1.20.2022 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Senate Fails Voting Rights, Biden: A Year Later, Cedric Lofton, DST Pres. Dies, HBCU Scholarship
It's Thursday, January 20, 2022, and here's what's coming Up on Roland Martin Unfiltered streaming live on the Black Star Network.
The Senate failed to pass sweeping new voting protections again last night. Democratic Senators Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema defended the filibuster keeping the voting legislation from passing. Mitch McConnell said voting concerns are misplaced - you have to hear it to believe it. Cliff Albright, the Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter, will help me break all of this down.
A Georgia district attorney wants a grand jury to decide former president Donald trump interfered in the 2020 election.
It's been a year since Biden took office, and he has not delivered on its promises to Black voters, but he says he's continuing to work on two of his biggest campaign promises working on police reform and voting rights. Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson from the Movement for Black Lives will shed some light on the possibility of Biden fulfilling those promises that got him elected.
A Kansas teen's death was ruled homicide, yet no one will be charged in his death. The District Attorney cited the state's "stand your ground law" to justify Cedric Lofton's killing. The Lofton family attorney two Kansas community activists will join us to talk about the much-needed reforms needed in the juvenile just e system.
I have an announcement for HBCU rising juniors and seniors. I have about 15-thousand reasons why you want to hear what I have to say.
And some sad news to report, the newly elected president of Delta Sigma Theta has died.
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