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• Bill Cosby’s defense team is claiming his mistrial as a victory, but the prosecution is vowing to retry the case. Jurors deliberated for more than 50 hours, but could not unanimously decide Cosby’s guilt or innocence.
• Outrage continues in St. Paul Minnesota after the officer who shot and killed Philando Castile is found not guilty.
Diamond Reynolds, Castile’s girlfriend who recorded the shooting aftermath spoke with Roland Martin during a special NewsOne Now / TJMS simulcast about the verdict.
• The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights announced it will begin a two-year probe into the White House’s slashing of budgets and staff in civil rights offices at seven government agencies with some cuts as high as 23 percent.
• Richard Shadyac, Pres & CEO of ALSAC and Dr. Mitchell Weiss spoke with Roland Martin about raising awareness about sickle cell disease and the work St. Jude is doing to help children suffering from it.
• The American Black Film Festival is one of the nation’s largest gatherings that showcase black film and television talent both in front of and behind the camera. The festival marked its 20th year last week in Miami.
ABFF co-founder Jeff Friday spoke with Roland Martin about future plans for the American Black Film Festival and how the festival evolved into such a huge event.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast
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