NewsOne Now Podcast: Challenging The GOP’s Plan To Woo Black Votes, Black Church Endorses Donald Trump


Roland Martin Challenges RNC Offical On Flawed Plan To Attract Black Voters

The Republican National Committee recently named Ashley Bell the National Committee’s new Director of African-American Political Engagement as part of its attempt to attract Black voters.

Bell spoke with Roland Martin during Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now about Donald Trump‘s campaign and Republican voter outreach to the African-American community.

Bell explained Republicans have a job to do in reaching out to minority voters and is glad the RNC’s Reince Priebus “is willing to invest the resources to keep trying to increase our stance with Black Americans.”

Despite the abysmal polling numbers Trump has with African-American voters, Bell said “we’re doubling down” on Black voter outreach.

Black Church Leaders Grilled Over Trump Endorsement

Last week, church members of Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries in Charlotte, North Carolina decided to endorse Donald Trump for president of the United States.

Apostle Thomas Rodgers and his daughter, Katrina Rodgers – the executive secretary of Antioch Road to Glory International Ministries – spoke with Roland Martin on Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now about their decision to support the GOP presidential nominee.

Despite never meeting the self-proclaimed billionaire, Apostle Rodgers and his congregation are throwing their collective support behind Trump.

New Documentary Shares Experiences Of 18 Black Athletes Who Defied Jim Crow & Adolf Hitler To Compete In 1936 Olympics

The 1936 Olympics were well-documented and known for the success of track and field gold medalist Jesse Owens.

A new documentary titled Olympic Pride, American Prejudice shares the experiences of the other 17 African-American athletes “who defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to win hearts and medals at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.”  

The film’s writer and director Deborah Riley Draper spoke with Roland Martin during Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now about the documentary, which reflects on the 80th anniversary of the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany. 

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

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