Education is one of the topics that must be addressed by both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, because it is what many consider to be the “great equalizer” in America. As many of NewsOne Now’s viewers know, Roland Martin and the University of Phoenix are committed to promoting initiatives that further academic achievement. Martin caught […]
Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, caught up with Ben Jealous, former NAACP President/CEO and Bernie Sanders supporter, at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. During their discussion, Jealous pushed back against Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein‘s claim that Sanders turned his back on his supporters. Jealous told Martin that Stein “was never a […]
In a historic move, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe issued an executive order restoring voting rights to more than 200,000 ex-felons who paid their debts to society, are no longer incarcerated, on probation, or on parole. Critics of Gov. McAuliffe claim the move was political and aimed at helping Hillary Clinton win the 2016 presidential election. The Virginia Supreme Court […]
Roland Martin caught up with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on the floor of the Republican National Convention and asked him why African-Americans should vote for Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. Gov. Christie, a former presidential candidate who was on Trump’s Vice President short list, told Martin that Blacks should back Trump “because they […]
Boxing promoter and self-proclaimed “Republi-crat” Don King is no stranger to controversy. King found himself in the middle of a political slugfest at the start of this year’s Republican National Convention after being banned from speaking at the event. According to a New York Times report, GOP officials nixed the idea of King speaking at the […]
With the NAACP Convention only a few hours drive from where the Republican National Convention is being held this week in Cleveland, it would seem to have been a quick trip for "The Donald" to make in order to speak with the nation's largest Black civil rights organization.
President Barack Obama is receiving a lot of heat following The President and the People town hall that broadcast across all of the Disney networks on Thursday night. Erica Garner, daughter of Eric Garner – the man killed by an illegal chokehold in 2014 – expressed her disappointment with the town hall on race via social media. In one […]
In the wake of the Alton Sterling and Philando Castile police shootings, and the deadly sniper attack that killed five Dallas police officers, the nation has been experiencing a great level of angst, outrage, and sorrow. In Tuesday’s special two-hour edition of TV One’s NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and a select panel of guests discussed the dichotomy […]
During a recent interview, Ryan revealed Republicans will not tolerate another sit-in. The Republican Speaker of the House declined to give specific details as to how he intends to stop Democrats from staging another sit-in to protest gun control laws, but it appears he's serious.