NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Clinton’s Historic Presidential Nomination, Paul Ryan Speaks Out Against Trump’s Racist Comments, GOP Unveils Anti-Poverty Plan


Clinton’s Historic Presidential Nomination Examined

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has reached a historic milestone. She’s the first woman to become the presidential nominee for a major political party.

After Tuesday’s primary contests in New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, and California, Secretary Clinton now has well over the required 2,383 delegates needed to be named the Democratic Party’s nominee. 

The focus now shifts to Donald Trump and the general election in November, despite Bernie Sanders’ vow to continue fighting until the convention.

During Wednesday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed Clinton’s historic win, the current state of the presidential race, and what needs to happen next in order for the presumptive Democratic nominee to defeat Trump in November.

Have African-Americans Benefited From Obama’s Presidency?

Have the lives of African-Americans improved in the eight years since President Barack Obama took office?

That is the question economist and columnist Dr. Julianne Malveaux asked in her new book, Are We Better Off? Race, Obama and Public Policy.

Malveaux recently sat down with Roland Martin on the set of NewsOne Now to discuss her book and the answer to the question it poses.

She told Martin President Obama “didn’t push us forward, but he didn’t move us backward – he missed an opportunity.”

Dr. Malveaux opined that Obama missed opportunities in “every area,” and said, “He has targeted certain communities, but he’s never targeted the African-American community.” 

Republicans Unveil Their Plan To Combat Poverty

House Speaker Paul Ryan and House Republicans are looking for ways to combat poverty in America and unveiled their plan to level the playing field for many impoverished Americans.

Titled A Better Way To Fight Poverty, the plan is a part of the GOP’s A Better Way: Our Vision For A Confident Americaninitiative, and encompasses five core principles:

  • Reward work.
  • Tailor benefits to people’s needs. 
  • Improve skills and schools.
  • Plan and save for the future.
  • Demand results. 

The plan also looks to expand work requirements, give states and local jurisdictions a greater role, measure the results of federal programs for the poor and crack down on waste, fraud and abuse.

While all of these tenants sound promising, is the GOP’s new plan a rehashing of their old plan to fight poverty and most importantly, will Speaker Ryan’s Republican colleagues in the House of Representatives support the measures being promoted?

Muhammad Ali’s Daughter Talks About The Documentary “I AM Ali”

Roland Martin talked with Muhammad Ali’s daughter, Maryum in October of 2014 about the “I AM Ali” documentary. Listen to portions of their conversation about the film.

I AM ALI is told through exclusive, unprecedented access to Ali’s personal archive of ‘audio journals’ combined with touching interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends, including his daughters, sons, ex-wife and brother, plus legends of the boxing community including Mike Tyson, George Foreman and Gene Kilroy.”

Muhammad Ali And The Black Press

Ralph Cooper from KCOH Radio, in Houston reflects on the life of Muhammad Ali and how important the Black press was to him.

Wildin’ Out Wednesday: Man Realizes He Was Caught On Surveillance Video Proceeds With Robbery

Comedians Steve BrownGary Mitchell and Oscar P joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to crack a few jokes and break down some of the funniest stories in the news.

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

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