The Democratic-led Senate panel says the CIA tortured people. Do you have a problem with enhanced interrogation techniques? Saturday was a Nat’l Day of Resistance tied to #BlackLivesMatter #HandsUpDontShoot #ICantBreathe movement. Did you go out to protest? The GOP always talks states rights/local control. So why did they pass a bill preventing DC from legalizing marijuana? Beverly Johnson says Bill Cosby […]
Roland Martin talks to Tef Poe, Founder of Hands Up United about National Resistance Day tomorrow on Saturday, December 13th. “This isn’t a situation where these things are just happening because they’re trendy and it’s happening in the streets. This is a 24 hour a day process. We don’t stop, we barley sleep and we’re really serious,” […]
Actor/Comedian Chris Rock blasted Hollywood in a new scathing Hollywood Reporter article, calling the movie business a “White industry.” Excerpts from The Hollywood Reporter: “It’s a White industry. Just as the NBA is a Black industry,” Rock told Hollywood Reporter. “I’m not even saying it’s a bad thing. It just is. And the Black people they do […]
We have seen the protests spreading across the country in response to the killings of Tamir Rice, Eric Garner, Michael Brown and other African Americans at the hands of police officers. Dante Barry of MillionHoodies.org has been on the front lines in the current battle for social justice. He spoke with Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” about how millennials […]
NewsOne Now Podcast: Should Athletes/Celebrities Take Part In Symbolic Gestures Or Write Checks To Support Movements?
Does a celebrity/athlete wearing a t-shirt to show solidarity with people in a movement make a difference? Will their actions lead to changes in policy? Would it be better for them to donate funds to support the movement? NewsOne Now guest host, Mo Ivory takes your calls during the radio portion of “NewsOne Now.” The […]
Roland Martin talks to Ebony Editor in Chief, Mitzi Miller about their investigation on race in the United States in the December issue of the magazine. On what stands out the most: “We took a look at the state of race by numbers. I don’t think there are numbers that aren’t shocking or jarring. You […]
NewsOne Now Podcast: Will #BlackLivesMatter Protests & Social Media Activism Force Policymakers Into Action?
There are over two dozen major cities in America that will have mayoral elections in 2015. Three states will have gubernatorial elections and there are huge implications for who will be selected as police chiefs in many of these cities. Will the protests taking place across the nation impact the upcoming political contests or will this […]
Roland Martin talks to legal analyst Midwin Charles about the rape allegations against Bill Cosby from a woman that claims she was 15 years old. “It’s going to be very difficult for anyone trying to piece together this case. When you’re a minor, they recognize that because of the psycho trauma, they suppress it, so […]
The movement #BlackLivesMatter was created in 2012 after Trayvon Martin’s murderer George Zimmerman was acquitted for his crime, and the slain 17-year old was posthumously placed on trial for his own murder. Today the battlefield in the fight for justice has expanded across the nation. We’ve seen protesters marching through the streets changing “Black lives matter,” disrupting […]
Roland Martin talks to Paul Butler, former federal prosecutor and professor at Georgetown University Law School about Attorney Eric Holder’s announcement to bring the case of Eric Garner to a federal level. “It’s a federal crime for a police officer to deny someone of their civil rights. We’re looking at substantial time for these officers,” […]