NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: ESPN Suspends Jemele Hill, Rev. Sharpton To Target ESPN & Advertisers, FBI Targets So-Called ‘Black Identity Extremists,’


ESPN suspended Sports Center anchor Jemele Hill over a social media post taking on Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ stance on team players’ protesting during the national anthem.

“Black Identity Extremists”. That’s the label an internal report by the FBI’s counter-terrorism division is giving to black activists around the country. The report says they pose a growing threat of premeditated violence against law enforcement in response to police brutality.

Felony convictions are preventing over 6 million Americans from voting, according to the Sentencing Project. In Florida, that amounts to 1.7 million adults and nearly one in five African Americans are unable to participate in the election process.

The Republican-controlled legislature in North Carolina passed a bill to do away with primaries for state judges. Democrats say it is a blatant and brazen attempt to take control of the state’s courts.

The movie “Marshall,” which chronicles the early career of the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall debuts in theaters across the country starting Friday. Roland Martin recently had the chance to sit down with the film’s star Chadwick Boseman, and director Reginald Hudlin to talk about the highly anticipated movie

Former Mayor Bill Campbell discussed  Atlanta’s big mayoral election and the legacy of Maynard Jackson – the city’s first Black mayor during Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now.

Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of the National Action Network joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the suspension of ESPN’s Jemele Hill and his plans to target ESPN and their advertisers.

Protesters in Salt Lake City are calling for accountability in the deadly shooting of 50-year-old Patrick Harmon. Harmon was running away from officers when he was gunned down.

Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Brown says he has received death threats since becoming the first NHL player to protest during the national anthem.

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

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