NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: POTUS Trip To Cuba Concludes, Infant Mortality Rates Amongst Blacks Twice That Of Whites & More


President Barack Obama’s Historic Cuba Trip Continues

In recent days, President Obama has had candid conversations with Castro about topics ranging from mending relationships between the two nations, the infamous 54-year trade embargo imposed on Cuba, along with human rights and technology advancements in the region.

Congressman Charles Rangel, Congressman Al Green, Odette Casamayor, Professor of Latin American Culture at the University of Connecticut and the NewsOne Now panel discussed Pres. Obama’s historic trip to Cuba, emerging business opportunities on the island nation, dissidents, political prisoners and if U.S. officials will ask for Assata Shakur’s extradition.

Why Are Black Babies Dying?

uge racial disparities persist despite the drop in infant mortality rates in America. According to statistics, Black babies are dying at twice the rate of White babies in the United States.

Infant mortality rate per 1,000 live births, according to the CDC:

  • Blacks 11.1%
  • White 5.1%
  • Hispanic 5%
  • National Average 6%

Pediatrician Dr. Marilyn McPherson-Corder joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the disturbing infant mortality statistics amongst African-Americans and what can be done to change it.

WealthyU: Pay Your Tax Return Forward

America’s Wealth Coach Deborah Owens joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to explain how you can make the most of your tax return and invest the money, rather than spend it frivolously.

Owens believes you should pay your tax refund forward to “insure and secure your financial future.”

According to the wealth guru, the average tax return is approximately $3,000 and can be used to pay off debt, start an emergency fund, pay a little extra on your mortgage, start a Roth IRA, or start a college tuition fund for your children.

FLOTUS’ Let Girls Learn Program Addresses Issues preventing Girls From Attending & Completing School 

Jayne Kennedy Overton joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let Girls Learn program and her own efforts to educate young women.

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

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