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Is School Choice A Black Choice? Roland Martin And Dr. Jacquie Hood Martin Explain

Source: Abesi Manyando / The Huffington Post

The rise of non traditional schooling including Charter schools and private schools among Black families struck a chord to our reading audience and has been a hot topic since then. On October 28th, at 7:00 a.m. ET, TV One, NewsOne Anchor,Roland S. Martin will air a special that focuses on school choice as it pertains to Black families. Both Martin and his wife, The Reverend Dr. Jacquie Hood Martin are passionate about education and ensuring that African-American children receive the necessary tools to succeed in life through a proper education. They launched School Choice Is The Black Choice which is a national initiative designed to rally Black parents to take control of their children’s future.

As an ambassador of the school choice movement, Martin says it’s imperative that Black parents fully embrace all aspects of education, and advocate for what works best for their children. He says that the school choice/ed reform movement desperately need Black voices leading it, especially when it comes to mobilizing and organizing African Americans to make their voices heard about the education of their children.

”If you are standing in the way of kids getting a quality education, even if you wear the liberal/progressive label, you are the enemy,” said Roland Martin. “I’m sick and tired of seeing Black kids travel through traditional schools with little or no road to success. I’m a product of traditional public and magnet schools. For me, I care about what works. Traditional public, charter, private, magnet, home school, online schools, vouchers, I really don’t care. If it works for the parent and the child, I’m down with it.”

Dr Martin talked to us in detail about School Choice. Martin stated that, “Parents and students of color are looking for options that allow their children to excel in an academic environment that levels the playing field upon graduation. How can we accept colleges and universities that cater to a certain group of students and not provide the necessary individual education and opportunity to children through their formative years of academia? It is our responsibility as parents of color to seek out the best available educational opportunity for our children from birth to college graduation.”

To read this article in its entirety visit The Huffington Post.

NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: SCOTUS Knocks Down Abortion Restrictions In TX, Antwun Shumpert Killed By Cops During A “Routine Traffic Stop”


On Monday the Supreme Court found the regulations put in place thwart abortion clinics were medically unnecessary. The high court ruled these regulations restrict a woman’s right to an abortion.

The 2013 Texas Law required clinics where abortions are performed to meet the same standards as outpatient surgical centers. Plus, doctors performing the procedures were required to have admitting privileges.

Since the law passed Half the abortion clinics in Texas have closed. 19 remain open, but abortion providers say that number would have dropped to just 9 clinics had the law gone into full effect.

 Justice Anthony Kennedy joined the four liberals in the majority vote, but it was Justice Stephen Breyer that spoke out after the ruling saying in part the law Poses a substantial obstacle to women seeking abortions, and constitutes an ‘undue burden’ on their constitutional right to do so.”

Antwun Shumpert Killed By Tupelo Police During ‘Routine Traffic Stop’

Atraffic stop in Tupelo, Mississippi, turned deadly for an unarmed Black man – and now his family is demanding answers.

Antwun Shumpert was pulled over by Tupelo Police on June 18th. Officers say that before they approached the vehicle, Shumpert allegedly got out and ran.

Carlos Moore, attorney for the Shumpert family, reports that eyewitnesses say the unarmed 37-year-old attempted to surrender. Shortly after, they heard four gunshots.

The Mayor of Tupelo, Jason Shelton, claimed the traffic stop and use of deadly force was justified.

Carlos Moore spoke with Roland Martin during Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now about the police shooting death of Shumpert.

Roland Martin & NewsOne Now Examine SCOTUS’ Decision To Reject Kwame Kilpatrick’s Appeal

The Supreme Court has rejected former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick‘s appeal and will not review his corruption conviction. The High Court’s decision was announced on its order list without further comment.

Attorneys representing Kilpatrick’s case wanted the Supreme Court to take the appeal after a three-judge panel upheld the disgraced ex-Detroit mayor’s conviction on 24 counts, which included bribery, extortion, and fraud.

Kilpatrick’s attorneys argued he was wrongly forced to retain lawyers he no longer wanted. According to the former mayor’s legal team, these lawyers worked for a firm that was suing him on another matter.

Despite the Supreme Court rejecting the appeal, Kilpatrick could still challenge his conviction on constitutional grounds.

The 46-year-old remains in prison in El Reno, Oklahoma, and is serving a 28-year prison sentence. He is scheduled to be released in August of 2037.

Civil Rights Icon Walter Fauntroy Arrested

On Tuesday, former congressman and civil rights legendWalter Fauntroy was expected to go before a judge.

Officers arrested Fauntroy on Monday at Washington Dulles International Airport in Virginia as he was returning to the United States after living in the Persian Gulf for approximately four years. 

In January of 2012, a warrant was issued for Fauntroy after he was charged for allegedly writing a bad check for $55,000. The check was supposed to help pay for President Barack Obama‘s first inauguration ball in 2009. Fauntroy, now 83, claims the bad check issue had been previously resolved. 

According to The Washington Post, Fauntroy returned to the United States“because he missed his family and he had finally obtained financing for his ­green-energy humanitarian projects around the world.”

During Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed the fall from grace experienced by Fauntroy, who was once a congressional delegate.

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

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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Rallies, Protests Force Lawmaker To Pull HBCUs From SB873, BLM Activist Charged & Convicted Of “Lynching”


Hundreds showed out in North Carolina to take a stand to protect HBCUs. Roland Martin, Host of TV One’s NewsOne Now was also in attendance standing with supporters of Historically Black Colleges at the HBCU Solidarity Rally at the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Martin said on NewsOne Now, “I needed to be there because the state is considering Senate Bill 873, which would lower tuition at some UNC System schools to as little as $500 per semester, leaving many of the schools in a position of not being self-sufficient.

Dr. Gregg Carr, Afro-American Department Chair at Howard University; Shermichel Singleton, a Republican political strategist; Lauren Victoria Burke, Managing editor for and Will Jawando, a former White House Official under President Barack Obama joined Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss North Carolina’s controversial bill, SB-873 and the bill’s creator pulling HBCUs from the legislation.

Illinois Woman Faces Felony Charges For Firing Warning Shot

26-year-old Chicago woman is facing felony charges for firing warning shots into the air after witnessing the death of her fiancé.

Ashley Harrison was held on a $250,000 bond and charged with reckless discharge of a firearm and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon. She is currently on house arrest and will be under 24 hour surveillance.

During Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin took issue with authorities in Chicago charging Harrison with a crime, questioned the NRA’s silence on the case, and asked if they would support Harrison during her upcoming legal proceedings.

Black Lives Matter Activist Charged & Convicted Of “Lynching”

Officers arrested Black Lives Matter activist Jasmine Richards in August days after she and others were protesting at a park.

Yesterday, a jury found Richards (aka Jasmine Abdullah) guilty of attempting to unlawfully remove a suspect from police custody during that protest. The technical term for the charge she was convicted of is “lynching.”

With the odd verdict, the activist became the first Black person to ever be convicted of the charge in the United States.

Patrisse Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter, joined Roland Martin onNewsOne Now to discuss the shocking conviction and what can be done to bring awareness to this disturbing case.

Nate Parker Talks “The Birth Of A Nation” & The Harsh Realities Of American History

Actor, activist, and film director Nate Parker recently sat down with NewsOne Now Host Roland Martin to discuss his new film, The Birth of a Nation.

The controversial movie chronicles the legacy of Nat Turner and the slave rebellion of 1831.

Parker also discussed his transition into directing, his history in Hollywood, and the importance of showcasing films that depict and preserve the harsh realities of Black history.

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

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Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Democracy Awakening Protests, Why Are Black Folks Tripping On BuzzFeed’s Videos + Donald Trump’s Problem With White Women


In this edition of The Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast, we’ll bring you coverage from the Democracy Awakening protests taking place in Washington D.C. and talk with legendary comedian / activist Dick Gregory. Plus, Mark Thompson reports from the scene of Monday’s protest action.

You’ll also hear remarks from Rev. William Barber, founder of Moral Mondays in North Carolina address protesters during Sunday’s Democracy Spring demonstration.

Why are Black Folks Tripping Over BuzzFeed’s Videos?

BuzzFeed has produced a series of videos questioning White’s, Asians, men, women and other demographic groups which African Americans found hilarious. Now that the creative folks at BuzzFeed have released their 27 Questions Black People Have For Black People, a number of Blacks are suddenly offended.

Listen to a series of questions for Black people from some of BuzzFeed’s videos questioning Blacks and let Roland know if you actually find them to be offensive.

Donald Tump’s Problem With Conservative Suburban White Women

During Sunday’s broadcast of This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Roland said, “Donald Trump  has a conservative suburban white woman problem.”

Plus, listen to former ‘Apprentice’ contestants Randal Pinkett, Marshawn Evans and Kwame Jackson condemn the candidacy of Trump during Monday’s edition  NewsOne Now.

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All that and more in this edition of “The Roland Martin Show” Audio Podcast.

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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Supreme Court Deadlocks On Union Fees Case, 12 Detroit Principals Stole $1M In Kickback Scheme


SCOTUS Deadlocks 4-4 In A Mandatory Union Fees Case

The Supreme Court deadlocks in a key labor case. The Justices split 4-4 allowing an appeals court ruling in favor of the California Teachers Association to stand. Lee Saunders, President of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal employees joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss SCOTUS’ ruling on mandatory union fees.

Feds Allege 12 Detroit Principals Stole $1M In Bribery Kickback Scheme

nearly $1 million bribery and kickback scheme could land 12 current and former Detroit principals and one administrator in prison. Federal investigators say 74-year-old businessman Norman Shy is at the center of the scandal.

Shy allegedly paid principals anywhere from $4,000 to $324,000 in kickbacks to use him as a school supply vendor and is accused of scamming schools out of an estimated $2.7 million over the past 13 years.

On-Duty Mailman Arrested By NYPD

A NY postal worker calls for disciplinary action after his controversial NYPD arrest.

Michigan Prosecutor To Resign Amid Prostitution Charges

Michigan Prosecutor Stuart Dunnings III will resign this summer after being charged with hiring prostitutes over hundreds of times. Dunnings has taken a medical leave of absence until then and will not run for re-election.

The 63-year-old Democratic prosecutor is accused of meeting prostitutes through websites. State Attorney General Bill Schuette says Dunnings met up with one of the woman three to four times a week over the course of five years.

Prosecutors also say Dunnings agreed to help a domestic violence victim with her child custody dispute, but only if she had sex with him. The disgraced prosecutor’s brother is also facing charges related to the case.

SWV Talks New Music And More

Famed R&B singing group SWV talks about their new album, STILL and the first single of their new record, M.C.E. (Man Crush Everyday)

Wildin’ Out Wednesday: Donald Trump Arguing Like A Five-Year-Old, Promotional Cleavage And Monkey Spit In Tony Woods’ Eye

Comedians Niki Moore, Timmy Hall and Tony Woods joined Roland Martin on set for this week’s installment of Wildin’ Out Wednesday.

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

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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby On Police Reform In Baltimore


Marilyn Mosby, Maryland State’s Attorney for Baltimore City, is the youngest top prosecutor of any major city in America.

At 36, she gained national attention when she announced she would prosecute six officers in the death of Freddie Gray. Mosby stopped by NewsOne Now on Tuesday to discuss criminal justice reform with host Roland Martin.

Additionally, Mosby – who has been in office for approximately 15 months – has worked on a number of other initiatives to combat crime and work smarter, not harder to reform criminal justice in the city of Baltimore.

66-Year-Old Tennessee Man In Custody After Shooting At U.S. Capitol

A 66-year-old Tennessee man was shot and wounded at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center Monday after allegedly brandishing a gun at law enforcement authorities.

Diddy Charter School Announcement Sparks Fiery Debate On NewsOne Now

Dr. Steve Perry joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to talk about the charter school he and Sean Combs plan to open in Harlem.

This September, a small exhibit honoring Bill Cosby will go on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture.

The exhibit is titled “Taking Shape,” and focuses on African-American representation on television in the 20th century. To encompass this history, Cosby’s 1964 comedy record I Started Out as a Child, an I Spy comic book, and video clips from the program and clips from The Cosby Show have been added to the exhibit.

As a result of Cosby’s inclusion in the National Museum of African American History and Culture’s “Taking Shape” exhibit, his accusers are lashing out at the Smithsonian Institute for not mentioning the dozens of women who allege the long-time comedian sexually assaulted them. Some say he should not be included in the display at all. The museum has no plans to include the allegations, which has some saying they’re erasing history.

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

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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: The Battle Over Replacing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia


The Battle Over Replacing Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

On Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland MartinBarbara Arnwine, President and Founder of the Transformative Justice Coalition; and Lauren Victoria Burke, Managing Editor of, discussed the battle over replacing Supreme Court Justice Scalia, his legacy, and his rulings that impacted African-Americans. Participants also discussed whether President Barack Obama should nominate an African-American woman to the High Court.

Justice Antonin Scalia’s Legacy, Views On Affirmative Action, & “Racial Entitlements”

Roland Martin, Barbara Arnwine, and Lauren Victoria Burke discuss Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s legacy, views on Affirmative Action, and comments on “racial entitlements.”

What Impact Will Antonin Scalia’s Death Have On The 2016 Presidential Race? Will Pres. Obama Nominate An African-American Woman To The Supreme Court?

Roland Martin, Barbara Arnwine, and Lauren Victoria Burke discuss what impact the death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia will have on the 2016 presidential race and if Pres. Obama will nominate an African-American woman to replace Scalia on the Supreme Court.

“Black Panthers: Vanguard Of The Revolution” – New Film Explores Legacy Of The Controversial Group

A new documentary by director/producer Stanley Nelson, titled The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution, explores the controversial group’s influence and enduring legacy.

Nelson joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss his film, which premieres Tuesday night on PBS (check your local listings), and said when he started the project, he “felt the Panthers story was relevant”and that it had “never been told.”

NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Pres. Obama Bans Solitary Confinement For Juveniles In Federal Prisions


President Obama Bans Solitary Confinement For Juveniles In Federal Prisons & The Supreme Court Rules Juveniles May Not Be Sentenced To Mandatory Life Without Parole

Solitary confinement for juvenile prisoners is now banned in the United States. That’s an order from President Barack Obama.

The new rules apply to about 10-thousand federal inmates. Also earlier this week, the Supreme Court ruled a 20-12 decision to ban automatic life sentences for youths should be retroactive.That means 21-hundred juveniles convicted of murder have the possibility of parole.

#Oscarssowhite: Outrage Continues  Over The Lack Of Diversity In The Academy’s Awards Nominations.

The ongoing Oscar So White conversation continues to make headlines. The President and CEO of the National Urban League, Marc Morial joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now To discuss the next steps he things The Academy board members should take to diversify the industry.

Michigan Teenage Pianist  Virtuoso’s Performance At A Mall Goes Viral

A Michigan teen’s piano performance has gone viral.  Almost five hundred thousand folks have clicked onto Sara Hadley’s FaceBook page to see eighteen year old Monntel West’s self-taught rendition of ‘River Flows In You’, a song by a South Korean artist. Waiting for a friend at a Lansing, MI mall Friday night, West, who cannot read music and does not have a piano at home, has inspired a Go Fund Me campaign for lessons at Okemos Music Academy.

Sweet Honey in the Rock

Roland Martin recently sat down with the Grammy nominated A-Capella, sensations ‘Sweet Honey in the Rock’. The ladies are known for their unique mix of Blues, African, Jazz, Gospel and R&B.

In part 2 of Roland Martin’s interview with the group, he asked them, how important is it for all of them to continue the tradition of  “real singing.”

Wildin’ Out Wednesday

Comedians James Lawson, Parris and Eddie Bryant are in the house for this week’s edition of  Wild’N Out Wednesday.

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

TV One’s NewsOne Now has moved to 7 A.M. ET, be sure to watch “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, in its new time slot on TV One.

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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: DEM Town Hall Recap, FEMA Rejects Gov. Snyder Request For Funds, Academy Announces Diversity Plan


CNN Presidential Candidate Town Hall Recap

In their final forum before the Iowa Caucuses, Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O’Malley tried to convince voters to support them in a town hall. CNN hosted the town hall at Drake University in Des Moines. Each candidate spent 30 minutes on stage alone, fielding questions from the audience to prove they are the best pick.

Blizzard 2016 Update

At least 40 people have died in connection to the blizzard of 2016 that pummeled East Coast states from Massachusetts to South Carolina.

The causes of deaths varied from car accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning and heart attacks while shoveling. States of emergency were declared in seven states and Washington, DC where the National Guard and 400 additional pieces of snow removal equipment were put into action. Cities like New York and Baltimore had record breaking 1-day snow totals. New York saw 27 inches OF SNOW in 24 hours.

Flint Water Crisis Update: FEMA Denies Gov. Rick Snyder Request For $96M In Aid

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied Governor Rick Snyder’s request for 96-million-dollars in aid to help deal with the ongoing Flint, Michigan water crisis.

FEMA says its mission is to assist in natural disasters and that the Flint water situation is a man-made crisis. The Obama administration has already sent 5-million-dollars in direct funds to Flint.

The Academy’s #OscarsSoWhite Plan

With all of the controversy behind the majority of Oscar nominations going to white actors, the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have agreed to make substantial changes in their membership to increase diversity. Their goal is to actually double the amount of women and minority voters by the year 2020.

In addition to changing the eligibility status of voting members, the Academy also plans to:

  • Launch a global campaign to identify and recruit qualified new diverse members.
  • Establish Three Governor Seats.
  • Increase diversity by adding new members to its executive and board committees.

#FitLiveWin: Shred Power Cleanse

A cleanse may be just what you need to jumpstart your 2016 fitness goals– especially if you’ve already ditched your new year’s resolution to lose weight.

Roland Martin recently sat down with Dr. Ian Smith to discuss his new book ‘Shred Power Cleanse.’ He started by explaining how his cleanse is different from any other cleanse you may have tried.

Sweet Honey In The Rock

Roland Martin sat down with Grammy nominated A-Capella, sensations ‘Sweet Honey in the Rock’ known for their unique mix of Blues, African, Jazz, Gospel and R&B, they’ve also added a sign language interpreter so that all their fans can enjoy their performances.

National Cares Mentoring Movement Celebrates Susan Taylor’s 70th Birthday

Susan Taylor, the legendary former editor-in-chief of Essence Magazine, turned 70 over the weekend. To celebrate her birthday, the National Cares Mentoring Movement hosted a “The Love of Our Children Gala”- a national call to commit to make sure all children receive the attention and education they need.


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

TV One’s NewsOne Now has moved to 7 A.M. ET, be sure to watch “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, in its new time slot on TV One.

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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Hillary Clinton Town Hall Moderated By Roland Martin


Hillary Clinton Jobs Plan: “I Can Be The Small Business President”

This past Saturday during a town hall meeting hosted by the South Carolina Legislative Black Caucus and moderated by NewsOne Now host Roland Martin, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton shared her views on small business development and her desire to help women and minority business owners.

“My particular hope is that I can be the small business president, and I want to focus on women and minority-owned small businesses in our country,” Clinton said.

Hillary Clinton’s Jobs Plan would include:

  • Infrastructure Programs
  • Clean Energy Investments
  • Small Business Investments

In talking about infrastructure, Martin asked Clinton what she would do to help minorities gain traction in the construction industry, because historically, Blacks and Latinos have been “frozen out” of those jobs.

“We have two problems that unfortunately have the same result — where people are frozen out or equally importantly, not sought out. I want to make sure every training program is reflective of our population. I want to provide an apprenticeship credit to companies, to unions, to others to train young people,” she said.

She also highlighted the need for middle-aged Americans to be able to have access to the same training opportunities.

“Anywhere we do infrastructure, that if the federal government has any money into it, there must be a program for recruiting and hiring and, where necessary, training people from less advantaged communities,” she added.

When talking about the Small Business Administration (SBA) lending to only 1.7 percent out of $23 billion to African-Americans, Clinton said, “We’ve got to have a much more vigorous effort to reach out to and help people, number one, apply for the contracts that are available.”

“There is, and I agree with this, there is a preference in the law for small businesses that are minority and women-owned. I want to make sure that preference is translated into benefits that doesn’t just sit up on the books and that doesn’t have any results,” said Clinton.

Hillary Clinton: “You Should Not Be Denied A Job” Because Of Your Credit Score

There are an increasing number of Americans being denied jobs as a result of their credit reports and credit scores.

Roland Martin, Host of NewsOne Now, asked Sec. Hillary Clinton if she supports Rep. Maxine Waters’ bill that addresses the Fair Credit Act. In most cases, the bill would wipe out the requirements to have Americans go through credit checks when they are applying for federal jobs, to become federal contractors, or work at federal agencies.

Clinton told Martin she generally agrees with those ideas, but does not know the specifics of Rep. Waters’ bill addressing credit reporting.

She went on to make “two general points” about the situation, saying, “Sometimes credit reports are wrong.”

Clinton later added, “I think a lot of credit problems, particularly for young people, have to do with student debt, have to do with credit cards they had to use in order to be able to get their education.”

“I don’t think you should have credit reports following you around like some anchor you have to carry with you. So, yeah, I want people to be responsible, I want them to pay their debts, but I also want to make sure you got a second chance, and you should not be denied a job that has nothing to do with … your credit score,” said Clinton.

Home Foreclosure Crisis And Black Wealth:


In the past seven years 53 percent of Black wealth was wiped out as a result of the home foreclosure crisis. According to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, it will take two generations for African Americans to recoup the wealth that was lost.

Martin asked Clinton if she would force the Federal Housing Administration to”write-down the principal of underwater home owners” and if she would push congress to modify the bankruptcy code to push for “cramdowns in bankruptcy so that people who have homes can maintain those homes and we not simply bailout banks and not bailout home owners.”

Clinton explained, she “advocated for that in ’07 and ’08.” She added, “I was very unhappy that we did not do enough to help people who were in their homes, save their homes.”

Clinton continued, “I will look for ways to try to number one, stop the damage so that we don’t lose more homes because people still haven’t recovered, but number two, we’ve got to get back into the home ownership business and a lot of financial institutions are reluctant to loan and they’re more reluctant to loan to African Americans and Latinos.”

Black Lives Matter And Criminal Justice Reform:

Martin asked Sec. Clinton if she “fully understands” the sentiment expressed by those who have voiced their displeasure with the crime and welfare bills that were signed into law by her husband, President Bill Clinton.

Clinton told Martin, “I do understand the sense of frustration and disappointment and even outrage that young people like those that were in Atlanta last week feel because there’s a lot of things that need to be fixed and they’re impatient and they deserve to be impatient and they deserve to hear answers from people like me running for office — particularly president.”

Clinton went on to address the activist affiliated with the Black Lives Matter movement that disrupted the unveiling of her criminal justice reform plan saying, “I wish they had listened because a lot of what we have talked about together are part of the proposals that I am making.”

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

TV One’s NewsOne Now has moved to 7 A.M. ET, be sure to watch “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, in its new time slot on TV One.

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