Tony Brown (journalist)

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Tony Brown
Born (1933-04-11) April 11, 1933 (age 81)
Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.
Occupation Journalist, College Dean - Hampton University, President/CEO - Tony Brown Productions
Website
TonyBrown.com

William Anthony "Tony" Brown (born April 11, 1933) is an American journalist, academian,comedian and businessman. He is best known as the commentator of the long running syndicated television show, Tony Brown's Journal.[1]

Brown is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Accomplishments[edit]

Campaigned Hard for Black Education and Economic Empowerment[edit]

Anti-Hindu controversy[edit]

In 2001, Tony Brown, made several derogatory anti-Hindu remarks in his talk show on WLS 890 AM that began with the concern among American workers about the influx of software engineers from India. He evoked anti-Hindu canards such as exaggerating the importance of the Caste System in Hinduism, and made remarks about Human rights in India. Protests by Indian-American community leaders led to a public apology by Brown for his remarks against Hindus and Hinduism. In his apology, Brown said:

After his apology, Brown also invited Swami Atmajnanananda of the Washington branch of the Ramakrishna Mission and an Indian journalist based in Chicago, J V Lakshmana Rao, to participate in the talk show. Atmajnanananda said one must draw a distinction between caste and casteism. He said:

Clearing Brown's misconceptions about lower castes "being persecuted in India", Rao spoke of affirmative actions in favor of the lower castes by the Government of India.

Bibliography[edit]

  • 1997 Black Lies, White Lies: The Truth According to Tony Brown. ISBN 9780688132705
  • 1999 Empower the People: Overthrow The Conspiracy That Is Stealing Your Money And Freedom. ISBN 9780688157623
  • 2004 What Mama Taught Me: The Seven Core Values of Life. ISBN 9780060188696

References[edit]

  1. ^ New York Times
  2. ^ New York Times
  3. ^ Campaigned Hard for Black Education and Economic Empowerment, answers.com
  4. ^ Jet Magazine, Aug. 12, 1991, pp.39
  5. ^ a b US radio host apologises over anti-Hindu remarks, rediff.com

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