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

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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MIA: The Black Men Who Ought to Have Shown Up for Donna Edwards

Posted at Apr 26, 2016 5:03 PM By Michelle D. Bernard Before the fractious Maryland Democratic primary battle between Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen ended in defeat for Edwards on Tuesday night, it laid bare the depth of America’s problems with race and gender. If Edwards had been a white male, the campaign would have […]

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

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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Outsiders Trounce GOP Establishment In Polls: Is Hillary Clinton an Outsider because She Is A Woman?

What are voters looking for heading into 2016?  Does being a woman and the Democratic front runner make Hillary Clinton an outsider? Michelle Bernard, Stephen Hess, and David Corn join the Hardball Roundtable to discuss what to look for in 2016 politics. VIDEO HERE: Air Date:  December 23, 2015

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With Harry Reid Retiring, Who Will Take Over His Leadership Spot?

Senate minority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is not seeking re-election for his seat in 2016. New York Senator Chuck Schumer looks primed to take over as the Democratic leader when Reid retires. The Hardball Roundtable, Michelle Bernard, Jonathan Capehart and Michael Tomasky debate his and others’ chances. VIDEO HERE: Air Date: March 27th, 2015.

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Obama: Selma ‘was the promise of an inclusive America’

Michelle Bernard, president of the Bernard Center, Michael Tomasky, a contributor to the Daily Beast, and Cherlyn Harley Lebon, co-host of the talk show “America Continues,” discuss the current state of voter ID laws and continued restrictions.” VIDEO HERE: Air Date: March 6, 2015

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Hardball with Chris Matthews: US Race Relations At Decade Low

According to a new NBC Wall Street Journal poll, race relations are the worst they’ve been in the United States in almost two decades. Tonight’s Hardball Roundtable,  Michelle D. Bernard, David Corn, and Jonathan Allen join Chris Matthews to discuss. VIDEO HERE: Air Date:  December 17, 2014

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Hardball with Chris Matthews: Malcolm Gladwell: Football is a “Moral Abomination”

Author and social critic Malcolm Gladwell told Bloomberg News yesterday the sport was a “moral abomination.” The Hardball Roundtable, Michelle Bernard, Congressman Jack Kingston (R-GA), and Robert Costa join Chris Matthews to discuss. VIDEO HERE:  Air Date:  November 14, 2014

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Hardball with Chris Matthews: Baltimore Ravens Terminate Ray Rice

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was fired today and suspended indefinitely by the NFL after this morning’s release of this TMZ video showing Rice punching his then fiancée and dragging her unconscious out of an Atlantic city elevator. Michelle Bernard, Richard Blumenthal and Jemele Hill join to discuss. VIDEO HERE: Air Date: September 8, […]

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