Reverend Al Sharpton criticized GOP leaders, including Speaker of the House John Boehner, on his MSNBC show for the postponement of President Obama’s jobs speech for Congress due to the GOP Presidential debate being held on the same day. Obama’s speech was originally scheduled for next Wednesday — but was postponed because Boehner would not […]

Dick Cheney’s book has caused more backlash from former Bush administration officials. After Colin Powell criticized Dick Cheney for “cheap shots” in his book, another former secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice has taken issue with his book as well. Rice called Dick Cheney’s assertion that Rice misled President Bush about negotiations between the White House […]

A controversial new book titled “Is Marriage For White People?” suggests that interracial marriage may be a solution for middle-class African-American women who can’t find a “suitable” Black husband. Ralph Richard Banks, a professor at Stanford University who is African-American, addresses the issue of declining marriage rates among African-Americans, and questions why Black women are […]

CONNECTICUT — Many of the 9/11 victims we know and hear about are white. But there are plenty of African Americans ones and a Connecticut station was able tog et a hold of one. Melvin Esdaile of North Haven thinks about that September 11th day every day of his life, but on this day he […]

In an effort to pass Florida’s new “Pull Your Pants Up”  law, State Senator Gary Siplin showed up to Orlando schools on the first day of classes to hand belts to students whose pants sagged. “We want our kids to believe they’re going to college, and part of that is an attitude, and part of that […]

Critics of the Black middle class have long chastised its members for abandoning urban communities for more affluent suburbs, leaving working class and poor Blacks with few advocates and little political clout to transcend the conditions of the “ghetto.” The Black middle class says otherwise. According to its members, this particular segment of Blacks is not […]

U.S. Rep. James E. Clyburn believes that any plan to attack the debt and deficits will not work unless it includes ways to create jobs. And while the points of his message were worth hearing, it was the method he used that really caught my eye. Last week, he conducted a virtual town hall on […]

Roland Martin joins Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room to discuss President Obama’s recent interview with Tom Joyner on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Will soaring unemployment in the African-American community cut into President Obama’s support from Black voters?

A new sorority aimed at Black women with natural hair has emerged on Facebook and is turning some heads to say the least. The sorority, Pi Nappa Kappa, is aiming to “to educate, inspire and uplift natural hair women, men, boys and girls throughout the entire world (and) to make the word “nappy” into a […]

The Fiscal Policy Institute recently came out with a report detailing estimated percentages of the Black male unemployment crisis in different neighborhoods of New York City. Just last month, billionaires George Soros and Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a plan to help assist minority men; and cut down on some of the factors that result in […]