NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: HBCUs Vs. Maryland Lawsuit, Dr. Steve Perry, AFT Prez Battle Over School Vouchers

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• Closing arguments begin in a lawsuit filed more than a decade ago over segregation in Maryland’s University system. The plaintiffs want some academic programs stripped from traditionally white schools and more unique programs developed for HBCUs.
• The woman at the center of the Bill Cosby trial returned to the witness stand to talk about the night the comedian allegedly drugged and assaulted her.
 
Yesterday, Andrea Constand told the jury she got to know Bill Cosby while working at Temple University where he was a trustee. She also gave graphic details about the night of the alleged attack 13 years ago and said she felt “humiliated” and “confused.”
• President Trump wants to pour more than a billion federal dollars into school voucher programs, but some education advocates are fighting that plan, saying it would further cripple the nation’s public schools.
Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers President and charter school founder Dr. Steve Perry debated the merits of school vouchers on NewsOne Now

• The father of a 12-year-old African American student who was subjected to racial harassment for several months by fellow schoolmates, says the school did not do enough to punish the students involved in the bullying incidents.

• Nevada’s Clark County sheriff announced criminal charges against a Las Vegas police officer following the release of a coroner’s report concluding the death of an unarmed black man was homicide by asphyxiation.

• Governor Kenneth Mapp of the U.S. Virgin Islands discussed the milestone achievements he’s made in Medicaid expansion and increases in the minimum wage this morning on NewsOne Now. The U.S. Virgin Islands’ economy is expanding and touts one of the country’s highest minimum wages.

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

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