Roland Martin moves to new morning time with an explicitly Black perspective

Roland Martin moves to new morning time with an explicitly Black perspective

Noted journalist and TV news personality Roland Martin recently announced a change in time and format to his program “News One Now.” The program is the only daily news show that brings analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective. The new time will be 7 a.m. weekdays beginning on […]

Kandi Burruss, her baby bump, and Roland Martin present at the #NA2015

Kandi Burruss, her baby bump, and Roland Martin present at the #NA2015

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. […]

McDonald’s 365 Black Awards gold carpet during Essence Festival

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 […]

Celebs send Memorial Day messages via Twitter

Happy Memorial Day to all those who help us U.S. citizens safe. Today is not about BBQ’s, pool parties and an extra day off, it is about all those who help keep our country free. Check out more messages in the flip. -joi pearson @joiapearson

Roland Martin talks movies, Jordan Davis at NAACP Image Awards

TV One host Roland Martin is quite happy with his switch from CNN to TV One.  “I spent five years at CNN and always ‘did me.’ I didn’t change who I was. I spoke truth to power. [With] my morning show on TV One I  talk about what I want to talk about and who I […]

Influential people at the Phoenix Awards dinner at the Congressional Black Caucus convention

The annual Phoenix Awards dinner is the signature event of the four-day Congressional Black Caucus conference focusing on public policy impacting black communities in America and abroad. The room is filled with the who’s who of Washington, D.C., tables are reserved for corporate sponsors and other influential names in their given fields. Check out the who’s […]

Celebrities who were blacklisted for hating on gays

While the rest of the nation supported Jason Collins when he became the first gay athlete of any of the four major sports to declare his homosexuality, there are others who have, and continue, to suffer the intense backlash for spewing anti-gay invectives in recent years. This is a complete reversal from nearly 20 years […]

Celebrity Twitter responses to LeBron James dunk over Jason Terry

Even celebrities and athletes of other sports delivered hilarious commentary on social media after the LeBron James’ monster ally-oop slam dunk that sent loud-mouth Jason Terry of Archnemesis, Boston crashing to the floor. Jason Terry continues to trend some 12 hours after the game was played on Monday evening, March, 18th. The jarring King James […]

Inauguration 2013: The African American Church Inaugural Ball

The legends of gospel, jazz, Hollywood and classical music were honored at the African American Church Inaugural Ball at the Grand Hyatt during the 57th Inauguration weekend in Washington D.C. TV One “Washington Watch” host Roland Martin and Hollywood heartthrob Morris Chestnut were co-hosting the affair that gave out awards to the likes of unforgettable […]

Inauguration balls and parties 2013 (photos)

WASHINGTON — The 57th Inauguration will officially get underway on Monday morning. But this past weekend, the balls and parties of all types kicked off, and rolling out was there to record the activities. The following photos are from the St. Jude’s Inaugural Ball at the ultra-prestigious Hamilton hotel (where Beyonce and Jay-Z are staying […]

Mr. President, show the GOP who’s boss

Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Kelly Ayotte really want us to believe that their shameful behavior toward United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice is all about getting to the truth about what happened in Libya, but the truth is that this is the first salvo in a GOP war against President Barack Obama over the next four years.

Does Obama’s Debate Victory Mean Anything? Roland Martin Says ‘Yes’

President Obama, thrust into the unfamiliar and uncomfortable role of underdog in the bruising slugfest to earn White House retention, proved to be Republican nominee’s Mitt Romney’s equal in style and his superior in substance in the second presidential debates in New York. Political pundits, including CNN contributor and TV One’s “Washington Watch” host Roland […]

2012 Essence Music Festival Event Guide

  The ESSENCE Music Festival is the nation’s largest African American live musical and cultural experience attracting over 400,000 people from around the world. This four-day event is packed with must-see concerts and events that you definitely don’t want to miss. Each day boasts a jumping block party, a number of outrageous concerts and plenty of […]

Dark Skin Is Also a Problem Among African-Americans

(CNN) — Acura found itself in a bit of hot water this week when it was revealed that a casting agency in Los Angeles only desired light-skinned African-American actors for the company’s Super Bowl commercial featuring Jay Leno and Jerry Seinfeld. The company apologized, but that hasn’t stopped a lot of the chatter criticizing Acura […]

‘Red Tails’ Movie Promoted by Black Celebrities; See Who and What They Said

The Red Tails movie got the highest endorsement possible a week before it even opened when President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama hosted a White House screening that included a group of Tuskegee Airmen. The George Lucas film about an all-black squadron of World War II fighter pilots was treated like a an STD […]

Martin Luther King Jr. Honored by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity: Photos

WASHINGTON – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was laid to rest in April 1968. But on Aug. 26, 2011, the Alpha Phi Alpha Greek fraternity, of which King was a member, brought its most prominent member back to life by christening his historic memorial on the National Mall during a private ceremony overlooking the Potomac […]