NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Vegas Gunman’s Girlfriend Breaks Her Silence, Rep. Waters Takes On The Big Banks, More Than 200K Too Poor To Vote In Alabama

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Marilou Danley, the longtime girlfriend of the Las Vegas gunman broke her silence and said she did not know domestic terrorist Stephen Paddock was planning a shooting.

Authorities are still trying to determine a motive for the heinous attack and are suggesting that Paddock might have had help.

In the wake of the worst mass shooting in modern day history, Democrats are calling for Congress to pass legislation addressing gun control.

Congresswoman Maxine Waters has put the megabanks on notice.

Waters wants to hold Wells Fargo and other banks accountable for harming customers. The California Congresswoman is calling for bank regulators to step up their game by keeping tabs on those financial institutions that have a track record of doing bad business.

Repeat offenders could be shuttered by the Federal Reserve.

Duane Buck, a convicted murderer on death row in Texas who was facing lethal injection has had his punishment reduced to a life sentence following a US Supreme Court ruling.

In February the High Court said Buck was due a new sentencing trial because of racist testimony by former chief prison psychologist.

Imagine being too poor to vote. That’s the case for more than 200,000 felons in Alabama, half of these individuals are African American.

As a result of a requirement that they repay what can add up to thousands of dollars in court fines and other fees before they can regain the right to vote.

The mother of the Chicago teen who was found dead in a hotel freezer has resumed protests over her daughters death.

Breast cancer has become one of the primary concerns of African American women, but what is becoming more alarming is that every year more than 12,000 cases are diagnosed in Black women under the age of 40.

Chris-Tia Donaldson, a breast cancer survivor and CEO of TGIN spoke with Roland Martin during Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now about the epidemic of breast cancer in the African American community.

Heterosexual women in Philadelphia are at high risk of contracting HIV than their white counterparts. Studies show it is not behavior that is the source of the increased risk.

Some researchers believe the increased risk is a result of “geo behavioral vulnerability” which means it’s not just what you do, but where you do it and with whom.

The number of Black banks has dwindled from 44 to in 1986 to 41 just prior to the 2008 recession, now there are only 23 in America. Some African Americans do not seem to understand the value and importance of these financial institutions that are engines to economic mobilization in our communities.

The National Bankers Association has worked hard to be a voice for Black-owned banks and during their 90th annual conference they will focus on helping to build a legacy of wealth in minority communities.

Wednesday in Atlanta, the Joseph And Evelyn Lowery Institute held their annual event that recognizes the birthday of Rev. Dr. Joseph Lowery.

NewsOne Now cameras were on hand to capture the sights and sounds of Lowery’s 96th birthday celebration. Don’t miss Roland Martin’s interview with Rev. Lowery.

Municipal Court Judge Terrinee Gundy joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the work of The Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice and Human Rights.

 

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

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  • mary Goode

    A damn shame