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NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Orlando Shooting Sparks Political Debate, Are Democrats Ignoring Black Voters?


Orlando Shooting Sparks Political Debate Over Immigration, Muslim Ban

As the world continues to mourn all the lives lost in Orlando, Florida as a result of this past weekend’s mass shooting, Donald Trump appears to be using the horrific event as a tool in his political fight against Democrats.

The GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee claimed current policies are not working and said, “We have a dysfunctional immigration system which does not permit us to know who we let into our country, and it does not permit us to protect our citizens properly.”

Trump laid blame at the feet of the Obama Administration, calling officials “incompetent.”

Hillary Clinton responded to Trump’s claim, and during her address on national security said, “Inflammatory anti-Muslim rhetoric and threatening to ban the families of and friends of Muslim-Americans as well as millions of Muslim business people and tourists from entering our country hurts the vast majority of Muslims who love freedom and hate terror.”

During Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and his panel of guests discussed Trump’s remarks regarding banning Muslims from entering the United States, as well as the background of the Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen.

Are Black Voters Being Ignored By The Democratic Party?

High turnout among African-American voters was especially crucial in the 2008 and 2012 elections for Democrats, but according to a new article on The Nation.com, Democrats appear to be taking those same voters for granted.

In 2012, 29 percent of all eligible voters were people of color. That number is now around 31 percent.

Priorities USA, the super PAC backing Hillary Clinton, intends to spend $136 million on ads, and only $5.3 million of those dollars will be used for radio advertisements targeting Blacks.

On Tuesday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin spoke with Steve Phillips, the author of The Nation’s article, and Cornell Belcher, President of Brilliant Corners Research and Strategies about there being no plan of action to mobilize the Black vote.

#TakeItDownAmerica: Rally To Remove The Confederate Battle Emblem From The MS State Flag

Tuesday marks National Flag Day, which celebrates the moment America adopted the U.S. flag. But the day is taking on a special meaning for Black folks in Mississippi.

Mississippi is the only state in the United States that continues to fly a Confederate emblem on its flag and the fight to bring it down has reached the nation’s capital.

Actress Aunjanue Ellis and rapper Genesis Be joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss Tuesday’s rally #TakeItDownAmerica, which calls for the Confederate battle emblem to be removed from the statehouse flag.

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

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Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Discovering Your Genealogy, Become A Learning Hero For Your Child

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In this edition of The Roland Martin Show, Bernice Alexander Bennett, President and Founder of BB’s Genealogy and Educational Services, LLC talks with Roland Martin about how she began researching her genealogy and the genealogy of African Americans. Bennett also shares how those who are interested in tracing their roots back to African can begin the process.

Listen to the live news conference of Orlando doctors who treated those wounded by Omar Mateen in one of the deadliest massacres in United States history.

#TakeItDownAmerica: Listen to Roland Martin’s NewsOne Now interview with actress Aunjanue Ellis and rapper Genesis Be discussing the battle to remove the Confederate battle emblem from the Mississippi state flag. Then listen to the #TakeItDownAmerica rally which took place Tuesday morning at the U.S. Capitol.

Bibb Hubbard, founder of Be A Learning Hero joined Martin on The Roland Martin Show to talk about helping parents navigate the changes in classrooms across the country so they can help their children be successful in school.

Hubbard explained, 90 percent of Black parents believe their child is proficient at reading and math, but that is not the case. Only 18 percent of African American forth graders are reading at or above grade level proficiency, and 19 percent in math.

When it comes to secondary and higher education, 67 percent of African American students are required to take remedial courses at college for approximately two years

Hubbard said the best way parents can help their children is by aligning with their teachers on the educational goals of their child.

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

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