NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Mayor Kevin Johnson On Ed Reform


Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson Weighs In On Education Reform: “Parents Have To Have Choices”

Why are so many African Americans against school choice when it is a viable option to educate our children who are being underserved by the education system in this country?

Many have said supporting alternative educational systems will somehow destroy public schools, but Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now says, “Tell that to the kids that are not getting an education right now.”

Martin displayed a school feeder pattern which details how students in a Tulsa, Oklahoma, Atlanta, Georgia and in Nashville Tennessee funnel students from failing or low proficiency elementary schools to failing or low proficiency junior high schools to failing or low proficiency high schools.

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson a staunch proponent for school choice called the feeder school systems highlighted by Martin as being in “crisis.”

“It’s unfortunate that a lot of families and communities don’t understand it. How can you go to a failing elementary school … and then you feed into a middle school … You have no choice but to end up in a failing high school.”

Why Is The Media Tripping On Steph Curry Bringing His Daughter Riley To  Postgame Pressers?

The media is up in arms over NBA MVP Steph Curry bringing his two-year-old daughter Riley to postgame press conferences and acting her age. Roland Martin says all of those whining and crying about the 2-year-old enjoying herself need to “Need to shut the h*ll up.”

WTH? Thursday: Who Wins In A Fight, A Gator Or A Truck…AND MORE


It’s WTH?! Thursday on NewsOne Now and we’re taking a look at all of the wild and crazy stories trending in this week’s news.

Talk show host Eddie Kayne, entertainment reporter Deja Perez and actor AntonioLambertis joined Roland Martin in the NewsOne Now studio to handle this week’s WTH? play-by-play commentary.

First up … who do you think will win in a fight — an alligator or a truck? Thanks to a video posted to YouTube by keet246, we have a definitive answer to today’s most pressing question. Watch the epic showdown in the video clip above.

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

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