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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 […]

GOP Bets On Black In Mississippi And Wins

GOP Bets On Black In Mississippi And Wins

by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief of RolandMartinReports.com Host and Managing Editor of NewsOne Now The Republican primary in Mississippi was won by the candidate with black support because African-American voters were smart enough to intervene. They should do every time. Conventional wisdom says black voters are the most reliable Democratic voting blocs in American politics. […]

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Black Elites Look Silly Over ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Criticism

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Black Elites Look Silly Over ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ Criticism

by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com Host and Managing Editor of NewsOne Now There is no more endangered figure in America than the black man. A cursory look at the education system, the prison industrial complex, unemployment numbers and mortality rates will show that if you are a minority man in America, you are more […]

Financial Illiteracy: America’s True Crisis

Financial Illiteracy: America’s True Crisis

by Roland S. Martin Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com Host and Managing Editor of TV One’s NewsOneNow The hugs, kisses and tears were flowing in the NFL’s green room Thursday at the league’s annual draft, where players from across the country realized their dreams of playing professional football and cashing multimillion-dollar checks. Unfortunately, nearly 80 percent will repeat […]

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Thanks For The Honesty, Cliven Bundy And Donald Sterling

ROLAND S. MARTIN: Thanks For The Honesty, Cliven Bundy And Donald Sterling

www.RolandSMartin.com Editor-in-Chief RolandMartinReports.com Host and Managing Editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now Their views are vile, despicable, shameful, pathetic and hurtful, but we should all be thankful that Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling didn’t hide their true feelings about race. See, many Americans are good at faking the funk. We smile in one another’s face, […]

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 […]

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