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Nikole Hannah-Jones: ‘Independence Day has always been very complex for Black Americans’

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 17:23

Nikole Hannah-Jones, Pulitzer Prize-winning creator of the New York Times Magazine’s 1619 Project, and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham say it’s time for America to live up to the “mission statement” of July 4th.

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'Shattered the previous record': Florida records more than 11,000 coronavirus cases in one day

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 16:07

Florida sets state record in number of new coronavirus cases in a single day with 11,458. There have been 190,052 total cases of COVID-19 and 3,702 deaths in Florida since the outbreak began.

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'Strange fruit': How Black artists defied U.S. racism, got it right and paid the price

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 03:18

As protests force a reckoning on policing, MSNBC’s Ari Melber reports on how Black activists and artists have confronted government racism, both in their work and their own lives. Tracing political and musical history ranging from Sam Cooke and Billie

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Epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch on the Risks Americans Face with Reopening

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 02:12

As coronavirus cases continue to grow across the country, Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch discusses the risks of reopening and trajectory of the spread.

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Cal Perry on the scene in South Dakota prior to the arrival of President Trump

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 01:55

MSNBC Correspondent Cal Perry is on the ground in South Dakota amidst protests for President Trump's visit to mark the Fourth of July

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Houston mayor: ‘We have a very narrow window’ to control COVID-19

Sat, 07/04/2020 - 00:29

As coronavirus cases surge in Texas, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner shares what his city is doing to fight COVID-19.

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Washington NFL team will undergo a ‘review’ of their team name

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 23:11

Eddie Glaude, Chairman of the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University, and Maya Wiley, MSNBC legal analyst, weigh in on this move by the NFL team and what more needs to be done to address racism in this country

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Rick Stengel: Trump is ‘using history to divide us’

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 22:49

Trump is set for a spectacle at Mt. Rushmore with little social distancing or masks amid a pandemic, where he says he will “tell the truth about America’s history”

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'Strange Fruit': How Black artists defied U.S. racism, got it right and paid the price

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 22:48

As protests force a reckoning on policing, MSNBC’s Ari Melber reports on how Black activists and artists have confronted government racism, both in their work and their own lives. Tracing political and musical history ranging from Sam Cooke and Billie

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Rev. Al Sharpton says the relationship between Republican senators and Trump ‘was never a marriage of love’

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 22:39

Reverend Al Sharpton, president of the National Action Network, says Republican senators’ relationship with Trump is like a “shotgun wedding” where they will try to find their way out as the president fails to handle the crises the nation faces

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Infectious disease expert says there is ‘no recognition’ from the White House that coronavirus is a ‘serious’ problem

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 22:30

Dr. Peter Hotez, director of the Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development, warns that a federal roadmap needs to be put in place to curb the surge in coronavirus cases

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Washington NFL team facing new pressure to change name

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 21:50

Eddie Glaude Jr. and Maya Wiley discuss the Washington NFL team and the move to change their name after increased pressure.

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Aurora police chief fires three officers who mocked Elijah McClain's death

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 21:42

NBC News Correspondent Gabe Gutierrez brings the latest from Aurora, Colorado where the Aurora police chief has fired officers who mocked Elijah McClain’s death near memorial site.

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Professor: 'Everybody should be wearing a mask'

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 21:23

UCLA Public Health professor Anne Rimoin responds to comments from the surgeon general about group gatherings and encourages all Americans to wear masks.

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Native Americans denounce Trump’s Mt. Rushmore visit

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 19:25

Native American groups are calling out President Trump’s visit to Mt. Rushmore, saying it’s endangering lives in an ongoing pandemic.

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Up to 1-in-4 testing positive for coronavirus in Houston

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 19:17

David Gura is reporting some hospitals in Houston are reaching capacity as the city hit a record number of cases in a single day.

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ER Doctor on U.S. pandemic approach: ‘Pushing responsibility out to local jurisdictions' not enough

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 17:50

Dr. Mario Ramirez, an emergency room physician treating COVID-19 patients, joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the "concerning" news of the pandemic's rise in the southwest region, saying he is "hopeful that things will get better" in Texas after Governor

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Tom Brokaw on Native American objections to Mt. Rushmore: 'They want their land back'

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 17:23

NBC News' Tom Brokaw joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss President Trump's trip to South Dakota and controversial decision to hold celebrations at Mount Rushmore ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, also reacting to the news that the Washington Redskins

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‘Outrageous’: Historian on Trump’s threat to veto defense bill over Confederate-named bases

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 17:19

Ahead of a Fourth of July holiday unlike any other, presidential historian Michael Beschloss joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the effect of the pandemic on the American public and President Trump's leadership, and the president’s threat to veto the

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Washington Redskins to go under ‘thorough review’ of NFL team’s name

Fri, 07/03/2020 - 15:53

The Washington Redskins released a statement saying it will undergo a "thorough review" of the NFL team's name, the review formalizing initial discussions the team has been having with the league.

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