‘Star Trek’ actor backing shock jock Howard Stern for president

George Takei is backing Howard Stern’s bid to be president. The 85-year-old actor’s DJ pal recently admitted he would be interested in running for office and the Star Trek star thinks he has the right credentials to be a good world leader. He said: “Howard is a lifelong friend for me. I would vote for him, […]

What the Bible actually says about abortion may surprise you

Melanie A. Howard, Fresno Pacific University In the days since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, which had established the constitutional right to an abortion, some Christians have cited the Bible to argue why this decision should either be celebrated or lamented. But here’s the problem: This 2,000-year-old text says nothing about abortion. As […]

This is how inmates sent off Bill Cosby when he left jail

Bill Cosby, 84, was filmed by his publicist and crisis manager Andrew Wyatt talking about being freed from prison a year ago. A video of their conversation was shared on the pair’s Instagram accounts on June 30, and showed them chatting as Wyatt drove Cosby home. The clip, believed to have been shot by Wyatt a […]

Planned Parenthood LA calls SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe ‘devastating’

Los Angeles – Planned Parenthood Los Angeles (PPLA) released the following statement from president and CEO Sue Dunlap in response to the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision to eliminate the federal constitutional right to abortion. “Make no mistake: Planned Parenthood Los Angeles health centers remain open, abortion is still legal in Los […]

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade; Black women will pay with their lives

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On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court ruled in a 5-3-1 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion in the U.S. in 1973. In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled by a vote of 7-2 that a woman’s right to terminate her pregnancy was protected by the […]

John Legend compared America’s current debate over abortion laws to TV show

Debate over women’s rights hit new heights in the US earlier this month when a leaked draft of a decision by the Supreme Court threatened to overturn the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion. And John Legend — who shares a daughter Luna, 6, and son Miles, 4, with wife Chrissy Teigen […]

Minyon Moore details the impact of Ketanji Brown Jackson in the Black community

As our nation prepares to swear in America’s 116th Supreme Court justice this summer, rolling out sat down with Minyon Moore, the White House’s nomination advisor for engagement, whose role was to focus on preparing the Biden administration’s historic nominee,  Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, for the confirmation process. Moore shared what it’s been like working […]

What Ketanji Brown Jackson said after confirmation to Supreme Court (videos)

On April 7, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed to join the Supreme Court, with three GOP senators joining Democrats to vote in favor of her confirmation. When she is sworn in later this year, Jackson will become the first Black woman to serve on the court. On April 8, Jackson spoke at the White […]

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson confirmed to US Supreme Court, makes history

In the end, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s impeccable résumé and credentials, coupled with her uncanny ability to wade through shark-infested waters during the contentious hearings on Capitol Hill, have resulted in her historic confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. Jackson will officially become the first African American female to serve as a jurist on the […]

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination to move forward after deadlock

Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is expected to become the nation’s first Black female to join the Supreme Court later this week, despite the fact that the bipartisan group of senators deadlocked in a vote to advance her nomination. On Monday afternoon, April 4, 2022, Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination process came to a standstill after the […]

Dear racist senators, Black women aren’t your Aunt Jemimas no more

The Senate confirmation hearings for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson have become the laundry room for racism. Racist senators go into the laundry room to air their dirty laundry and evil comments as they lob them at a judge who has more credentials than the senators who are asking the questions. “If I can change my […]

NCBCP CEO Melanie Campbell hosts event for Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Jackson

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WASHINGTON — Black power broker Melanie Campbell knew that U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson would face very formidable — and oftentimes unfair — treatment during the days-long confirmation hearings. Therefore, Campbell, the convener of the Black Women’s Roundtable, constructed a local and nationwide infrastructure designed to support, defend and protect Jackson as much as […]

SEIU Director Kyru Crymes explains how the Black community can help Ketanji Brown Jackson

Kyru Crymes, the director of Black civic engagement for the Service Employees International Union, stood on all 10 toes with his head held high while holding a sign with a direct message: “#ConfirmJudgeJackson to the U.S. Supreme Court!!” Rolling out spoke with Crymes about his efforts to have Ketanji Brown Jackson become the Supreme Court’s […]

Joe Biden selects 1st Black woman Supreme Court nominee

President Joe Biden has kept one of his many campaign promises. With Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer’s retirement, Biden has nominated the first Black woman to sit on the nation’s most-revered bench. Ketanji Brown Jackson has reportedly been nominated to fill the role, according to multiple reports. Brown, 51, currently sits on Washington, D.C.’s federal […]

President Joe Biden expected to nominate 1st Black woman to Supreme Court

President Joe Biden is expected to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court soon. During his campaign in June 2020 in Delaware, he said he hoped to appoint a Black woman to the Supreme Court. Now, with 83-year-old Stephen Breyer retiring, he has the chance to do just that. White House Press Secretary […]

Supreme Court blocks President Biden’s vaccine mandate

On Jan. 13, the Supreme Court blocked the Biden administration from enforcing the vaccine-or-test requirements for large private companies. The mandate required that workers who are employed at businesses with 100 or more employees must get vaccinated or submit a negative COVID-19 test weekly. Unvaccinated workers would also have been required to wear masks indoors […]

Black Americans still being harmed by century-old racist US Supreme Court cases

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The four million inhabitants of five U.S. territories — Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Northern Marianas Islands, Guam and the U.S. Virgin Islands — do not have the full protection of the Constitution, because of a series of Supreme Court cases dating back to 1901 that are based on archaic, often racist language and reasoning. No […]

Barack Obama says Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s successor should come after election

The passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg could have a tremendous effect on the nation for decades to come. Ginsburg, known for her propensity to fight for women’s rights and against discrimination, helped to pass significant laws in the Supreme Court that benefited women and minorities. However, with her passing, the Republican members of the U.S. […]