NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Ebony/Jet Sold, Was The Orlando Shooter A “Closeted Homosexual?” Why Are We Fixated On OJ?


Johnson Publishing CEO Talks Ebony & Jet Magazine Sale With Roland Martin

Desiree Rogers, the CEO of Johnson Publishing who rarely grants interviews, spoke exclusively with Roland Martin on NewsOne Now about the historic sale of two of Black America’s most important publications.

The Chicago-based company sold the magazines to the Clear View Group in Austin, Texas for an undisclosed amount. Rogers explained the sale was “extremely important” and allowed the storied publications“to continue to grow,” as well as make them “viable moving forward in the future.” 

Rogers told Martin that Linda Johnson Rice, Chairman of Johnson Publishing, would become Chairman Emeritus on the board of Ebony Media Operations and “sit on the board” of the new organization formed to manage the publications.

Islamophobia Or Homophobia? Orlando Massacre Sparks Debate

More details are emerging about Omar Mateen, the man who opened fire at a Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning, killing 49 people and injuring over 50 more.

Authorities are questioning and considering filing charges against his wife Nor Salman, who they believe was with Mateen when he purchased the ammunition used in the Orlando massacre.

They say she drove Mateen past the Pulse nightclub, so that he could case out the shooting site.

Authorities have also discovered the couple has a three-year old son who lives in Port Saint Lucie, Florida – about two hours from the club where the mass shooting took place.

On Wednesday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed the latest details in the investigation of Mateen, as well as the revelation that the shooter may have been struggling with his sexuality as a result of being a “closeted homosexual.”

Why Is America Still Fascinated With OJ Simpson?

new ESPN docuseries is shining a light on the OJ Simpson trial and what it meant for race relations in the United Sates.

The Simpson trial and subsequent verdict was a shot heard around the world stirring tensions in America and still to this day sparks heated debates in classrooms, at dinner tables and in barbershops.

Little did America know, the trial of OJ Simpson was about more than just a verdict. ESPN’s latest 30 for 30 documentary examines the controversial OJ Simpson case in a way that sheds a harsh  light on race relations in the U.S.

During Wednesday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed ESPN’s five-part series and why OJ Simpson is the poster child for race in America.

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

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