Tag: Roland Martin

National

Violent Protests Break Out During Trump Rallies In California

This past Friday, protesters tried to stop Donald Trump from speaking at the California GOP State Convention. Thousands of people blocked the entrance to the Hyatt Regency. Many threw bottles, jumped on police cars, and fought Trump supporters. Conditions on the ground got so bad, the GOP front-runner was escorted through the backdoor to avoid the crowds. Trump is no stranger to […]

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Business

Prince’s death highlights importance of estate planning

As the world continues to mourn the passing of Prince Rogers Nelson, it has been revealed that the musical icon allegedly did not have a will, leaving an estimated $250 million fortune up for grabs. The beloved singer died nearly a week ago at his Paisley Park property, and although an autopsy has been performed, the official […]

Virginia Gov. Responds To Critics After Restoring Voting Rights To Felons

Virginia’s Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe is defending his decision to restore voting rights to more than 200,000 convicted felons who have served their time and paid their debt to society. McAuliffe says laws restricting felons’ rights were a burden for African-Americans, but many Republicans say McAuliffe’s actions are an effort to help support former Secretary of State […]

Tamir Rice’s Family Attorney Speaks Out After $6 Million Settlement

The video above shows Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson announcing the $6 million settlement for the November 2014 shooting death of 12-year-old Tamir Rice at the hands of Cleveland police. The Rice family sued the city of Cleveland, the officers, and the dispatchers for wrongful death after a grand jury declined to indict Officers Timothy Loehmann and Frank Garmback. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson […]

Lawyer For Family Of Florida Teens Who Drowned After Police Chase Demands Dashcam Video

Three girls – 16-year-old Dominique Battle, 15-year-old Ashaunti Butler, and 15-year-old Laniya Miller – all drowned when the stolen car they were driving plunged into a cemetery’s retention pond in St. Petersburg, Florida on March 31st. Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri claims that, according to deputies’ reports, attempts were made to enter the water and save the girls from drowning. […]