NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Dems Ignored Advice About Black Voter Outreach, Dick Gregory Warns America About Impact Of Trump’s Election, History Teacher Faces Firing For Freedom Of Speech Lesson



Dems Ignored Advice About Black Voter Outreach

The Democratic Party is dissecting the outcome of the 2016 presidential election after one of the biggest political upsets in history. So far, members are pointing fingers at each another.

Wealthy Democratic donors are meeting in Washington, where part of the discussion will focus on the party’s failure to connect to people of color.

Analysis of exit polling conducted for the Congressional Black Caucus found that younger voters may have hurt Hillary Clinton’s chances of winning by voting for third-party candidates. Another major issue revolves around Democrats not engaging African-American voters consistently during the 2016 presidential campaign.

These issues seem to be the tip of the iceberg, Roland Martin said, “White Democrats and progressives are going to have to come to terms with their own issues – marginalizing Black voices [and] ignoring them.”

Dick Gregory Warns America About Potential Impact Of Trump’s Election

Outspoken comedian, actor and activist Dick Gregory spoke with Roland Martin Wednesday about the possible impact of a Donald Trump presidency and offered a warning for the nation.

During his appearance on NewsOne Now, the 84-year-old criticized the 2016 electoral cycle: “Anytime you got to vote for the lesser of two evils you’re evil yourself – that’s how Hitler came to power.”

Continuing his assessment of the 2016 presidential election, Gregory said, “Few people know that Hitler won election by 288 votes … and almost wiped the world out.” 

When asked where we go from here, Gregory responded: “We don’t go nowhere, ’cause it’s not your business … If you ever saw Trump’s television shows [they’re] brilliant – so how he get so stupid all at once?”

Black History Teacher Faces Firing After Stepping On American Flag

North Carolina history teacher Lee Francis sparked controversy after stepping on an American flag during a lesson on freedom of speech and the First Amendment of the United States Constitution.

As a result of the vitriolic backlash for the perceived offense, Francis was suspended, could be fired, and faces the threat of losing his teacher’s license.

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

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