Republicans may be rejoicing after Donald Trump’s upset victory in the 2016 presidential election, but in North Carolina – a state that our nation’s President-elect won – Republicans are pulling out all the stops post-Election Day in a brazen attempt to hold on to the governor’s mansion.
Gov. Pat McCrory lost the North Carolina governor’s race and seems to be orchestrating an attempt to steal it. Not only did Republicans lose the race, they also lost control of the state’s Supreme Court, four to three.
In the aftermath of the 2016 election, North Carolina Republicans are trying to add two new seats to the state’s High Court so the governor can appoint right-leaning judges and pack the court. If successful, the North Carolina Supreme Court would remain under Republican control.
Roland Martin spoke with MSNBC’s Sheinelle Jones about his recent interview with White Nationalist and Alt-Right spokesperson Richard Spencer.
During their chat, Martin told Jones, the media misidentified the White economic angst bubbling up in America. The host of TV One’s NewsOne Now had properly identified the White resentment and resistance that has risen to prominence as early as 2009 following the election of President Barack Obama.
Martin also explained that “White fear is real” in a changing America where no one group will be the majority and said the angst that has arisen from that fear is “nothing to play around with.”
A new Texas bill would force women to cremate the remains of their miscarriages.
Denver Broncos Linebacker, Brandon Marshall, won’t be kneeling during the national anthem anymore.
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt again yesterday as the national anthem played before his team faced off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, continuing his protest against injustices toward minorities and inspiring others to follow.
Miami Dolphins running back Arian Foster began kneeling during the pregame anthem on Sept. 11 and has been a vocal supporter of Kaepernick ever since. “I don’t even think the song should be our national anthem, because it’s a racist song, if you look at the other verses of it,” he told VICE News correspondent Jay Caspian Kang.
Even some high school football players have participated in the protest. “I think it’s a beautiful thing,” Foster said.
The movement shows no signs of slowing down, as similar protests have recently been made by cheerleaders, marching bands, and basketball teams. “What would have to happen for me to stand for the national anthem?” Foster asked himself. “Honestly, man, I’m not sure I will stand again.”