Launched in the early 1970s, the War on Drugs is the nation’s longest, most expensive battle — 40 years and hundreds of billions of dollars spent and millions of lives destroyed. It continues, even though most experts say it can’t, and will never, be won. And though whites are more likely to use or sell [...]
The news this past week has been dominated by the amazing escape of three women from a real-life house of horrors in Cleveland, Ohio. Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight vanished between 2002 and 2004. We now know they were kidnapped and held in sexual bondage for a decade. 52-year-old Ariel Castro is being [...]
Are African-Americans Buying What Republicans Are Selling? GOP To Spend $11M On Outreach To Blacks (VIDEO)
Republicans are looking to spend $11 million in an attempt to reach African-American voters, but are they wiling to address the issues in the Black community? This week’s Washington Watch roundtable features political analyst and Georgetown University professor, Dr. Chris Metzler; Angela Rye, co-founder and principal at IMPACT Strategies; Charles Lollar, Maryland State Director of [...]
In a recent report released by the Census Bureau report stating that African-Americans voted at a higher rate than any other ethnic group in the 2012 presidential election. Can African-Americans maximize their power at the polls? This week’s Washington Watch roundtable features political analyst and Georgetown University professor, Dr. Chris Metzler; Angela Rye, co-founder and [...]
According to a Census Bureau report released this week, African-Americans voted at a higher rate than any other ethnic group in the 2012 presidential election. Here to talk about what drove that historic turnout and how to leverage our political power is Marvin Randolph, Senior Vice President for Campaigns for the NAACP; and Dr. Michael [...]
THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: The Cleveland Kidnappings; America’s War On Drugs, And Maximizing The Political Power Of African Americans At The Polls
CLEVELAND KIDNAPPING IS AMONG THE HEADLINING TOPICS ON MAY 12 WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN -Topics to include: the Cleveland kidnapping; America’s War on Drugs, and maximizing the political power of African Americans at the polls. May 10, 2013, Silver Spring, MD — Founder of the Black and Missing Foundation, Derrica Wilson; kidnapping and sex [...]
Washington Post Personal Finance Columnist and Author of “Your Money and Your Man,”Michelle Singletary; Private Equity Investor, Fred Scott joined Roland Martin on Washington Watch to discuss the importance of assessing financial compatibility before marriage.
Roland Martin talks with National Sports Columnist and Shirley Povich Chair in Sports Journalism at the University of Maryland, Kevin Blackistone; Founder and CEO of the Black Men’s Xchange, Cleo Manago and President and CEO for the Center for Black Equity, Earl Fowlkes about NBA Center Jason Collins coming out to announce that he is [...]
WASHINGTON WATCH: Has Obama Answered Critics w/ New Appointments? Controversy Over Morehouse Commencement Speaker (VIDEO)
This past week President Obama made a series of appointments, nominating Rep. Mel Watt to be Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac and Mayor Anthony Foxx as Transportation Secretary. Has the president satisfied his critics who have called for more diversity in the White House? This week’s Washington Watch roundtable features journalist and writer Dee Griffin; host of [...]
Congressman Elijah Cummings of Maryland and AFL-CIO Chief Economist, William Spriggs joined Roland Martin on the set of Washington Watch to discuss the impact of the sequester on the African-American community.