Many people who know me call me ‘the hardest working man in the news business’ because you’re never, ever going to outwork me.
I think secrets are something that you keep or are afraid to share because you think they’re going to harm you in some way. So if you don’t have any secrets, then there’s no way anyone can harm you.
You Think Secrets Way You don’t have true freedom until you allow a diversity of opinion and a diversity of voices.
I love old school rock and roll.
There’s a degree of deception in silence.
Who needs a bullet piercing, armor piercing bullet to go hunting? Who needs an assault rifle to go hunting? You can’t even use the prey that you kill with an assault rifle if you indeed do it.
When you learn, you grow. You have to stretch, and it’s not easy. You know, if you’re working out your muscles, if you’re doing whatever, it’s gonna hurt a little bit
I was born gay, just as I was born black.
You go to Brooklyn, everybody’s got a beard and plaid shirt. They may be able to tell each other apart, but they all look alike to me.
Michael Jackson is an accidental civil rights leader – an accidental pioneer. He broke ground and barriers in so many different realms in artistry, in pictures, in movies, in music, you name it.
More than 72 percent of children in the African-American community are born out of wedlock. That means absent fathers.
Think about just how much we’d get accomplished if we collectively viewed the people with whom we came into contact as just an American and not an American with a prefix.
I abhor hypocrisy.
The truth is the truth is the truth. And as long as you tell the truth, you’ll be okay in the end.
We aren’t as divided as we think we are. We’re not just Republicans sitting in one corner, and Democrats sitting in the other corner.
More often than not, we think of ourselves as black, white, Asian, or Hispanic pretty much in this country, but the real America is much more than that.
I think the Casey Anthony trial caught a lot of news organizations off guard.
When you are the first of anything, there is a bigger responsibility put on you.
It doesn’t matter if gun violence is down. We need to get guns and bullets and automatic weapons off the streets.
Just because you can have a baby, it doesn’t mean you should. Especially without planning for one or getting married first.
I’ve never been one to take glee in anyone’s demise, and when I saw Jerry Sandusky walk out in handcuffs, I did kind of feel a bit sorry for him, even though the jury found him to do some horrific things; I was like, ‘His life is over.’
Most people would think if you’re the prime news anchor, then you should sort of be this Edward R. Murrow, Clark Kent guy with the family and 2.5 kids – or the perky, cute yet smart Katie Couric.
If you’re going to be in the business of news and telling people the truth… you’ve got to be honest. You’ve got to have the same rules for yourself as you do for everyone else.
If I had had someone like me who had chosen to live their lives out and proud, there would be no need for the Tyler Clementis of the world.
I think it would be great if everybody could be out. But it’s such a personal choice. People have to do it at their own speed. I respect that.
I think if I had seen more people like me who are out and proud, it wouldn’t have taken me 45 years to say it – to walk in the truth.
I was hired by the ‘Tom Joyner Morning Show’ to do commentary that makes people think. I want my audience to feel like they are learning and not being pandered to.
If I have my opinion about something, you have your opinion about something, we don’t have to fight over it. And we can have a conversation. We can also disagree without being disagreeable, and we can just disagree, which is fine. It doesn’t mean that I don’t like you, or you don’t like me. We just disagree.
When someone is in our tribe, I think it’s particularly easier for us to tell them apart, because we’re used to their facial features.
Learn to love being black.
I grew up believing that I could be the president of the United States. I was told I could be whatever I wanted.
I don’t know if I would have the same take on world matters and social issues if I were not gay.
In general, when I watch cable news during the day, it’s frustrating because it reminds me of a game show. If I want to watch ‘The Price is Right,’ I’ll watch ‘The Price is Right.’
I’m not concerned with what people think of me.
I’m a gay black guy. If I can’t ask questions without caring what people think of me, who can? It’s not ideological to ask someone to stick to the question presented.
People all the time say to me, ‘You look just like Don Lemon,’ and I would go, ‘I hear that all the time! ‘And after a moment, I would go, ‘I am
There are features that African Americans have that are similar! There are features that white people have that are similar! Features that Hispanic people have that are similar!