Are you comfortable with what Pres. Barack Obama had to say about the Ebola crisis after his emergency cabinet meeting on Wednesday? Do you think the situation under control and the United States will avoid a major outbreak of the Ebola virus? Why haven’t federal officials stepped in and seized control of the situation in Dallas now that a second nurse has been diagnosed with the deadly virus? Roland Martin takes your calls during the radio portion of “NewsOne Now.”
On Wednesday, the Arkansas Supreme Court struck down the state’s voter ID law. Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel (Bishop Council Nedd, Francesca Chambers and Paul Butler) had a spirited discussion over the decision and the use of voter ID laws that many say suppress the Black vote.
Gina Prince Bythewood stopped by “NewsOne Now” to discuss her latest film project, “Beyond The Lights.”
“Beyond the Lights” is the story of Noni, the music world’s latest superstar. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures of fame have Noni on the edge – until she meets Kaz Nicol, a young cop and aspiring politician who has been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But it is ultimately Kaz’s love that gives Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be.
“Beyond the Lights” premieres in theaters Friday, November 14th, 2014. Don’t miss Roland Martin’s cameo in the movie.
Ebony Steele and Tony Redz appeared on “NewsOne Now” for this week’s installment of WTH?! Thursday to discuss all of the wild stories in the news.
This week’s list of wild stories include First Lady Michelle Obama’s video, “Turnip For What” and a crowd at a free weave giveaway getting pepper sprayed by cops. Plus Dallas Cowboys RB Joseph Randle shoplifted a 2-pack of Polo underwear and a bottle of Gucci cologne. Randle’s $125 shoplifting spree got him fined a little over $29k. What was he thinking?
All that and more in this special edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast.