Celebrity Quotes of the Week: Charlamagne Slams Wendy Williams for HBCU Comments

Plus, LeBron, Chris Paul, D.L. Hughley and more.


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Charlamagne tha God rips Wendy Williams for her recent comments: - "I don't know when Wendy Williams got to the point that she has become that disconnected from Black people that she doesn't think there's a need for HBCUs and Black organizations. And she's 51 years old! If anybody should understand the need for Black organizations and colleges, it's her! She was born in '64. The Civil Rights Act ended segregation that year. She damn near lived through the whole era!”(Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV)


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LeBron James urges other professional athletes to speak up to encourage change in the community: - "Tonight we're honoring Muhammad Ali, the GOAT. But to do his legacy any justice, let's use this moment as a call to action to all professional athletes to educate ourselves, explore these issues, speak up, use our influence and renounce all violence and, most importantly, go back to our communities, invest our time, our resources, help rebuild them, help strengthen them, help change them. We all have to do better.”(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


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D.L. Hughley rips Megyn Kelly on Fox News: - “The only place where racism doesn’t exist is Fox News and the police department… I’m insulted by the things I hear on this network, so we’re even.”(Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)


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Tituss Burgess reads moving company for calling him a homophobic slur: - "I told him you’re fired. I’m going to post this everywhere. Never use Frank’s Express in New York City. You messed with the wrong queen, girl. Sorry."(Photo: Robin Marchant/Getty Images for AWXII)


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Aubrey O’Day isn’t mad Danity Kane wasn’t asked to join the Bad Boy Tour: - “I was so glad [Danity Kane] weren’t on that tour though after I saw the pictures. I didn’t see it. All I saw were the pictures but all I saw was a really bright-lit stage and a bunch of dollar bills on it. It looked like a strip club at 3 a.m. when the lights go up.”(Photo: Chelsea Guglielmino/Getty Images)


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Michael Jordan sings Derek Jeter’s praises: - “Derek is one of the hardest workers I have ever met. His work ethic was evident in the way he played the game of baseball and it continues to drive the way he approaches his business career after retirement. We are excited to continue our relationship with him and for what he brings to the brand as we continue to grow.”(Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)


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Gabourey Sidibe speaks on experiencing racism daily: - "As a Black actress, I have a few social media accounts and every single day I deal with racist comments. Not a day goes by that I don't have to block someone for calling me a fat n***a. So, I have to say, I'm not surprised by some of those bad reactions [to what happened last week].”(Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Hulu)


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President Obama shared some words to uplift the people of Dallas: - “I’m here to say, we must reject such despair, we are not as divided as we seem. I know how far we’ve come against impossible odds.”(Photo: Tom Pennington/Getty Images)


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Here’s Russell Wilson’s favorite part about marrying Ciara: - "I'll tell you, the best part of the wedding was watching her walk down the aisle. I had so many [thoughts], but to see her gracefully walk down the aisle in that long train... and to realize I was going to spend the rest of my life with her gives me chills. Ever since the first day I met her, she's always been, honestly, my best friend. We've been so close.”(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


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Carmelo Anthony spoke on the “broken system” in America: - "The system is broken, the problems are not new, the violence is not new and the racial divide definitely is not new, but the urgency for change is definitely at an all-time high."(Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for AOL)


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Chris Paul highlights former athletes who made an impact through sports: - "Generations ago, legends like Jesse Owens, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, John Carlos and Tommie Smith, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jim Brown, Billie Jean King, Arthur Ashe and countless others, they set a model for what athletes should stand for. So we choose to follow in their footsteps.”(Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)


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Dwyane Wade stresses that racial profiling and police brutality need to stop: - "The racial profiling has to stop. The shoot-to-kill mentality has to stop. Not seeing the value of Black and brown bodies has to stop. But also the retaliation has to stop. The endless gun violence in places like Chicago, Dallas, not to mention Orlando, it has to stop. Enough. Enough is enough.”(Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)


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Wendy Williams apologizes for her anti-HBCU and anti-NAACP remarks: - "I can admit when I'm wrong. I'm a soldier… I want to apologize to everyone that I might have offended regarding my remarks. I was wrong."(Photo: Monica Schipper/Getty Images for Lane Bryant)

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