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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: NC Bill SB873 Could Close Several HBCUs, Activists To Go After Ex-Cop Dante Servin’s Pension & More

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Sound the alarm — Historically Black Colleges and Universities are under attack in North Carolina.

The North Carolina State Senate has introduced a bill that could bankrupt five of the state’s universities.

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Western Carolina University, Elizabeth City StateUniversity, Winston-Salem State University, and Fayetteville State University could be impacted adversely by Senate Bill 873.

The last three of these are Historically Black Universities.

The “Access to Affordable College Education Act” proposes to change the names of those schools and cut the tuition down to $500 per semester. Though that may sound inviting, cutting the tuition that low will cause the state to lose millions in revenue and will most likely force those universities to cut major programs.

The end result? These institutions could possibly be transitioned into community colleges, at best.

Dr. Patti Sanders-SmithNational Alumni Association at Winston-Salem State University, and David McCordchair of the Faculty Senate at Western Carolina University, spoke with Roland Martin during Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now about the potential impact of North Carolina Senate Bill 873.

#DontPayDonte: Rekia Boyd’s Brother, Activists To Go After Dante Servin’s Pension

The Chicago Police Board was going to hold an evidentiary hearing on misconduct charges against , the cop who shot and killed Rekia Boyd in 2012.

But days before the hearing, Servin resigned. With no hearing on the docket, the Police Board must withdraw all charges against the ex-cop. Subsequently, he will get to keep his pension.

On Thursday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Rekia Boyd’s brother Martinez Sutton and Black Lives Matter Chapter Coordinator for Chicago Aislinn Sol joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the Boyd case, Servin’s resignation, and their attempt to block the former cop from receiving his pension.

WTH?! Thursday: NFL Player Put On Blast For Cheating, Toddler’s Epic Argument With Mom, & More

Every Thursday is WTH?! Thursday on NewsOne Now, where Roland Martin and his panel of guests take a look at some of the crazy stories trending in the news.

This week, Martin was joined by Lamont King, Ashleigh Demi (WPGC 95.5 FM), and Tony Redz (WPGC 95.5 FM).

The foray in foolishness begins with a toddler engaging in an epic argument with her mother. The tiny tot is apparently highly upset with her mom over something she had no business doing. The little girl was caught on video shaming her mother with tons of attitude: complete with neck movements, arm waves, and a very saucy cadence.

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

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Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Ex-Cop Dante Servin Resigns & Keeps Pension, NC Bill SB873 Could End HBCUs + Are African-Americans Locked Out?

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In this edition of The Roland Martin Show we discuss the Rekia Boyd case where off-duty cop Dante Servin shot and killed Boyd after an argument.

In 2012, Boyd and a group of people were hanging out at a park.  Servin, who was off-duty at the time, began arguing with the group about the noise. He fired five shots over his shoulder from inside his car, hitting Boyd in the head which resulted in her death one day later. 

Servin was acquitted of involuntary manslaughter, reckless conduct, and reckless discharge of a firearm. This week, the Chicago Police Board was going to hold an evidentiary hearing on misconduct charges against Servin. Days before the hearing, Servin resigned from the CPD and will keep his pension. 

Listen to portions of Roland Martin’s NewsOne Now interview with Boyd’ brother Martinez Sutton and Black Lives Matter Chapter Coordinator for Chicago Aislinn Sol.
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North Carolina Senate Bill SB873 could decimate several HBCUs in the state.

The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Western Carolina University, Elizabeth City State University, Winston-Salem State University and Fayetteville State University could be dismantled by the controversial bill.

The proposed “Access to Affordable College Education Act” could open the door to the names of these universities being changed and would cut tuition to $500 per semester.
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Listen to portions of Marc Morial’s National Urban League State of Black America address discussing where we as a community stand in 2016. The State of Black America 2016 entitled, “Locked Out: Education, Jobs and Justice” addressed the economic disparities people of color face in the United States.

Morial said during the unveiling of the report, “The similarities of the United States of 1976 and the United States of 2016 are profoundly striking.”

Also during his address, Morial called for a “Mainstream Marshal Plan” to rebuild urban communities in the United States.

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

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