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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Limits Set On The Transfer Of Military Hardware To Police

NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Limits Set On The Transfer Of Military Hardware To Police

Pres. Obama Limits The Transfer Of Military Hardware To Police The Obama administration announced plans on Monday to restrict police use of military gear in an effort to ease tensions between officers in some communities in the aftermath of Ferguson, Missouri. Mayor Dana Redd joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss President Barack Obama’s announcement […]

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 Martin Show Audio Podcast: Black Dads Matter

Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Black Dads Matter

Josh Levs, author of “All In: How Our Work-First Culture Fails Dads, Families & Businesses – And How We Can Fix It Together” talks about fatherhood and the misconceptions about African American fathers. Roland Martin discusses issues within the family court system and its treatment of fathers. President Barack Obama sat down at Georgetown University […]

Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Is Thug The New N-Word?

Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Is Thug The New N-Word?

In this edition of The Roland Martin Show, Hillary Clinton calls for the overhaul of the criminal justice system and discusses the death of Freddie Gray during her address at Columbia University. NAACP President and CEO Cornell Brooks discusses the Baltimore uprising and Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake’s use of the term “thugs” when talking about […]

Pres. Obama On Police Unrest: ‘This Is Not New’ (VIDEO)

Pres. Obama On Police Unrest: ‘This Is Not New’ (VIDEO)

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)

Prolific Pardoner? Obama Grants Clemency To 22 Prisoners This Week, But Has Denied Thousands

Prolific Pardoner? Obama Grants Clemency To 22 Prisoners This Week, But Has Denied Thousands

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 […]

President Obama’s Niece Threatened Before Princeton-Maryland Game

President Obama’s Niece Threatened Before Princeton-Maryland Game

Source: Matt Wilhame / Los Angeles Times A threat made against President Obama’s niece, Leslie Robinson, a forward for the Princeton Tigers, prompted increased security at Monday’s NCAA tournament game between Princeton and Maryland, according to USA Today. The Maryland Athletics Department reportedly received a voicemail Monday from a woman who said that a man with a […]

Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Selma Anniversary Weekend Recap

Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Selma Anniversary Weekend Recap

In this special edition of “The Roland Martin Show” Audio Podcast Roland Martin reviews the events, speeches and the experiences of the Selma 50th Anniversary Jubilee. You’ll hear Pres. Barack Obama’s address to the nation from the Edmond Pettus Bridge, the site of “Bloody Sunday,” Attorney General Eric Holder who spoke at Brown Chapel AME, […]

NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Pres. Obama Calls For Sweeping Police Reforms

NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Pres. Obama Calls For Sweeping Police Reforms

After a vociferous outcry over the high-profile deaths of unarmed Black men who died at the hands of White police officers in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City, President Barack Obama on Monday called for sweeping reforms of police tactics in cities across the nation. Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel discuss […]

Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: JRW Stripped Of U.S. Titile A Byproduct Of Racism Or Socioeconomics?

Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: JRW Stripped Of U.S. Titile A Byproduct Of Racism Or Socioeconomics?

Last summer Chicago’s Jackie Robinson West little league team won the U.S. portion of the Little League World Series and went on the win the Little League World Series. As a result of adults falsifying boundaries to add ineligible players to their team, JRW has been stripped of their U.S. title. White Sox executive vice president Kenny […]

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