4.12.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Shanquella Robinson No Fed Charges, Justin Pearson Rally, MO GOP Defunding Libraries, New EPA Rule
The U.S. Department of Justice has announced it will not file charges for Shanquella Robinson, who died on holiday in Mexico in October 2020 due to lack of evidence. We will discuss what happens next in the case of Shanquella Robinson's death.
The Shelby County Commission in Tennessee voted on whether to reappoint Justin J. Pearson to his legislative seat after the Republican House expelled him last week. We will tell you what happened. Cliff Albright, Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter, will join me live from Tennessee for more details.
In a 136-10 vote, the Texas State House passed House Bill 1, a $302 billion state budget for fiscal years 2024-25 that would provide billions in funding for higher education. However, if the House proposal becomes law, colleges won't be able to use any state money for "the design, implementation, or administration" of DEI practices and programs. We will explain what this means for the future of education with Texas State Representative Jarvis Johnson.
Missouri State House of Representatives voted to strip all public libraries of funding a week after lawmakers debated the budget proposal by Governor Mike Parson, which eliminates $4.5 million for libraries, diversity initiatives, childcare, and pre-kindergarten programs. To explain the dire situation, we will speak to Jamie Johnson, Missouri State Representative of House District 12.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed new pollution rules. We will speak with the Former Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice, EPA, Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali, to tell us how these changes will impact our everyday lives.
Black Maternal Health Week has started in the U.S., and Black women are three times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications than White women. In our tech talk segment, we will speak with the creators of the IRTH App, who are helping to empower black women in their health journey.
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