• Senate Republicans plan to rush their revised healthcare bill to the floor next week for a vote, but they have yet to secure enough votes to get it passed. Former President Barack Obama weighed in for the first time and blasted Senate Republicans for their efforts to undo ACA.
For the first time on Wednesday, former President Barack Obama weighed in on the revised GOP healthcare bill.
He explained people are alive today because of his signature legislation and said watching Republicans incessantly try to destroy the Affordable Care Act has been frustrating.
• Electricity is out across the island of Puerto Rico. The energy grid took such a severe blow from deadly hurricane Maria that restoring power to everyone may take months. Roofs have been blown off and streets are flooded in the wake of the storms fury. Mandatory curfews have been instituted.
• Did you know that Black women are the majority owners in more than 1.5 million businesses?
Nielsen has just released a report called “African-American Women: Our Science, Her Magic.” It breaks down some of the achievements black women are making including the fact that they control most of the African American community’s $1.2 trillion dollars in spending power.
• Illinois Service Federal Savings and Loan Association, the only black-owned bank in Chicago is set to receive a $20 million deposit from city funds.
City treasurer Kurt Summers says the deposit into the bank, founded in 1934, is meant to help drive economic development in the city’s neighborhoods.
• Still I Rise, that’s the theme of this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Legislative Conference. Watch highlights and a recap of day one of this year’s Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference and find out what we need to rise up against.
• Entrepreneur and best-selling author John Hope Bryant joined Roland Martin on #NewsOneNow to talk about how Black Americans can become more financially independent and erase the credit score gap.
Bryant’s new book is “The Memo” details five rules that you can use to obtain your economic freedom.
• The NAACP filed a lawsuit against President Trump this week over his decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA. The nation’s oldest civil rights organization points out that canceling the program will affect thousands of African and Caribbean immigrants.
• WTH?! Thursday: Getting it in at a basement skate party, A woman in Florida punched her husband in his face when he interrupted her “pleasuring herself.”
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast