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"13th" analyzes the criminalization of African-Americans, the U.S. prison boom, and their connections to the 13th Amendment.

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The West Coast rapper – best known for his debut album Doggystyle and for smoking weed in public – urged viewers not to support projects in which Black people are mistreated, courtesy of a profanity-laced Instagram video.

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Roland Martin talks with some of the hottest directors, actors, and musicians who continue to leave their mark on pop culture.

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Roland Martin caught up with director Ava DuVernay during the Color Of Change’s 10th Anniversary Gala. During their chat, DuVernay discussed the relaunch of The…

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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…

Ava DuVernay is on her way to making history once again. According to The Wrap, the Selma director is the number one choice to direct…

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Shonda Rhimes, Ava DuVernay, Debbie Allen, Mara Brock Akil and Issa Rae all grace the cover of the May edition of Essence Magazine for their “Game Changers”…

Ever since she stepped into the White House, First Lady Michelle Obama has emerged as a fashion icon. Although she’s surrounded by stylish celebrities at star-studded…

Ava DuVernay, director of the seminal film, “Selma” (which will be distributed to every single high school in the country) and the first African American…

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Ava Duvernay, whom many feel was snubbed for a Best Director nomination at this year’s Academy Awards, said that she would like to stop discussing…

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Alfre Woodard hosted her annual pre-Oscar party to celebrate African American women in film in the penthouse of the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. HipHollywood was on…

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Oprah Opens Up About Selma And Why She Had To Get Involved With The Film  Roland Martin, host of “NewsOne Now,” caught up with Oprah…