NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: DOJ Report Blasts Philly Police Department


DOJ Report Blasts Philly Police Department, What Does This Say About The Nation’s Law Enforcement Agencies?


The Philadelphia police department is the latest law enforcement agency facing federal scrutiny from the Department of Justice.

The Justice Department has identified nearly 50 areas within the Philly police department that need improvement. In a preemptive step, Philadelphia Police Chief Charles Ramsey called for the DOJ to investigate the department because of the high number of police shootings against citizens.

This investigation comes on the heels of the DOJ’s damning reports on the Ferguson and Cleveland police departments, causing us to ask, ‘what does this really say about the nation’s law enforcement agencies?’

WealthyU: Avoid The Top 5 Money Mistakes Made By Wealthy African-Americans


America’s Wealth Coach, Deborah Owens, joined Roland Martin Tuesday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss the top money mistakes made by wealthy African-Americans and how to avoid those pitfalls.

Owens told Martin, host of NewsOne Now, that five percent of the wealthiest Blacks exhibit similar investing habits. She said, “It’s pretty stunning to see that the wealthiest African-Americans over index, they have more than three times in CDs and fixed income types of investments” than their White counterparts.

When looking at how these types of investments impact you as it relates to growing wealth, Owens said these investments average three percent a year: “So your money doesn’t grow.”

Owens said, “The reason African-Americans over index in very safe investments is a result of a lack of exposure and a lack of knowledge about investing for any length of time.”

“Empire Of Cotton:” Institution Of Slavery Made Capitalism Possible In The U.S. & Around The Globe


America has the world’s richest economy and the world’s most powerful military, but how did the United States get to this level of power and prominence?

Despite all of the arguments that can be made about how, there is one thing that no one can deny — America, whether you like it or not, was built on the backs of slaves and the industrialization of cotton.

By the time of the Civil War, the United States supplied 77 percent of Great Britain’s cotton, 90 percent of France’s cotton, and 77 percent of Russia’s cotton, thus propelling America into economic prosperity – all while millions suffered.

A new book, titled “Empire of Cotton: A Global History,” examines how slavery and cotton made capitalism possible in the United States and Europe.

On Tuesday, author Sven Beckert joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” via Skype to discuss his book and how slavery powered capitalism on a global scale.

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