Roland Martin appears on JKUSA with Rich Galen, Cornell Belcher and host John King to discuss the GOP take over of the House of Representatives. WATCH:

“You can kill a man but you can’t kill an idea.”—MEDGAR EVERS (NAACP Field Secretary in Mississippi murdered by Ku Klux Klan in 1963) And, no doubt, Medgar Evers must be tossing and turning in his grave at Arlington National Cemetery this very moment. For how terrible is it that a college named in his […]

President Obama gets back to work today following an eleven-day family vacation in Hawaii.  The President started his final afternoon in his homestate mingling with the locals and getting shaved ice in the town of Kailua with First Lady Michelle Obama and their daughters, Sasha and Malia.  Obama then took the girls to the Honolulu […]

A new DC fire chief is on the job. Kenneth Ellerbe took over yesterday after being appointed by Mayor Vincent Gray. Ellerbe has been a DC firefighter in the past. He was with the department for 27 years before he left in 2009 to take the job as fire chief in Sarasota, Florida. Ellerbe has […]

By MARK F. GRAY Howard University is apparently headed back to the future for their next football coach. Bowie State offensive coordinator and former Bison wide receiver Gary Harrell is expected to be named head coach as early as Tuesday according to sources close to the program. Harrell was an all-MEAC receiver and member of […]

You can now call him Mayor Vincent Gray.  Wearing a dark suit and red tie, Gray took the oath of office Sunday at high noon and became Washington’s sixth elected mayor.  Gray said, quote, “As a lifelong resident of our city, I’ve seen the people of the District celebrating good times, and show unshakable resilience […]

HONOLULU — President Barack Obama said Sunday he was honored to sign a bill to provide aid to survivors of the Sept. 11 attacks and first responders who became ill working in the ruins at the World Trade Center.

CHICAGO — Rock-and-roll legend Chuck Berry felt ill and was checked out by ambulance medics before a show Saturday night, a Chicago fire official said. An audience member at the show, however, said Berry slumped over during the show and was offstage for at least 20 minutes.

MIAMI — LeBron James isn’t expecting to win a third Most Valuable Player Award this season and he’s not expecting to pass the honor to teammate Dwyane Wade, either.

Wendy Wright Dick Gregory is a renowned African-American comedian, civil rights activist, and spokesman for health issues, who became nationally recognized in the 1960s for a biting brand of comedy that attacked racial prejudice. By addressing his hard-hitting satire to white audiences, he gave a comedic voice to the rising Civil Rights Movement. In the […]