Here's a look at some of the most influential Black talk show hosts in American history.

No matter what, Twitter has DeRay’s back. On Wednesday, DeRay McKesson and Montel Williams engaged in a brief Twitter spat after the former talk show host critiqued McKesson’s career as an activist who flourished through his strong use of social media. @deray is no MLK. Let’s just get that real clear. — Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) June […]


The award-winning film 12 Years a Slave, a striking and brutally vivid retelling of the true story of Solomon Northup, will be incorporated into public high school classrooms around the nation beginning in September 2014, according to a The National School Boards Association (NSBA) press release. The NSBA is partnering with New Regency, Penguin Books, and the […]

Holiday cheer has hindered medical marijuana from finally becoming more than just a pipe dream for patients in the nation’s capital. According to, the D.C. Department of Health has been telling applicants that “changes in personnel and the holiday schedule” delayed license-granting decision-making for the five dispensaries approved to open in the city. Emmy-winning […]

Many know Montel Williams as a pitchman for several products, and for his nationally syndicated television talk show. But  Williams will now be entering a new field as he’s opening a medical marijuana dispensary in Sacramento, California. In a news conference this past weekend, Williams spoke about his battles with multiple sclerosis and how marijuana […]

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Former talk show host Montel Williams has urged state lawmakers to legalize medical marijuana in Maryland, saying it has a role helping those with painful ailments such as his own.

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin authorities say former talk show host and medical marijuana activist Montel Williams has been cited for possession of drug paraphernalia at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee.