politics

The election of Barack Obama to America’s highest office — while stirring political activism in a new multiracial generation — it has also galvanized those of the opposite ilk. Not only has the xenophobic and often racist Tea Party come to the fore, but Obama’s ascendance has also brought Neo-Nazis, Klansmen, and seemingly every wing […]

Special to NewsOne by contributor Bobby Marvin WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Congressman Charles B. Rangel (D-NY) was honored with the unveiling of his official portrait commemorating his tenure as the 62nd Chairman of the House of Representatives Ways and Means committee. A small bi-partisan group of congressional lawmakers including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), […]

While the death penalty has long been a hot-button political issue in the U.S., as of late it has not received as much attention as other controversial issues. RELATED: Traveling While Black: Houston, Texas RELATED: Traveling While Black: Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas In 2011, a number of high profile executions, as well as judges and politicians campaigning for […]

Click here to view photos, videos and additional highlights from today’s edition of The Lincoln Ware Show featuring special guest Jerry Springer. Be sure to come back this afternoon for the full length videos of the behind the scenes action you might have missed on the air. Stay tuned during the show to listen and/or […]

(via Rolandsmartin.com) – The White House loves to trumpet the idea that one of President Barack Obama’s greatest virtues is how he operates above the fray, choosing not to waste time with the political battles in the trenches. “No-Drama Obama” is who we heard about during the 2008 presidential campaign, about how his cool, calm […]

Imagine your house is burning. You call the fire department but your call isn’t answered because every fire fighter in town is debating whether there will be enough water to fight fires over the next ten years, even though water is plentiful right now. (Yes, there’s a long-term problem.) One faction won’t even allow the […]

So it’s happened — right or wrong: a downgrade of Uncle Sam’s credit for the first time in history. Overnight, in reaction to the credit downgrade, Asian and European stocks dropped significantly. Here’s a quick primer based on ABC News’ extensive reporting on the possibility of a downgrade — five easy to understand effects: 1. […]

NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — Republican congresswoman Michele Bachmann says that if she’s elected president “it won’t take that long” for her to turn around the ailing economy. Speaking to reporters ahead of next week’s straw poll in Iowa, Bachmann says the economy would start to improve shortly after she becomes president if signals are sent […]

During today’s “back to school” remote, at Taft Information Technology High School, the CPS Superintendent shared the microphone with the TJMS crew to talk about the city’s schools. She had very positive news, for Tom, about the city’s public school system. To hear what she said, check out the interview below. <

They’re successful, they’re audacious, they’re conservative — and they happen to be Republican. Love them or loathe them, no one can deny the surmountable impact of the exclusive club of Black Republicans. In honor of their unique, yet undeniable place in politics, NewsOne presents this era’s Top 5 Black Republicans, who are a threat to […]

Black Republicans are a rare breed — a select group of individuals who have pledged their votes to conservative politics despite Black America’s overwhelming allegiance to liberals. Blacks and white liberals alike have challenged the seemingly hypocritical nature of what it means to be a Black Republican, posing the question: “Are Black Republicans the biggest […]

Michele Bachmann and her husband Marcus have unrelentingly expressed their strong opposition to same-sex marriage and the gay lifestyle as a whole. Now it seems the mudslinging is being reciprocated, as rumors of Marcus’ sexuality is steadily making its way to the forefront. Jon Stewart and Jerry Seinfeld lampooned Bachmann’s effeminate manner and “center-square gay” […]