• The Congressional Black Caucus is calling for the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, accusing him of lying “under oath on more than one occasion.”
• Senator John McCain returned to the Senate to ensure a Republican victory on a vote to begin debate to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The Arizona Senator said he will not vote for the GOP healthcare bill in its current form and criticized President Trump and Senate Republicans on how they’ve gone about pushing the bill forward.
Now that the health care debate has begun, what version of their repeal and replace plan will Senate Republicans pass?
• Two former Baltimore police detectives have pleaded guilty to robbery and racketeering charges.
• A new study is providing more evidence of links between football and brain damage known as CTE.
Researchers at Boston University studied the brains of deceased college football players and found that an overwhelming majority had Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.
• Time, Incorporated is looking to sell its majority stake in Essence Magazine.
Time CEO Rich Battista tells the Wall Street Journal that his company wants to keep a partial interest in Essence because the black women’s magazine is still considered a core part of Time Inc.’s publications.
• Outrage in Florida after five Black teens smoked weed and laughed while a disabled man drowned in a pond.
Under current law, they were not required to do anything to help the man. They were not even required to call 911 for assistance. Should the teens be charged with a crime for allowing Jamel Dunn to die?
With no help from the current administration, mayors across the nation are working to solve the social and economic problems in black communities. The leader of New Jersey’s largest city, Newark Mayor Ras Baraka spoke with Roland Martin during Wednesday’s edition of NewsOne Now to discuss the solutions that have helped turn his city around.
• Insecure’s Issa Rae discusses how “brokenness” fuels creativity during part 3 of her sit-down interview with Roland Martin.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast