This week’s Washington Watch roundtable features political commentator Cynthia Tucker, syndicated columnist George Curry, political blogger Crystal Wright of conservativeblackchick.com, and national economics correspondent for “The Washington Post” Michael Fletcher. Newt Gingrich is on the rise along with his baggage, can he capture the Republican nomination for president? Plus POTUS fires back at his critics.
It has been a long time coming, but the story of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen during World War II is finally being told in a major, Hollywood motion picture, on the big screen. Roland Martin had a chance to talk with two of the stars of “Red Tails,” Academy Award winner Cuba Gooding, Jr., and […]
This week’s Washington Watch newsmaker is one of the most prominent clergymen in America. Bishop T.D. Jakes leads a 30,000-member congregation as senior pastor and founder of The Potter’s House in Dallas.
This past week, the NAACP released a report on new voting laws at the state level that will disenfranchise minority voters. The report said 14 states passed measures, quote, “designed to restrict or limit the ballot access of voters of color.” As part of that report, the NAACP listed several questions we should all be […]
This week’s Washington Watch newsmaker is one of the Republican Party’s most outspoken fiscal and social conservatives. Cong. Steve King has represented Iowa’s Fifth Congressional District since 2003, so it’s safe to say he knows his way around Washington.
Talk to any medical professional — not politician; any medical professional, and they will tell you the greatest danger to escalating healthcare costs is tied directly to obesity — not cancer, not AIDS, not breast cancer, not anything else but obesity. And for political leaders to sit here and fall for the lobbying dollars of […]
One person’s ignorance is on display, another may be running out of money, one is suddenly popular, and another still gets no love. Is this “The Real Housewives of Atlanta”? No, it’s the Republican presidential campaign. Roland Martin and the Washington Watch roundtable discuss Herman Cain’s Libya flub and President Obama saying that Americans have […]
Roland Martin and the Washington Watch round table discuss Newt Gingrich’s sudden rise in the polls and his $1.6 million paycheck from Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Plus the Penn State Child Sexual Abuse Scandal.
The unveiling of “The Black List” photo exhibit at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery here in D.C. was an event attended by many of the celebrities represented in the photographs. Roland Martin had the opportunity to talk with some of them about what it meant to see themselves in black and white.
Washington Watch intends to continue to shine a bright light on efforts by Republican-controlled states to suppress voting rights — rights won with blood, sweat and tears by the heroes and sheroes of the Civil Rights Movement. In this week’s edition of Washington Watch, we’re joined by a congresswoman who is beating the drum in […]
It was amazing this week to listen to conservatives like Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity and Brent Bozell make these crazy comments comparing the criticism of Herman Cain and sex harassment allegations to lynching. What was more offensive was to listen to them to say that, oh, somehow, here are attacks on black conservatives solely […]
For the past several weeks, Washington Watch has been focused on GOP voter suppression initiatives taking place all across this country. Republicans claim it’s about protecting the right to vote.