NewsOne Now Democratic Presidential Debate Recap
Tuesday night’s highly anticipated Democratic debate brought burning questions to the five candidates who took the Las Vegas stage, but no one question held more potential to boost (or break) a campaign than an inquiry about Black lives in America.
Listen to Roland Martin and the NewsOne Now discussion panel’s rundown of the first Democratic presidential debate in the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast.
Video Of Washington DC Cops Forcefully Detaining A Teen For #BankingWhileBlack Sparks Protests
Jason Goolsby, an 18-year-old college student was brutally detained by police officers for apparently #BankingWhileBlack and making a White customer feel “uncomfortable.”
Wednesday on NewsOne Now, Erika Totten, a former teacher of Goolsby and #BlackLivesMatter activist discussed the disturbing incident. Hear what she had to say about her former student and root cause of this unsettling encounter with Washington D.C. police.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries Proposes Bill To Restore Voting Rights To Ex-Felons
NY Congressman Hakeem Jeffries recently sat down with Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now to discuss his proposed bill to give released prisoners who have served their time the right to vote.
The premise of Rep. Jeffries bill is that “as the nation moves towards criminal justice reform, reducing mandatory minimums and improving opportunities for people to reenter society that we have to look at the holistic individual in terms of their participation and their reentry.”
Jeffries continued, “part of that is regaining their franchise as it relates to someone’s ability to vote, to participate, to have their voices heard.”