Today on NewsOne Now, host and managing editor Roland S. Martin spoke about his attendance at a protest rally at the North Carolina General Assembly yesterday to fight NC Senate Bill 873. This bill was crafted to decrease North Carolina HBCUs tuition while cutting financial funds. Political editor and panelist Lauren Victoria Burke spoke to the increasing troubles HBCUs have had to face over the last few years and how this particular bill adds to the list.
“Every state legislature plays this game with HBCUs especially if there is a Republican governor which there is in North Carolina. HBCU funding over the last 8 years have had the hardest time in three decades,” said Burke.
Also on NewsOne Now, a young woman who fired warning shots at a gunman who murdered her fiancé is now facing felony firearm charges. During the conversation, panelists called out the National Rifle Association (NRA) for being silent in showing support for a Black woman facing felony charges over warning shots in self-defense. “When it’s George Zimmerman it’s okay, when it’s this woman there’s a problem,” said Burke.
ABOUT NEWS ONE NOW:
Emanating from the heart of Washington D.C. in a state-of-the-art studio that offers a stunning view of the Capitol building, News One Now airs Monday through Friday on TV One from 7-8 a.m. ET. News One Now is hosted by Roland S. Martin, the 2013 National Association of Black Journalists’ Journalist of the Year and former host of TV One’s long-running, award-winning weekly news program, Washington Watch with Roland Martin. Each morning, Martin – who also serves as the program’s managing editor – sifts through the headlines of the day to spotlight matters that greatly impact the African American community. In addition to television, News One Now reaches audiences 24/7 with exclusive program content and extended editorial on NewsOne.com and the NewsOne mobile app. News One Now is an evolution of Interactive One’s award-winning digital brand NewsOne.com that launched in 2008 and reaches millions of African Americans each month.Susan Henry is executive producer of News One Now. D’Angela Proctor is TV One’s head of original programming and production.
ABOUT TV ONE:
Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves 57 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies and music designed to entertain and inform a diverse audience of adult Black viewers. The network is the exclusive home of News One Now, the only live daily news program targeting Black viewers. In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households.TV One is solely owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK, www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets Black and urban listeners.
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