Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Is It Time To Retire The Electoral College?

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Should America get rid of the electoral college?

Mediaite founder Dan Abrams argues in a new editorial that the system is rigged and as s a result it is time for America to finally retire the electoral college.

In this edition of The Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast, Roland Martin poses the same question the listeners.

All that and more in this edition of The Roland Martin Show.

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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Anti-Trump Protests, The Role Voter Suppression Played In Electing Donald Trump, Can Blacks Move Forward In Trump’s America?

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Anti-Trump Protests Spread Across Several Cities

In Chicago, some ten thousand demonstrators marched to the Trump International Hotel and Tower. Theirs was billed as an “emergency protest.” The Southern Christian Leadership Conference was a part of the protest.

In Houston, demonstrators took turns whacking a pinata that looked like Donald Trump’s head and in Seattle, Washington, about 200 high school students walked out of classes and marched through the streets chanting “save our future”

The Role Voter Suppression And The White Women’s Vote Played In Electing Donald Trump

As the nation continues to dissect the polling data that led to Donald Trump‘s election, we can’t ignore the impact of voter suppression and the high number of White women voters who cast their ballots for the president-elect.

On Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and a panel of guests discussed the effect of voter suppression and how 53 percent of White women helped him defeat Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Trump garnered fewer votes than any Republican candidate in 16 years. According to Martin, 59.2 million people voted for Trump, 60.9 million voted for Mitt Romney, 60 million voted for John McCain, and 62 million voted for George W. Bush.

“There is no doubt that voter suppression played a critical role in the election of Donald Trump,” he said. “This was by design for the GOP for the last six years.”

Will Trump Make Good On Promises To Repeal Obamacare & Rebuild Inner Cities?

President-elect Donald Trump seems to have already reversed course on a number of the promises he used to vault him to the highest office in the land.

South Korea says Trump has pledged to keep the United States’ commitment to defend the nation and the statement on banning Muslims has vanished from his campaign website.

Trump’s supporters rallied behind boisterous speeches and inflammatory rhetoric focused on banning Muslims, repealing Obamacare, not defending NATO allies, and rebuilding inner cities for “The African-Americans.”

On Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed what will happen when Trump’s supporters realize he has already reneged on two campaign promises and will not be able to make good on several others he used to rise to power.

Can African Americans Move Forward In Trump’s America?

Most of America is still suffering from shock after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. Many are asking what the path going forward will be for an America led by one of the most polarizing President-elects in modern-day history.

Charles F. Coleman, Jr., Civil Rights Attorney and Legal Analyst, said on Thursday morning’s edition of NewsOne Now, “Under a Republican-led Congress, a Republican-led Senate and now an Executive Branch that is led by a Republican conservative, we are going to have to fix this ourselves.

“We cannot wait for government to create a path for us,” he continued.

“We have to first educate ourselves on civic systems … the importance of civics clubs and really understanding how the system works and once we do that, we have to make a concerted effort to engage on a very grassroots level to get involved with our civil rights organizations like the NAACP, the Urban League, the movement for Black Lives and use those networks as a means for advancing ourselves forward.”

All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast

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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: The Numbers That Made A Trump Presidency Possible

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The results are in, Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States after defeating Hillary Clinton in an historic upset.

In the aftermath of what is being considered the biggest upset in American political history, Roland Martin and his panel of guests dissected the numbers that allowed Trump to win the presidency.

One question no pollster in America could predict is whether there would be a “stampede of White voters to the polls on Election Day for Donald Trump.”

Polling numbers predicted Hillary Clinton would win the presidency; the Republican National Committee’s polling indicated Trump would fall 30 electoral college votes short of being elected, but as we saw on November 9th, that is not the case.

According to the final polling data, Trump won all of the battleground states in a clean sweep. Martin said on NewsOne Now, “If this was Vegas, he (Donald Trump) hit 21 with 10 straight hands.”

Joe Williams, Senior Editor of US News and World Report, called what took place on Election Day “white-lash,” adding there was a “surge of White voters going to the polls who felt like their concerns were not addressed and a lot of them didn’t show up in the polls mainly because pollsters have been getting it wrong for a lot of election days recently.

Inside Trump Headquarters On Election Night

Armstrong Williams, business manager for Dr. Ben Carson shares what it was like in Trump headquarters as the election results started to come in on Election night 2016.

Donald Trump’s Impact On The Balance Of Power In Washington

How will the balance of power be affected after Donald Trump’s election?

In the final months of the 2016 election, Trump was at odds with establishment Republicans who publicly said they would not support him. Will Trump’s election lead to a greater split within the GOP?

The rift within the party does not stop there. The president-elect has an agenda of entitlement that stands in stark opposition to the beliefs of a conservative House of Representatives.

Roland Martin asked his panel of guests on Tuesday morning’s edition of NewsOne Now: “What happens when you have a Tea Party Freedom Caucus who is about fiscal restraint and you have Donald Trump, who is talking about massive spending?”

What Now For Black America After Trump’s Election?

In the aftermath of Donald Trump‘s election as President of the United States, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed what comes next for Black America.

After explaining Trump’s election marks the end of the third reconstruction of the United States, Martin asked, “What now happens for African-Americans? What is the agenda? How do African-Americans communicate with someone who frankly didn’t even deal with Black folks during the campaign?

All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast

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Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Election Day Aftermath — Donald Trump’s America

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Donald Trump has been elected as President of the United States securing 279 electoral college votes to Hillary Clinton’s 228.

In this edition of The Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast, Roland Martin discusses the aftermath of Election Day 2016 its unexpected result, a Trump presidency. Welcome to Donald Trump’s America.

All that and more in this edition of The Roland Martin Show.

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Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: We Must Control Our Own Narrative And Our Own Destiny

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How does Black America shape our own narrative, tell our own stories and control our own destiny as well as economic future?

In this edition of The Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast, Roland Martin talks with Eddie S. Glaude Jr., the William S. Tod Professor of Religion and African-American Studies at Princeton University about the importance of the African American community owning and controlling its own media.

All that and more in this edition of The Roland Martin Show.

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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: White House Reacts To Clinton FBI Probe, Black Voters Mobilize Against Voter Suppression, Protecting Voters From Trump’s Poll Watchers, Yusef Salaam Blasts Trump For Views On Central Park Five

White House reacts To FBI Director James Comey’s E-mail Review

The FBI, at this moment, is looking through hard drive on a laptop for e-mails sent to Huma Abedin that came through from Hillary Clinton’s private email server while she was Secretary of State

Using automated software, they will:

  • Isolate the Clinton emails;
  • Weed out duplicate emails already investigated, and
  • Check the remaining emails to see if any classified information exists.
  • It is unlikely the results will be announced before the election.
  • The new investigation announced by Comey on Friday came about while FBI agents were investigating whether Weiner sexted with a 15-year-old girl.

Now, Comey’s reputation as a straight shooter is being called into question for breaking with department policy by releasing information about an investigation so close to the election and the White House has reacted to the FBI Director’s email review.

Black Voters Mobilize Against Voter ID Laws In Wisconsin

The latest polls show Hillary Clinton ahead four to seven points in Wisconsin, but the Democratic nominee doesn’t appear to be taking the battleground state for granted.

Vice Presidential candidate Tim Kaine and Clinton’s daughter Chelsea Clinton will be campaigning in Wisconsin to help nail it down for Democrats as Donald Trump attempts to make a late push there.

Wisconsin State Senator Lena Taylor spoke with Roland Martin on NewsOne Now about the battle over Wisconsin just one week ahead of the 2016 election.

According to Taylor, “There is not as much energy as when it was Barack Obama in some ways, but our early voting still has put us very close to the top in the nation” as it relates to voter participation.

Protecting Voters From Voter Suppression & Trump’s ‘Army Of Poll Watchers’ On & Before Election Day

With Election Day just one week away, the National Bar Association plans to have members of its organization serving as poll monitors in the swing states of North Carolina, Ohio, Florida and Virginia to protect voters from intimidation at the polls during the first election without the Voting Rights Act.

The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights recently won a victory in Arizona, forcing election officials in the state to reduce wait times and long voter lines at the state’s polling places.

In this close election, every vote will count and voters across the nation will need to be protected from Donald Trump’srecruitment of an army of poll watchers.

Kevin Judd, National Bar Association President, and Kristen Clarke, President & Executive Director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, spoke with Roland Martin during Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now about their organizations’ efforts to protect the vote on and before Election Day.

Yusef Salaam Blasts Donald Trump For Views On Central Park Five, Demands Apology

Yusef Salaam, one of the Central Park Five, says he is still defending himself against decades-old rape accusations thanks to Donald Trump. Now, he has decided to speak out against the Republican presidential nominee.

If you remember, in 1989, two weeks after five teens were arrested for allegedly raping a woman in New York City’s Central Park, Trump spent $85,000 on a full-page ad in New York’s four daily newspapers saying the teens should face the death penalty for their crimes.

Thirteen years later, the Central Park Five was exonerated of the crime and received a $41 million settlement from the State of New York. Trump has never apologized for his display of hate and continues to believe they are guilty.

Salaam joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to speak out against Trump, saying it is “ridiculous” for the GOP presidential nominee to continue to harbor his misinformed beliefs.

All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast

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Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: October Surprise! FBI Reopens Clinton Email Probe

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In this edition of The Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast, Roland Martin discusses the controversy surrounding FBI Director James Comey’s reopening the Hillary Clinton e-mail probe.

What impact will this October surprise have on the 2016 election?

All that and more in this edition of The Roland Martin Show.

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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: FBI Director James Comey’s October Surprise For Clinton, ‘Shameful’ GOP Voter Suppression In NC & Wis, What Will Trump’s America Look Like?

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October Surprise: What Impact Will FBI Director Comey’s Clinton Email Bombshell Have On The Election? 

The announcement by FBI Director James Comey that his bureau would be reviewing newly discovered Hillary Clinton emails was an October surprise of epic proportions.

In a letter to Congress on Friday, Comey said the new Clinton emails, “appear to be pertinent to the investigation” and that the FBI “cannot yet assess whether or not this material may be significant.”

What impact will FBI Director James Comey’s Clinton email bombshell have on the 2016 election?

Controversy Over FBI’s New Clinton Email Probe Explained

ABC News’ Justice Department Correspondent Pierre Thomas joined Roland Martin during a NewsOne Now / Tom Joyner Morning Show simulcast to discuss the controversy over FBI Director James Comey’s letter regarding Hillary Clinton’s newly discovered emails.

Thomas explained an investigation into disgraced Congressman Anthony Weiner’s alleged sexting scandal led FBI officials to reopen their probe of Hillary Clinton’s email after they found a series of messages on a confiscated laptop.

The device in question was used by both Weiner and his estranged wife, Huma Abedin.

Once the additional emails were found, Thomas said: “There was a back and forth about what to do about it and eventually it gets up the food chain to Director Comey and Comey decides he is going to tell Congress in part because he promised Congress that if he found something new, he would update them.”

GOP Voter Suppression In America Brings Out A ‘Fight-Back Spirit’ In The Black Community

In the final full week of campaigning for both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, both candidates are setting their sights on key battleground states.

In the latest NBC News analysis of early voting, more Democratic-affiliated voters have voted than Republican-affiliated voters in nine out of 12 battleground states.

In North Carolina, Clinton holds a six-point advantage over Trump, despite Republicans’ attempts to suppress the vote of African-Americans, where voters have waited up to four hours to cast their ballots.

Congresswoman Alma Adams told Roland Martin on Monday morning that despite the GOP’s attempt to disenfranchise Black voters, “People are really excited about voting” and intend to win the battle for North Carolina.

In speaking about the “onerous” voter suppression tactics instituted by the GOP, Martin told his panel of guests, “…What Republicans have done in North Carolina is utterly shameful.”

What If Donald Trump Wins The Election?

Donald Trump and his supporters don’t paint a pretty picture for America should he become president.

Over the course of the 2016 presidential campaign, most of America has been aghast at the things the GOP presidential nominee has said and unnerved by many of the actions of his supporters.

With the polls so close in many states and the resurgence of the Clinton email scandal, Roland Martin and NewsOne Now discussed what America would look like if Trump were elected President of the United States of America.

Martin, host of NewsOne Now, shared that nearly one-third of a sample group of Trump supporters follow White nationalists on social media.

All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast

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Is School Choice A Black Choice? Roland Martin And Dr. Jacquie Hood Martin Explain

Source: Abesi Manyando / The Huffington Post

The rise of non traditional schooling including Charter schools and private schools among Black families struck a chord to our reading audience and has been a hot topic since then. On October 28th, at 7:00 a.m. ET, TV One, NewsOne Anchor,Roland S. Martin will air a special that focuses on school choice as it pertains to Black families. Both Martin and his wife, The Reverend Dr. Jacquie Hood Martin are passionate about education and ensuring that African-American children receive the necessary tools to succeed in life through a proper education. They launched School Choice Is The Black Choice which is a national initiative designed to rally Black parents to take control of their children’s future.

As an ambassador of the school choice movement, Martin says it’s imperative that Black parents fully embrace all aspects of education, and advocate for what works best for their children. He says that the school choice/ed reform movement desperately need Black voices leading it, especially when it comes to mobilizing and organizing African Americans to make their voices heard about the education of their children.

”If you are standing in the way of kids getting a quality education, even if you wear the liberal/progressive label, you are the enemy,” said Roland Martin. “I’m sick and tired of seeing Black kids travel through traditional schools with little or no road to success. I’m a product of traditional public and magnet schools. For me, I care about what works. Traditional public, charter, private, magnet, home school, online schools, vouchers, I really don’t care. If it works for the parent and the child, I’m down with it.”

Dr Martin talked to us in detail about School Choice. Martin stated that, “Parents and students of color are looking for options that allow their children to excel in an academic environment that levels the playing field upon graduation. How can we accept colleges and universities that cater to a certain group of students and not provide the necessary individual education and opportunity to children through their formative years of academia? It is our responsibility as parents of color to seek out the best available educational opportunity for our children from birth to college graduation.”

To read this article in its entirety visit The Huffington Post.

NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Is School Choice The Black Choice, Pt. 2

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Roland Martin and a group of impassioned educators came together for a special town hall meeting on the campus of Howard University to debate the issue of school choice.

During the first part of this important town hall meeting, Martin and his expert panel of guests discussed the NAACP’s moratorium on charter school expansion, why one prominent teacher’s union leader decided to switch sides to become a school choice advocate, as well as why the lack of oversight within both charter school and traditional public school systems is an issue in America’s current education system.

Student Asks What Happened To ‘The Village Mentality’ Of Raising A Child

A very astute 12-year-old young man asked the panel, “Whatever happened to the village raising kids like me mentality?”

The middle school student also questioned what happens with students who find themselves in trouble and are systematically inducted into the school-to-prison pipeline.

The Battle Over School Vouchers Heats Up

Vouchers are an initiative that allow parents to take money allocated from the government for a student and allow them to use it as they see fit at a private school or even another public school.

A parent questioned why the funds supplied by the state government can be used to pay for the parents’ choice of school.

Martin, adding to the concerned parents question, challenged the town hall panel to explain how a system structured like the Pell Grant system for college students can be used in primary and secondary levels of education. The Host of NewsOne Now asked the town hall panel, “How is it that we support vouchers on the collegiate level, but to the parent’s point oppose it [on the] middle, elementary school [and] high school levels?” 

Roland Martin: ‘Our Kids Deserve A Shot At The American Dream’ 

Before the conclusion of the Is School Choice the Black Choice? town hall, Roland Martin, Host and Managing Editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now, explained the notion that school choice started with African-Americans in the South.

In explaining his position on school choice, Martin said, “I support traditional public schools, charter schools, magnet, voucher, home, [and] online – I do not care how we educate our children.”

“I have one simple standard … does it work?” said Martin. He continued detailing his position on the issues saying the infighting and drama surrounding the battle over school choice is irrelevant to him. All he cares about is “whether or not Black kids are going to have a future.”

All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast

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