NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: Rachel Dolezal Breaks Her Silence — “I Identify As Black”


“I Identify As Black:” Rachel Dolezal Breaks Her Silence On NBC’s “Today Show”

Rachel Dolezal, the embattled former president of the NAACP’s Spokane, Washington chapter, who is accused of lying about her race, told NBC’s Today show this morning: “I did feel at some point, I would need to address the complexity of my identity.”

But one thing for certain? “I identify as Black,” she said in her first interview since her racial identity kicked off a rousing national debate about race last week.

World Of Money: Teaching Our Children Financial Literacy

On TV One’s flagship morning program, NewsOne Now, Roland Martin and numerous guests spend a considerable amount of time talking about wealth creation in the Black community.

Despite reports and studies citing the low amount of savings African-Americans have, we as a community must focus on how to provide financial literacy training to our youth in an attempt to show them how to build and grow wealth. has helped over three thousand underserved students in the New York area become “money masters.” The organization, whose mission is to “empower youth with an immersive financial and technology education,” has plans to take their platform nationwide.

Sabrina Lamb, World of Money Founding Chief Executive Officer, 45th NAACP Image Awards nominee in Outstanding Literary Work-Instructional, and author of Do I Look Like An ATM joined Roland Martin onNewsOne Now with former student Quinzel Perry and Ciana Montero, Youth Board Member of, to discuss teaching our youth how to be financially literate.

According to a statement on, the organization believes “that all youth urgently need financial and technology education so that they may globally compete and build financial security. The younger, the better!”

Lamb told Martin that she has been hearing the anguish, anxiety, depression, rage, and vulnerability of economically diverse parents who have said “my child looks at me and thinks I’m an ATM.”

Lamb explained that she responds to parents who feel this way that they “do behave like an ATM and that is why your child responds” to you in that manner.

Having a financial education discussion with your children, Lamb said, is “like looking into your soul and looking into your value system and looking into how you see yourself as a valued human being.”

Listen to Roland Martin, Sabrina Lamb, Quinzel Perry, and Ciana Montero discuss how financial literacy training can positively impact our youth and put them on a path to economic success in the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast

ConFunkShun Returns With First New Studio Album In 20 Years

Michael Cooper and Felton Pilate of the legendary funk band ConFunkShun joined NewsOne Nowhost Roland Martin to talk about their first studio album in 20 years, More Than Love.

Cooper and Pilate discussed what they have been up to over the last two decades, shared how the group got their iconic name, and received a special surprise during the show.

Singer Eddie Levert called in during the later part of the segment to talk with Cooper and Pilate.

Check out Roland Martin, Michael Cooper and Felton Pilate of ConFunkshun, and Eddie Levert talk new music and more in the video clip above. Pick up a copy of ConFunkShun’s new album More Than Loveand visit for the group’s tour dates.

Don’t forget to give Eddie Levert a birthday shout-out. He turned 73-years-young today.

All that and more in this edition of the “NewsOne Now” Audio Podcast.

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