Alex Haynes

Alex Haynes is Editor-At-Large of Urban Newsroom, a multimedia journalist, and the host of The ShakeUP Morning Show. Alex joined Urban Newsroom in 2010 and contributes regular op-ed and editorial pieces while advising the columnist and contributing staff.
  • Charlotte elects FIRST African-American woman mayor

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democrat Vi Lyles will be the first African American woman elected as Charlotte’s mayor. Mayor Pro Tem Vi Lyles defeated Republican candidate and City Councilman Kenny Smith after Smith conceded Tuesday night. Smith called Lyles shortly after 9 p.m. to concede. She will become the city’s...
  • Dammit America, I Have Questions.

    I consider myself to be a fairly conscious individual.  Working in media has definitely enhanced that and the over inundation of information can obviously be a lot to deal with at times.  That said, Friday nights are usually a fine time for me to unwind. For the last 6...
  • Usher & Herpes: What You Don’t Know

    Shocking. Scary. Nerve Wrecking. The internet has been shook over a story that Usher allegedly passed on herpes to a woman and had to pay damages to her for failure to disclose his condition. Though we don’t have all of the details in this case, there are several things that you should...
  • Perspective: Justin Bieber & Jesus

    Justin Bieber Reportedly Cancelled His Purpose Tour Because He Rededicated His Life to Christ Wow.  What a headline.  I was on the fence on whether or not I was going to speak on this.  I’ve seen so many poking fun and other’s truly relieved.  Of course, I think perspective...
  • Op-Ed: THE PURGE – Murder by Government

    Friday – once again – America made history.  Undoubtedly, there was heightened sensationalism behind what we saw, more than anything else, but if there’s something to be sensationalized, it should definitely be the Trump administration’s first ‘win.’  Yeah, let’s call it that.  Unless you’ve been under a rock, you’ve...
  • DMX checks into rehab after cancelled shows

    Shortly after DMX cancelled three shows due to a “medical emergency,” he is reportedly checking into rehab. DMX has previously been open about his past struggles with drugs and addiction, so when he felt that he was “moving to a dark place,” according to TMZ,  the famous rapper wanted to keep from...
  • OPINION: Trump’s Muslim Ban: Why Them?

    I’ve already accepted that this will be difficult for some to read and even more difficult for some to accept.  For hundreds of years, “minorities” have faced persecution from white men in this country.  Actually, for thousands of years, white men have persecuted this world. Literally.  Anywhere and everywhere...
  • Donald Trump: Executive Order Bans Syrian Refugees and Muslims From 7 Countries

    Exactly one week after being sworn in as President of the United States, a country founded by refugees escaping a tyrant in their home country, Donald Trump issued an executive order Friday indefinitely banning Syrian refugees and temporarily suspending Muslims from seven countries from entering the country.  According to...
  • Trump’s 10 Most Racist Moments of 2016

    We know that President-elect Trump is a racist—or, at the very least, racist-adjacent. Like no other before him, Trump won the 2016 presidential election because much of white America underestimated the level of white supremacy on which this country was founded. It is this supremacy that allowed Trump to...