Rev. Al Sharpton spoke out against Black journalists who criticized his credentials to host an upcoming show on MSNBC. Sharpton said that he is an advocate, not a journalist and if he accepts the offer, the show would be in that role — opinions and advocacy, not news. The Root Reports: “We can’t get into […]

Though studies say Black Americans don’t suffer from higher rates of depression than their white counterparts Therese Borchard, an editor for PsychCentral, found that many African-Americans tend to repress feelings of depression and other mental health disorders. Historical relics of slavery, poverty and broken homes continue to haunt African-Americans today — a sign that more […]

ATLANTA — A controversial jaywalking law is causing many to question whether it does more harm than the good it’s intended to have in neighborhoods. A Georgia mother was convicted of “homicide by vehicle in the second degree” for crossing over a busy street in Atlanta with her three children and not using the crosswalk, […]

A Florida man was arrested yesterday for allegedly stalking MSNBC anchor Tamron Hall. Kevin Lee Miller, 55, first approached Hall Monday evening asking her questions about her whereabouts. He was spotted hanging around her residence for several hours by a building employee on Wednesday afternoon. When Miller  returned that evening police were notified and he […]

When I was growing up, there were always stories of random acts of violence here and there, or a tragic shooting that would periodically capture the headlines. But what was once a rarity has sadly transformed into some sort of normalized disturbing behavior. Just within the last week, a Florida teen was accused of bludgeoning […]

I recently wrote about the scheduled meeting today between President Barack Obama and the presidents of the NAACP and Urban League. Marc Morial and Ben Jealous got together with the president in a situation that is eerily similar to the meeting the three had with Rev. Al Sharpton not so long ago. Any meeting which serves […]

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta will soon certify that gays can serve openly in the armed services, according to the Associated Press. Since the ban of gays serving in the armed forces became a formal policy in 1993, an estimated 13,000 people have been expelled for violating the rules. The Obama administration asked a U.S. appeals […]

Newark Mayor Cory Booker vetoed an ordinance Tuesday that would force eateries to post an armed guard during late-night hours of operation. An off-duty police officer was killed in a drive-by shooting as he waited for his food at a late-night pizza place earlier this month, prompting implementation of this new measure. But Booker says […]

Pastor Kenneth Whalum joins Roland Martin on the Tom Joyner Morning Show. The Memphis City school board has decided to delay the start of classes until the city pays $151 Million to fund the coming school year. TJMS: Pastor Kenneth Whalum Discusses Memphis City Schools Board’s Decision To Delay Classes by Roland S Martin on […]

Roland Martin and David Frum join Wolf Blitzer in The Situation Room to discuss the battle over raising the debt ceiling.