Know this: Donald Trump is going down. And when he does, he needs to take the entire Republican Party down with him. With the decision by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel in the investigation of Russian hacking of the election, things are starting to move rather quickly — and not in a good direction for Trump and his people. This, as Congressman Al Green (D-Texas) fired the first shot across the bow and called for the president’s impeachment on the House floor. All of this is unfolding less than a week after Trump fired FBIRead More →

[Sorry. This video cannot be displayed in this feed. View your video here.] The Rev. William J. Barber has been a longstanding champion of the poor and disenfranchised in North Carolina as the state president of the NAACP, but last week he stepped down from the position to revive Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s Poor People’s Campaign in 2018. “What we’re doing is called a Poor People’s Campaign national call for moral revival. Dr. King in ’68 said that we needed a revolution of values when it came to racism, poverty, and militarism,” the Rev. Barber told Roland Martin on a recent segment of NewsOne Now. “WeRead More →

[Sorry. This video cannot be displayed in this feed. View your video here.] During a talk last week in Harlem, April Ryan, Washington bureau chief for the American Urban Radio Networks and CNN political analyst, didn’t mince words about covering the Trump White House. After 20 years of covering the White House and three administrations, Ryan this year suddenly found herself thrust in the center of controversy on several occasions. White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, who has accused her of having an agenda, scolded her for shaking her head. In another incident,abdaPresident Donald Trump awkwardly asked her to set up a meeting between him and theRead More →

[Sorry. This video cannot be displayed in this feed. View your video here.] The removal of a statue of Jefferson Davis, who Roland Martin says is one of the greatest American traitors of all time, occurred this week in New Orleans. The removal is part of an ongoing effort to remove four statues that celebrated notable figures of the Confederacy, and Martin revealed more on NewsOne Now. “The statues, for many residents, are symbols of racism and White supremacy. The city began the process of taking down the statues last month. Workers and the removal crews wore masks, and the area was heavily guarded byRead More →

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a controversial piece of legislation into law on Friday which bans late-term abortions, reports The Tennessean. From The Tennessean: The measure will further limit the few abortions already performed in Tennessee past the point of fetal viability — and potentially send doctors to jail if they fail to prove in court that an abortion of a viable fetus was necessary to save a woman’s life or prevent substantial or irreversible harm to a “major bodily function of a pregnant woman.” On July 1, Tennessee will become one of at least 21 states that explicitly ban abortions beyond viability. But theRead More →

Making good on the Trump administration’s pledge to promote a Blue Lives Matter agenda, Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday issued a new directive for federal prosecutors to “charge suspects with the most serious offense you can prove,” reports CNN. Sessions outlined the order in a brief one-page memo (pdf), which represents a dramatic departure from Obama-era criminal justice reform measures. “The most serious offenses are those that carry the most substantial guidelines sentence, including mandatory minimum sentences,” Sessions states in the memo. The announcement was criticized by prominent social justice advocates like Khary Lazarre-White, executive director and co-founder of Brotherhood/Sisterhood Sol, a Harlem-based youth development program thatRead More →