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Pres. Barack Obama Restricts Military Gear To Police (VIDEO)

Pres. Barack Obama Restricts Military Gear To Police (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama announced the end to a federal program that supplies local police departments with surplus military gear, saying it alienates the public.

Roland S. Martin Show Audio Podcast: What To Expect From The State Of The Union Address

Roland S. Martin Show Audio Podcast: What To Expect From The State Of The Union Address

Roland S. Martin is back with the ALL NEW “Roland S. Martin Show” on the Empowerment Radio Network. In this inaugural edition of “The Roland S. Martin Show,” Martin talks with Lauren Victoria Burke and Dr. Jason Johnson about what America should expect from President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address. Be sure to […]

Sen. Harry Reid Suffers Broken Ribs, Facial Bones

Sen. Harry Reid Suffers Broken Ribs, Facial Bones

Source: Shushannah Walshe / ABC News Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid was injured Thursday in an accident while exercising at his home in Henderson, Nevada. According to a statement today from the Nevada Senator’s office, Reid was hurt after a piece of equipment he was using broke, which caused him to fall. He broke a “number of […]

Roland Martin On Morning Joe: GOP Using Fear To Seize Political Narrative As Midterms Loom [VIDEO]

Roland Martin On Morning Joe: GOP Using Fear To Seize Political Narrative As Midterms Loom [VIDEO]

Roland Martin appeared on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss Jeremy Peters’ New York Times op-ed, “GOP’s Campaigns Have Recurring Theme: Be Afraid.” The Times’ opinion piece highlights Republicans continuous use of fear when attacking President Barack Obama and Democrats. As the 2014 midterm elections near, is this all that the GOP has to sway votes […]

Pres. Obama To Pledge No Ground Troops In Plan To ‘Destroy’ ISIS

Pres. Obama To Pledge No Ground Troops In Plan To ‘Destroy’ ISIS

Source: NBC News President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce that the United States will lead “a broad coalition” to defeat Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria, while also cautioning that the effort will be different from recent American-led wars in the Middle East, according to excerpts of the speech released by the White House. […]

President Obama: Teenager’s Death Is ‘Heartbreaking’

President Obama: Teenager’s Death Is ‘Heartbreaking’

Source: David Jackson / USA Today President Obama extended sympathies Tuesday to the family of the unarmed 18-year-old man killed by police on Saturday, and urged calm in the St. Louis suburb that has seen unrest in the days since the shooting. “The death of Michael Brown is heartbreaking, and Michelle and I send our […]

Justice Dept. Reviewing Use Of Deadly Force

Justice Dept. Reviewing Use Of Deadly Force

Source: Kevin Johnson / USA Today WASHINGTON —The Justice Department is leading a broad review of police tactics, including the kind of deadly force that prompted recent protests in Missouri and New York, a federal law enforcement official said Tuesday. The review is being conducted as the department weighs creating a national commission to provide new direction […]

Doubling The Power In Africa – DC Hosts Game-Changing Summit

Doubling The Power In Africa – DC Hosts Game-Changing Summit

Roland Martin talks to senior White House Advisor to President Obama, Valerie Jarrett about the gathering of the Africa Summit in D.C. “It’s a game-changer. This is the first time we’ve had nearly 50 leaders and their delegates here. It’s an opportunity for an investment. Six of the largest companies in the world are in Africa,” Jarrett says. […]

White House: Don’t Discount GOP Calls To Impeach Obama

White House: Don’t Discount GOP Calls To Impeach Obama

Source: Jake Miller / CBS News Democrats shouldn’t be so quick to discount Republican calls to impeach President Obama, a top aide to the president said Friday, warning that House Republicans may be more eager to act on the threat of impeachment than people realize. “I think a lot of people in this town laugh that […]

Koch Brothers’ New Racial Gambit: What’s Really Behind A Quiet Battle With AFSCME

Koch Brothers’ New Racial Gambit: What’s Really Behind A Quiet Battle With AFSCME

Source: Joan Walsh / Salon.com UNCF’s decision to accept Koch funding was controversial even before AFSCME severed ties with the organization and some African-Americans have raised questions similar to Lee Saunders. On NewsOneNow, Roland Martin hosted a discussion on the Kochs’ donation last month that turned into a polite but sharp debate between Lomax and progressive economist […]

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