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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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Kandi Burruss definitely knows how to slay a blue carpet, whether she has a baby bump or not! She showed up in 4-inch stilettos to the 2015 Steve Harvey Neighborhood Award show to support and participate in this annual event. She was there to present the award for “Best Church” with popular journalist and sydicated columnist Roland Martin.…

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Mc Donald’s 365 Black Awards Show was held this past weekend during the 20th Essence Festival in New Orleans. The golden carpet was hosted by TV personality Janelle Snowden. This star-studded event featured performances and celebrities in honor of the outstanding individuals who make valuable contributions to the African American community. Hosted by Terrence Jenkins, who looked…

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