Panel featuring Omarosa goes south at black journalist conference

A panel at the 2017 National Association of Black Journalists became chaotic when President Trump staffer Omarosa Manigault walked out on stage.

The former “Apprentice” star attended a panel on police brutality at the organization’s meeting in New Orleans on Friday. The panel made news before starting as Nikole Hannah-Jones of the New York Times and Jelani Cobb of the New Yorker refused to take part in the panel after they were informed they’d be on stage with Manigault, according to Page 6.

Video from the panel was posted on Twitter, where moderator and broadcast journalist Ed Gordon and Manigault got into intense exchanges.

Some attendees turned their backs on her as she sat down for the panel that included Philando Castile’s mother Valerie Castile and Alton Sterling’s aunt Sandra Sterling.

NPR reports Omarosa ended up walking off the stage before the end of the panel.

The drama was condemned by prominent black journalists on social media .


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