Clergy Lead ‘Higher Ground Moral Day Of Action’
Clergy from all denominations across the nation are calling on leaders and political candidates to focus on the real moral issues facing the country.
On Monday, hundreds of people representing educators, civil rights and voting rights groups, labor, and environmental activists gathered at 30 state capitals across the country to demand change during the “Higher Ground Moral Day of Action” demonstrations.
Rev. William Barber, President of the North Carolina chapter of the NAACP who pioneered the Moral Monday Movement, said, “Our entire movement is interracial and intersectional. It is diverse; it is the moral call.”
Roland Martin Fact-Checks Clinton’s ‘Basket Of Deplorables’ Comment
Clinton, who is still leading in national polls despite losing ground to the GOP presidential nominee, is currently embroiled in a controversy over a series of comments she made about Trump supporters.
“You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it.”
Roland Martin and his panel of guests took a moment during Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now to dissect Clinton’s comment. Martin, who is quick to fact-check any and everyone on NewsOne Now, took a moment to dissect polling data, which offered some insight into Trump supporters.
National Museum Of African American History & Culture Still Needs Support
The much-anticipated opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C. is just days away.
President Barack Obama will be on hand for the September 24th dedication ceremony. In preparation for the grand opening and beyond, the museum is designating today, September 13th, Giving Day.
Beverly Morgan-Welch, Executive Director at the National Museum of African American History, joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the upcoming grand opening of the museum and what the public can do to help.
Hyundai has partnered with the National Museum of African American History and is providing up to $500,000 in matching donations to help make Giving Day a success.
To support the National Museum of African American History, visit www.givenmaahc.org.
Harry Belafonte, Carmen Perez Discuss The Black Lives Matter Movement
Harry Belafonte and criminal justice activist Carmen Perez! We discuss the Black Lives Matter movement and how leadership is lagging at the grassroots level in the fight for justice and racial equality.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast