• With the Republican health care bill appearing to go down in flames in the Senate, black pastors are demanding that Congress also reject President Trump’s budget.
Pastors say Trump’s budget will have an extremely negative impact on African American families and communities, including deep cuts to education and housing. Pastor Raphael Warnock of Ebenezer Baptist Church joined Roland Martin on #NewsOneNow to discuss the pushback against the President’s budget.
• A provision in the Republican health care bill could hurt over six million women of childbearing age with its proposed cutbacks in Medicaid, leaving it up to states to decide whether insurers will cover pregnant women and their newborns. Stacey D. Stewart, President of the March of Dimes joined Roland Maritn on NewsOne Now to discuss the impact of the GOP health care bill on Black mothers and babies.
• In response to the National Rifle Association’s controversial video targeting protesters, organizers of the Women’s March in DC are demanding an apology. Over the weekend, they held a rally outside NRA’s headquarters in Virginia before walking 17 miles to the Department of Justice here in DC.
• At least 56 people were shot, 11 fatally, during another deadly weekend in Chicago. That number included the 14th child of 12-years-old or younger to be shot this year and anti-violence activist William “Willie” Cooper.
What can the African American community do to curb the gun violence in Chicago?
• The man accused in the stabbing death of Bowie State University student Richard Collins III will not face hate crime charges.
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All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast