• The White House has a tougher response to tweets condemning the president’s white supremacy views than on actual white supremacy. Sarah Huckabee Sanders says ESPN should Jemele Hill for her comments calling Trump a white supremacist.
Reverend Al Sharpton is threatening to boycott the network if they fire Hill. the NABJ has issued a statement in support of Hill and Colin Kaepernick posted on Twitter, “We are with you Jemele Hill.”
As the White House generates outrage over ESPN’s Jemele Hill calling Trump a white supremacist, let’s not forget Trump has accused Blacks of racism three times as often as whites.
• The House of Representatives rebuked AG Jeff Sessions and voted to block the easing of Obama era restrictions on civil asset seizures
• At least eight elderly people have died after widespread power outages from #HurricaneIrma left a nursing home without air conditioning.
• The Black police union in St. Louis is calling for the conviction of a former white police officer on trial for first-degree murder in the shooting of an unarmed black man.
• Seattle Seahawks star Defensive End Michael Bennett has reportedly been in contact with former President Barack Obama to discuss social justice issues.
Bennett, who has been outspoken on social issues, and has a robust charitable foundation, was seen on this video being manhandled and handcuffed by Las Vegas police in August, even though he was not involved in any criminal activity.
• History has been made in the state of North Carolina. For the first time ever, the state has six Black female police chiefs. Four of the six are top cops are top cops in the North Carolina triangle cities of Raleigh, Durham, Morrisville and Fayetteville.
•Missouri legislator Maria Chappelle-Nadal avoided expulsion but was censured by her state senate colleagues for saying she hoped President Trump would be assassinated.
•A new Black streaming service is about to change the game.
Recently launched, kweliTV is a digital interactive platform that shares global African Diaspora experiences through documentaries, films, web shows, children’s programming and provides a space for undiscovered black talent to showcase their work.
• TV ONE’s “Downsized,” which is set to premiere this weekend is a new film that deals with some deep issues including marriage, divorce, and teen pregnancy.
Real life married couple Boris Kodjoe and Nicole Ari Parker who star as in the movie recently spoke with Roland Martin about the film, their relationship and more.
• WTH?! Thursday: A woman sits on stranger’s lap after he refuses to give her a seat on the train. + A woman busted for shoplifting slips out of handcuffs and then drives off with a police car.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast