Historic Mt. Zion AME Church Gutted By Fire For The Second Time In Twenty Years
Mt. Zion AME Church in Greeleyville, South Carolina erupted in flames late Tuesday, becoming the seventh to burn in the past 10 days in an increasingly troubling list of fires at Black houses of worship across the South.
On Wednesday, South Carolina State Rep. Cezar McKnight and Congresswoman Alma Adams joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the latest details about the fire that demolishedMt. Zion AME Church.
Will Pres. Barack Obama Call On Congress To Act On Criminal Justice Reform?
On Tuesday during a joint press conference with the President of Brazil, Mr. Obama briefly discussed his desire to deal with reforming the criminal justice system:
“I am really interested in the possibilities, the prospect of bipartisan legislation around the criminal justice system — something that I think directly speaks to some of the themes I mentioned on Friday. And we’ve seen some really interesting leadership from some unlikely Republican legislators very sincerely concerned about making progress there.”
Watch Roland Martin, Director and Counsel for the Brennan Center for Justice Nicole Austin-Hillery, Political Strategist and host of Inside The Issues Dr. Wilmer Leon, Principal of theGROUP Consulting Firm Candice T. Burns, and GOP Political and Communications Strategist Parris Dennard, discuss President Obama’s remarks on criminal justice reform.
Labor Sec. Thomas Perez Details The Major Changes Being Made To Overtime Regulations & What It Means For You
In a proposal that could cover nearly 5 million workers, the President Barack Obama said Monday that he wants to require overtime pay for employees who make up to $50,400 a year.
The changes would go into effect next year and would replace current rules that require overtime pay for salaried workers making less than $23,660 a year, the report says.
Labor Sec. Thomas Perez joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to explained how the proposed overtime regulations will impact you.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast