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ROLAND S. MARTIN: White Folks Can Talk About Race

ROLAND S. MARTIN: White Folks Can Talk About Race

by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com Host and Managing Editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume went on Bill O’Reilly Monday night to seek comfort and reassurance that he is not a racist. Forgive me if I don’t shed any tears. Hume was perturbed by a few accusations hurled […]

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Message From The GOP: Hey, Poor People, You’re Not Real Americans

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Message From The GOP: Hey, Poor People, You’re Not Real Americans

by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com Host and Managing Editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now Looks like its time for another season of America’s favorite political sport: demonizing folks on welfare. Last month, the RNC announced that welfare would be one of the top issues they want to hammer home in the 2014 midterms. And on the […]

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Baseball Should Always Come Secondary To Family

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Baseball Should Always Come Secondary To Family

by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief of RolandMartinReports.com Host and Managing Editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now A few weeks ago my niece, Raquel, was jumpy and excited about going to her first basketball practice. The 10-year-old was given one extracurricular activity to enroll in by my wife. With us raising six nieces, we were not […]

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Florida Must Feel Economic Pain To End ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Florida Must Feel Economic Pain To End ‘Stand Your Ground’ Law

by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-chief RolandMartinReports.com Host and Managing Editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now A few years ago, when my parents and other family members were angered by the actions of a new priest at the church co-founded by my grandparents, they met with the archdiocese of Houston to register their complaint. They got […]

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Blacks Defending The N-Word Are Dead Wrong

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Blacks Defending The N-Word Are Dead Wrong

by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-chief RolandMartinReports.com Host and Managing Editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now Enough! I’m sick and tired of black folks coming up with the most asinine, silly, nonsensical, pathetic, grossly unintelligent and shameful defenses of us using the N-word. Ending in “A” isn’t the same as “ER.” Please, shut up. Calling the […]

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Binge Watching Is Lame And Lonely

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Binge Watching Is Lame And Lonely

by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-chief RolandMartinReports.com Host and Managing Editor of NewsOne Now When my brother, Reginald, turned 16, he was filled with excitement and anticipation. He was now legal to get a driver’s permit that would allow him to drive our family car. When he went to my dad with the news, the joy […]

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Black Caucus, Civil Rights Leaders Right To Oppose Obama’s Judicial Nominee On Principle

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Black Caucus, Civil Rights Leaders Right To Oppose Obama’s Judicial Nominee On Principle

by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-chief RolandMartinReports.com Host and Managing Editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now Members of the Congressional Black Caucus, along with all civil rights organizations, have been in a tremendous quandary since the election of President Barack Obama: How do you oppose something advocated by the nation’s first black president and not get […]

ROLAND S. MARTIN: MLK Family Wars Over Peace Prize

ROLAND S. MARTIN: MLK Family Wars Over Peace Prize

In his famous “I Have A Dream” speech, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. thundered from the podium on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on Aug. 28, 1963: “I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners […]

ROLAND S. MARTIN: President Obama Should Go All Out With Executive Orders

ROLAND S. MARTIN: President Obama Should Go All Out With Executive Orders

by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-chief RolandMartinReports.com Host and Managing Editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now If any of us had the kind of output on our jobs as that of the United States Congress in 2013 — a whopping 56 bills passed by both houses — we would be fired in a hurry. Yet, for some reason, […]

ROLAND S. MARTIN: We Need MLK’s Revolutionary Spirit

ROLAND S. MARTIN: We Need MLK’s Revolutionary Spirit

by Roland S. Martin Host and Managing Editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now Don’t be fooled by the soft, sanitized, and safe version of Dr. King. We must remember the truly powerful figure that he was, and in many cases, a radical force for change.   When Nelson Mandela died 46 days ago at the […]

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