• 41-year-old Colette Sulcer died while saving her infant daughter during Hurricane Harvey flooding in Beaumont, TX. Suicer’s 3-year-old daughter was suffering from hypothermia when rescue crews found her clinging to her mother.
• Harvey’s death toll has reached 38 deaths, at least 20 people reported missing, there have been 8,500 rescues since the storm began and 32,000 people are now seeking refuge in shelters.
• A white Chicago cop has been convicted in the shooting of two African American teens. A federal jury on Monday found Officer Marco Proano guilty of using excessive force and violating the civil rights of the teenagers when he fired 16 shots into a vehicle in 2013.
• Mayor Sylvester Turner joined Roland Martin during Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now to detail the latest conditions on the ground in Houston and to discuss the ongoing rescue/recovery efforts.
• Georgia Republican legislator Jason Spencer threatened his former Democratic colleague LaDawn Jones who criticized his support of Confederate monuments on Facebook saying that she could “go missing in the Okefenokee.”
• Critics are demanding the removal of monuments honoring Dr. Marion Sims, the so-called father of modern gynecology. Sims performed experimental surgeries on countless Black female slaves without anesthesia believing that Black women did not feel pain.
• The network original film “When Love Kills” set network ratings records by becoming the highest rated TV One film in network history. Roland Martin recently spoke to Lil Mama, Tami Roman and Lance Gross about the film during the American Black Film Festival.
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