As part of a retrospective on Fusion about the presidency of Barack Obama, Morgan State political science and communications professor Jason Johnson discussed the President Obama’s legacy on politics, race relations and the economy.
Fusion: Jason Johnson on Live Coverage of Election Night 2016
Live from Miami on Election Night, Morgan State professor Jason Johnson covers the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton with Fusion contributor Nando Vila, Republican strategist Izza Santa, Bernie Sanders supporter Lucy Flores, Rashad Robinson of Color of Change, Trump supporter Lauren Cooley, Democratic strategist Gabriela Domenzain, and Mark Beatty, former Deputy Battleground States Director for the Obama 2012 campaign.
Fusion: Live From Miami, Jason Johnson on Donald Trump’s Election Win
Continuing coverage from Miami on Election Night, with Morgan State professor Jason Johnson covering the race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton with Fusion contributor Nando Vila, Republican strategist Izza Santa, Bernie Sanders supporter Lucy Flores, Rashad Robinson of Color of Change, Trump supporter Lauren Cooley, Democratic strategist Gabriela Domenzain, and Mark Beatty, former Deputy Battleground States Director for the Obama 2012 campaign.
Fusion: Jason Johnson on NFL Reaction to Ray Rice
On AM Tonight with Alicia Menendez on Fusion, Dr. Jason Johnson discusses the indefinite suspension of Ray Rice and the treatment of domestic violence in the NFL with Cyd Zeigler of OutSports.com and Erin Ryan of Jezebel.com.
Ray Rice will likely never play another down of football again…but that ending is part of a much bigger story.
This week the former Ravens’ running back was suspended indefinitely by the NFL shortly after a video was released by TMZ, showing Rice hitting his then-fiance, Janay Palmer in an elevator.
The league had originally given Rice a two-game ban based on another video of the same night– which was released back in February, but decided to increase its suspension based on the new leaked video.
The debate has centered around whether or not the league knew about the extended video, but shouldn’t we be asking why we needed the video in the first place? Who’s responsibility is it to take action when a player goes out of bounds?
It isn’t just Ray Rice. It isn’t just football. The conversation is bigger than him or his wife or the league. Gender, race and money are at play, but are we ready to try and find the answers to the questions we’ve been too afraid to ask.
Click here to watch “NFL knew about Ray Rice video, but that shouldn’t matter.“
Fusion: Jason Johnson Discusses The Politics of Ferguson
On AM Tonight with Alicia Menendez on Fusion, Dr. Jason Johnson discusses the politics of Ferguson, Missouri with state Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal.
Would increased voter engagement in the black community be enough to prevent what happened in Ferguson, Missouri? Some say it’s a good place to start. Others say the problem runs a lot deeper than that.
“You all have got to start voting and showing up. Twelve percent turnout is an insult to your children,” Rev. Al Sharpton said while addressing the black community in Ferguson.
We know the argument: “No voting, no representation.” But are we getting it wrong? Could the answer be the other way around? That’s the question posed by Dr. Jason Johnson in his piece, “Vote or Die in Ferguson, Missouri?” In it he writes, “African Americans could turn out at 100 percent in Ferguson but it wouldn’t change the fact that the city’s political problems begin and end with the basic kernel of all political action: Candidates.”
But even when candidates get a seat at the table, that doesn’t guarantee much. Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal was present at the protests and was gassed as a result. She expressed her frustration with Governor Nixon via Twitter.
Fusion’s Alicia Menendez spoke with Dr. Jason Johnson and Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal about the next steps moving forward in Ferguson, Missouri.
Click here to watch “Vote or Die: In Ferguson, the answer isn’t that simple.“