NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Black Republican Rep. Will Hurd


GOP Rep. Will Hurd Talks Minority Outreach, Steve Scalise Civil Rights Leader Meeting 

“When I was a member of the C.I.A., I knew who my enemies were,” Rep. Will Hurd said jokingly to Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now.”

“If I can navigate the back allies of Pakistan, I can figure out how to get under the tunnels of the Capitol.”

Former member of the C.I.A and newly elected Congressman from Texas, Representative Will Hurd sat down with Roland Martin Thursday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss his historic congressional win, Republican outreach to minorities and Steve Scalise’s meeting with Civil Rights leaders.

Rep. Hurd, one of three African American Republicans elected to serve in Congress addressed his decision to not join the Congressional Black Caucus during his interview with Martin, host of “NewsOne Now.”

“Everybody that I have met in the Congressional Black Caucus has been incredibly warm and open to me and I am looking forward to working with them on individual projects however we can,” said Hurd.

The freshman Congressman considers cyber security an area where Republicans and Democrats can cross party lines to work together to get things done.

When discussing minority outreach Hurd said, “Our principles in the the Republican party are timeless, but we got to articulate them  in a way that resonates with the various communities that we need to grow in.” He credits his congressional win in a predominantly Hispanic community by talking with people.

Hurd said, “People care about a couple of things, they want food on the table, they want a roof over their head and they want the people around them to be healthy and happy. And we need to be talking about how our policies impact those three things.”

Rep. Hurd also addressed the controversy over Rep. Steve Scalise’s meeting with a White supremacist group. Hurd told Martin he believes Rep. Scalise going to the meeting with the “reprehensible group” was a mistake and “he needs to go and show people that he made this mistake and he knows better.”

Former NFL Star Cautions: Beware Of Your ‘Frenemals’

Have you ever had a so called friend in your life start bringing you down? Or do you have a buddy that keeps getting you into trouble all the time? Maybe these individuals are not really your friends after all.

NFL Network analyst and former NFL player star, Jamie Dukes has written a book just for you and your “friends.” Dukes joined Roland Martin Thursday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss his E-book, “Beware of Frenemals.”

Dukes explained there are three types of “Frenemals” that we encounter in life.

  1. Family – Whether intentional or unintentional family can enable dysfunctional behavior
  2. Fair weather friends
  3. Friend that is the enemy on the inside

The former NFL offensive lineman told also Martin, “Frenemal” voice can also manifest itself as an internal voice.  “It is a carnal thing, it wants what it wants and it doesn’t care about the consequences. There’s never any consequences for the inner voice. There’s consequences for us as individuals.”

“That’s why you’ll have that fifth, sixth, seventh drink and get in a car and drive home or pick up that young lady at the bar and have unprotected sex with her … that’s what that voice will do because it doesn’t care about the consequences.”

Listen to Martin and Jamie Dukes discuss his new E-book, “Beware of Frenemal” in the audio clip below. For more info and to purchase the book visit

Dukes also weighs in on Seattle Seahawks Marshawn Lynch’s interaction with the media at the Super Bowl.

WTH?! Thursday: Atlanta College Student Falls Out Of Moving Car While Twerking (GIF)

It’s WTH?! Thursday on “NewsOne Now.” Roland Martin, entertainment blogger Natasha Eubanks and talk show host Eddie Kayne break down all of this week’s insanity in the news.

This week’s list of madness begins with a son taking his dead mother via cab to the bank to make a withdrawal of $850 several hours before reporting her deceased.


Atlanta college student, Brittany Swift, fell out of a moving car while twerking. The twerking teen was attempting to perform the dance moved called “the whip” with the passenger side door open and fell out of the whip when her sister hit the breaks. Guess Brittany Swift is not so swift after all.

Yes, there is an app for that. The invisible boyfriend app allows ladies to create a virtual boyfriend for $25 a month. The service will send personalized text messages to subscribers.

Finally, a woman marries herself during an elaborate wedding ceremony featuring ten bridesmaids and three ministers.

Yes y’all, it’s WTH?! Thursday on “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin. Check out all of the insanity in the audio clip below and enjoy the “swift” open door, moving car twerk fail GIF above.