Valerie Jarrett

Nearly forty years after Roots debuted on national television, the History Channel has brought the iconic story back to the forefront of our nation’s consciousness. History’s re-imagining of one of the highest-rated TV shows of all time “will allow new audiences to experience this epic family saga with a new vision that is both inspiring […]

Banning the box on college applications, "ensures that every young person has a shot," Valerie Jarrett, senior advisor to the President, said.

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.

President Barack Obama has long made it known that he is a great admirer of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. During his first term in office, he added a sculpture of King's to the Oval Office. The bust made history in 2000 when it became the first image of an African American in any public space in the White House. So it is only fitting that during his final Black History Month as President of the United States, Obama welcomed four members of King's family to view the bust in the Oval Office for the first time.

NewsOne’s PolitickerOne blog tackles some of the most important topics in politics: Election 2016, moves by the Obama administration, voting rights, lawmaking, and the way…

On Monday, President Obama unveiled a series of initiatives to overhaul the criminal justice system. Here's how the reforms will help Blacks and other people of color.

Today President Barack Obama put his pen where his values are and commuted the sentences of 22 incarcerated Americans, more than doubling the number of…

Valerie Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama and G.K. Butterfield, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to share…

  Last week Congress passed the “Death In Custody Bill.” The new bill, sponsored by Congressman Bobby Scott, requires police departments to report when someone…

Valerie Jarrett (pictured left), one of President Barack Obama‘s longest-serving advisers and confidantes, will be delving in to her ancestral DNA on tonight’s “Finding Your…

Senior White House advisor Valerie Jarrett said that Israeli attacks on Gaza schools and hospitals were “indefensible” during a recent appearance on “Face the Nation.”…

President Barack Obama recently announced his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative for young Black men. Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett talks to ”The Rickey Smiley Morning Show” in this exclusive interview…