D.L. Hughley Talks Late-Night TV, Politics And Not Wanting Another “Old White Dude” President

Hughley has a lot on his mind. The actor and comedian, who’s known for sharing his unfiltered opinions on social media, now has a late-night platform, and he’s not holding back. D.L.
“I like Kamala [Harris]. “I like a lot of people, but I think pragmatically, there are only so many things that America is ready for.” I like [Elizabeth] Warren. I like Beto [O'Rourke], I like [Pete] Buttigieg,” he said.
He’s no fan of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders either. Politics can be tricky too. While Hughley wouldn’t say which 2020 presidential candidate he plans to vote for, the left-leaning star has zero interest in seeing Donald Trump return to the White House.
Hughley serves as an executive producer on the show and says there are no subjects he won’t touch. The nightly series features Hughley and co-host Jasmine Sanders using humor to tackle everything from hard news and politics to celebrity fare. The DL Hughley Show launched March 18 on TV One.
For him, several candidates fit the bill. Instead, he said he wants to see someone get the Democratic nomination who could bring real change.


“I was blessed to have seen it before and I’d be triple blessed to see it again.” You never say what will happen. “Maybe we will. I’m happy that I had that opportunity and I would be ecstatic if we got to do it again,” he said.
The DL Hughley Show airs Monday through Thursday at 10 PM ET/9C on TV One.” />
Harvey's been a guest on the TV One show before. Asked if he’d ever host a Kings of Comedy reunion, Hughley said anything is possible.
“You know, when you have an eight o’clock call time and people show up to work at 12, not knowing your lines.” “He’s inconsiderate,” Chestnut recalled.
“When it comes to religion, that is a very sticky point for lot of people, and so those have been the most challenging,” he admitted.
Still, he admits sometimes the interviews can go "off the rails."
I love my Lord and Savior, period point blank. “I will always love the church. But even though I love some of those people, I have to love them from a distance because my spirit is too sensitive… so I have to protect my spirit.” “If I’m being completely honest, my experience with some church folks has not been that positive,” she explained to Hughely. That’s first and foremost over everything.
While other late-night shows feature games, karaoke and mean tweets, Hughley wants his guests to keep it real, like the time he asked Morris Chestnut “is Steven Seagal a d-ck?” To many people’s surprise, the actor answered.
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“I don't believe that any topic is off limits, but I'm careful as to how to broach them and to be clear about what my intent is,” Hughley said recently during an interview at the Burbank studio where the series tapes.
Pressed as to why, Chestnut, who appeared on screen with Seagal in Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) and Half Past Dead (2002) eventually relented and said Seagal was a nightmare to work with. “He wasn’t the best to work with,” Chestnut said reluctantly.
There was also the time Meagan Good, whose producer-husband DeVon Franklin is a minister, said she sometimes avoids church after facing repeated criticism from fellow Christians because of her sexy on-screen persona.
“I don't like having people on, who have an active mission in mind, in other words, they have something to promote," he said. Hughley prides himself on that type of candor.
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“When I see a 78-year-old white dude, like Bernie Sanders, exciting a lot of young white people because he’s going to change things, that makes me laugh,” Hughley said.
Hughley relishes talking politics and current affairs. It’s part of the latest chapter in his nearly three-decade Hollywood career, after leading the cast of the ABC's The Hughleys and appearing in such films as The Brothers (2001), Chasing Papi (2003) and The Original Kings of Comedy (2003) alongside Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer and the late Bernie Mac.

Michelle Obama Tops Hillary Clinton As Most Admired Woman In Gallup Poll

Trump and Gerald Ford are the two presidents to date who did not win the honor while in office. Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger finished first in 1974 and 1975 after Ford replaced Richard Nixon as president, and the question was not asked in 1976, Ford's final year in office. This year marked the 13th time in 72 measurements that the incumbent president did not win.
Michelle Obama was Democrats' favorite for Most Admired Woman, with 28% naming her, compared with 7% for Winfrey and 7% for Clinton. Melania Trump was the top finisher among Republicans at 9%, with Obama and Winfrey getting 5% each.” /> Obama also won by a significant margin among independents.
Hillary Clinton has lost again. For the first time in 17 years, the former Secretary of State and presidential candidate has not been named as the woman most admired in a Gallup poll of Americans, finishing third in the race.
ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, human rights activist Malala Yousafzai and House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi are the other top 10 finishers. German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, former U.S. Among the poll's other highlights for women: Queen Elizabeth placed in the top 10 for a record 50th time.
Clinton has finished second on three occasions, third once (this year) and fourth once (in 1992). Winfrey has never finished first, but has been second on 14 occasions. Winfrey appears on the list for the 31st time, while Hillary Clinton made it for the 27th. Clinton has finished first 22 times — more than any other man or woman — including in 1993 and 1994, 1997 through 2000, and 2002 through 2017.
For men, Barack Obama's 11th victory is now just shy of tying former President Dwight Eisenhower for the most times being Most Admired Man. Eisenhower won the distinction 12 times — the eight years he was president from 1953 through 1960, as well as in 1950, 1952, 1967 and 1968.
The list saw Sen. Both died during the year. John McCain and Rev. Billy Graham, two perennial high finishers, no longer on the list.
Gallup's annual survey, conducted Dec. 3-12 this year, asked in an open-ended question for Americans to name the man and woman living anywhere in the world today whom they admire most. Gallup first asked the question in 1946 and has done so every year since, except 1976.
President Donald Trump ranked second for the fourth year in a row. The Obama family also had another winner in the poll, as former President Barack Obama was the winner of Most Admired Man for the 11th consecutive year.
Obama had finished second to Clinton three previous times, but won top honors this year by what was deemed a "significant" margin. Oprah Winfrey was second. Supplanting Clinton is former First Lady Michelle Obama, who is closing out her year on a high note with the success of her autobiography and now this poll victory.
Bush, Pope Francis, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, former President Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama, former Vice President Joe Biden, Tesla CEO Elon Musk and Vice President Mike Pence. Rounding out the top 10 for men were former President George W.
Democrats and Republicans had dominant favorites for Most Admired Man, with 35% of Democrats naming Barack Obama and 32% of Republicans naming Trump. Independents were slightly more likely to name Obama (13%) than Trump (10%), while Republicans more often mentioned Obama (7%) than Democrats did Trump (1%).

NAACP Returns Facebook’s Donation, Organizes Weeklong #LogOut Protest

The organization said it has returned a recent donation from Facebook, and is calling on its partners, social media followers and supporters to abandon the social media site for a week, starting tomorrow. The NAACP said it hopes the campaign will help Facebook appreciate that the data and privacy of its users of color matter more than its corporate interests.
One of the nation's most prominent civil rights organizations is urging users to log out of Facebook and sister site, Instagram, to protest its role in spreading misinformation and disingenuous portrayals of the African American community.
The New York Times and other national news outlets obtained a document called The Knowledge Report, one of two reports commissioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee understand how Russian operatives exploited social media outlets during the election. The trolls, working through the Internet Research Agency, spread propaganda widely  — not just on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, but also on YouTube, Reddit and Tumblr.
Despite extensive reporting about the trolls and their work on Facebook, the Knowledge Report notes the Russians were incredibly effective on Instagram, where propagandists sparking 187 million engagements with their manipulative content.
“Facebook’s engagement with partisan firms, its targeting of political opponents, the spread of misinformation and the utilization of Facebook for propaganda promoting disingenuous portrayals of the African American community is reprehensible,” NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson said in a statement.
The social media giant also has been criticized for its lack of employee diversity, a point a former Facebook digital strategist made in a memo about Facebook's "black problem" that he made public on (where else) Facebook.” /> The NAACP also cited a lawsuit filed earlier this year by National Fair Housing Alliance, which accused Facebook of creating the tools that enabled landlords and real estate brokers to prevent certain users — children, women and others– from seeing ads for rentals or home sales.
The voter suppression efforts zeroed in on African-Americans, as well as supporters of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, urging them to sit out the presidential election or to vote for Green Party candidate Jill Stein. Black voter turnout declined in 2016 for the first time in two decades, the Times notes, adding that it's difficult to determine whether the extent to which these misinformation efforts played a role.
The NAACP announced a week-long #LogOut protest today in response to weekend news reports that the Russian influence campaign during the 2016 election went to extraordinary lengths to target the black community, using a variety of ploys to suppress turnout among Democratic voters.
This group sought out this group, in particular, using Facebook ads that targeted users interested in certain topics, including black history and Malcolm X. Of the 80 Facebook pages crated by the IRA, 30 targeted African-American audiences, amassing some 1.2 million followers, the Times reported. The Russians targeted the black community by posing as African Americans, and recruiting black Americans.
In a statement outlining the reasons for its week-long boycott, the NAACP cited some well-known grievances, including data breaches and Facebook's decision to hire an opposition research firm to attack its critics.

Amazon Reports More Profit In Q3, But Revenue Lag Hurts Stock

This quarter includes Prime Day, one of Amazon's biggest sales days of the year. Sales exceeded Black Friday, Cyber Monday and last year's Prime Day, the company reported. Even though this year's sale's event was hampered by outages the company said it was the biggest shopping day in the company's history.
Investors will likely be listening to guidance to learn how this change might impact results.” />
Amazon followed up its milestone second quarter, in which profits topped $2 billion for the first time, with a more mixed third-quarter report.
Amazon also unveiled new hardware devices in the quarter, including an Alexa-powered Microwave, new Ring security cameras and a new gadget for the car.
Investors punished the company's shares in after-hours trading, sending them down 5% to below $1,700 after a regular trading session when they jumped 7%. After blazing a path beyond $2,000 earlier this year, imputing a valuation of the company of $1 trillion, the stock price has fallen back a bit as tech stocks overall continue to get pummeled this fall.
The online retail giant posted its fourth straight quarter of $1 billion-plus profit. Earnings came in at $5.75 per share, far ahead of Wall Street's consensus forecast of $3.14 and more than 10 times the prior-year quarter's 52 cents.
Bernie Sanders, who were pressuring the company to pay workers a living wage. These new wages, which apply to more than 250,000 Amazon employees, including those who work at the Whole Foods grocery chain, take effect on Nov. employees, a response to pressure applied by Vermont Sen. 1. The company also announced it would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for all of its U.S.
While the company's cloud computing and advertising businesses continue to show strength, revenue of $56.6 billion fell just short of Wall Street's expectation of $57.1 billion. Amazon had guided for net sales of between $54 billion and $57.5 billion for the quarter.