NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: 05.27.14


Roland Martin talked with Yale Professor David W. Blight about the origins of Memorial Day. Did you know that the holiday was created by former slaves in Charleston, S.C.?

Corey Dade, Monica Hairston Cost and Tim Wise joined “NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin to tackle Cuban’s controversial comments on race and to ask the question, “Do you believe that we are ready to have an honest discussion about race?”

Did you know that four out of five black households have no retirement savings? Financial guru Deborah Owens says it was dire statistics like that encouraged her to write her book “Nickel and Dime Your Way To Wealth” ten yours ago with a simple message: start small and build from there.

R&B singer Tank shared his new single “You’re My Star.” Tank says the video is “art in motion” for an uptempo song that samples a Michael Jackson track.

Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. joined this morning’s conversation and weighed in on the Veterans Affairs scandal.

All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast.


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