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The “NewsOne Now” panel -Lauren Victoria Burke, Bishop Jackson and Julianne Malveaux – talked about President Obama’s controversial judicial picks, blasting him for nominating judges who have defended voter ID laws and the confederate flag. They also questioned a failure to respond by leading civil rights groups. Listen to the panel’s full conversation below. Be sure to listen to […]

Wednesday morning on “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, Georgia Representative David Scott called out President Obama’s nominations of individuals for federal judgeship who have defended the confederate flag and voter ID laws in Georgia. Scott says the move is a “disgrace” and insult to all Americans – particularly blacks. Listen to the Martin’s full conversation with […]

President Obama has taken a bold move in awarding the Medal of Honor this year, choosing to include 19 veterans who were previously overlooked based on their racial or ethnic backgrounds. One honoree, Staff Sergeant Melvin Morris, is a black man. According to the White House’s official announcement, Morris will receive the honor for his “courageous” actions while serving […]

The Obama Administration is postponing a much-touted provision of the new healthcare law which bars employers from providing better benefits to top executives than to other employees, reports the New York Times. SEE ALSO: Sen. Marco Rubio Enrolls Family In Obamacare…With A Discount   Internal Revenue Service officials told the Times that they would not enforce the […]

Across the nation, January 20th signifies the federal holiday celebrated in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.‘s birthday. It also marks the day when President Barack Obama offically took office on that cold winter day in 2009. Now in his fifth year, President Obama has faced uncharted scrutiny for a man who was a […]

I hated the way Reverend Jeremiah Wright was treated during the 2008 presidential campaign. Republicans used him as another means of fueling White racial fears that then Sen. Barack Obama was some militant Black man who, if elected, would force every White person to pledge allegiance to Bad Boy Records, start eating scrapple and be […]

What is going on in Syria? Why is America considering attacking Syria? Syria is embroiled in civil war, and amid accusations President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons against civilians, the United States and its allies are planning for possible “limited military strikes” against the Middle Eastern nation, according to the Washington Post. Is the U.S. […]

How tall is Malia Obama? President Barack Obama’s daughter Malia stands 6 feet, 1 inch tall. That means the elder of Obama’s two girls (Sasha being the other) is taller than her mother, Michelle Obama, who’s also said to stand 5 feet, 11 inches. Barack is the same height as his eldest daughter—he stands 6 feet, […]

I missed the first one. When Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as our first African-American president with an agenda that I believed passionately in, I watched history unfold on a flat screen. I was not going to miss the second time around. In fact, to make sure I gave myself the most memorable of experiences, […]

History Again Now that the dust has settled, the euphoria or shock cooled, one thing stands out about the re-election of President Barack Obama.  History was made once again.  Yes, it was the first time a Black man was re-elected to a second term in office, it was the first time that a sitting president was re-elected […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a politically explosive decision, President Barack Obama on Wednesday rejected plans for a massive oil pipeline through the heart of the United States, ruling there was not enough time for a fair review before a looming deadline forced on him by Republicans. His move did not kill the project but could […]

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration plans a rule change to help reduce the time illegal immigrant spouses and children are separated from citizen relatives while they try to win legal status in the United States, a senior administration official said Thursday. SEE ALSO: Crazy Celebrity Gifts Currently, illegal immigrants must leave the country before […]