NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Baltimore Removes Confederate Statues Overnight To Avoid Unrest, Military Leaders & CEOs Rebuke Trump’s Charlottesville Response, WH Shifts Money From Fighting Right Wing Extremism

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• Dozens of city workers removed four Confederate statues early Wednesday morning in Baltimore.

Baltimore is just one of the many cities to quickly remove Confederate statues just days after the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mayor Catherine Pugh spoke with Roland Martin during Thursday’s edition of #NewsOneNow do discuss her decision to remove the monuments.

• Momentum is building on removing Confederate statues and monuments. There are more than 700 statues across the United States and a total of 1,500 places named after Confederate leaders.

• Yesterday, Trump claimed he decided to end the two economic policy groups he put together as part of his promise to advance the country’s economic output and revitalize American manufacturing. But guess what? They had already quit.

• Five members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff took to Twitter to publicly denounce racism and intolerance, a rare occurrence as U.S. military leaders traditionally refrain from foraying into politics.

• Cops in Durham, North Carolina are wasting no time arresting people in connection with pulling down a Confederate statue earlier this week.

• The Anti-Defamation League reports that from 2007 to 2016, there were 372 death from domestic extremists of all kinds. 74% were at the hands of right wing extremists and white supremacists.

In spite of that, he Trump Administration decided to cut federal funding for groups fighting violent extremism.

 

 

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

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