The former 'View' cohost served eight days in jail for failing to pay $10,000 in unpaid moving violations in the early '90s.

Roland Martin and NewsOne Now were on hand to capture the sights and sounds of this year's Essence Festival.


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NewsOne’s Top 5 takes a quick look at the stories trending on that you are talking about. President Obama Praises Historic Nuclear Deal With Iran NEWS ROUNDUP: Sherri Shepherd May Return To “The View”…AND MORE Coroner: B.B. King Died Of Alzheimer’s, Was Not Poisoned NYC To Pay Eric Garner’s Family $5.9 M To Settle […]


Over the past year, ABC’s daytime talk show The View has been like a game of musical chairs, with people leaving and joining the show ad infinitum. After it was announced that Rosie Perez would be making an exit to pursue her acting career, there are rumors circulating that Sherri Shepherd might return to the […]

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Comedian JB Smoove sat down with Roland Martin to talk about the Chris Rock comedy “Top Five“on “NewsOne Now.” Smoove made light of Martin being out of uniform and shared his perspective on Rock’s semi-autobiographical comedy with the ascot-less “NewsOne Now” host. “Comedians, we’re like boxers … there are certain combinations that we have to throw.” […]

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Cedric The Entertainer, Sherri Shepherd and Ben Vereen sat down with “NewsOne Now” host Roland Martin to dish on Chris Rock’s semi-autobiographical comedy, “Top Five.” Cedric The Entertainer broke down the dilemma in which moviegoers will find Rock’s characters. He explained to Martin that as a stand-up comedian there are times when you want to be taken seriously or try to […]

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Podcast: Download The Democratic-led Senate panel says the CIA tortured people. Do you have a problem with enhanced interrogation techniques? Saturday was a Nat’l Day of Resistance tied to the #BlackLivesMatter #HandsUpDontShoot #ICantBreathe movement. Did you go out to protest?  The GOP always talks states’ rights/local control. So why did they pass a bill preventing DC from legalizing marijuana? Beverly […]

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Funnyman Chris Rock spoke with Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now” about his new film, “Top Five.” Rock writes, directs and stars in the film. The semi-autobiographical comedy has received some Oscar buzz from industry insiders. During their sit down, Rock told Martin, “There’s not a lot of the movie I haven’t experienced on some level. […]

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Roland Martin sat down with Gabrielle Union to talk about her role in the upcoming movie, “Top Five.” From TOP FIVE digs under the surface of show business, politics, rap, and the exigencies of being Black and famous today—holding it all up to the light in the way only Chris Rock can. Mingling echoes of […]

Parting is such sweet sorrow for “The View’s” co-host Sherri Shepherd (pictured) as she boo-hooed Monday morning on the show about her impending exit. The comedienne, actress, and seven-year “View” vet broke down at the beginning of the ABC-TV chatfest’s hour revealing, “It is true that I’m leaving ‘The View,'” she confirmed. “Some people have […]

In an unexpected shakeup, all but one co-host of the long-running daytime chatfest “The View” remains standing. Newcomer Jenny McCarthy (pictured left) and seven-year vet Sherri Shepherd (pictured right) have reportedly been booted off the show, and Whoopi Goldberg (pictured below) is the only surviving co-host, according to the New York Daily News. SEE ALSO: Nigerian Singer Offers […]