NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Civil Rights Orgs Pressure Fortune 500 Companies To Skip GOP Convention, Michael Sam Calls Out LGBT Community For Racism


Civil Rights Groups Are Asking Fortune 500 Companies To Skip The GOP Convention

‪Donald Trump‬ is likely to capture the Republican presidential nomination. Civil Rights groups are pressuring Fortune 500 companies not to participate in this year’s GOP convention. Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of Color of Change joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss their campaign to keep corporations from inadvertently  sponsoring Donald Trump and his policies by sponsoring the Republican convention.

Michael Sam Says He Faced More Racism In The LGBT Community Than Black Homophobia

Michael Sam was the first openly gay player to be drafted by the National Football League in 2014. Though he never actually played in an official NFL regular season game after leaving the University of Missouri, Sam helped pave the way for the LGBT community in professional sports.

In a soon-to-be released interview in Attitude Magazine, Michael Sam discussed his feelings about a number of issues, including his thoughts on racism in the gay community.

Sam told Attitude:

“It’s terrible. You want to be accepted by other people, but you don’t even accept someone just because of the color of their skin? I just don’t understand that at all. How are you saying that, ‘oh, I want people to accept me because I’m gay but I don’t accept you because you’re black, or because you’re white or because you’re Asian.’”

During Friday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed Sam’s comments and racism in the gay community that oftentimes has aligned itself with the plight of civil rights in an attempt to press society for inclusion and advancement.

Smithsonian Will Acknowledge Sexual-Assault Allegations Against Bill Cosby

Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture reverses course and will acknowledge the sexual-assault allegations against Bill Cosby

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

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