In this edition of The Roland Martin Show we discuss the Rekia Boyd case where off-duty cop Dante Servin shot and killed Boyd after an argument.
In 2012, Boyd and a group of people were hanging out at a park. Servin, who was off-duty at the time, began arguing with the group about the noise. He fired five shots over his shoulder from inside his car, hitting Boyd in the head which resulted in her death one day later.
Servin was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct, and reckless discharge of a firearm. This week, the Chicago Police Board was going to hold an evidentiary hearing on misconduct charges against Servin. Days before the hearing, Servin resigned from the CPD and will keep his pension.
Listen to portions of Roland Martin’s NewsOne Now interview with Boyd’ brother Martinez Sutton and Black Lives Matter Chapter Coordinator for Chicago Aislinn Sol.
North Carolina Senate Bill SB873 could decimate several HBCUs in the state.
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Western Carolina University, Elizabeth City State University, Winston-Salem State University and Fayetteville State University could be dismantled by the controversial bill.
The proposed “Access to Affordable College Education Act” could open the door to the names of these universities being changed and would cut tuition to $500 per semester.
Listen to portions of Marc Morial’s National Urban League State of Black America address discussing where we as a community stand in 2016. The State of Black America 2016 entitled, “Locked Out: Education, Jobs and Justice” addressed the economic disparities people of color face in the United States.
Morial said during the unveiling of the report, “The similarities of the United States of 1976 and the United States of 2016 are profoundly striking.”
Also during his address, Morial called for a “Mainstream Marshal Plan” to rebuild urban communities in the United States.
All that and more in this edition of “The Roland Martin Show” Audio Podcast.