NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: The ‘Black-ish’ Edition


Are you concerned that your kids, grandkids, nieces and nephews won’t have the same Black experience growing up as you did? ABC’s new sitcom, “Black-ish” is about a family whose father is struggling with just that. Andre (Anthony Anderson) tries to ensure that his children have a sense of cultural identity while growing up in a white, upper-middle-class neighborhood.

“Black-ish,” starring Lawrence Fishburne, Tracee Ellis and Anthony Anderson, debuts Wednesday, Sept. 24 at 9:30 p.m. EST on ABC. Roland Martin talks with Kenya Barris, creator of the ABC sitcom on “NewsOne Now.

Attorney General Eric Holder launched an initiative to study racial bias in an attempt to reduce racial tensions between African Americans and law enforcement agencies.

Rashad Robinson, Kim Brown and Joe Walker discussed what impact the Justice Department’s action will have on easing tensions in Black communities being policed by predominantly white law enforcement agencies. Martin explained at the beginning of the segment, if you don’t receive justice in instances of police misconduct, tensions will always exist.

Justin Simien stopped by the “NewsOne Now” studios to talk about his new movie “Dear White People,”  Jazz drummer, composer and band leader Thelonious Monk III talked Jazz music.

Comedians Sylvia Traymore and Alex Scott appeared on “NewsOne Now” for this week’s installment of Wildin’ Out Wednesday. Martin, Trymore and Scott shared what would be in the movie “Dear White People” if they directed the film.

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