Gov. Jay Nixon

The states of North Carolina and Missouri are making it harder for individuals to obtain video recorded by police body cameras and dash cams. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory and Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon have both signed bills regulating the release of video recordings from police body and dashboard cameras. In North Carolina, the law will allow the people […]

Protesters with the NAACP began their march for justice Saturday in Ferguson. Hundreds answered the historic civil rights organization’s call in its response to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. RELATED STORIES: Darren Wilson Resigns from Ferguson, Mo. Police Department New Black Panther […]

On Tuesday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon swore in 16 members of the “Ferguson Commission.” The panel was created to address the “social and economic conditions” that have been highlighted by protesters after the police shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. According to reports, members of the commission were selected out of a pool of more […]

Podcast: Download Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel (featuring Kim Brown, Cleo Manago and Lauren Victoria Burke) discuss the decades old sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby that have reemerged in recent months. During their discussion, Burke said the claims being made against Cosby are “pretty indicting,” especially given the number of women coming forward […]

Missouri State Rep. Maria Chappelle-Nadal spoke with Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel on Tuesday to discuss Gov. Jay Nixon declaring a state of emergency and activating the National Guard in anticipation of the Darren Wilson grand jury decision. Chappelle-Nadal told Martin, “… the governor has made so many different fumbles in this […]

Civil rights icon, Rep. John Lewis, joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to discuss what is currently happening in Ferguson, Gov. Jay Nixon declaring a state of emergency in Missouri and the looming grand jury ruling that could come at any time. Lewis explained that Ferguson could be a “turning point” for the modern civil […]

Severe weather was likely a factor in the small plane crash that killed nine people, including a prominent Christian minister Dr. Myles Munroe and his wife, on approach to the island of Grand Bahama on Sunday. According to Foreign Minister Fred Mitchell, Munroe’s  Lear 36 Executive Jet struck a shipping container crane in Freeport as […]

On Tuesday, Gov. Jay Nixon held a press conference where he outlined preparations for the Darren Wilson grand jury verdict. Nixon told reporters, “Citizens should be able to express themselves peacefully without being threatened by people expressing violence and disorder.” The governor explained that more than 1,000 local area law enforcement officials have received additional […]

The National Guard has arrived in Ferguson, Gov. Jay Nixon has lifted the curfew in Ferguson, provocateurs continue to incite violence after dark, Mike Brown’s preliminary autopsy results have been released and tensions with law enforcement officials continue to escalate. Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” panel, featuring Rock Newman, Daniella Gibbs Le’ger and Paul Butler, discuss […]

Podcast: Download The National Guard has arrived in Ferguson, Gov. Jay Nixon has lifted the curfew in Ferguson, provocateurs continue to incite violence after dark, Mike Brown’s preliminary autopsy results have been released and tensions with law enforcement officials continue to escalate. Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” panel, featuring Rock Newman, Daniella Gibbs Le’ger and Paul Butler, discuss what the next steps should be to quell the […]