Utah Sen. Mike Lee Blocking $220M In #FlintWaterCrisis Funds
Although Flint, Michigan no longer dominates national headlines, that doesn’t mean the problems have been fixed.
The state of emergency for Flint has been extended until August 14. The state and city are now treating their lead-contaminated pipes with higher levels of phosphates in an attempt to build up a protective coating in the pipes to prevent the lead from getting back into the water supply.
Unfortunately, to build the protective coating, residents must begin using tap water again.
In an effort to encourage this, Gov. Rick Snyder has promised to use Flint tap water for the next 30 days. Meanwhile, researchers are now trying to determine if the lead-contaminated water is connected to Legionnaires’ disease, which is linked to 10 deaths in the area.
Flint Mayor Dr. Karen Weaver joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the latest details in the ongoing Flint water crisis and what is currently being done to rectify the man-made disaster that has poisoned an American city.
Roland Martin Challenges Bill O’Reilly To Create 100K Summer Jobs For Black Youth
Roland Martin challenged Fox News host Bill O’Reilly to “put up or shut up” and create 100,000 jobs for Black youth during Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now.
O’Reilly alleged during a recent interview with Donald Trump that many African-American youth are ill-educated, have tattoos on their foreheads, and are not qualified to be employed.
Martin said, “Since you’re so concerned about Black people and you’re so concerned about Black youth, I want you to launch the Bill O’Reilly Black Youth Summer Jobs Program.”
Martin continued, “I want you, Bill O’Reilly, to challenge your audience to create 100,000 summer jobs for Black youth across the country.” He added, “I want you to call Marc Morial, the CEO of the National Urban League” to discuss the group’s established Summer Internship Program.
Martin then said, “If Black youth don’t show up, if they don’t come there ready, I will shine your shoes in front of the Fox News building. So if Black youth don’t shine, I’ll shine your shoes, and I’ve never shined the shoes of any other man but my own.”
“Why Are Poor White Voters So Angry?” Founder Of STIR Journal Explains
Conservative voters and poor Whites are becoming more vocal since Donald Trump launched his campaign for president, but why are they so mad; why is their anger increasing and being aimed at minorities?
Jonna Ivin, Founder of STIR Journal, explains why poor White voters are chanting ‘Trump, Trump Trump‘ in a new article.
Ivin joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the premise of her article and explained she wrote the piece to examine: “Why do poor White people continuously support wealthy people when they don’t have their best interests at heart?” Ivin said as she started looking at the scenario, she found herself delving further and further back into America’s past, where she “eventually found this connection between wealthy Whites planting this wedge between indentured servants and African slaves.”
“By giving freed Whites or indentured servants a tiny little feeling like they were better, they kind of put this wedge in between people who were working side-by-side at times, and that wedge has continued to get bigger and bigger and deeper and deeper and wider,” Ivin said.
Black Students Arrested For Not Breaking Up A Fight Off School Grounds
Residents of Murfreesboro, Tennessee are reeling after a group of elementary school students, ages 6 to 10, were arrested Friday and taken to a juvenile detention center for allegedly failing to break up a fight that occurred off school grounds.
According to reports, at least five students at Hobgood Elementary School were detained because they didn’t intervene to stop an off-campus fight that occurred several weeks prior.
The students were released Friday evening, but that didn’t stop a large group of parents and community members from gathering at a local church on Sunday to voice their outrage.
During Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Zacchaeus Crawford, father of three of the five children arrested, and James McCarroll, Pastor of First Baptist Church Murfreesboro, joined Roland Martin to discuss the arrests.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast.