NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Simeon Wright The Cousin Of Emmett Till Has Passed Away, Conservative Blogs Busted For Fake News Story About #BLM, Howard U Upsets UNLV


Simeon Wright, the cousin of Emmett Till who witnessed his murderers rip him from his bed in the middle of the night, has died.

Airickca Gordon Taylor, Simeon Wright’s Cousin and the Executive Director Mamie Till Mobley Memorial Foundation joined Roland Martin on #NewsOneNow to reflect on the life of Simeon Wright.

A Salt Lake City police officer arrested nurse Alex Wubbels in July after she declined to give a police officer to take a blood sample from an unconscious patient. Both Utah and federal law require police to have a police warrant or permission from a patient to draw blood samples.

Ruth Odom Bonner, the lady who helped President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama ring the freedom bell to formally mark the National Museum of African American History and Culture opening has passed away.

Buzz Feed News busted two conservative blogs for running a fake story accusing Black Lives Matter activists in Houston of blocking the roadways of people trying to deliver supplies. It turns out that photo is from 2015 and happened in Boston during the winter.

Ashton P. Woods, the founder and organizer of Black Lives Matter Houston spoke with Roland Martin on NewsOne Now about the fake news story and what activists need to help the people of Houston in the aftermath of #HurricaneHarvey.

Former Disney executive Robert Billingslea, who is best known for bringing the Florida Classic to Orlando, has died at the age of 79.

Several Cleveland Browns players knelt during the national anthem before the game against the New York Giants. Now angry unions representing the Cleveland Police and paramedics say they won’t participate in the flag ceremony on opening day on Sunday.

The Howard University Bison defeated the UNLV Rebels covering the largest point spread in college football history with a 43-40 win.

Mike London, head coach of the Howard University Bison football team spoke with Roland Martin on NewsOne Now about the amazing upset.

Today’s #HBCUGivingDay school is Lawson State Community College @LawsonStateCC. To donate visit

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

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