NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Irma Targets The Southeast, U.S. Virgin Islands Decimated, Sham Voter Fraud Commission Meets, Equifax Data Breach Exposes 143M Americans


• Irma may be a tropical depression, but the system is still causing major flooding across the southeast. Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed spoke with Roland Martin during Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now about the impact #Irma is having on Georgia and Atlanta.

Before making landfall in Florida, Irma slammed the Caribbean, devastating a number of islands, including the U.S. Virgin Islands. The island of Barbuda is nearly 100 percent destroyed. There is a great need for supplies, food, water and security.

• Donald Trump’s bogus Advisory Commission on Election Integrity will hold its second public meeting today.

Since losing the popular vote to Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election by a nearly 3 million vote margin, Trump and his allies have been alleging widespread voter fraud, despite any evidence supporting those claims. The election integrity commission is meeting in New Hampshire, which Trump narrowly lost to Clinton.

• White Supremacists are taking their message of hatred to college campuses across the U.S. Identity Evropa is launching a yearlong campaign to target college students with sophisticated racist fliers.

• Congress already approved $15 billion to help the victims of Harvey in Texas, but as those funds come in, there are many people across Texas who still need help.

One man helping with those efforts and those in need is social activist Cory Hughes. He spoke with Roland Martin during Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now about the work black activists are conducting in the hurricane recovery efforts.

• An estimated 143 million U.S. consumers could be affected by a cyber attack against the credit reporting agency Equifax.

The company says the data breach exposed names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some cases, driver’s license numbers. The breach was actually discovered on July 29th and was just reported.

What could we do to make America’s high schools more competitive on the world stage and stop trapping students in boring classrooms with methods that haven’t changed in decades?

• The XQ Super School Project has some ideas and so do some of the celebrities I spoke with who support it.

Check out what Chance the Rapper, Common, Viola Davis, Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Ealy have to say about rethinking high school during the XQ America #RethinkHighSchool red carpet event.

• Director Ava DuVernay took home 3 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys this weekend for the documentary “Thirteenth.” Released exclusively on Netflix, the documentary examines the intersection of race, justice and mass incarceration in America and is titled after the thirteenth amendment which prohibits slavery unless as a punishment for a crime.

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

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