According to a special report from the U.S. Census Bureau, 46.2 million Americans are now living in poverty. The number of those living in poverty in America has grown by 2.6 million in just the last 12 months, and that is the largest increase that we have ever seen since the U.S. government began calculating […]

Since 2008, African-American women have taken pride in the fact that the First Lady is finally someone who looks like them. Not only is she smart; she’s also beautiful. And ask any sister, and she’ll tell you First Lady Michelle Obama can dress. “Essence” magazine’s editor-at-large Mikki Taylor knows what it takes to have that […]

For the past several weeks, Washington Watch has been focused on GOP voter suppression initiatives taking place all across this country. Republicans claim it’s about protecting the right to vote.

Roland Martin talks with Dr. Maya Rockeymoore and Dr. Julie Ajinka about how the Debt Super Committee’s decisions to cut $1.5 trillion dollars will impact African-Americans.

It has been amazing listening to various critics of the Occupy Wall Street protests suggest that somehow what they’re doing is un-American. I’m the same person who said that the Tea Party had an absolute right to do what they were actually doing. In fact, I also said it was a welcome sight to see […]

Roland Martin discusses the importance of breaking the shackles of debt, establishing good credit and personal finance.

Smokey Fontaine joins Roland Martin on Washington Watch to discuss Bishop Eddie Long privately mediating and settling the civil case filed against him by four young men who claim he sexually coerced them.

Roland Martin and the Washington Watch roundtable discuss President Obama’s meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus and their attempts to push the President to do more for African-Americans. The CBC opposed the House Financial Services Bill by demanding more money verses not voting for it at all. As a result they obtained $4 billion in […]

News One’s Smokey Fontaine joins Roland Martin on Washington Watch via the HP SkyRoom for this installment of Web Watch. Roland and Smokey discuss Fox News’ attacks against Common and NFL player, Albert Haynesworth’s claim that he is innocent of sexual misconduct because he does not date Black women.

Roland Martin sits down with T.D. Jakes to discuss his new movie, “Jumping the Broom.” During the film’s opening week, “Jumping the Broom” earned $15.7 million, making it the number-one romantic comedy. Roland Martin asks Bishop T.D. Jakes why does he think the movie has resonated with audiences across the country. VIDEO:

Rev. Franklin Graham has made some comments on several occasionsquestioning the faith of the President Barack Obama. He said the President has told him that he’s a Christian, but Graham said that going to church does not make you a Christian. Bishop T.D. Jakes joins Roland Martin on Washington Watch to discuss Rev. Franklin Graham […]

Did Pres. Obama time his “Bin Laden is Dead” report to interrupt Trump’s “Celebrity Apprentice” on purpose? See what Roland’s panel had to say. WATCH: