Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Rep. Chaka Fattah Guilty On Federal Corruption Charges, Impact Of Environmental Racism On Communities Of Color, Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board & More

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A federal jury found Congressman Chaka Fattah guilty on federal corruption charges. Vincent Thompson, Political Correspondent from WURD radio discussed the verdict finding Fattah guilty on 29 separate federal charges related to bribery, money laundering, fraud and racketeering.

Environmental racism is a huge problem in America. We’ve seen the direct impact of environmental issues in the Flint Water Crisis. Dr. Mwata Kevin Washington, President, Association of Black Psychologists spoke to Roland Martin about the impact of environmental racism is having on the African American community and how poor living conditions are adversely impacting our health.

Donald Trump announced has assembled an  Evangelical Advisory Board  The group of over 20 pastors will give advisory support to Trump on issues important to Evangelicals and other people of faith in the United States. 

Trump also questioned the faith of Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama during his meeting with his Evangelical Advisory Board.

On Wednesday, Martin spoke with Pastor A.R. Bernard, Bishop Harry Jackson, and Pastor Mark Burns about their role on the advisory board, if they are endorsing Trump for president and if he should have questioned the faith of Clinton.

After a 50-year battle with the U.S. Department of Justice, a Mississippi town must fully desegregate its school system.

The case centers in the town of Cleveland, Mississippi where black students and white students are largely separated in two high schools and junior high schools.

For years, community members have complained about the perception that white students attended better schools.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi rejected plans posed by the district saying the district did not achieve the highest possible degree of desegregation required by law.
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Although athletic fields and courts are filled with African Americans, the world of sports reporting is still very white.

Kevin Merida, Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief and Kelley Carter, Senior Entertainment Writer from TheUndefeated joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the launch of the new site.

The HIV/AIDS rate is so high in certain areas of Atlanta that doctors are comparing it to that of developing African countries. The co-director of Emory University’s Center for AIDS Research Center, Dr. Carlos del Rio, was quoted as saying“Downtown Atlanta is as bad as Zimbabwe.” 

Recently released studies show that HIV/AIDS in Atlanta, Georgia is so widespread, doctors and scientists are calling it an epidemic and comparing it to the outbreak in New York during the 1980s.

All that and more in this special edition of “The Roland Martin Show” Audio Podcast.

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