4.5.2022 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Mason, TN Going to Court, Banks & Slavery, Obama At The White House, Gaetz v Austin, Melanie Dolls
A majority-Black Tennessee town is fighting back against the state's comptroller's financial takeover. Represented by the NAACP, the town of Mason is headed to court tomorrow after accusing Jason Mumpower of violating the Equal Protection Clause and going beyond his authority under state and federal law as comptroller through unlawful efforts to take over the town's finances. We'll have an update from the President of the Tennessee State Conference of the NAACP.
A heated exchange between Rep. Matt Gaetz and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin clashed during today's House Armed Services Committee.
In Georgia, a black professor no longer teaches in-person classes after she called campus police to remove two students for being two minutes late. And it's being called the largest settlement Georgia has paid out in about 30 years for the death of a black man.
President Barak Obama was back at the White House today to celebrate the success of the Affordable Care Act.
The Role of Financial Institutions in the Horrors of Slavery and the Need for Atonement was today's topic in The House Financial Services Committee hearing. We'll explore that with Rev. Mark Thompson, the Senior Advisor at the Institute of Politics Policy.
And in this week's Marketplace, a toymaker is doing what she can to make sure black beauty is represented.
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