Source: Bob Burks / MS News Now Myrlie Evers-Williams has resigned as distinguished scholar-in-residence at Alcorn State University. In a statement, Evers-Williams said she will leave her teaching and mentoring duties at her alma mater to devote more energy to the Medgar and Myrlie Evers Institute, a non-profit organization that supports scholarship, historic preservation and […]
NewsOne Now Video Podcast: ALL Hands On Deck, We Need Everyone Involved In The MovementIn the midst of the fight for justice for Michael Brown, John Crawford, Eric Garner and others, young activists are calling for older more established voices to step aside. Elders in the movement say they still have a voice and a role to play in the struggle for social justice. While this battle is going on between millennials and elders, African Americans of all ages are being marginalized, disenfranchised and in many cases murdered.
Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Witnesses Continue Assault On Holder, Obama During Loretta Lynch AG Confirmation Hearings
The debate over legalizing marijuana in the United States rages on. Do you think legalizing pot is this generations prohibition? Day 2 of the Loretta Lynch Attorney General confirmation hearings witnesses continue to rip current AG Eric Holder and President Barack Obama, but none of the Senators who spoke oppose Lynch’s nomination. Detroit police officer […]
NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Black Republican Rep. Will Hurd Talks GOP Outreach, Steve Scalise, Loretta Lynch
GOP Rep. Will Hurd Talks Minority Outreach, Steve Scalise Civil Rights Leader Meeting “When I was a member of the C.I.A., I knew who my enemies were,” Rep. Will Hurd said jokingly to Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now.” “If I can navigate the back allies of Pakistan, I can figure out how to get […]
Marissa Alexander Is Released From Jail, Will Serve The Rest Of Her Sentence On House Arrest Marissa Alexander, the Black woman who many feel was unfairly jailed per Florida’s seemingly disparate application of its “Stand Your Ground” laws, was released from prison Tuesday afternoon, according to local Jacksonville station 4JAX. Alexander will come home, but […]
Congresswoman Corrine Brown On Marissa Alexander: ‘If She Had Killed Him She Wouldn’t Have Gotten That Much Time’
Roland Martin talks to Congresswoman Corrine Brown about Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman who was finally set free after a judge wanted her to spend 60 years in jail after firing a warning shot toward her abusive husband. “This is a true example of what is wrong with the justice system. If she had killed […]
Ruth E. Carter, the costume designer for “Selma,” explains how a heightened collar, colorful suits and coat pockets help transport viewers back to the violent but hopeful days of 1965.
Source: AP / The Detroit News Detroit — A pastor charged with misdemeanor domestic violence involving his estranged wife has been acquitted. Court records show a Wayne County jury on Tuesday returned the not guilty verdict in the case of the Rev. Horace Sheffield III. The charges stemmed from a Jan. 10, 2014, incident at […]
The Hunting Of Billie Holiday: How Lady Day Found Herself In The Middle Of The Federal Bureau Of Narcotics’ Early Fight For Survival
Source: Johann Hari / Politico From his first day in office in 1930, Harry Anslinger had a problem, and everybody knew it. He had just been appointed head of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics—a tiny agency, buried in the gray bowels of the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C.—and it seemed to be on the brink […]
Source: Meredith Engel / New York Daily News A gifted Baltimore woman is dead just days after giving birth to twins at age 56. Lisa Swinton McLaughlin, the medical director for the American Red Cross in Baltimore, spent more than 10 years trying fertility treatments before finally conceiving last year with her husband, Michael. Her […]
America’s Wealth Coach Deborah Owens joined Roland Martin on the “Roland Martin Show” to explain how we can transition ourselves from an income mindset to a wealth mindset. All that and more in this edition of the ALL NEW “Roland Martin Show” Audio Podcast. Be sure to tune in weekdays to “The Roland Martin […]