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Roland Martin: Comedians Are Becoming an Endangered Species

Roland Martin: Comedians Are Becoming an Endangered Species

by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com Managing Editor of NewsOne Now America, I’m sick of you. I’m sick and tired of your scared, whiny, bullshit fake rage and your pompous-ass attitude. I’m sick of weakness. I’m sick of wimps. I’m sick and tired of your soft, weak-kneed, oh-I’m-so-offended response to anything that happens today that […]

John Avlon: The Ballad Of Lester Maddox

John Avlon: The Ballad Of Lester Maddox

by John Avlon The Daily Beast Once upon a time, a restaurant owner refused to serve people who were different. He said he did so in the name of freedom, not discrimination. The time was 1964, the place was Georgia, and the man was Lester Maddox. He was the owner of The Pickrick restaurant and one […]

ROLAND MARTIN: GOP Hypocrisy In D.C.’s Pot Laws

ROLAND MARTIN: GOP Hypocrisy In D.C.’s Pot Laws

by Roland Martin Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com I’m desperately trying to understand how getting marijuana laws passed nationwide has become today’s Selma, but if there is one thing that is intolerable it’s the shameful way congressional Republicans are bullying the residents of Washington, D.C., to not blaze in the comfort of their homes. Possessing marijuana in the […]

RIP Ed Brooke: The Man Who Desegregated The Senate – Civil Rights Pioneer And Prophet Of A Post-Racial America

RIP Ed Brooke: The Man Who Desegregated The Senate – Civil Rights Pioneer And Prophet Of A Post-Racial America

by John Avalon Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beast Ed Brooke was a man ahead of his time—a pioneer of the civil rights movement and a prophet of a post-racial America that is still beyond us. And like all prophets, he was under-appreciated by his country, his community, and his party for far too long. In […]

Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Selma Got It Right About Johnson, The FBI And King

Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Selma Got It Right About Johnson, The FBI And King

By Earl Ofari Hutchinson The Hutchinson Report The debate is sharp over whether the movie Selma got it right about Lyndon Johnson and his relationship with and to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A counter argument challenges the film’s depiction of Johnson as at best wary of King and his mass street action campaigns in Selma […]

ROLAND MARTIN: Mike Brown Dies, A Generation Comes Alive

ROLAND MARTIN: Mike Brown Dies, A Generation Comes Alive

by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com Host and Managing Editor of “NewsOne Now” There was never a second where I felt St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch was going to stand before the world and say a Missouri grand jury had decided to indict Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson for the killing of Mike […]

From Eric Holder: A Message To The People Of Ferguson

From Eric Holder: A Message To The People Of Ferguson

by Attorney General Eric Holder St. Louis Post-Dispatch Since the Aug. 9 shooting death of Michael Brown, the nation and the world have witnessed the unrest that has gripped Ferguson, Mo. At the core of these demonstrations is a demand for answers about the circumstances of this young man’s death and a broader concern about […]

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Ferguson Shows A Nation At War With Itself

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Ferguson Shows A Nation At War With Itself

by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com Host and Managing Editor of NewsOne Now Racial mistrust, military tactics against citizens, dissent quashed. Is this America? Well, yes. Who knew that the police actions in a suburb of St. Louis of 15,000 people would suddenly reveal many of the deep fissures that have bedeviled America for a […]

Uncle Ro Ro Daddy Hates Rudeness!

Uncle Ro Ro Daddy Hates Rudeness!

by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com Host and Managing Editor of NewsOne Now When my twin nieces, Rachel and Raquel, were 1½ years old, I had to teach them a lesson that not being thankful will get you in trouble. Both of them wanted some teething cookies, so I gave each one. Rachel promptly said, […]

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Send The National Guard To ‘Chiraq’

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Send The National Guard To ‘Chiraq’

by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com Host and Managing Editor of NewsOne Now To save the Windy City, we have to use everything at our disposal. A major American city is quickly being lost to guns, gangs, drugs and hopelessness, and political and business leaders are giving lip service to the problem. Yet while our […]

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