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NewsOne Now B.B. King Tribute Audio Podcast

NewsOne Now B.B. King Tribute Audio Podcast

Legendary blues musician B.B. King died Thursday night at the age of 89 in his home in Las Vegas. King suffered a series of small strokes as a result of type 2 diabetes, which he suffered from for several decades. On Monday, Roland Martin and NewsOne Now paid homage to B.B King through a special video tribute […]

Roland Martin Pays Tribute To B.B. King; Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight Share Memories

Roland Martin Pays Tribute To B.B. King; Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight Share Memories

Roland Martin talks to Quincy Jones, Aretha Franklin,Gladys Knight and more as they pay tribute to the legendary B.B. King.    

NewsOne Now Gospel Greats Audio Podcast

NewsOne Now Gospel Greats Audio Podcast

On Friday, NewsOne Now aired a special edition of TV One‘s flagship morning program highlighting your favorite gospel stars. Roland Martin sat down with the likes of Fred Hammond, Donnie McClurkin, Smokie Norful, and a whole host of “Gospel Greats.” We’ve compiled a few of those exclusive interviews for your viewing pleasure. Fred Hammond and Donnie McClurkin […]

Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: We Remember Blues Legend BB King

Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: We Remember Blues Legend BB King

Michael Imhotep sits in for Roland Martin for this edition of “The Roland Martin Show.” During today’s show Imhotep pays homage to the late great Blues singer, BB King who passed away at 89. Incoming Boston University professor Dr. Saida Grundy has come under fire for  a series of tweets about race. The Boston Globe reported that […]

Blues Icon B.B. King Dies At 89

Blues Icon B.B. King Dies At 89

Source: Jerry Shriver and Steve Jones / USA Today B.B. King spread joy to millions by giving them the blues. The iconic musician, along with his ever-present guitar Lucille, spent nearly 70 years thrilling audiences and spreading the music he learned as a poverty-stricken youth in the Mississippi Delta all over the world. King, 89, […]

Newark Fights Proposal To Pause Charter School Growth

Newark Fights Proposal To Pause Charter School Growth

Source: Jessica Mazzola | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com  / NJ.com NEWARK — A proposed bill that would temporarily limit the growth of charter schools in New Jersey would hurt urban youth in the state, according to a new resolution passed by the Newark city council this week. “This would directly impact Newark families,” said city Councilman […]

More Black Ministers Slamming NAACP For Fighting School Choice

More Black Ministers Slamming NAACP For Fighting School Choice

Source: Ron Matus / RedefinEd Online Leading black ministers in Florida are ramping up criticism of the NAACP for supporting a lawsuit that seeks to kill the nation’s largest private school choice program. The Rev. Dr. Manuel Sykes, pastor of Bethel Community Baptist Church in St. Petersburg, became the latest to do so, suggesting during […]

Georgia Principal ‘Released’ Over ‘Black People’ Graduation Comment

Georgia Principal ‘Released’ Over ‘Black People’ Graduation Comment

Source: Mike Morris / Atlanta Journal-Constitution The principal of TNT Academy has been let go from the non-traditional, private Stone Mountain school less than a week after video of her racially-charged comment at a graduation ceremony went viral. Georgia NAACP president Francys Johnson confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Nancy Gordeuk “has been released.” Johnson, […]

NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Talks Progressive Agenda To Combat Inequality

NewsOne Now Audio Podcast: NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Talks Progressive Agenda To Combat Inequality

No Charges For Wisconsin Officer Who Fatally Shot Unarmed Teenager Tony Robinson In a Tuesday press conference, District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced that the Wisconsin officer who shot and killed an unarmed Tony Robinson used lawful deadly force. Officer Matt Kenny will face no charges in Robinson’s death. In great detail, Ozanne outlined the events leading […]

Republicans Vote To Slash Amtrak’s Funding By $252 Million Day After Deadly Derailment In Philadelphia

Republicans Vote To Slash Amtrak’s Funding By $252 Million Day After Deadly Derailment In Philadelphia

Source: Jennifer Fermino and Dan Friedman / New York Daily News WASHINGTON — Even a devastating and deadly derailment didn’t soften Republican hearts Wednesday on the issue of Amtrak funding. As bodies were pulled from the site of the tragedy in Philadelphia, GOP members of the House voted to slash funding for the rail service by $252 […]

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