NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Floods Hit NOLA, DOJ Reverses Course On Critical Voting Rights Case, Trump Ratchets Up The Rhetoric Against North Korea


• Devastating floods triggered painful memories of #Katrina for residents in New Orleans. An estimated eight inches of rain fell within a couple of hours over the weekend, flooding homes and cars.

New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu says this was not an act of God, and in just a few hours he plans on firing several officials.

• Another action this week by the US Department of Justice is targeting the voting rights of African American communities. The DOJ filed a brief in an Ohio case headed to the Supreme Court which reversed the Obama Administration’s position in favor of voting rights.

According to an analysis by Reuters, neighborhoods that have a high proportion of poor, African-American residents will be hit hardest by the state’s voter purging efforts.

• President Trump took the nuclear threat by North Korea to a whole new level proclaiming he would unleash “fire and fury” on the rogue nation.

North Korea successfully launched an ICBM in July that may have the ability to hit the United States as far inland as Chicago. Experts say it could hit Hawaii in 20 minutes.

• The new documentary “Whose Streets” chronicles how events unfolded in Ferguson after unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed by Darren Wilson, a white police officer in August of 2014. The film is an up close and personal look from the viewpoint of Ferguson’s Black residents and activists.

Filmmakers Sabbah Folyan and Damon Davis spoke with Roland Martin during Wednesday’s edition of #NewsOneNow about the film and if anything has changed in Ferguson since the death of Michael Brown.

• Where Is The #BlackLivesMatter movement headed? Should the movement for Black lives focus on other issues like Black-on-Black violence? Should it evolve into a political organization that advocates for public policy solutions to issues important to African Americans or continue focusing on police brutality?

Brittany Packnett, Vice President National Community Alliances, Teach for America joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the direction of the #BlackLivesMatter and how the movement is evolving.

• #WildinOutWednesday: A crazy thing happened to Cedric The Entertainer and I at the airport headed to the Jeffrey Osborne Golf Classic when a fan asked for a selfie …

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

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