black politics

With the recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, the nation is on the brink of what could turn out to be one of the most contentious appointments in history. Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Scalia was staunchly conservative and interpreted the constitution closely. He was also notoriously anti-abortion, pro-death penalty and anti-affirmative action. Just weeks before […]

Philip Banks III, the top uniformed official in the New York City Police Department, has resigned as chief of department on the eve of a promotion. In a…

Roland Martin and the “Washington Watch” roundtable discuss Tim Scott, a Black GOP candidate, that won his party’s nomination over the son of the late senator Strom Thurmond. Robert Traynham makes a comment during this conversation about Scott not running as an African-American, which spurs a very interesting conversation about African-Americans and politics. Sound off: […]