• Dick Gregory passed away this weekend at the age of 84. He was a wildly successful and pioneering comic who decided to put the fight for civil rights ahead of his career in show business.
He went from making millions of dollars a year to making history alongside Dr. Martin, Luther King, Jr. fight for civil and human rights.
• Cathy Hughes, founder of TV One and Radio One, joined Roland Martin during a special NewsOne Now / TJMS simulcast to reflect on the life of Dick Gregory.
• Ambassador Andrew Young, Rock Newman, Host of The Rock Newman Show, Carl Nelson, Host of The Carl Nelson Show and Reverend Jesse Jackson, Sr. pay tribute to comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory on NewsOne Now.
• Dick Gregory was a fierce fighter for civil and human rights. Dr. E. Fay Williams, Carl Nelson and Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. discuss why Gregory was so committed to the struggle. + The panel discussed how Gregory used comedy to break down barriers, educate and entertain.
• Confederate monument removals and protests continue around the nation in the wake of #Charlottesville.
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker is on a mission to get ten Confederate statues out of the US Capitol. Sen. Booker plans to introduce a bill after Labor Day, ordering the removal of the monuments.
Members of the Asheboro, North Carolina chapter of the NAACP want leaders to remove a Confederate statue outside the Courthouse. During their vigil, protesters in support of the statue tried to confront the group.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast