NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Pres. Obama Sets The Table For Hillary Clinton, Dan Rather Talks 2016 & Trump + Charges Dropped In The Freddie Gray Case


President Barack Obama had two tasks last night: Defend his legacy and make the case for why Hillary Clinton should be the next president of the United States. He succeeded on both in a stirring speech that had some in the crowd calling for another Obama term.

Prior to Mr. Obama’s rousing address, Vice President Joe Biden drew a compelling contrast between Clinton and her Republican adversary Donald Trump.

Senator Tim Kaine introduced himself to the nation Wednesday night, praising his running mate, but mostly making fun of Trump mocking one of his catch phrases, “Believe me.”

Charges Dropped In The Freddie Gray Case

In a stunning move, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby has decided to drop all charges against the remaining three officers involved in the Freddie Gray case.

After the decision was announced Wednesday, attendees at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia shared their views on what Mosby’s move could mean for the case going forward.

Cornell W. Brooks, President and CEO of the NAACP, told NewsOne Now, “The prosecutor’s decision to drop these charges does not let the police department off the hook. It does not let the administration off the hook. In fact, it increases the degree of responsibility to provide administrative relief.”

Jose Antonio Vargus Breaks Down The Dichotomy Of Race In America 

Jose Antonio Vargas is the founder and CEO of Define American, a non-profit media and culture organization that supports immigration and citizenship in America. 

Vargas recently launched Emerging Us, a new media company dedicated to exploring race, immigration, gender and the American identity. Yesterday, Roland martin had the opportunity to chat with him about race and few new projects from EmergingUS.

Quick Fix Education Solutions Do Not Work

With a global economy rapidly changing and demanding new skills, education should be a top priority for both Democrats and Republicans.

Unfortunately, this topic has not received a lot of attention in the 2016 presidential campaign.

Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, knows just how important education is for the future leaders of our nation and the world. She recently spoke with Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, about the state of the American education system.

She told Martin, “People are seeing evidence of the quick fix doesn’t work.”

Dan Rather Talks 2016 Political Conventions & Trump Following A Game Plan ‘That Has Been Successful In The Past’

Legendary journalist Dan Rather sat down with Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, to talk politics, the Republican and Democratic political conventions, and a little Donald Trump.

Rather, who has attended 31 political conventions over the span of his illustrious career, said the 2016 presidential campaign contains “one of the more interesting convention seasons.”

He called the 1968 Democratic Convention the most interesting and most volatile, and said this year’s RNC andDNC will go down in history as being “built around Donald Trump.”

“There has never been anything like the Trump phenomenon, whether you like it or don’t like it,” said Rather.

Roland Martin Offers Sen. Cory Booker A Few Style Tips

It’s no secret fashion and style is Roland Martin’s thing. But being at these conventions showed him there are quite a few politicians who could use some of his expertise.

Listen to Martin school New Jersey Senator Cory Booker on how to step up his style.

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

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