Napa Valley Train Apologizes For #LaughingWhileBlack Incident, Black Book Club Member Does Not Accept
Lisa Renee Johnson, member of the Sistahs on the Reading Edge Book Club and Napa Valley Train CEO Tony Giaccio joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the #LaughingWhileBlack incident where 11 Black women were removed from a train for allegedly laughing too loud.
During their discussion on NewsOne Now, Giaccio reiterated his and Napa Valley Train’s remorse over the incident. The company has issued an apology, but Johnson was not willing to accept it.
WDBJ7 Reporter And Photographer Killed During A Live Broadcast
WDBJ7 photographer Adam Ward and WDBJ7 reporter Alison Parker were killed by a shooter during a live news broadcast. Roland Martin and NewsOne Now brought viewers the latest details in the horrific shooting during Wednesday morning’s broadcast.
TV One’s “News One Now” Explores New Orleans’ School System Post-Hurricane Katrina In One-Hour Special
SILVER SPRING, Md. – Aug. 24, 2015 – In recognition of the 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, TV One’s News One Now dedicates an entire show to exploring the controversy surrounding the rebuilding and reorganization of New Orleans’ once failing school system with the premiere of The New Orleans Charter School Revolution: Ten Years After Katrina, on Friday, Aug. 28 at 9 a.m. ET on TV One. Reported and produced by News One Now host and managing editor Roland S. Martin, the special will pre-empt the daily live news program’s regular format.
“Ten years ago, 85% of New Orleans was under water, but before that, 63% of New Orleans public schools were judged academically unacceptable. Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, but as this special discloses, Katrina just may have saved its schools, and its school children,” remarked Martin. “New Orleans is unique in that its public school system was virtually destroyed in Hurricane Katrina and was rebuilt with an emphasis on school-level control and charters. While there have been many issues and problems, the special reveals how schools now perform better for African-American families.”
The New Orleans Charter School Revolution: Ten Years After Katrina is executive produced by multiple award-winning producers Roland S. Martin and Jay R. Feldman in cooperation with the Black Alliance for Educational Options.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast