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Niatia ‘Lil Mama’ Kirkland Stars In “When Love Kills: The Falicia Blakely Story” (Extended Trailer)

Damn. She said she was doing this in her radio interview (posted earlier here).

Well, here’s the trailer for the “The Falicia Blakely Story” movie that Niatia Kirkland was in. It just debuted on TV One. Co-starring Lance Gross. Girl turns exotic dancer, gets turned out and her life gets turned upside DOWN!

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Unsung: Jon B (Full Episode)

Long Island’s (NY, USA) own Jon B was the subject of ‘Unsung’ in the above episode. Once again, great stuff… this time, on the forerunner for later ‘White chocolate’ crooners (like Justin Timberlake and Robin Thicke) in the Soul/R&B genre. Produced and pushed to excellence by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jonathan “Jon B” Buck had a good (albeit short-lived) run last century. Learn about his coming up and blowing up back in the day. Watch.

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We’re Seeing More And Bigger Black Movies, But Are African Americans Making Any Real Gains In Hollywood? (Video)

Hmmm… did anyone see the Steve Harvey-esque goof on the announcement for “Moonlight” winning The Oscar? This ‘New Hollywood Diversity Report’ segment on Roland Martin’s show might put that mistake in a different light. It’s kind of like there’s less hate for Black people in Hollywood… Now they just aren’t really paying us much mind. No shots, no hate, just saying.

The fourth annual Hollywood Diversity Report is out, and while there has been some improvement, Black people are still trailing behind their white counterparts in many ways.
Roland Martin

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Roland Martin Chastises Bill O’Reilly For Not Respecting Colin Kaepernick’s Protest (Video)

Uh oh. Colin, you can drop back for a second and let brother Roland put the blitz on Billy [Bob] O’Reilly. Sacked him!! When Roland goes, “So, Bill, DAMN your book,” you KNOW the ‘turn up’ turned the corner!

Bill, what books are you reading?”

Roland Martin gave Bill O’Reilly a history lesson on patriotism and African Americans.

O’Reilly wants Colin Kaepernick to read his book about patriotism, but Martin, host of NewsOne Now says O’Reilly has it all wrong and offered a series of tiles that O’Reilly should read instead.

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Rant, Rebuttal, Reconciliation: Wendy Williams Apologizes And Invites Roland Martin To Speak On HBCUs & The NAACP (Video)

Two media power-movers get together and ensure the ooh’s and ah’s are not the last thing we get out of the swirl of fiery commentary that came from Wendy Williams’ rant – then Roland’s rebuttal – on HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges & Universities) and National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. See all that build up after the jump. What’s most important though… is that they got together on Wendy’s couch, reached an accord, and ensured knowledge was shared! Good use of a powerful platform.

“News One Now” host Roland S. Martin sits down with Wendy to talk about her remarks about Historically Black Colleges and the NAACP. Then, Roland weighs in on race in America, police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement. Plus, Roland weighs in on how to talk to our kids about these issues.

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Unsung: Kid ‘N Play (Video)

Hmmm… don’t know if Kid ‘N Play could truly be considered ‘Unsung’… seeing as how they had hit records (plural), a string of movies, that hook-the-legs-spin-around-shoe-tap dance thing… but they are on an episode. Aaaand the insights from those episodes are really good; this one included. Watch TVOne’s documentary exploration of one of Hip-Hop’s favorite duos.

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Unsung: DeBarge (Video)


Before Michael Jackson split from his band of brothers, and for a while after, the music world (and the world at large) was constantly asking ‘Who would be the next Jackson 5?’ The answer at one time would have definitely been DeBarge. But right when they were right there as a family, something… a lot of things, actually… went terribly wrong. The large family from Grand Rapids (Michigan, USA) had it all in the 1980s – the looks, the sound, the fans, growing fame worldwide. But then things took a sadly familiar downturn that comes with having it all (way past enough). Industry and social pressures, addictions and more… caused them to lose the most important thing – each other. After that – the split – came bigger and harder losses.

A powerful Unsung on DeBarge (full episode above).

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Unsung: Nile Rodgers & CHIC (Video)

Let us tell all you jive turkeys out there something: Nile Rodgers was the man in the 1970s… and he is still doing it like he did back then! Daft Punk recruited the man for that purpose. Amazing what can learn on TVOne’s Unsung. Watch.

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Unsung: Too $hort (Video)

Why wouldn’t you put the man who’s been pimpin’ on tracks since the 1980s on TVOne’s Unsung? Well, the question is moot now. New question: What took them so long? Too Short is Unsung!

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Unsung Hollywood: Robin Harris (Video)

Don’t get @ojones1 started on the greatness of Robin Harris! You will get that story about him and his dad pushing the 1978 ’98 Regency Oldsmobile through Montgomery and Tuskegee (Alabama) all Saturday… with that Robin in concert cassette tape in the deck. Guaranteed. Comedic legend on the rise. Gone way too soon. Gone but not forgotten. Especially if TVOne’s Unsung Hollywood has anything to do with it!

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Unsung Hollywood: Pam Grier (Video)

TV One’s Unsung has given birth to a spinoff: Unsung Hollywood. And it’s off to a strong start! Many folks would fight to put Pam Grier on a Black Hollywood Mount Rushmore if we had one. But her full props have been yet to come… until now.

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Unsung: The Ohio Players (Video)

Mainstay of 1970s pop, soul, and funk, The Ohio Players had the look, the radio, and their fan base on lock doing hits like “Fire” and “Love Rollercoaster.” And don’t forget the album covers (hot)! Check out this Unsung episode on the legendary group.

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Unsung: EPMD (Documentary) [Video]

TVOne documentary series UnSung is the truth! The latest episode spotlighting EPMD (Erick and Parrish Making Dollars, Golden Era greats; respect to DJ Scratch) is must see TV for real.

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Unsung: Isaac Hayes (Video)

The legendary Isaac Hayes was the subject of TV One’s popular television series “Unsung” last Wednesday night & the show didn’t disappoint in covering the life of one of the greatest icons in black music. The influence & contributions of Isaac Hayes goes deeper than just the music as he was not only a singer, songwriter, musician & producer, but he was an actor & activist as well. Isaac Hayes’ music has also been sampled by countless numbers of hip hop & R&B artists many times over further keeping his legacy alive. If you didn’t catch the episode live like I did on Wednesday then you can watch the full episode on the life of “Black Moses” here on this soulful sunday afternoon.
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Unsung: Whodini (Video)

Friends…..How many of us have them? TV One’s Unsung covers Whodini

Unsung: Full Force (Documentary)

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