Everyone knows that having a tight band is an essential ingredient for a successful late night television show — just look at Jimmy Fallon and The Roots. Now, new Late Show host Stephen Colbert has recruited jazz musician Jon Batiste to be his band leader. The 28-year-old New Orleans-bred pianist has worked with everyone from Wynton Marsalis to Lenny […]

Entertainment, Nation, NewsOne Original, Opinion

It’s no surprise that there would be backlash and outrage over the OWN network giving Jay Williams, the Atlanta man with 34 kids by 17 different women who was featured on Iyanla Vanzant’s Fix My Life series, his own reality show. Black Twitter exploded when it was announced this week that Williams would debut this […]


Several years ago, I saw Iyanla Vanzant come to speak to an audience in Brooklyn and she mesmerized the mostly African-American female crowd. She spoke of how women could heal themselves by owning their situations and problems and recognizing their responsibilities to break the negative chains to the various ills in their lives. At the […]

Entertainment, NewsOne Now

Iyanla Vanzant  joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to talk about season 3 of OWN TV’s “Iyanla: Fix My Life.” During her appearance on “NewsOne Now.” Vanzant highlighted the three part conversation with a young man who fathered 34 children with 17 different women. Vanzant also details important lessons she learned from the new season of […]

NewsOne Now

Podcast: Download Roland Martin and the “NewsOne Now” Straight Talk panel, featuring Dr. Jeff Gardere, Corey Dade, Danielle Belton and Peniel Joseph, break down the media’s selective bias against African Americans. News organizations are painting members of the Black community in an unflattering light, giving the rest of America and the world the impression that people of African decent are the only […]