7.20.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: AL Congressional Maps Redrawn, FL Voting Rights Law, Menthol Cigarettes & Black Health Equity
In Alabama, Republicans pass a proposed congressional map that draws intense criticism from Black lawmakers. An LDF Political Participation Fellow will be here to help us understand the controversy and its impact on voting rights.
Tuesday, we told you about Louisiana's Angola State Prison allegations highlighting the treatment of primarily Black boys detained in the former death row building. The Deputy Director of the ACLU's National Prison Project will be here to update us on the case.
Nikki Fried, the head of Florida's Democratic Committee, will join us to discuss the state's voting laws, and the president of Kappa Alpha Psi will explain why they are joining forces to denounce Gov. Ron DeSantis's racist policies.
And we're looking at the health disparities associated with tobacco-related illness in the black community. The President and CEO of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids will shed light on the critical importance of eliminating menthol cigarettes and the impact it can have on Black health.
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