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Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Rep. Chaka Fattah Guilty On Federal Corruption Charges, Impact Of Environmental Racism On Communities Of Color, Trump’s Evangelical Advisory Board & More

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A federal jury found Congressman Chaka Fattah guilty on federal corruption charges. Vincent Thompson, Political Correspondent from WURD radio discussed the verdict finding Fattah guilty on 29 separate federal charges related to bribery, money laundering, fraud and racketeering.
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Environmental racism is a huge problem in America. We’ve seen the direct impact of environmental issues in the Flint Water Crisis. Dr. Mwata Kevin Washington, President, Association of Black Psychologists spoke to Roland Martin about the impact of environmental racism is having on the African American community and how poor living conditions are adversely impacting our health.
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Donald Trump announced has assembled an  Evangelical Advisory Board  The group of over 20 pastors will give advisory support to Trump on issues important to Evangelicals and other people of faith in the United States. 

Trump also questioned the faith of Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama during his meeting with his Evangelical Advisory Board.

On Wednesday, Martin spoke with Pastor A.R. Bernard, Bishop Harry Jackson, and Pastor Mark Burns about their role on the advisory board, if they are endorsing Trump for president and if he should have questioned the faith of Clinton.
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After a 50-year battle with the U.S. Department of Justice, a Mississippi town must fully desegregate its school system.

The case centers in the town of Cleveland, Mississippi where black students and white students are largely separated in two high schools and junior high schools.

For years, community members have complained about the perception that white students attended better schools.

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi rejected plans posed by the district saying the district did not achieve the highest possible degree of desegregation required by law.
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TheUndefeated.com take a look at the intersection of race, sports and culture from an unapologetically black perspective.

Although athletic fields and courts are filled with African Americans, the world of sports reporting is still very white.

Kevin Merida, Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief and Kelley Carter, Senior Entertainment Writer from TheUndefeated joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the launch of the new site.
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The HIV/AIDS rate is so high in certain areas of Atlanta that doctors are comparing it to that of developing African countries. The co-director of Emory University’s Center for AIDS Research Center, Dr. Carlos del Rio, was quoted as saying“Downtown Atlanta is as bad as Zimbabwe.” 

Recently released studies show that HIV/AIDS in Atlanta, Georgia is so widespread, doctors and scientists are calling it an epidemic and comparing it to the outbreak in New York during the 1980s.

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

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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Rep. Chaka Fattah’s Federal Corruption Trial Begins, Court Orders Cleveland, MS Schools To Desegregate

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Rep. Chaka Fattah’s Trial: Are Ex-Aides To Blame For Federal Corruption?

The corruption trial for U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah has begun in Philadelphia.

The congressman’s lawyers blame Fattah’s former political consultants for for the financial crimes he is being accursed of commuting.

An indictment alleges the veteran Pennsylvania Democrat, used an illegal one million dollar loan for his failed 2007 mayoral campaign, and misused federal and charity funds to pay some of it back.

In addition, the 59-year old is accused of accepting bribes and misusing federal grants to hook up family and friends.

The 11-term Democrat has represented the Philadelphia region for two decades, but recently lost his primary bid for re-election. That loss coming on the heels of the arrest of his son Chaka Fattah Jr., who is currently serving five years in prison in a related fraud case.

The trial is expected to last six to eight weeks.

Federal Court Orders Cleveland, Mississippi Schools To Desegregate

After a 50-year battle with the U-S Department of Justice, a Mississippi town must fully desegregate its school system.

The case centers in the town of Cleveland, Mississippi where Black students and White students are largely separated in two high schools and junior high schools.

For years, community members have complained about the perception that White students attended better schools.

The US District Court for the Northern District of Mississippi rejected plans posed by the district saying the district did not achieve the highest possible degree of desegregation required by law.

Vanita Gupta, the head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division released a statement, a portion says quote:

“Six decades after the Supreme Court in Brown versus Board of Education declared that ‘separate but equal has no place’ in public schools, this decision serves as a reminder to districts that delaying desegregation obligations is both unacceptable and unconstitutional.”

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is currently looking into 800 active American hate groups.

The SPLC has partnered with Investigation Discovery to share cases from their files in a 3-part series called “Hate In America.” All three episodes are hosted by Emmy Award-winning journalist Tony Harris.

Part two of the series takes a hard look at the rising occurrence of individuals who commit acts of terrorism separate from any organization – what are referred to as “lone wolf” attacks.

Harris joined Roland Martin on Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now to discuss the upcoming episode of the groundbreaking series.

WealthyU: 7 Tips To Help You Build A Million Dollar 401k Plan

Want to be a millionaire by the time you retire?

If the answer is yes, then America’s Wealth Coach Deborah Owens has some very important information to share with you in this week’s installment of WealthyU.

Fidelity Investments, one of the largest 401k plan providers, announced they’ve seen the numbers of million dollar plus 401k accounts double since 2012.

Owens explained, “One of the reasons 401k plans have doubled is because of the stock market performance. If anything, take this as a lesson and understand that the market is going to go down, but that’s when you want to continue to invest.” 

Owens joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to share seven tips that will help you build a million dollar 401k plan and retire in financial security.

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

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Southern Schools Have ‘Lost All Progress’ Made After 1967

Source: Rebecca Klein  / The Huffington Post

While many of the major gains in the South since the Supreme Court’s decision in Brown v. Board of Education have been reversed in recent years, a new report says that, at the very least, things are not as bad as they were before the court ruled to desegregate U.S. schools.

“Contrary to many claims, the South has not gone back to the level of segregation before Brown. It has lost all of the additional progress made after l967 but is still the least segregated region for black students,” says the report, released Thursday by researchers at UCLA’s Civil Rights Project.

Published just days before the 60th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court ruling, the report, titled “Brown at 60: Great Progress, a Long Retreat and an Uncertain Future,” takes a look at schools’ demographics since the days when theNational Guard had to be brought in to ensure that black and white students could learn together safely. While the report says that Brown -– and subsequent court decisions on desegregation — were initially successful, especially in the South, schools have become increasingly re-segregated since the 1990s.

The report examines the current state of school diversity by geographic region. In the Northeast, schools are more intensely segregated for black students -– meaning that in some cases they comprise 90 to 100 percent of a school’s population — than they were before 1968. In the South, West, Midwest and Border states, however, schools are significantly less segregated than they were in the 1960s, but more segregated than they were in the late ’80s and early ’90s.

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