NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Silver Rights, Diversity’s Impact On Affirmative Action, The Covenant With Black America


Today in Atlanta, Operation Hope kicks off their 2016 HOPE Global Forums Annual Meeting that brings together 3,000 individuals from over thirty different countries to deal with issues that relate to African-Americans and people of color all across the world.

Operation Hope’s Global Forums primarily focus on the issue of economics in communities of color. According to Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, seven out of the top ten growing economies are in Africa. In America, Blacks wield more than $1 trillion dollars in spending power.

This leads us to the question: how can people of color begin to grow and create wealth on a global scale?

John Hope Bryant, CEO and Chairman of Operation Hope, joined Martin on NewsOne Now to talk about the start of Operation Hope’s 2016 HOPE Global Forums Annual Meeting and how people of color around the globe can begin to achieve economic freedom.

Tavis Smiley: Black America Has Lost Ground In Nearly Every Major Economic Category Over The Last Ten Years


Ten years ago, Tavis Smiley’s book The Covenant with Black America hit the New York Times Best Sellers List, laying out a blueprint on how to make Black America better.

Now, Smiley revisits the topics covered in his 2006 release with fresh analysis to “underscore missed opportunities and the work that remains to be done.”

On Thursday, Smiley joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to talk about The Covenant with Black America – Ten Years Later and shared his views on the state of Black America in 2016.

CBS Entertainment president Glenn Geller expressed his network’s commitment to diversity during a recent TV critics meeting by offering himself up as the epitome of diversification.

Geller was quoted as saying, “I’m diverse, I fall into the LBGT category. I’m just a gay guy from Indiana who doesn’t play basketball. I mentioned my husband earlier, because I want to normalize my diversity. CBS will always reflect what American looks like.”

On Thursday’s edition of TV One’s NewsOne Now, Roland Martin addressed Geller’s comments, questioned if diversity has killed affirmative action, and if the push toward diversity in America has somehow removed the reasons why affirmative action was instituted to level the playing field.

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

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