NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: NC Bill SB873 Could Close Several HBCUs, Activists To Go After Ex-Cop Dante Servin’s Pension & More


Sound the alarm — Historically Black Colleges and Universities are under attack in North Carolina.

The North Carolina State Senate has introduced a bill that could bankrupt five of the state’s universities.

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Western Carolina University, Elizabeth City StateUniversity, Winston-Salem State University, and Fayetteville State University could be impacted adversely by Senate Bill 873.

The last three of these are Historically Black Universities.

The “Access to Affordable College Education Act” proposes to change the names of those schools and cut the tuition down to $500 per semester. Though that may sound inviting, cutting the tuition that low will cause the state to lose millions in revenue and will most likely force those universities to cut major programs.

The end result? These institutions could possibly be transitioned into community colleges, at best.

Dr. Patti Sanders-SmithNational Alumni Association at Winston-Salem State University, and David McCordchair of the Faculty Senate at Western Carolina University, spoke with Roland Martin during Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now about the potential impact of North Carolina Senate Bill 873.

#DontPayDonte: Rekia Boyd’s Brother, Activists To Go After Dante Servin’s Pension

The Chicago Police Board was going to hold an evidentiary hearing on misconduct charges against , the cop who shot and killed Rekia Boyd in 2012.

But days before the hearing, Servin resigned. With no hearing on the docket, the Police Board must withdraw all charges against the ex-cop. Subsequently, he will get to keep his pension.

On Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Rekia Boyd’s brother Martinez Sutton and Black Lives Matter Chapter Coordinator for Chicago Aislinn Sol joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the Boyd case, Servin’s resignation, and their attempt to block the former cop from receiving his pension.

WTH?! Thursday: NFL Player Put On Blast For Cheating, Toddler’s Epic Argument With Mom, & More

Every Thursday is WTH?! Thursday on NewsOne Now, where Roland Martin and his panel of guests take a look at some of the crazy stories trending in the news.

This week, Martin was joined by Lamont King, Ashleigh Demi (WPGC 95.5 FM), and Tony Redz (WPGC 95.5 FM).

The foray in foolishness begins with a toddler engaging in an epic argument with her mother. The tiny tot is apparently highly upset with her mom over something she had no business doing. The little girl was caught on video shaming her mother with tons of attitude: complete with neck movements, arm waves, and a very saucy cadence.

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

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