"News One Now" host Roland S. Martin sits down with Wendy to talk about her remarks about Historically Black Colleges and the NAACP. Then, Roland weighs in on race in America, police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. Plus, Roland weighs in on how to talk to our kids about these issues. (Wendy Williams)
In our new video series, The Root Interviews, we examine social and political issues that affect black people in America. In this episode, The Root sat down with former police commander and author of "Once A Cop", Corey Pegues.
He shares his analysis on current police shootings, the black lives matter movement and solutions to help improve police and community relations.
Police Union Insults BLM, Posts Photo of Dogs "Black Labs Matter"
The San Francisco Police Officer's Association is under fire after publishing a photo of two dogs in its newspaper criticizing the Black Lives Matter phrase and movement reported SFGate. The photo shows a black Labrador Retriever with a sign around its neck reading "Black Labs Matter" and a yellow Labrador Retriever with a sign reading "All Labs Matter," a reference to "All Lives Matter," a counter response to "Black Lives Matter." (Complex News)
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Liana and Jabari Asim to talk about protest and the criticism of pop culture figures. Liana Asim is a playwright and a librettist. Jabari Asim is an author, poet, and playwright.
Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz brought their son to the 10th annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball in New York City. Alicia wore a fitted red gown and Swizz opted for a black suit, but it was little Egypt who stole the show in a red letterman's jacket and matching red Converse kicks.
Assata Shakur Describes the New Jersey Turnpike Shooting
Shakur describes the series of events that took place on May 2, 1973, on the New Jersey Turnpike led to her being accused of killing New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster, and gravely injuring Trooper James Harper. Shakur was shot twice during the incident, and maintains that she was treated inhumanely during her time in the hospital where she remained in custody.
Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal sits down with spoken word poet, Dasan Ahanu. Ahanu is also an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Saint Augustine’s University and a 2015 –2016 Nasir Jones Hip-Hop Fellow at Harvard University’s Hip-Hop Archives at the W.E.B Du Bois institute.