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In response to the backlash over North Carolina's so-called "bathroom bill" law, Governor Pat McCrory has signed an executive order in what looks to be an attempt to quell criticism of the discriminatory legislation.

During Wednesday's edition of NewsOne Now, hip-hop artist and activist Jasiri X spoke with Roland Martin about Cannon's "Too Broke To Vote" video that has caused quite a stir on social media and sparked a heated debate over the virtues of voting.

This September, a small exhibit honoring Bill Cosby will go on display at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. The exhibit is titled "Taking Shape," and focuses on African-American representation on television in the 20th century. To encompass this history, Cosby's 1964 comedy record I Started Out as a Child, an I Spy comic book, and video clips from the program and clips from The Cosby Show have been added to the exhibit.

Roland Martin reminded viewers that Cuban officials have stated they will not turn Assata Shakur over to their jurisdiction.

The ongoing Confederate flag controversy has made its way to the courts of Mississippi, where Attorney Carlos Moore has filed a federal lawsuit against Governor Phil Bryant to strip the Mississippi flag of the Confederate symbol.

On Monday, seven families who have been poisoned by lead as a result of the Flint Water Crisis filed a class action lawsuit that could include up to 8,000 young people. The group cites federal environmental laws and is seeking a class action status for what they call wide-reaching negligence. The lawsuit takes aim at city […]

African-American voters expect their presidential candidate to at least talk about the issues that face our community. Unfortunately, we are not hearing much from Democratic presidential candidates, and absolutely nothing of substance from the Republican candidates. If the African-American vote is so precious and sought after, why aren’t presidential candidates using these issues as an opportunity to connect with […]

"I can't recall the last time candidates were afraid to criticize the frontrunner. Afraid to criticize him on policy," Martin explained to the panel.

Ayesha Curry, the wife of NBA champion and reigning MVP Steph Curry, sparked a fiery debate on Twitter after speaking out on the latest fashion trends and her thoughts about dressing “classy.” With just two tweets, the chef, blogger, and mother of two nearly broke the internet. Everyone's into barely wearing clothes these days huh? Not my style. I like […]

In recent months, a number of Republicans across the nation have shown support for criminal justice reform as a result of the millions of dollars…