Staten Island resident, Eric Garner, died Thursday after a NYPD officer subdued him with a chokehold. Cell phone footage captured at the scene of the tragic event shows Garner screaming that he could not breathe after the move, banned by NYPD, was applied.
Roland Martin talked with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rashad Robinson, Sherrilyn Ifill and Glenn Ivey about the controversy surrounding Garner’s death, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio being on vacation during this extremely tense time in the Big Apple and the NYPD’s history of hostility towards African American men. The officer responsible for Garner’s death was stripped of his badge and gun, but will he be criminally prosecuted?
African Americans over-index on Twitter, but the social media company refuses to release their diversity numbers. Roland Martin talks with Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rashad Robinson, Sherrilyn Ifill andGlenn Ivey about Twitter continuing to build wealth on the tweets of Blacks, not releasing the EEOC numbers and not having any minorities on their corporate board.
Cupid, creator of the “Cupid Shuffle,” recently created a full body aerobic line dance to get people in shape called “CuRobiks.” The dance is designed to help you get in shape.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast.
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