NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Civil Rights Groups Outraged Over Trump’s Civil Rights Division Pick, Black Women’s Maternal Mortality Rate Alarmingly High, Kaepernick Travels ‘Home’ For Independence Day


• Civil Rights groups are opposing President Trump’s pick to head the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division citing his history as a labor attorney who defended corporations in employee discrimination cases.

• The Trump administration responded to a lawsuit filed against its election integrity commission to stop it from requesting sensitive voter data from states, telling a federal judge it would hurt their efforts to investigate alleged voter fraud.

• #TrumpLiesMatter: President Trump refused to definitively say yes or no if he believes Russia interfered in 2016 presidential election. 

• The number of black women who die during childbirth is three times higher than that of white women in America. Dr. Lisa Ashe, Medical Director and CEO of the Be Well Medical Group spoke with Roland Martin about the racial disparities in maternal mortality and what can be done to erase it.

• The judge who presided over the trial of the police officer who shot and killed Philando Castile sends the jurors who found him not guilty a letter of support.

• The city of Chicago experienced one of its most violent 4th of July weekends, with more than 100 people shot.

• A New York City police officer is killed in an unprovoked attack by a gunman who ambushed the mother of three.

• While in New Orleans last week covering the 2017 Essence Festival Roland Martin and NewsOne Now had a chance to stop by what’s surely going to be one of the city’s hottest hotels.
NOPSI is in the midst of the happening Central Business District. Check out an exclusive walk through with entrepreneur Sheila Johnson, co-founder of BET and Founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts. 

• NFL quarterback and social activist Colin Kaepernick decided to take a trip “home” to celebrate his Independence Day.

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

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