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‘I come from a Black and Jewish family’

Nick Cannon learned he comes from a Jewish family after making anti-Semitic comments. (Fabrizio Benschz/Reuters)
Nick Cannon learned he comes from a Jewish family after making anti-Semitic comments. (Fabrizio Benschz/Reuters)

Nick Cannon wants to atone for making anti-Semitic comments. The Masked Singer host, 39, appeared on the American Jewish Committee’s online program AJC Advocacy Anywhere for a candid conversation with Rabbi Noam Marans. Cannon and Marans, AJC’s director of interreligious and intergroup relations, have been meeting in recent weeks so the comedian can better understand the impact of his “hurtful words.”

“I must first say, I’m sorry,” Cannon said at the beginning of the hourlong conversation on Monday. He compared the situation he’s found himself in to when his kids, whom he shares with Mariah Carey, go outside “and throw rocks.”

“When a rock hits someone, the first thing you do is say ‘I apologize’ … and then we’ll deal with why you were throwing rocks,” Cannon explained. “My words hurt people.”

The comedian apologized

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‘Hated woman of color’ and ‘white Jewish guys’ in race for clerk

Brenda Forman got one thing right. She married well, politically speaking.

When the former Brenda Dixon married Howard Forman, her predecessor as Broward’s elected court clerk, she took a name that was magic with county voters since the 1970s. If you had to choose one name that has been synonymous with Broward politics for more than a generation, that name is Forman. It’s easy to say, easy to remember, and sounds Jewish, when that mattered more than it does now.

A liberal Democrat with a big heart and a knack for remembering names, Howard Forman won countywide seven times, three times as county commissioner and four as clerk, once unopposed and all in high-turnout presidential years. He also served 12 years in the Florida Senate.

The consummate career politician, he was never grazed by scandal. It didn’t hurt that he shared a last name (no relation) with another Forman, the

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