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Reflecting on the last 25 years of the Tom Joyner Morning Show, in between the jokes, fun, laughter and music, Roland Martin says show served the “purpose” of “reprogramming of Black America.” Not the reprogramming of the music, but of the “minds of Black people,” Martin says. Black folks have been “so impacted by white […]

If Black folks decided to pack up and leave America, there are some things (and people) we’re taking with us. We’re taking, Shonda Rhimes, even if she doesn’t want to go. We’re taking all of the diamonds and gold, all of the cotton and the White House. We’ll also make a few trades…we’ll leave Ben […]

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During a Friday congressional hearing on ‘Confronting White Supremacy,’ conservative commentator Candace Owens continued to dismiss the growing concerns about hate crimes and white terrorism in America, suggesting it is part of a “farce” repeated “every four years ahead of an election cycle” by Democrats to get Black votes. Owens, who recently married a white nationalist, believes […]

On Apr. 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, while assisting striking sanitation workers. Back then, a half century ago, the wholesale racial integration required by the 1964 Civil Rights Act was just beginning to chip away at discrimination in education, jobs and public facilities. Black voters had only obtained legal protections two years earlier, and […]

BALTIMORE (AP) — Imani Holt was just 10 when she saw a neighbor get fatally shot by a triggerman riding a bicycle. The African-American girl from a gritty section of Baltimore was so traumatized by the drug-fueled bloodshed she refused to leave her family’s apartment for weeks. In the eight years since, Holt has seen […]

You know, in the Trump administration, it’s easy to tell you bad news. We’re inundated with it 24/7. The United States, even before Trump was elected, was already full of injustice, but with him in office, all we hear is bad news, non-stop. And I’m going to be frank, my job as a writer and […]

CORRALES, N.M. (AP) — Nearly 50 years after the Kerner Commission studied the causes of deadly riots in America’s cities, its last surviving member says he remains haunted that its recommendations on U.S. race relations and poverty were never adopted. But former U.S. Sen. Fred Harris of Oklahoma also said he’s hopeful those ideas will […]

Attorney Antonio Moore and Political Commentator Yvette Carnell discuss the recent debate about Affirmative Action. The two use the lens of American history, and more importantly American slavery to detail the flaws in the policy as it shifted from corrective action for racism, to a focus on diversity. Their discussion delves deep into the backgrounds […]

CBC leaders met with Trump Wednesday and raised “several areas of concern,” including his description of Black communities as “completely lawless,” proposed cuts to domestic programs that will harm low-income people, troubling positions on law enforcement and mass incarceration, and the “rolling back” of voting rights.

Clarence B. Jones, former adviser to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and currently the Diversity Visiting Professor and Scholar at the University of San Francisco in California, shared his views on how Black America can survive and move forward during Donald Trump's tenure as President of the United States.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite high-profile concern over issues underscored by the racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, African Americans and Hispanics are faring well in certain areas, including better health care and reductions in violent crime, the latest State of Black America report from the National Urban League says. The National Urban League derives its numbers […]

For iPhone:  04/14/14 – Roland Martin is tired of the pissing match going on between black America. “How is it that we have the ability to say, Mr. President, we love you and respect you, but when it comes to the parent plus loan we disagree with you?” Martin questions. Click inside to hear more of […]