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Op-ed: “Congress Must Act: A Trump Pardon of Disgraced Sheriff Joe Arpaio will Create a Constitutional Crisis Like No Other”

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If Donald Trump carries out his threat to pardon Arizona’s ex-Sheriff Joseph Arpaio, he will be granting the fantasy of every wannabe law enforcement officer, rogue police officer, Nazi sympathizer, Klansman, alt-right and white-supremacist ideologue in the nation: an American police state comprising self-declared Aryan peoples. The “Delusionals” as I refer to them, would believe […]

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Why is the Opioid Crisis a Healthcare Issue when the Crack Cocaine Epidemic was Treated as a Criminal Justice Issue?

In the wake of Senator Sherrod Brown’s  (D-Ohio)  discussion with Joy Reid about why many of his colleagues on the other side of the aisle support a healthcare bill many Americans strongly dislike, Michelle Bernard joins Joy Reid and her panel to discuss  healthcare disparities and the differences in how the nation addressed the crack […]

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Michelle Bernard and Chris Matthews Debate the Relevance of the KKK

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Michelle Bernard, Kurt Anderson and Hugh Hewitt join  Hardball with Chris Matthews to discuss the politics of mutual destruction this election and cycle and debate the relevance of the KKK.

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Mike Pence Denial Of Institutional Bias Reveals GOP Hurdles

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 “This is the most important election of our lifetime and Pence just showed us why.” Michelle D. Bernard, September 25, 2016 The issue of deadly police violence against unarmed African-Americans and the tensions between law enforcement and Blacks are topics that should be addressed during Monday night’s presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. […]

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Voter Suppression in Wisconsin

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Michelle Bernard joins “AM Joy” to discuss the State of Wisconsin’s DMVs failing to issue voter ID documents, despite a court ruling ordering the state to do so in time for the 2016 election. VIDEO HERE: Air Date:   October 2, 2016 

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Kaepernick Backlash Proves “The Nation Pretends Black Men Don’t Have Minds Of Their Own”

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President Barack Obama has weighed in on the Colin Kaepernick National Anthem protest controversy and backed the NFL quarterback’s right to protest as being covered under the First Amendment of the United States Constitution. Despite the endorsement, Kaepernick’s detractors continue to harbor animosity against him. During Monday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of […]

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A SIDEWIRE CHAT: Police Involved Shootings, Protests in Charlotte, Trump & Stop and Frisk

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Kristen Clarke,  president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law and legal analyst Monique Pressley join Sidewire Newsmaker and Bernard Center president Michelle D. Bernard for a discussion about police involved shootings, the protests in Charlotte, Donald Trump and the future of stop and frisk as a policing strategy. DISCUSSION HERE: Discussion Date: […]

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A SIDEWIRE CHAT: The Mothers of the Movement Speeches at the Democratic Convention

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Jon Allen joins Sidewire Newsmaker and Bernard Center president Michelle D. Bernard for a discussion about Sybrina Fulton, Lesley McSpadden and six other “Mothers of the Movement” speeches at the Democratic Convention on July 26, 2016. DISCUSSION HERE: Discussion Date: July 27, 2016

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A SIDEWIRE CHAT: Race, Politics and Police-Involved Shootings

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Jaime Harrison and Ron Christie join Sidwire Newsmaker and Bernard Center CEO  Michelle D. Bernard for a discussion o race, politics and police-involved shootings. DISCUSSION HERE: Discussion Date:   July 13, 2016

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