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Michelle Knight To Cleveland Kidnapper: ‘Your Hell Is Just Beginning’

Michelle Knight To Cleveland Kidnapper: ‘Your Hell Is Just Beginning’

Cleveland kidnapping victim Michelle Knight addressed the court at Ariel Castro’s sentencing hearing. Occasionally stopping to wipe tears, she said she had spent ’11 years in hell.’ (Aug 1)

Roland S. Martin Named NABJ’s 2013 Journalist Of The Year

Roland S. Martin Named NABJ’s 2013 Journalist Of The Year

WASHINGTON (March 27, 2013) – The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced today that Roland S. Martin, nationally syndicated columnist, television host, and radio and television commentator, is to receive the organization’s Journalist of the Year award. It is one of NABJ’s most coveted honors celebrating the accomplishments of black journalists and those who support […]

Voter Laws Threaten to Limit Political Clout for People of Color

Voter Laws Threaten to Limit Political Clout for People of Color

By Cathy Cohen and Jon C. Rogowski America’s Wire Writers Group CHICAGO - In a democracy, few rights are as cherished as the right to vote.  Yet, in the United States people of color, mainly Latinos, African Americans, Asians and Native Americans, are finding that the more they demonstrate their civic responsibility by voting, the more obstacles […]

WASHINGTON WATCH: Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled At The U.S. Capitol (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON WATCH: Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled At The U.S. Capitol (VIDEO)

Congress and President Obama came together for the unveiling Rosa Parks’ statue in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol building. Forty members of Rosa Parks’ family were there, as well as high government officials and civil rights activists. MR. MARTIN:  Welcome back. As we’ve just heard, Washington showed its profound dysfunction when $85 billion in […]

WASHINGTON WATCH: Voting Rights Act And Voting Rights May Be Struck Down By The Supreme Court (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON WATCH: Voting Rights Act And Voting Rights May Be Struck Down By The Supreme Court (VIDEO)

This past week, the Virginia state legislature passed a strict, new voter ID law. It has two more hurdles to get over before it becomes law. First, Virginia Republican Governor Bob McDonnell could veto it. That’s not likely, as a new poll shows 75 percent of all Virginians in favor of voter ID. The second […]

WASHINGTON WATCH: How Hard Should African-Americans Press Pres. Obama On Issues That Are Important To Black America? (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON WATCH: How Hard Should African-Americans Press Pres. Obama On Issues That Are Important To Black America? (VIDEO)

Roland Martin and the Washington Watch roundtable discuss President Obama’s second term agenda and how hard should African-Americans press Pres. Obama on issues that are important to Black America. This week’s Washington Watch roundtable features Krissah Thompson, national correspondent at “The Washington Post”; Angela Rye, co-founder of IMPACT; Armstrong Williams, host of “The Right Side;” […]

Former GOP Aide Faces Consequences For Trying To Suppress Black Vote

Former GOP Aide Faces Consequences For Trying To Suppress Black Vote

BALTIMORE – A Baltimore jury Tuesday convicted a political aide to former Maryland Gov. Robert Ehrlich of conspiring to suppress black voter turnout during the 2010 gubernatorial election. Paul Schurick was found guilty of all four counts he faced, including conspiracy to violate state election laws and attempting to influence a voter’s decision whether to […]

Voter Suppression: Republican Governors Targeting Groups That Traditionally Vote Democratic (VIDEO)

Voter Suppression: Republican Governors Targeting Groups That Traditionally Vote Democratic (VIDEO)

MR. MARTIN:  Republicans in Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, North Carolina, South Carolina and my home state of Texas want to, and in many cases have, made it more difficult for you to vote.  And that’s just a few of the states where laws have been enacted that specifically target young folks, African-Americans, Latinos and elderly […]

TJMS: Big Labor Preparing For 2012 Elections, Mobilizing To Fight GOP Voter Suppression Efforts

TJMS: Big Labor Preparing For 2012 Elections, Mobilizing To Fight GOP Voter Suppression Efforts

  Roland Martin talks with Lee Saunders Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO about the GOP’s efforts to suppress voters rights in across the nation, the 2012 election as well as President Obama’s American Jobs Act.                   

Voter Suppression: What Pastors Need To Do To Inspire Political Action (VIDEO)

Voter Suppression: What Pastors Need To Do To Inspire Political Action (VIDEO)

It’s estimated that 5 million registered voters will be disenfranchised in the 2012 election by laws passed in some states and proposed in others that make it harder to vote, mainly by requiring government-issued I.D. cards, as well as limiting early voting days. Since the Republican-led attacks on voter rights primarily target African-Americans, other minorities, […]

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