President Barack Obama announced the end to a federal program that supplies local police departments with surplus military gear, saying it alienates the public.
On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will unveil what is being called a “progressive contract with America.” De Blasio’s 13-point plan includes: Universal pre-kindergarten Paid family leave $15 minimum wage Higher taxes on the wealthy Opposition to unfair trade laws Comprehensive immigration reform All of these items highlighted sound wonderful, but according […]
On Tuesday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will unveil what is being called a “progressive contract with America.” All of the items highlighted in the “progressive contract” sound wonderful, but according Roland Martin, something is missing. Roland Martin explained to the NewsOne Now panel that the progressive contract with America is an example […]
Obama is calling the deaths of several black men by police “a slow rolling crisis.” He says it’s not new, but there’s new awareness from cameras and social media. (April 28)
Source: Lauren Victoria Burke / Politic365.com 56-43. A group of African American men marched to Capitol Hill yesterday to support the confirmation of Loretta Lynch to be Attorney General. Lynch was finally confirmed today after 166 days by a vote of 56-43. Surprisingly, Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-MO) and Mississippi Republican Thad Cochran […]
Source: ProPublica President Obama commuted the sentences of 22 people on Tuesday, doubling the number of commutations he has granted during his administration in just one day, ProPublica’s Annie Waldman writes. The decision follows a push from the Justice Department last year to fast-track clemency petitions to nonviolent prisoners who under today’s laws would have […]
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 […]
Source: Seema Mehta / L.A. Times Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris on Wednesday defended her aggressive young U.S. Senate campaign, which some of her fellow Democrats have complained is aimed at keeping others, notably a Latino candidate, out of the race. “I have always entered races early and run hard, and that’s what I’ve done in this race,” […]
Source: Tom Ferrick Jr., / Philly.com Question 4: Because of the habit of black voters supporting black candidates, doesn’t Sen. Anthony Williams have a lock on the Democratic nomination for mayor? You might want to ask Lynn Swann about the habits of black voters in Philadelphia. In 2006, Swann — a former Pittsburgh Steelers star and an […]
“NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin appears on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss the day’s top stories. Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber finally announced his resignation on Friday after first resigning and then retracting his resignation. Gov. Kitzhaber faced conflict-of-interest allegations involving his fiancée that have triggered a corruption probe.