NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Police Shoot And Kill Nearly 400 Americans In 2015


Nearly 400 Americans Shot And Killed By Cops In 2015

Statistics about fatal police shootings are notoriously hard to come by, so the Washington Post started counting this year. The result is an analysis of 385 fatal police shootings — more than 2 per day — around the nation during the first 5 months of 2015.

Redskins’ WR Pierre Garcon Plans For Life After The Gridiron With SpinFire Pizza Franchise

According to the NFL Players Association, the average NFL career lasts about three years and is one of the shortest in all of professional sports. For many players, life after football consists of financial peril, forcing many to strategically plan for the rest of their lives at a young age.

Washington Redskins’ Wide Receiver Pierre Garcon has his eyes set on the future. He joined Roland Martin Monday on NewsOne Now to discuss one of his entrepreneurial endeavors as a restaurant franchiser of SpinFire Pizza.


SpinFire offers made-to-order individual pizzas and salads topped with your choice of the finest gourmet ingredients. Our pizzas are freshly-baked in 90 seconds in our unique revolving surface oven. SpinFire also serves homemade gelato, beer and wine.

Garcon told Martin he decided to get into restaurant franchising after being part of a promotional campaign with another pizza chain and as a way to “diversify” himself.

There are currently two SpinFire Pizza locations in the Washington D.C. area and according to Garcon, the pizza restaurant chain is looking to expand on college campuses, as well as continue expansion in the Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia areas. Garcon also said SpinFire Pizza is expected to open a location in Dubai in one of the world’s largest malls.

Fit!Live!Win!: Camp Fit TV Combats Childhood Obesity

It’s Fit!LiveWin Monday on NewsOne Now and we’re taking a look at Camp Fit’s fight against childhood obesity and their holistic approach to encouraging our youth to live healthier lifestyles.

Over the past thirty years obesity rates in African American children has nearly trippled. There are times when parents and kids need a little extra help getting overweight children drop a few pounds. CamFit TV has developed a program to assist those parents an children looking to transform their lives through their goal of “getting kids healthy today to have a better quality of life tomorrow.”


This program plays a vital role in decreasing the number of at-risk children who suffer from childhood obesity, the challenges of teenage peer pressure, struggle with low self esteem, and/or live with the aftermath of academic failure. Through fitness training, life skills development, and academic empowerment, CAMP FIT motivates children to overcome personal obstacles while getting and staying FIT.

Camp Fit TV founder Rob Howze and camp participant Joshua Baptist joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to talk about the obesity epidemic in America and what they are doing about it.



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

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