NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Experts Say Flint’s Water Meets Federal Regulations, Deadly Shootings In Baton Rouge Were Racially-Motivated, Dick Gregory Celebrated At Homegoing Service


It took more than two years, but according to experts, Flint’s, water finally meets federal regulations for lead. But is the crisis really over?

Mayor Karen Weaver and to the researcher behind the water testing discussed the results of the water tests as well as the latest developments in the #FlintWaterCrisis.

The deadly shootings of two black Baton Rouge, Louisiana men last week were most likely racially-motivated according to police who have linked the murders to the same white suspect who is currently in custody on drug charges.

Protests continued in St. Louis over the weekend following the Friday acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley who fatally shot 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith in December 2011.

Smith was shot five times following a high-speed police chase after he fled the scene when officers approached him in what they believed was an ongoing drug deal.

There’s new surveillance video showing 19-year-old Kenneka Jenkins before she was found dead inside a hotel’s walk-in freezer just outside Chicago.

The video from the Crowne Plaza in Rosemont, Illinois shows Jenkins staggering through empty halls and a deserted kitchen around 3:30 a.m on September ninth. She was found dead in a freezer nearly 24 hours later. Police say a few hours before that video, Jenkins appears to be fine while walking to a ninth floor party with friends.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady believes Colin Kaepernick should be playing on a team in the NFL. + The NFL’s Players Association named Kaepernick the Week One Community MVP for his efforts to help impoverished communities.

R&B singer Ledisi, an advocate for the arts, an educator as well as an innovator is back with an all-new CD that drops this week.

Let Love Rule will not only amaze you with Ledisi’s powerful vocals, the project will showcase collaborations with a wide range of singer/songwriters including John Legend, Kirk Franklin and even BJ the Chicago Kid.

Childhood obesity has become one of the primary health issues plaguing the African American community.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity has tripled over the last 40 years, with 1 in 5 School-Aged Children becoming Obese and 20% of African American Children suffering from obesity.

Dr. William Barber and Rep. Maxine Waters addressed those who attended Dick Gregory’s homegoing services on Saturday and shared their views about the late comedian/civil rights activist.

Dr. Myrlie Evers-WIlliams, Rev. Dr. C.T. Vivian, Dr. E. Faye Williams, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, SiriusXM Radio Host, Joe Madison and Multi-Grammy award winning singer/songwriter India Arie reflect on the life and legacy of Dick Gregory.

Listen to excerpts of Min. Louis Farrakhan eulogy of comedian and civil rights activist #DickGregory.

Stevie Wonder talks about the life and legacy of #DickGregory during an interview with Roland Martin. Plus, watch a portion Wonder’s tribute to the late comedian and civil rights activist.

Joe Morton starred in the off-Broadway one-man-show “Turn Me Loose” as #DickGregory. During Saturday’s homegoing service, Morton portrayed the late comedian and civil rights activist.