A judge gave disgraced lawyer and convicted extortionist Michael Avenatti the kind of lenient prison sentence that Black defendants who are guilty of doing less rarely if ever receive.

'Tis the season for plotting presidential pardons, apparently. There’s just one problem: Most of the potential candidates aren't pardon-worthy.

Ray Nagin (pictured), who will forever be remembered as the mayor who held New Orleans down, as the city tried to withstand the deadly and destructive cyclone Hurricane Katrina back in 2005, is headed to federal prison on Monday to begin his 10-year stint for corruption, according to The Times-Picayune. SEE ALSO: Simone Battle: X […]

NEW ORLEANS — Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin (pictured) filed a formal notice of appeal Tuesday in the corruption case that resulted in a guilty verdict on 20 criminal counts and a prison sentence of 10 years. RELATED: Ray Nagin On Prison Sentence: I Was ‘Targeted’ By the Feds The brief notice said the appeal […]

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On Wednesday, Ray Nagin was sentenced to 1o years in prison on corruption charges. Jarvis DeBerry, columnist from The Times-Picayune and Travers Mackel, WDSU Reporter joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to discuss the sentencing of the former New Orleans mayor. Plus Mackel broke down his exclusive interview with Nagin where he says that he was targeted by federal authorities […]

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Podcast Download How do you feel about Blacks calling another Black white? Is it designed as an insult? Is it an attempt to challenge their blackness? Roland Martin takes your calls on this highly contested topic. On Wednesday, Ray Nagin was sentenced to 1o years in prison on corruption charges. Jarvis DeBerry, columnist from The Times-Picayune and Travers Mackel, WDSU Reporter discussed the sentencing […]

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Friday on “NewsOne Now,” host Roland Martin talked with criminal defense attorney Glenn Ivey, about former District of Columbia Councilman Michael A. Brown and other black politicians charged with corruption. Martin and the “NewsOne Now” panel questioned if black politicians are being unfairly targeted in these corruption investigations. Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. […]

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As NewsOne previously reported, former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was convicted on corruption charges Wednesday. A federal jury decided that he was, indeed, guilty of 20 of 21 counts against him for accepted bribes, free trips and other gratuities from contractors in exchange for helping them secure millions of dollars in city work while he was in office, including […]


Kwame Kilpatrick is not the first politician to be accused and convicted of a crime. Actually, he is in some pretty distinguished company. Sad but…

Six years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans and its surrounding communities, former New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin says he regrets not calling a mandatory evacuation sooner in a candid sit-down interview with BET.com. According to Nagin, his outspokenness made him an easy target and a scapegoat in many situations. “I was […]