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January 19, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Jimmy (the Greek) Snyder was accurate in some of the controversial racial remarks he made last week, the chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality said Monday. Roy Innis, national chairman of CORE, is one of the few black leaders to defend Snyder, who has been widely criticized and has lost two television jobs for making on-air racial remarks considered derogatory toward blacks.
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November 29, 1988 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
Faced with a Democratic Party that has fared poorly in recent national elections, black Americans should show their "strength, political maturity and pragmatism" and enter Republican politics, the controversial leader of the Congress of Racial Equality said Monday. Roy Innis, national chairman of CORE for two decades, also urged blacks to drop their support for the Rev.
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November 29, 1988 | JOHN SPANO, Times Staff Writer
Faced with a Democratic Party that has fared poorly in recent national elections, black Americans should show their "strength, political maturity and pragmatism" and enter Republican politics, the controversial leader of the Congress of Racial Equality said Monday. Roy Innis, national chairman of CORE for two decades, also urged blacks to drop their support for the Rev.
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November 28, 1988 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
The TV talk show circuit has a new act. There they were Friday, those co-stars of the new television hit "Race Rioting for Ratings," direct from their smash appearance on "Geraldo," together once again. Yes, it was white supremacist John Metzger and civil rights leader Roy Innis. These days just John and Roy. The venue now was not Geraldo Rivera's combative talk show--where Innis' throttling of Metzger after being called an "Uncle Tom" sparked a violent brawl--but "A.M.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 28, 1988 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
The TV talk show circuit has a new act. There they were Friday, those co-stars of the new television hit "Race Rioting for Ratings," direct from their smash appearance on "Geraldo," together once again. Yes, it was white supremacist John Metzger and civil rights leader Roy Innis. These days just John and Roy. The venue now was not Geraldo Rivera's combative talk show--where Innis' throttling of Metzger after being called an "Uncle Tom" sparked a violent brawl--but "A.M.
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November 16, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Broken-nosed but unbowed, talk show host Geraldo Rivera, thumped during a brawl with young white racists on his show two weeks ago, is taping a discussion of the brawl today for airing later this month. His post-fight analysis on "Geraldo" has the title: "Has TV Gone Too Far?" A featured guest: civil rights activist Roy Innis, who took vehement offense to a racial slur by one of the skinheads and was involved in the fight.
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June 24, 1988 | Associated Press
The head of the Congress of Racial Equality confirmed today that an investigator hired by his group has uncovered evidence of drug use in the case of Tawana Brawley, the black teen-ager who claims she was kidnaped and raped by white men. The private investigator hired by CORE said in a WKNY radio interview Thursday in Kingston, N.Y., that he had evidence suggesting Brawley was involved in drugs and prostitution during her four-day disappearance last November.
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November 4, 1988 | United Press International
A brawl erupted on the set of Geraldo Rivera's morning talk show Thursday between right-wing "skinheads" and black civil rights activist Roy Innis, leaving Rivera's nose broken and bloodied. The melee began after John Metzger, head of the White Aryan Resistance Youth, called Innis an "Uncle Tom" and Innis stood up to confront him. When Metzger started to get out of his chair, Innis put a hand on his shoulder and then grabbed Metzger around the throat with both hands.
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September 6, 1992 | Terry Pristin \f7
By calling on African-Americans to miss work or school to see his film, "Malcolm X," on the day it opens, director Spike Lee appears to have scored another round in his long-running battle with Warner Bros. In heavily publicizing Nov. 20 as the date of the movie's premiere, the wily filmmaker has enshrined it as a holiday of sorts, thereby removing any leverage Warner Bros. might have over him in resolving disputes, industry insiders say.
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April 15, 1990 | from Newsday
Detectives searching for the gunman who killed an assailant on a Brooklyn subway train sought help Saturday in identifying the shooter from a teen-ager charged in the mugging. Melvin Kirkland, 17, was arrested Friday night after being questioned about the shooting, police said. Kirkland was the first to be arrested from among the group of men who had been on a Manhattan-bound express Thursday night when the mugging victim pulled out a gun and fired.
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January 19, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Jimmy (the Greek) Snyder was accurate in some of the controversial racial remarks he made last week, the chairman of the Congress of Racial Equality said Monday. Roy Innis, national chairman of CORE, is one of the few black leaders to defend Snyder, who has been widely criticized and has lost two television jobs for making on-air racial remarks considered derogatory toward blacks.
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