PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Roland Martin: Sheriff David Clarke too Dangerous to Lead a Federal Agency” / Lawrence O’Donnell ☮

Roland Martin appeared on MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell to discuss the possibility of Sheriff David Clarke being tapped to serve as the next head of Homeland Security in President-Elect Donald Trump’s administration.

During his appearance on MSNBC Martin said, Sheriff Clarke “should not be near any department of the federal government” because he is too dangerous to lead a federal agency.

Since April of this year, four people, including a baby, have died in the Milwaukee County Jail run by Clarke. Martin told viewers Sheriff Clarke has refused to answer any questions about the deaths.

Clarke, an outspoken critic of the Black Lives Matter Movement, has remained silent when police officers are charged with misconduct.

WHITE-WING CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN INDICTED MURDERER: “Dylann Roof to Defend Himself, Daughter of Emanuel AME Shooting Victim Unable to Forgive Him” / NewsOne Now / Roland Martin ☮

A federal judge has granted accused killer and White supremacist Dylann Roof’s request to represent himself in a federal trial that could result in his execution if found guilty.

Prosecutors say the 22-year-old high school dropout targeted the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston in June 2015 to start a race war.

Roof attended their Bible study for almost an hour before removing a pistol from his fanny pack and killing nine parishioners. Five people survived the massacre, two by hiding in a nearby office.

Legal experts say by representing himself, Roof could potentially cross-examine survivors and family members of the deceased, putting them face-to-face with the accused racist killer during his trial.

PROGRESSIVE POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “North Carolina Republican Gov. Pat McCrory is Attempting to Steal the Election” / NewsOne Now / Roland Martin ☮

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.

POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “Standing Rock Resistance” / RT America / On Contact (special episode) with Chris Hedges ☮

On a special edition of On Contact, Chris Hedges travels to the Standing Rock encampment in North Dakota to listen to the frontline voices of those fighting to block the Dakota Access Pipeline.

WHITE-WING CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN RACISM: “White Resentment / Resistance Embodied by White Nationalists / Supremacists not Going Away as America Diversifies” ☮

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.”

POLITICAL COMMENTARY: “The Reality of Prostitution with Rachel Moran ” / RT America / On Contact with Chris Hedges ☮

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges has a raw conversation about the reality of selling sex with Rachel Moran, author of “Paid For: My Journey Through Prostitution”. RT correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the prostitution law implemented in Sweden, and other countries, that criminalizes the purchase of sex, but allows the sale to continue.