4.14.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: TX Man gets 70 Years in Jail, HBCU Denied Tax Exempt Status, White Woman Spits on Black Woman
The double standard in the American Justice system has been a problem for years. Still, an egregious case has emerged out of Texas, with a black man charged with a simple misdemeanor convicted to 70 years in prison. We will speak directly with the man's attorney about how they are trying to correct the outrageous ruling.
As Texas serves a black man with injustice, Texas Governor Greg Abbott is trying to get a white man who killed a BLM protestor pardoned. We will speak with a state representative about what is done to ensure the justice system works for Black Americans.
A historically Black college in Charlotte, North Carolina, has been denied tax exemption for 14 of the 24 parcels of land it owns due to not meeting statutory requirements for exemption. This could leave the college with a $127,000 property tax bill. The Barber-Scotia College Interim President and the Chair of the board will be there to tell us how the school is trying to appeal the tax-exempt denials to the Board of Equalization and Review.
United States Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is facing allegations of corruption after failing to report 20 years of donor gifts and trips. Elie Mystal, Justice Correspondent for The Nation, will explain the historical significance and why an overhaul of court ethics laws and requirements is needed.
In our education matters segment, we'll highlight an organization helping families prepare their children for college. The founder of The Collegiate Hustle will explain how her organization supports middle-class families in preparing their children for a holistic college experience.
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