India.Arie faced backlash after addressing a pair of explicit performances at Essence Fest.

But in acknowledging Rogan's freedom to say whatever he wants, Arie explained that she would not subsidize his racism.

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Original air date: July, 24, 2015 Roland Martin and NewsOne Now bring you sights, sounds, and exclusive interviews from the 2015 Essence Festival in New Orleans.  India Arie Talks New Music, Addresses Skin Lightening Controversy Neo-soul sensation India Arie chatted with NewsOne Now host Roland Martin during the 2015 Essence Fest. During their conversation, Arie talked […]


When some social media users went crazy over Michelle Obama’s hair during her recent appearance on Jeopardy, India Arie’s 2007 Grammy Award-nominated single “I Am Not My Hair” immediately sprung to mind. In the song, Arie defies dystopian views of Black women’s hair with the refrain: “I am not my hair; I am not this […]

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Podcast: Download NewsOne Now honors the life and legacy of Dr. Maya Angelou during this special edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast. Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole and Armstrong Williams joined Roland Martin in studio for NewsOneNow’s special coverage of the passing of Dr. Maya Angelou. Cathy Hughes, President/CEO TV One and Radio One joined the conversation via phone to shared her […]

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India.Arie shared her thoughts on Dr. Maya Angelou with “NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin and talked about how Dr. Angelou influenced her to speak the truth. Listen to Roland’s entire conversation with India.Arie Be sure to listen to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 7 a.m. EST and watch at 9 a.m. EST on TV One.