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A week after Nykea Aldridge was caught in a deadly crossfire of gang violence while strolling her infant down the street on Chicago’s South Side, her cousin, NBA superstar Dwyane Wade appeared Friday on Good Morning America to discuss the tragedy. Wade, who recently signed with the Chicago Bulls, also seized the moment to discuss the ensuing social media outrage over a tweet by […]

"It is the Democratic Party that is the party of slavery, the party of Jim Crow, and the party of opposition," Trump said Tuesday evening at a rally.

Roland Martin addresses the fundamental issue he has with the GOP and a number of discriminatory policies they support.

The Republican National Committee recently named Ashley Bell the National Committee’s new Director of African-American Political Engagement as part of its attempt to attract Black voters. Bell spoke with Roland Martin during Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now about Donald Trump‘s campaign and Republican voter outreach to the African-American community. Bell explained Republicans have a job to do in […]

“Regardless of race, Trump should speak as if he is going to improve the economy …” said Attorney Richard St. Paul, former elected official, at the Republican National Convention. Watch NewsOne Now with Roland Martin, in its new time slot on TV One.

“It’s like a flat tire on the first day of a road trip,” Former Congressman Allen West said of the drama on the first day of the Republican National Convention. West also discussed the RNC theme of “make America great again,” the national conversation on police accountability, #BlackLivesMatter, and substantive policy proposals to address the Black community. Watch NewsOne […]

Clarence Mingo, Auditor for Franklin County, Ohio, discusses Republican African-American voter outreach and the need to have a substantive conversation on the issues important to the Black community. Watch NewsOne Now with Roland Martin, in its new time slot on TV One.

Telly Lovelace, GOP communications strategist and National Director Of Black Initiatives, discusses the whereabouts of Donald Trump’s plans to address African-Americans and if Trump will speak with Black organizations. Watch NewsOne Now with Roland Martin, in its new time slot on TV One.

There were nearly more speakers of color on the first night of the DNC compared to the entire four nights of the RNC. There's also a noticeable difference in tone and message.

While we're pleased the vendors had the opportunity to sell their wares at the RNC, organizers should have put more thought into the set up of the Urban League tent, which appeared to be segregated from the predominantly White convention.