NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Why Is Trump Getting Credit For The Carrier Deal? NC Teacher Free Speech Lesson 10-Day Suspension Upheald

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Donald Trump is getting lots of credit for the Carrier Air Conditioning plant deal and will be traveling to Indiana to celebrate the apparent victory.

According to reports, the Carrier deal will keep 1,000 jobs in Indianapolis, Indiana. A message posted on Twitter by Carrier seemed to confirm the deal to keep the jobs in America and credited the incoming Trump-Pence administration for the good news.

Lee Francis, a high school history teacher in Fayetteville, North Carolina, was suspended in September for stepping on the American flag during an in-class demonstration teaching students about First Amendment rights.

As a result of the decision by Cumberland County Schools Superintendent Frank Till, Jr. to suspend Francis and remove him from the classroom, Francis’ future as an educator was left in limbo.

Now, after two and a half months and nine hours of testimony, we finally have a decision from the Cumberland County school board on his fate.

Francis joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the decision and what is next for him.

The school board upheld the educator’s 10-day suspension without pay as punishment for stepping on the American flag in a 5 – 2 vote. Francis told Martin the school board members in attendance voted along racial lines.

In the U.S., approximately 1.2 million people are currently living with HIV.

Great strides have been made in the prevention and treatment of the virus. In the last decade, there has been a 20 percent overall decline in the number of diagnoses in the U.S, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Despite decreasing infection rates, the HIV contraction rates among Black gay men is extremely distressing. According to statistics, Black and Latino men have seen a six percent increase in diagnoses within the past decade.

The steepest increase is among young, gay Black and Latino men aged 13 through 24, who have seen a staggering 87 percent increase in infection rates.

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

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