Violence at Donald Trump rallies is nothing new, but these violent incidents are becoming more common, and what’s worse, Trump seems to condone the actions of his supporters.
Earlier this week at a North Carolina rally, African-American man Rakeem Jones was attacked by a 78-year-old White man as he was being escorted out of the event. To make matters worse, sheriff’s deputies walked right by Franklin McGraw, the man who sucker-punched Jones in the face, and did nothing.
Shortly after being hit, Jones was tackled and thrown to the ground by officers.
Rakeem Jones and friend Ronnie Rouse joined Roland Martin on Friday’s edition of NewsOne Now to discuss the disturbing incident at the Trump rally.
Obama Vows To Nominate SCOTUS Candidate Despite GOP Opposition
During an address at the White House, President Barack Obama vowed to nominate a candidate to fill the Supreme Court vacancy, despite Republicans’ promise not to meet with anyone nominated to the High Court.
Pres. Obama told reporters, “I find it ironic that people who are constantly citing the Constitution would suddenly read into the Constitution requirements, norms, procedures that are nowhere to be found there.”
During Friday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed the stand-off between the White House and Senate Republicans over nominating a candidate to the Supreme Court.
U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez recently joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss returning trade skill training and technical education back to our nation’s schools.
Sec. Perez explained in the not-so-distant past, “We as a nation devalued over a series of decades … devalued career technical education, we called it shop.”
“Today’s CTE is so different and we have an opportunity in Congress this year to reauthorize the Perkins Act, which is the opportunity to rethink, reimagine and reinvent career and technical education,” said Perez.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast.