Supreme Court

Rachel Dolezal, the former Spokane NAACP president who resigned after it was revealed she was passing as Black for years, will speak at a Martin Luther King Day celebration in Cary, North Carolina.

According to a recent poll conducted by NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, President Obama has garnered his highest approval rating since the second time he was inaugurated. The results show that 51 percent of voters approve of how Obama is running the country; 46 percent of those polled don’t believe he is doing a […]

The Supreme Court sided with a Black man on death row who said the prosecutor sought an all-White jury. Justice Clarence Thomas was the sole dissenter.

During Monday's edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed Mr. Obama's interesting comments and whether his remarks explain why he did not select a Black woman to sit on the highest court in the land.

Turns out "professional political activists" and their well-printed signs are all the confirmation Hatch needed to go forth in good faith obstructing Garland’s nomination to the highest court in the land.

Martin, who has been adamant about President Obama nominating a Black woman to the Supreme Court, asked Jarrett why a Black woman was not nominated and reminded Jarrett of the support Mr. Obama has received from African-American women over the course of his tenure as president.

After months of speculation, POTUS announced his Supreme Court nomination.

"I've made my decision: Today, I will announce the person I believe is eminently qualified to sit on the Supreme Court," Obama wrote.

Sri Srinivasan, Merrick Garland and Paul Watford -- who, if confirmed, would be the nation's third Black justice after Clarence Thomas and Thurgood Marshall -- were named by the source as the potential nominees, confirming the nation could know as early as Monday who the president chooses.

Representative Stacey Plaskett (D-Virgin Islands) addresses the importance of voting rights for disadvantaged communities, the fight for inclusion, and equal representation for America's island territories during this week's edition of the CBC's Message to America.