A BP scientist identified a previously unreported deposit of flammable gas that could have played a role in the Gulf oil spill, but the oil giant failed to divulge the finding to government investigators for as long as a year, according to interviews and documents obtained by The Associated Press. While engineering experts differ on […]

Black businesses and residents along the Gulf of Mexico are urging British Petroleum to live up to its promise that it would compensate them for their losses due to the oil spill. Operation People for Peace, an organization advocating for the poor and minority families of the gulf, recently flew to the the company’s headquarters […]

Roland Martin appears on CNN with Campbell Brown to detail the plight of African-American oystermen and fishermen in Plaquemines Parish. They are not able to make a living on the waters of the Gulf of Mexico and are being shut out of clean up contracts. BP has brought in outsiders to aid in the clean […]

PORT SULPHUR, La. — This Fourth of July weekend in New Orleans will be packed with nearly 300,000 people, as the National Education Association holds its annual convention. Folks from across the country will descend on the Crescent City for three days of partying and concerts, featuring Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson and […]

The leak goes on, estimated now at up to 60,000 barrels a day in the Gulf of Mexico. The disaster is devastating the wildlife and the livelihood of the watermen, who fish the Gulf for the seafood we all enjoy. Indiana Congressman André Carson and Texas Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee visit Washington Watch to discuss […]

Roland Martin appears on CNN with Don Lemon, Tim Wise, and Julia Reed to discuss complaints that the President isn’t expressing enough anger over the Gulf oil disaster. Do you think President Obama is being too passive about the Gulf Coast oil spill? WATCH: Can Obama afford to be angry?

Roland Martin and Mary Matalin take on the day’s top news stories. In this edition of M-Squared, Martin and Matalin discuss President Obama’s ban on offshore drilling and the ban’s effect on employment. Did the Obama Administration overreact in banning offshore drilling or was this the right move to keep our shores safe from oil […]

As I listened to White House and BP officials describe the frantic search for an answer to cap the massive oil leak one mile below the Gulf Coast, all I could think about was the movie, “Apollo 13.” In the film starring Tom Hanks, some of the nation’s best and brightest working at NASA feverishly […]