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49ers QB Colin Kaepernick Refuses to Stand for National Anthem

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Star NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick held a controversial protest against racism in America. Michelle Bernard, Jonathan Capehart and Jay Newton-Small join to discuss. Duration: 9:05 VIDEO HERE: Air Date:  August 26, 2016

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Sharanda Jones, the 2016 Presidential Contenders & the 1994 Violent Crime Control Act,

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 Michelle Bernard, Howard Fineman, and  Michael Tomasky tell Chris Matthews something he doesn’t know, including the fight for African American voters, former President Bill Clinton and the 1994 Violent Crime Control Act, presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, and the case of Sharanda Jones, the woman behind Inmate #331767-077. VIDEO HERE: Air Date:  February […]

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White Feminists Attack Beyonce For Being Left Out Of “Formation”

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White feminists feel the artist’s Super Bowl 2016 performance created a dividing line in their movement.  Michelle Bernard, Republican strategist Andrew Lee, and The Washington Post’s David Swerdlick join New One Now’s Roland Martin to discuss. VIDEO HERE See also The Chicago Defender Air Date:  February 10, 2016

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Decriminalizing the Sex Trade

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The Bernard Center’s Michelle Bernard, Reverend Joe Watkins and actor and director Harry Shearer, creator of the “The Big Uneasy,” a documentary about the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and why New Orleans flooded, discuss whether decriminalized prostitution mean legalized exploitation?   VIDEO HERE: Air Date:  August 23, 2015

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“My Brother’s Keeper” Alliance to Expand Opportunities for Young Men of Color

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President Obama is turning his My Brother’s Keeper initiative into an outside alliance that will live on after his presidency.  He described the new effort at an event in New York City on Monday, May 4, 2015.  Michelle Bernard discusses the initiative and the need for comprehensive education reform with NPR’s Mara Liasson. LISTEN TO […]

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How Senate Republicans’ Stalling Loretta Lynch Paves the Way for Hillary Clinton

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By: Michelle D. Bernard Posted: April 13 2015 2:56 PM Today is Monday, April 13, 2015. Unlike any other humdrum, “I wish every week were a three-day holiday” Monday, this Monday might be forever remembered as one of the most politically and culturally important days in the history of the United States. As a result […]

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McDonnell using ‘Crush’ as Defense Strategy

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Michelle Bernard and Melinda Henneberger join to discuss the corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife. VIDEO HERE:  Air Date: August 6, 2014

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Speaker for Martin Luther King Jr. Day Breakfast sees “A War on Black Boys”

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King and Michelle Bernard: Michelle Bernard will be the keynote speaker Monday, Jan. 19 at the 27th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast, which benefits the Crispus Attucks Community Center. What happened, political commentator Michelle Bernard wonders, to the post-racial America she thought dawned with the election of President Barack Obama. Six years after a […]

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Hardball with Chris Matthews: New York Times to President Obama: Authorize Criminal Torture Investigation

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Dick Cheney may think the Senate torture report is “full of crap”, but the ACLU and The New York Times see it as reason to probe Cheney’s role. Michelle Bernard, David Corn and Zeke Miller join to discuss. VIDEO HERE: Air Date:  December 22, 2014

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