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After the announcement of American Alan Gross being released from a Cuban prison, President Obama announces an end to an approach he says "for decades has failed" U.S. interests.
September 3rd, 2013
08:48 PM ET

Black employee wins "N-Word" lawsuit; is its use ever OK?

There can be a very high cost of using the "N-Word."

Tonight, a federal jury in New York has ordered the owner of an organization to pay a former employee $30,000 dollars in punitive damages for calling her the N-Word multiple times.

That jury already rejected the defense's argument that using the N-word was culturally acceptable because both the victim and her boss are black. We've talked extensively about this word and examined when – if ever – its use is appropriate.

OutFront tonight are CNN Legal Analyst Sunny Hostin and Columbia University professor Marc Lamont Hill.


Filed under: #TheNWord • News
July 2nd, 2013
08:32 PM ET

"The N Word" reaction: The good, bad & ugly

If you missed the CNN's special: #TheNWord, here's the audio podcast via #SoundCloud:

The response from last night's special "The N Word" hosted by Don Lemon has been nothing short of amazing.

During the hour-long special – the phrase "N word" was actually trending world wide on Twitter.

We take a look at the overwhelming reaction - which has been both positive and negative.

Outfront tonight CNN's Don Lemon, Safiya Songhai, Filmmaker and 2008 Miss Black Massachusetts USA and Tim Wise, author of "Colorblind."


Filed under: #TheNWord
July 2nd, 2013
12:51 PM ET

Marsalis: Hip Hop's use of the N-word is an international embarrassment

Jazz Musician Wynton Marsalis and Editor-In-Chief of GlobalGrind.com, Michael Skolnik discuss the use of the N-Word in Hip Hop.


Filed under: #TheNWord
July 1st, 2013
09:06 PM ET

Levar Burton: I show my hands to calm cops

Actor LeVar Burton and author Tim Wise explain the differences in their interactions with police.


Filed under: #TheNWord
July 1st, 2013
09:03 PM ET

Is N-word a career killer for celebs?

CNN's Nischelle Turner reports on the use of the N-word and whether it injures the careers of celebrities who use it.


Filed under: #TheNWord
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