NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Drama In The WH — Scaramucci Is Out, 34 Cases Tossed After Body Cam Video Of Cop Planting Drugs Surfaces, Black Women Lead The Charge Against HBO’s Confederate

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• After just ten days on the job, President Trump fires his Director of Communications Anthony Scaramucci. Scaramucci’s ouster comes on the heels of his profanity-laced interview with the New Yorker.

• Baltimore State’s Attorney’s Office dismisses 34 cases following the discovery of police body camera footage showing cops planting evidence. As a result of the body cam video, there are many other cases connected to the cops that are now in jeopardy.

• The trial of Jason Stockley starts today. Never-before-seen video will be shown during the trial of the former Saint Louis, Missouri police officer charged with the killing of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith.

• #NoConfederate: Black women are taking on HBO and the creators of Game of Thrones over a new show in the works called “Confederate.” April Reign joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the backlash against HBO and the controversial show’s creators.

• Don’t mess with #AuntieMaxine! Recently Rep. Maxine Waters questioned Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about not receiving a response to a letter inquiring about Trump’s financial connections to Russia. When Mnuchin danced around the question, Congresswoman Waters reclaimed her time!

• After singing as a background vocalist for award winning gospel artist Donald Lawrence, Anita Wilson has emerged as a prominent gospel solo artist in her own right.

With her first two albums receiving Grammy-nominations, the expectations are pretty high for her latest album, “Sunday Song.” Wilson recently sat down with Roland Martin on the set on NewsOne Now to talk about her new CD.

• Major League Baseball honored one of its pioneering journalists during the sports Hall of Fame Weekend in Cooperstown, New York.

Claire Smith received the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for her contributions to baseball writing. She is the first woman to receive the award from the Baseball Writers Association of America.

 

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

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