Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Baton Rouge Asked To “Protest The Right Way,” Desensitization Through Videotaped Killings Of Blacks, Black Athletes & The #OlympicSitOut

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Farajii Muhammad sits in for Roland Martin in this edition of The Roland Martin Show.

Brother Jesse Muhammadthe social media director for Min. Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam joined Farajii on The Roland Martin Show to discuss the latest developments in the shooting death of Alton Sterling. During a news conference on Wednesday, Sterling’s 15-year-old son, Cameron, asked the people of Baton Rouge to “protest the right way.”

Farajii and Brother Jesse also discussed the alleged plot that local authorities called a “credible threat” to Baton Rouge police officers. According to media reports three young African American men allegedly broke into a pawn shop, stole several guns and had planned to harm officers.

Angela Bronner Helm, Contributing Writer for  joined Farajii on The Roland Martin Show to discuss the normalization of Black murder and the impact of seeing videos of African Americans being killed. The term being used to describe the desensitization of seeing these graphic images is “black death porn.”

Helm wrote on

The New York Daily News was dead wrong in placing the gruesome image of Alton Sterling on its cover Thursday. The still of his dead body splayed on the concrete, blood covering his chest, eyes rolled in the back of his head while a Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officer rolled on the ground next to him with his gun drawn like a scene from T.J. Hooker, was both disgusting and unconscionable.


Tariq Touré, Columnist at  joined Farajii on The Roland Martin Show to talk about the social responsibility of African American athletes and the campaign .

Touré‘s new campaign to protest of police murders titled, #OlympicSitOut is asking the athletes to skip the 2016 Olympics in Rio or to conduct some sort of protest action during the games and to establish a framework where athletes who want to take a stand for social justice can do so.

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

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