NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Are Prez Candidates Playing The Race Card To Attract The Black Vote?


Task Force Report Says Chicago Police Department Is Plagued By Systemic Racism

A new task force report says Chicago Police Department is  plagued by Systemic Racism and includes more than 100 recommendations for change. This – as Eddie Johnson,  the 3rd Superintendent to lead the Chicago Police  in the last  4 months is sworn in.

As Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders prepare to battle it out at tonight’s debate in New York, the two are still trying to attract Black voters by speaking at this week’s National Action Network conference.

During a discussion panel about the 2016 presidential race at this year’s NAN conference, Armstrong Williams said candidates are making speeches that reference race “because they feel that’s what you want to hear today.”

In response to the backlash over North Carolina’s so-called “bathroom bill” law, Governor Pat McCrory has signed an executive order in what looks to be an attempt to quell criticism of the discriminatory legislation.

Under the executive order, restrictions on which bathrooms transgender people use will remain, but employment protections will be expanded based on sexual orientation and gender identity. The change comes after both the public, corporations, and celebrities criticized the original law.

The American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina says despite the modification, discrimination against the LGBT community is still at the core of the legislation and they will proceed with a lawsuit against the state.

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

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