CBC 2013

This interview was originally published on NewsOne on September 20, 2013. Roland Martin spoke with Eddie Levert, Walter Williams and Eric Nolan of The O’Jays about the band’s upcoming charity weekend in Las Vegas. The legendary group has rallied superstars from Magic Johnson to Stevie Wonder in an effort to raise money for education. See the […]

Actor/director Robert Townsend talked with Roland Martin during the Congressional Black Caucus ALC about a community-based film project that taught 20 at-risk students from the Overtown community in Florida and 25 students from the School of Communication’s Cinema and Interactive Media program the art of filmmaking. Plus, Townsend discusses his latest film project “Playin’ for […]

Congressman André Carson talks with Roland Martin about how legislation being pushed by the Tea Party is having an adverse impact on White and Black Americans. Rep. Carson explains that regardless of party affiliation Americans want the same things and when political ideology is set aside legislators can come up with real solutions for real […]

Former soap opera star Victoria Rowell is trying her hand at crowdsourcing with Indiegogo to fund her latest project, “The Rich and the Ruthless.” “I want to get them [African Americans] to black-owned productions,” she said. “It can’t just be Tyler Perry and Oprah.” Stay connected on 2013 CBCF Coverage, and tune in to “NewsOne Now” with Roland […]

Charles Ogletree says that affordable healthcare is a universal issue, and one that needs to be supported by all of Congress. “The whole idea of Obamacare – I call it Obamacares – is something that is universal that everyone will benefit,” Ogletree said. Stay connected on 2013 CBCF Coverage, and tune in to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin […]

Rep. David Scott talks healthcare at the 2013 Congressional Black Caucus. He went into why Obamacare is already showing importance for those who have been lacking coverage for years. Stay connected on 2013 CBCF Coverage, and tune in to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin this fall on TV One!

Rep. John Lewis criticizes that Republicans make it “impossible” for minorities to get a step ahead. “It is unreal, it is unbelievable,” he said. “You make some progress for a few years, then forces emerge to try to take you a step back.” Stay connected on 2013 CBCF Coverage, and tune in to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin […]

Rep. John Lewis urges people to speak up and speak out against the voting disparities that African Americans still face. “We’ve made a lot of progress, Green said, “but we’re not there yet.” Stay connected on 2013 CBCF Coverage, and tune in to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin this fall on TV One!

Actress Sonja Sohn of “The Wire” talks with Roland Martin about the positive influence African American entertainers can have on the community. She urges today’s culture drivers to utilize their cultural capital, and impact the way that young people think. Stay connected on 2013 CBCF Coverage, and tune in to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin this fall on […]

Lisa Borders talks about her upcoming plans with The Coca-Cola Foundation as the newly appointed Chair and Vice President of Global Community Connections for Coca-Cola. She says the company will do their best to give back to women and water and put these changes in effect by 2020. Stay connected on 2013 CBCF Coverage, and tune […]

It’s time to get it started! Roland Martin helped Doug E. Fresh kick off the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Annual Legislative Conference. Stay connected on 2013 CBCF Coverage, and tune in to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin this fall on TV One!  

Roland Martin caught up with U.S. Representative Cedric Richmond at the 2013 Congressional Black Caucus.  A champion for New Orleans, Richmond stressed the importance of forging better economic opportunities to impact the lives of minorities. Stay connected on 2013 CBCF Coverage, and tune in to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin this fall on TV One!