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Former MTV VJ Kennedy Jumps in the Fray on Barry's Comments About Asian-Owned Businesses

Kennedy, the one-time MTV host who now works for Reason, grilled Councilmember Marion Barry (D-Ward 8) on his comments earlier this month about Asian-owned businesses he called "dirty shops." [ more › ]
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