Hillary Clinton has accepted the Democratic party’s nomination for president, making her the first woman to be named the nominee for a major political party.
Clinton laid out her foreign and domestic agenda and took ON Donald Trump on pretty much every issue. But first, she reached out to disappointed Bernie Sanders supporters — supporters she seems to be winning over.
Roland Martin spoke to a number of prominent politicians as well as celebrities for their reaction to Secretary Clinton’s speech.
Former Attorney General Eric Holder told Martin, Clinton “did everything she needed to do.”
“She set out a real stark difference between her and a man who I think is temperamentally unqualified to be president of the United States.”
Rep. Elijah Cummings called Mrs. Clinton’s speech “phenomenal.” He later said, “there is no comparison” between the Democratic presidential nominee and Trump. Cummings, who touted Clinton’s ability to lay out what she wants to do, also emphasized that Dems “still have a lot of work to do.”
Hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean told Martin Clinton’s address was “on point” targeting policies, “the idea that Black lives do matter,” as well as the ideas of non-violence and the lives of our nation’s law enforcement officers matter too.
Legendary actress Cicely Tyson told Martin, Clinton “spoke from her heart” and commended her for being “so in control of everything she wanted us to know about what she plans to do.”
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker told NewsOne Now, Clinton’s speech was “presidential.” He added, “She took that stage and she showed people she had mastered the details.”
Former NAACP Head Ben Jealous: We Must Hold Politicians Accountable, Cautions Dems On Voters Who Only Support Celebrity Candidates
Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, caught up with Ben Jealous, former NAACP President/CEO and Bernie Sanders supporter, at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
During their discussion, Jealous pushed back against Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein‘s claim that Sanders turned his back on his supporters.
Jealous told Martin that Stein “was never a Bernie supporter. She always had her own campaign.”
Jealous explained African-Americans can’t afford to support a campaign that has little to no chance of capturing the White House and said, “The only way to have a president that we can even influence is to get Hillary Clinton in.”
In terms of accountability, the former head of the NAACP said, “You shouldn’t trust any politician to make change. The reality is we’re a movement people and as movement people, you put your faith in your movement to hold politicians accountable.”
He continued, “If they make themselves obstacles, then get them out of the way.”
#RethinkingHighSchool Through The XQ Super Bus Project & Super School Project
Education is one of the topics that must be addressed by both Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, because it is what many consider to be the “great equalizer” in America.
As many of NewsOne Now’s viewers know, Roland Martin and the University of Phoenix are committed to promoting initiatives that further academic achievement.
Martin caught up with Russlynn Ali, the CEO of the XQ Institute, to find out how her XQ Super Bus is taking the mission of rethinking high school on the road not only to educate, but to also inspire.
Ali explained the XQ Super Bus “was created to collect student voices and community testimonials from all around the country so that we could showcase the work of the ten thousand applicants that are building plans to transform high schools.”
All that and more in this special edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast