First Edition

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First Edition host Sean Yoes reviews some of the top news stories of the week directly from the pages of the AFRO, with managing editor Kamau High. Then The Mod Squad, Taya Graham and Stephen Janis, report on law enforcement and politics, including thoughts on the issuing of the first license to grow medical marijuana in the state, despite none of the companies in line for the potentially multi-billion dollar industry are owned by people of color.

First Edition host Sean Yoes speaks to several of the powerful contributors to the Black Mental Health Alliance’s Call to Action Healing Summit. 

James Comey Director Federal Bureau of Investigation discusses the impact of technology on the work of law enforcement, 2014.
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More Trump detractors are talking about impeachment, with the alleged memo of former FBI director James Comey stating that Donald Trump directed him to shut down the investigation into Trump’s former NSA Gen. Michael Flynn. First Edition host Sean Yoes discusses presidential politics with Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, associate professor of American Studies at UMBC. 

Is the U.S. intelligence apparatus growing more in peril each day of the Trump administration? First Edition host Sean Yoes asks Dr. Tyrone Powers, director of the Homeland Security Criminal Justice Institute of Anne Arundel Community College. 

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A major victory for voting rights and civil rights advocates was delivered on Monday, when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a federal Appeals Court ruling which struck key components of a restrictive NC voting law. Supreme Court scholar Ken Jost, of the “Jost On Justice” blog, dissects the Court’s decision on the NC law and the broader implications.