Alex Haynes

Alex Haynes is Editor-At-Large of Urban Newsroom, 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.
  • 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...
  • ‘The Jeffersons’ get a reboot!

    Some more of the classics might be getting reboots of their own thanks to Sony Pictures Television. Some of the titles being reimagined include “The Jeffersons,” “All in the Family” and “Good times.” The reboots would have new actors recreating classic episodes from the series. They would work from the...
  • Joe Biden: ‘I’m going to run in 2020. For president’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s more than a month before Donald Trump even enters the White House, but Joe Biden says he’s running for president in 2020. Maybe. “I’m going to run in 2020. For president. So, uh, what the hell, man,” the departing vice president told reporters Monday with...