NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Anti-Trump Protests, The Role Voter Suppression Played In Electing Donald Trump, Can Blacks Move Forward In Trump’s America?


Anti-Trump Protests Spread Across Several Cities

In Chicago, some ten thousand demonstrators marched to the Trump International Hotel and Tower. Theirs was billed as an “emergency protest.” The Southern Christian Leadership Conference was a part of the protest.

In Houston, demonstrators took turns whacking a pinata that looked like Donald Trump’s head and in Seattle, Washington, about 200 high school students walked out of classes and marched through the streets chanting “save our future”

The Role Voter Suppression And The White Women’s Vote Played In Electing Donald Trump

As the nation continues to dissect the polling data that led to Donald Trump‘s election, we can’t ignore the impact of voter suppression and the high number of White women voters who cast their ballots for the president-elect.

On Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and a panel of guests discussed the effect of voter suppression and how 53 percent of White women helped him defeat Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

Trump garnered fewer votes than any Republican candidate in 16 years. According to Martin, 59.2 million people voted for Trump, 60.9 million voted for Mitt Romney, 60 million voted for John McCain, and 62 million voted for George W. Bush.

“There is no doubt that voter suppression played a critical role in the election of Donald Trump,” he said. “This was by design for the GOP for the last six years.”

Will Trump Make Good On Promises To Repeal Obamacare & Rebuild Inner Cities?

President-elect Donald Trump seems to have already reversed course on a number of the promises he used to vault him to the highest office in the land.

South Korea says Trump has pledged to keep the United States’ commitment to defend the nation and the statement on banning Muslims has vanished from his campaign website.

Trump’s supporters rallied behind boisterous speeches and inflammatory rhetoric focused on banning Muslims, repealing Obamacare, not defending NATO allies, and rebuilding inner cities for “The African-Americans.”

On Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed what will happen when Trump’s supporters realize he has already reneged on two campaign promises and will not be able to make good on several others he used to rise to power.

Can African Americans Move Forward In Trump’s America?

Most of America is still suffering from shock after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. Many are asking what the path going forward will be for an America led by one of the most polarizing President-elects in modern-day history.

Charles F. Coleman, Jr., Civil Rights Attorney and Legal Analyst, said on Thursday morning’s edition of NewsOne Now, “Under a Republican-led Congress, a Republican-led Senate and now an Executive Branch that is led by a Republican conservative, we are going to have to fix this ourselves.

“We cannot wait for government to create a path for us,” he continued.

“We have to first educate ourselves on civic systems … the importance of civics clubs and really understanding how the system works and once we do that, we have to make a concerted effort to engage on a very grassroots level to get involved with our civil rights organizations like the NAACP, the Urban League, the movement for Black Lives and use those networks as a means for advancing ourselves forward.”

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

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