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President Obama And The First Lady Host "The Gospel Tradition: In Performance At The White House"

President Obama And The First Lady Host "The Gospel Tradition: In Performance At The White House"

The President and First Lady invites music legends and top contemporary artists to the White House as part of its “In Performance at the White House” series. The event will pay tribute to the fundamental role gospel music has played in the American musical tradition and the important artists and repertoire that have marked its […]

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 […]

Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: We Honor The Life And Legacy Of Charlie Sifford

Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: We Honor The Life And Legacy Of Charlie Sifford

Charlie Sifford, The Jackie Robinson Of Golf,  Dies At 92 We pay tribute to Charlie Sifford, the first Black golfer on PGA Tour. Sifford recently had suffered a stroke, died Tuesday night at the age of 92. This past November, President Obama presented Sifford with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award during a White […]

The Obama Administration Won't Let Scott Walker Drug-Test The Jobless Anytime Soon

The Obama Administration Won't Let Scott Walker Drug-Test The Jobless Anytime Soon

Source: Arthur Delaney / The Huffington Post WASHINGTON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) on Tuesday evening formally proposed drug testing for people who want unemployment benefits, but there’s just one problem: President Barack Obama won’t allow it. Some background on a fight that’s been happening behind the scenes: Until 2012, federal law barred states from using a […]

NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Obama, Boehner, Threats Of Vetoes & Netanyahu

NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Obama, Boehner, Threats Of Vetoes & Netanyahu

Let the gamesmanship begin! Speaker John Boehner has attempted to one-up President Barack Obama after the State of the Union Address by inviting none other than Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to speak at a joint session of Congress without consulting the White House in advance. Former RNC Chair Michael Steele joined Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight […]

Roland Martin: Pres. Obama Missed An Opportunity To Address Criminal Justice Reform In SOTU [VIDEO]

Roland Martin: Pres. Obama Missed An Opportunity To Address Criminal Justice Reform In SOTU [VIDEO]

Roland Martin appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to discuss President Barack Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address. Martin highlighted Pres. Obama making the case that there are areas where Democrats and Republicans agree and should be able to work together. Two areas where both sides of the isle agree on are education and infrastructure. […]

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