• Donald Trump bows to pressure and finally calls out the KKK, Neo Nazis and white supremacists for their role in the violence in #Charlottesville, Virginia. Critics say the comments are too little, too late.
• On Monday, Merck Pharmaceutical CEO Kenneth Frazier announced his resignation from Trump’s manufacturing council. Trump wasted no time slamming the Black CEO, responding within less than an hour of Frazier’s statement. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich and Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank also resigned.
• Rev. Traci Blackmon, who had a close call during a live interview on MSNBC while in Charlottesville on Saturday and faced a mob on Friday night while attending a worship service. Blackmond spoke with Roland Martin on NewsOne Now about the chaotic scene in Charlottesville and the security concerns many faced on this past weekend.
• After intense pressure, Trump finally condemned white supremacists, but he still has alt-right champions working in the White House right now.
Steve Bannon is the White House Chief Strategist, who ran Breitbart which proclaimed itself the home of the alt-right. Stephen Miller, who is the Senior Advisor for policy, is reportedly the mentee of white nationalist Richard Spencer. And Sebastian Gorka the deputy assistant to Trump wore the medal of a Nazi organization to Trump’s inauguration.
• The denunciation of Trump’s failed reaction to the white domestic terrorism in Charlottesville has been pretty much across the board. One group of white evangelical pastors has failed to specifically call out white supremacy. Rev. Dr. Dwight McKissic, Sr., the Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the failure of white evangelicals to stand up against hate.
• J.C. Watts, Jr., Founder & Chairman of J.C. Watts Companies and Former Republican Congressman from Oklahoma joined Roland Martin on #NewsOneNow to discuss the Black Republican response to Charlottesville and Trump’s reluctance to forcefully denounce white supremacy.
• As a collective, Black Republicans can send a serious signal to Trump, his administration, and the GOP that they will not tolerate the hate being espoused by white supremacists. Will they stand up and publicly denounce white domestic terrorism?
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast