Black Information Network VP Tanita Myers dead at 49

One of the leaders of the Black Information Network, Tanita Myers, died on July 13 in New Orleans. She was 49. “Tanita was a passionate leader, a champion of women in journalism, and one of the driving forces behind the Black Information Network,” Tony Coles, division president for iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group and BIN president, wrote […]

Black media calls out Biden over $212M vaccine advertising ‘shut out’

The Black community has been one of the largest groups affected by COVID-19 and campaigns and social media posts are targeted daily for Black people to get vaccinated. Despite the high numbers and the promotion around the shot aimed at Black people, President Joe Biden’s administration hasn’t hardly used or contacted any of the largest […]

Black media owners call General Motors CEO ‘racist,’ automaker responds

Ice Cube, Roland Martin, Bryon Allen and several other major Black-owned media owners took out a full-page ad in Michigan’s largest newspaper calling General Motors’ CEO a “racist” because the company refuses to meet with them about advertising. The seven Black media companies allege in the Detroit Free Press ad that GM boss Mary Barra […]

Roland Martin and Erica Campbell to host Urban One Honors

Roland Martin and gospel singer Erica Campbell of Mary Mary will host the annual Urban One Honors on Sunday, May 16, 2021. This year’s Urban One Honors theme is “Women Leading the Change” and will highlight the extraordinary contributions of women in business, media, health, politics, leading to impactful change within the Black community. Now […]

Roland Martin, Mathew Knowles encourage Black investment in cannabis industry

Easily one of the most anticipated breakout sessions during the first day of RIDE Con 2019, “Bangi: Cannabis Land — Access and Ownership,” featured a trio of cannabis investors – Roland Martin, Matthew Knowles and Ryan Mack. Each provided indispensable knowledge for budding entrepreneurs in the industry. Bangi (pronounced bon-ghee) means “marijuana” or “hemp” in […]

MLK50 recap: Rev. Jesse Jackson and singer Al Green move the crowd

Al Green, take us home! 🎶 pic.twitter.com/CSjMvcYdbH — NatCivilRightsMuseum (@NCRMuseum) April 5, 2018 On Wednesday, April 4, 2018, the temperatures may have been steadily decreasing in Memphis, Tennessee, but the exhilaration from the people was on the rise. The 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s assassination was most certainly an emotional and nostalgic moment in Memphis […]

Roland Martin drags Mo’Nique after she tried to check him

Longtime TV personality Roland Martin dragged Mo’Nique from Los Angeles all the way back to her Baltimore hometown when she had the audacity to try to check him like she has so many others during her mystifying, logic-defying one-woman crusade against Netflix. Mo’Nique, who turned down a reported $3M payday (and acted like she was […]

Roland Martin and Kareem Abdul Jabbar discuss Black culture

Roland Martin expressed feeling humbled to hear all the comments from people who thanked him for his contributions to the Black community through his now-canceled “News One” show on TV One. Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Martin chat about how they impacted Black culture.

Roland Martin refuses to be silenced by TV One cancellation

When TV One suddenly snatched off its award winning and highly-rated morning news show “News One Now,” they rationalized the cancellation by saying it was due to budgetary concerns. The station’s viewership was incensed. Roland Martin, famed for sporting ascots as much as his blunt journalism, served as the host and executive producer of “NewsOne […]

Roland Martin’s morning show canceled by TV One because of this

Journalist and TV personality Roland Martin is, unfortunately, on the receiving end of another career shock. Just a few years after being surprisingly removed as a CNN contributor due to a misunderstood, albeit controversial, comment he made on social media, Martin is being ambushed once again. This time TV One is shutting down his morning […]

Put some ‘respek’ on his name: Umar Johnson has a PhD

The unapologetically Pan African speaker and motivator Umar Johnson has received a lot of attention in the media as of late. Most recently, he appeared on Roland Martin’s “News One Now” show. During a panel discussion that was referred to as the “Dashiki vs. Ascot War” by media outlet The Root, Johnson was pressed repeatedly […]

Dr. Umar Johnson goes in on Serena Williams

This week, Umar Johnson, Ph.D., set Black Twitter on fire with an appearance on Roland Martin’s “News One Now” show. During a panel discussion that was referred to as the “Dashiki vs. Ascot War” by media outlet The Root, Johnson was pressed repeatedly about his degrees, his claim to be a direct descendent of famed […]

Why NAACP dismissed president Cornell Brooks; he says he was caught by surprise

Roland Martin recently interviewed NAACP Board of Directors chair Leon Russell and former president of NAACP–Minneapolis Nekima Levy-Pounds about the organization’s decision to not renew the contract of current president Cornell W. Brooks. Brooks, who has been in office for three years, claims that he was surprised by the decision – though contacts in the organization […]

SheaMoisture defends itself against backlash over commercial (videos)

WASHINGTON – “News One Now” host and managing editor Roland Martin interviewed Richelieu Dennis, founder and CEO of Shea Moisture parent company Sundial Brands, on Wednesday, April 26 about the original intentention of the ad posted on SheaMoisture’s Facebook page which sparked a social media frenzy on Monday. Dennis explained that the video, which depicts White women and a […]

Roland Martin takes Wendy Williams to school on importance of HBCUs and NAACP

A very dapper and extremely well prepared Roland Martin appeared on Wendy Williams’ talk show to school Williams on the need for HBCUs, the NAACP and also to explain why the #BlackLivesMatter movement is so important. His unscheduled appearance was prompted by his response to Williams’ ignorant comments regarding the relevance of HBCUs and the NAACP. […]

Watch: Wendy Williams and Roland Martin’s candid talk on race in America

“News One Now” host Roland S. Martin sits down with Wendy to talk about Historically Black Colleges and the NAACP. He took issue with her comments on HBCUs last week. She’s apologized and invited Martin on the show saying, “Roland help everyone understand why I was so wrong.” [jwplatform 0iv0prLZ]

Wendy Williams and Roland Martin face off on racist remarks; HBCU alum weigh in

Recently, TV host Wendy Williams made some offensive comments about the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and Historically Black College and Universities. “Over the past few days, if you don’t know, I’ve been facing some really harsh criticism from our viewers and other people in the media because of my comments regarding racism,” […]

Roland Martin’s epic takedown of Diamond and Silk

[jwplatform MlpifoWk] Leave it to TV host Roland Martin to finally put “Stump for Trump” girls Diamond and Silk on blast. The pair recently appeared on his show and continued their uneducated political coonery for Donald Trump. Martin did not let them slide and challenged their political views based on facts.

Roland Martin pulls receipts on Stacey Dash’s Fox News comments

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[jwplatform FUvKQlDM] Watch as renowned media personality Roland Martin dedicates a small segment on his TV One program, NewsOne Now, to call Stacey Dash out for her inflammatory comments on the Fox News channel about there being no need for BET, Black History Month, and other specific outlets for African-Americans.