Freddie Gray Died Of Spinal Injury Sustained After Arrest
Authorities in Baltimore suspended six police officers Monday after an inquiry revealed a 25-year-old man who died in custody sustained a severed spinal cord injury after his arrest.
Freddie Gray died Sunday, a week after he was chased and tackled by police officers. At a news conference to announce the department would change police procedure as they investigate Gray’s death, Deputy Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez described the spinal cord injury as “very tragic,” citing preliminary autopsy results that point to the injury as the cause of death.
WealthyU: Financial Fundamentals To Get You Fiscally Fit
April is National Financial Literacy Month and America’s Wealth Coach, Deborah Owens, appeared on NewsOne Now to share a few financial fundamentals to help get you fiscally fit.
According to recent reports, Americans have amassed more than $2 million in consumer debt and 30 percent of consumers report having no cash savings. This startling statistic reveals that many Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck and unable to grow wealth.
Birdwatching While Black: New Film Explores Rules For The African-American Birdwatcher
Dr. J. Drew Lanham is Black — and he is a birdwatcher.
Dr. Lanham is also a Professor of Wildlife at Clemson University and recently created a thought-provoking video titled Rules for the Black Birdwatcher.
In his film, Dr. Lanham explains the rules African-American bird lovers should follow to optimize their birdwatching experience.
During the clip shown Tuesday on TV One’s NewsOne Now, Dr. Lanham explains matter-of-factly to “Never wear a hoodie — ever” while birding and to carry two or three forms of I.D.
Lanham dons a camouflage birdwatching outfit, saying, “The word for an African-American in camouflage is incog-negro.”
Dr. Lanham joined NewsOne Now guest host Mo Ivory to discuss why he produced his film and if the video is supposed to be funny, educational, or both at the same time.
All that and more in this edition of the “NewsOne Now” Audio Podcast.