique nation.”
Unapologetic blackness is key to the success of 'Atlanta' We talk about why the FX TV show ‘Atlanta’ is so unusual and so good. Donald Glover created the show. Now in its second season, it’s darker, weirder and more violent. Scenes from the TV series "Atlanta." Credit: FX Networks.
How Juneteenth became a celebration for the end of slavery On June 19, 1865, Union troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, to tell the state’s slaves that the Civil War was over. That was more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation officially ended slavery in America. Juneteenth became a day to celebrate freedom. Some call it the real Independence Day for America. Others have never heard of it. It’s still not a National holiday, which raises questions about America’s discomfort with its slave owning past.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.