Roland Martin and wife Jacquie Hood

TV One has cancelled Roland Martin’s news show “News One Now” due to budget cuts. The news comes amid rumors that TV One is experiencing financial difficulties as advertisers shift more ad dollars into digital online content.

Martin is pictured above with his wife of 16 years, Jacquie Hood.

“Fam, the sad news is true. The staff of @tvonetv #NewsnewOneNow was informed this afternoon that after four years of doing groundbreaking and award-winning work, the show will cease production at the end of the year,” Martin tweeted on Tuesday.

Martin thanked his audience for their support and promised to continue being the voice of the black community on his podcast talk show and other upcoming TV projects.

Martin sparked controversy when leaked emails suggested he and political strategist Donna Brazile passed questions to presidential candidate Hillary Clinton ahead of a CNN town hall with Clinton in 2016. Brazile was fired by CNN, but Martin escaped the controversy unscathed.

In one of the leaked town hall questions Clinton was asked if she supported charter schools and vouchers for black parents who couldn’t afford to send their children to expensive private schools.

Among President Barack Obama’s first acts when he took office in 2009 was to eliminate the school voucher program that benefitted black children.

Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images




  • Yardgirl

    I hate to see anyone lose work, I hope he finds something new. Side note: Why did I think he was gay? ————>>>> *exits in shock*

  • unknown user

    Ground breaking work? Lol. Ok Ro Ro

  • 100milesperhour

    The pic up top ain’t helping.

  • Noirluv45

    I watch this show daily. It’s the ONLY news source from a Black perspective. I’m very saddened about the cancellation.

    Off topic: I’m also upset about Oprah selling the majority of OWN to Discovery. This is why Black folks don’t have anything! Every other group, including Black foreigners, understand how important it is to have collective wealth. Many Black Americans are all about selling out to the highest bidder (the White man). I’ve lost hope that we will ever collectively and financially build infrastructures like other groups do.

  • Jen_no_juice

    Off topic: I’m also upset about Oprah selling the majority of OWN to Discovery. 
    ——————
    Welp the goes Greenleaf and Queen Sugar

  • Breitbart_Savior

    Oprah has always thrown money at black American issues. And the fact that OWN is considered a “black” network is because we followed her when her “The Oprah Winfrey Show” audience didn’t.

    Instead of adding a news program to OWN, she joined 20/20. Oprah is not a trail blazer for black issues in America.

  • Mrs. Joyce

    Funny today was my very first time watching his show, he is also a church member of mine here in Houston. God will bless him with something greater.

  • Elevated Soul

    I heard that Roland Martin was begging FOX to let him appear on that network for debate.

    The game was to appear on FOX and use that publicity for his failing show, and then go back to his viewers and play out that appearance for the next month, with the usual tactics of making people out to be racist.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    All of these black reporters are going to be unemployed now that President Obama is no longer in office.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    She’s trying to get more viewers, but you’re not thinking strategically.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Roland is homophobic – I hate that term, but it applies to him. Back in the day, when I was outing everyone, I wrote a post about him being gay. He emailed me damn near every day chastising me for calling him gay and demanding a retraction. He even threatened me with a lawsuit. He didn’t want his image tarnished by rumors of homosexuality. I still have those emails.

  • the conscious one

    I didn’t care for his news show. To much yelling, folks talking over each other and he appeared to be a know it all type person. However, I wish him nothing but the best.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I hope that doesn’t happen. We are being silence everyday.

  • pecancandy

    Spill it auntie. That neck piece does look suspect

  • Karen Brady

    Then why the hell did they expand it to 2 hours in recent months? Oh well. I watch but he’s never been my favorite dude. Lil’ roly poly azz.. lol. Best wishes brother Roland!

  • Ang

    They appointed a white guy as president of TvOne at the end of 2014. I’m not saying anything about that…Im just saying. ?

    As for Oprah I wonder if that was the plan all along. Oprah got all of us wanting to support it. Now, that it’s finally profitable and they have shows like Queen Sugar they know black people will continue to support they got Oprah’s shares back. It’s not like Oprah needs the money.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    In one of his emails he said he couldn’t be gay because he was a married man… … BWAHAHAHA! ??

  • Rayne

    Like being married means you can’t possibly be gay ?

  • justlooking

    Yeah, I’ve met him. He screams sloppy, I doubt he’s gay. A gay man would take much better care of themselves and their clothing. He looked like he had just rolled out the bad. Either way, it’s not a lose to me. I wounder why it took them so long to cancel. He needs to stay behinds the scenes He can’t keep anchoring to save his life.

  • Rayne

    That ascot is not helping lol

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Exactly. ?

  • Karen Brady

    lol

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I don’t think he’s gay either. He acted like he wanted nothing to do with homosexuals or homosexuality. That’s the textbook definition of homophobia.

  • Owww76

    She’s still the CEO and those shows aren’t going nowhere they are some of the top rated ones for the network.

  • pecancandy

    Thanks I did not know the name.

  • Li

    He will probaby go online at Youtube with his show, ala DL Hughley (ugh!)

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He actually had his own line of ascots.
    Yes.He.Did!!

  • Elevated Soul

    I can believe it.Roland is very phony.

  • BaybeK8s

    I’m wondering why they expanded his show to 2 hrs only to cancel it now, also. Doesn’t make sense. Not going to laugh (out loud) @ “Lil’ roly poly azz” (this morning) only because I still remember the schooling he gave Wendy W. about HBCUs.?

  • Noirluv45

    You know what? My sister said last night when I told her that New One Now was cancelled that they probably sold it to someone White. But now, they have a White president. SMH. You said a whole lot, Ang!

    I’m sure that plan was in place all along. That makes sense. She surely doesn’t need more money, but, again, she sold to the highest bidder and sadly, the bidder doesn’t look like her. We sell everything to them! We give them our innovations and they make money off them. Many of us don’t have the vision to make money for ourselves because there is money in being Black, but we aren’t making it.

  • Noirluv45

    OK, please explain. She’s trying to get more viewers by selling to the White man, and how is that going to help Black people? Please, do tell. I’m always open to knowledge.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Good morning, seasons greetings ??
    I thought he was ????? Wife, let alone of 16 years, wasn’t ever a thought ?

  • Rayne

    Did he now? ?

  • We Can Do This

    I think an ascot makes just about any man look dignified. JMO.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Top of the morning…
    Um…no ?
    Saw a woman (pre op) in H&M last night. So sloppy, it was depressing. And she swore she was the beesknees ?

    I just looked at the big refrigerator shaped lady and ?????????????

    ?????

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Don’t say that?

    Good morning ??

  • Darkandlovely617?

    ?? you are not alone ( by mj)

  • BaybeK8s

    What the? That was his response? Not the self proclaimed Great Debater aka Check Mater. ?

  • Ang

    Remember when Bob Johnson sold BET, Tavis Smiley’s news show got the boot with some b.s. reasoning.

    I wonder if Oprah sees herself as one of us in a genuine way.

    your last sentence is everything! ??????

  • Noirluv45

    Yep, sure do! One Bob sold BET, it was over.

    Good question, Ang. I like Oprah, but I’ve always wondered that same thing.

    Thank you!

  • Noirluv45

    That’s exactly what I wanted to know. Someone said the ratings were low, and I said the same thing about the expansion to 2 hours.

  • Noirluv45

    He cut that heffa a new one!

  • justlooking

    Seasons Greetings My Friend – iono know about Ms. BeesKnees, but Mr. Sloppy loves women…he thinks he a ladies man. she sounds like she is shaped like Mr. Roland. Hmmph

  • Jen_no_juice

    Morning. I hope they don’t. I’m still hurt by Underground getting cancelled

  • BaybeK8s

    Yes he did and he did it without his neck.

  • EMILY POST

    He was way too in the pocket for Democrats and it always comes back to bite all the black people on television. Look at NBCs line up. Those Liberal networks are not loyal they use them all as tokens and they sway with whatever politics are going of the day. It just happens the liberal media is no fan of Trumps but they still managed to kick all of the Obama whispers off the air… Thats why its best to be NEUTRAL and Non Bias but the majority of black people on television was rolling with the Democrats and they will eventually do the same with their black voters.

  • Ieca Hunter

    I would have e-mailed you every day and threated you with a lawsuit too.

  • Tink Tink

    LOL!!!!! :crying:

  • Noirluv45

    If someone accused me of being gay, I’d be pissed too, whether I like gays or not. That doesn’t make him homophobic, in my opinion. He’s just pissed because you lied on him.

  • IAmLegend

    You obviously don’t know what the term homophobic means.

  • Yardgirl

    *phew* I did not want to be rude and shit but dang. Thanks for keeping me company!!

  • IAmLegend

    No he acted like he didn’t like you lying on him

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Yet unfunny Mr. Smiley gets show after show after show. He will be blessed with something better.

  • Yardgirl

    I hope not, but with the way things are going, I would not be surprised!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    SMR: Roland is homophobic
    You are upset that Martin is homophobic but you support Republicans who are advocating for laws to use your religion to discriminate against gay people?
    Talking about having mixed up priorities.

  • Noirluv45

    Lol!!! ?? That was funny!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    It’s going to help black folks because it will get more eyeballs watching her network which means she will have more ad revenue to produce more black programs.

    I can’t believe that OWN is surviving with all black original programing minus Dr. Phil and those 20/20 reruns.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    She needs to stick gossiping about the Kardashians.

    She needs to stick gossiping about the Kardashians.

  • Noirluv45

    Thank you. I see what you are saying. OK, this will bring her more money. I hope she does produce more Black shows, not reality, but substantive shows; however, if she isn’t the majority owner, are the White one’s that are going to accept quality Black programming?

  • MsPam

    Please that started to happen before he left office! No black president no need for black journalists! 1+1= 2!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Lil’ roly poly azz..
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    (Snicker….)

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!!!

  • MsPam

    I wonder what Roland is going to do?! He bragged about not needing CNN, MSNBC or other white owned media outlets. Will he have to put his pride/ego aside and ask for a job?! He loves being on television!

  • Quitedeliteful

    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    big refrigerator shaped lady
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    LOLLOLLOL!!!!!!!!

  • Ang

    Maybe he was saving and investing his money all those years because he knew it would all come to an end soon after Obama was out of office.

  • Simone

    I am a Republican. We do not want laws that discriminate against gay people or anyone. We just don’t want our religious rights stepped on. Gay people are entitled to the same rights as everyone but not extra rights. I do not have to go against my religion and bake a cake for a marriage ceremony between 2 men if religiously I do not believe in it. How come gay couples never go into Muslim bakeries? Muslims find homosexuality punishable by jail or death. Christians do not, so homosexuals should stop focusing on Christian Republicans.

  • Ang

    Why would her selling her shares get more people watching? It’s still named after her and she’s still the CEO. Oprah started out owning 50% with Discovery owning 50%, now she owns 25%. Why would anyone who didn’t want to watch before watch now?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Because her channel is going to be advertised on the Discovery channel.

    Duh!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Maybe because 80% of Americans identify as Christians and the Muslim population in America is condensed in very small areas.
    But you keep believing that this ‘religious liberty’ crap will only be used to discriminate against gays.
    Furthermore if I am correct Christ loved everyone and there’s nothing in the Bible that promotes discrimination.

    You really need another religion if you believe what you typed.

  • Ang

    It always was advertised on Discovery and every other channel Discoery owns.

  • INDUSTRY GURU
  • deadellamore

    You really trying it with the Obama shade. When your boy President Treason gets impeached I hope you give him equal amount of shade. #resist #IMPEACHTRUMP

  • Waya Hedia

    HA HA.. the guy was major asshole. dumber than a rock.

  • Waya Hedia

    They tried to impeach trump this week. Failed miserably!

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com What?

    He’s unfunny and offensive.

  • Waya Hedia

    I think he’ll probably stay black.. lol

  • Simone

    Me or other Christians in my family or workplace do not hate gay people. God is love, not hate. Just because I do not agree with a gay person’s lifestyle does not mean I hate them. Respect other people’s religious beliefs if you want your lifestyle respected.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Whatever chica.
    How are your religious beliefs being disrespected by having to interact with a gay person?
    Do you have any problem interacting with people who have been married multiple times? Non-virgins? People shacking up?
    I guess not because if you added all of those groups together it would be 95% of all straight people.
    Are is it only gays?

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Stop liking your own comments, ?.

  • Daryl Campbell

    Roland Martin would sometimes get with the sh#t

  • Blue

    Yeah. I think the tagline was “Ascots for Ass*****””

  • Armymom20

    I just heard TV1 say it has been extended for 2 hours instead of one…. Sandra which lie it the truth?

  • Noirluv45

    It’s extended to two hours in October (I think). He announced that the show, as of December 21, has been cancelled.

  • Armymom20

    Thank you.

  • Noirluv45

    You’re welcome.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    Yes he is.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Maybe she’s getting Discovery content for OWN.
    Maybe OWN needed the cash infusion.

  • Waya Hedia

    Wow.. what a moron.

  • Liah

    Damn you STILL hating on #44 President Obama>>
    I guess what they say is true..
    “If you aint got no haters…You aint poppin”

  • Liah

    RIGHT!

  • Liah

    lmao!!!!!

  • Renee26

    I have no other reason to watch TVOne….now I will have no morning news to watch as I get dressed for work

  • Renee26

    LMAO

  • 88

    Wow this is the last black news we had now we have 0

  • Renee26

    Ummm that’s not homophobic…it’s called not wanting to be labeled something you’re not….I’m sure you know the term LIBEL so if there was no receipts it shouldn’t have been written.

  • Bashi22

    Angela Rye next

  • Renee26

    The only time Oprah saw herself as one of US was when the rep in the Hermes store shooo’d her little black azzz right outta the door assuming she was broke…and even then she didn’t want to address it

  • Renee26

    Yt pepo are not tuning into OUR shows unless they were already watching…it’s definitely DR Phil and 20/20 that attract them to the station…not Ralph Angel’s fine azz LOL

  • Renee26

    If they go so do I

  • You already know ?

    Exactly….while this orange sick mfcka in Washington is trying to fck up the World!…????????

  • Ang

    How does TvOne have to cancel a show because of budget cuts? Practically, everything on that channel is a rerun of shows from the 90s or earlier, old movies or low budget made for TV movies. I like Unsung but it can’t cost much. They can’t spend much money on anything.

  • Look@m3

    Sound like CNN

  • SumthinSweeter

    Was never a fan so hopefully someone or something else better will come along to replace his show. It was decent as we don’t have many options for “our” news but I never really tuned in. He was sometimes so extra and I could tell that he was one of the ones who was placed in his position because of who or what he knew. And I feel in my spirit that wifey is really his beard.

  • SummerBaby

    I was quite disappointed to hear this. I love NewsOne. It was most def my go to source.

  • Malcom Flex

    I thought he had a HUSBAND not a wife!

  • NeverSurprised

    Lol.

  • NeverSurprised

    Bless your heart. You haven’t a clue as to how impeachment works, now have you?

  • NeverSurprised

    Didn’t he file bankruptcy a few years ago?

  • Ang

    No clue

  • NeverSurprised

    And they’ll keep failing.

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Ebony. Jet. Final Call ?

  • BRuhman_Vista

    Probably go the YouTube or Facebook Live route for the time being. Better see if SiriusXM will break him off somethin’.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Maybe MSNBC will give him his own show like they did Al Sharpton. To keep him silent about diversity issues.

  • classycns

    Sounds like you slandered him unless you got receipts. Not a medical minute but receipts, LOL.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He’s A Phi A (and those fancy ascots) so maybe that’s why your thought process went there.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Oh well!!!

    Oh well!!!

  • 88

    I’m talking about black news on television not tacky gossip rags and Islam garbage.

  • hottlanta

    I will be in mourning. His Wendy read was epic. You would have thought she would have learned her lesson with Judge Mathis. But when she tried to be Ms. All Lives Matter and try to dog HBCU’s enuf was enuf. Everytime I saw the clip I would laugh. His read to Snoop Dog was epic when he tried to talk about black movies was funny as hell when he told him to pick up a book. First Tom Joyner not Roland. Can’t take it.

  • hottlanta

    They didn’t fail they just put that erange azz on notice.

  • hottlanta

    Yep loved love him. Loved it when he was schooling that white boy about history. ROTFLMAO

  • Waya Hedia

    They failed. Miserably. They’re too stupid and weak to put anyone on notice. The idiot Greene and the female James Brown have been saying they would try this.. even though Pelosi told them to shut up. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a4412184e67a4b5e9f0f8ee1bcba29dd4e1c243f0a6a34f9bd76079dd22d526c.png

  • hottlanta

    One can plainly see that private prisons and stop and frisk was not meant for Dump and his friends. The average joe would be in jail for the mess they have done and yet they say no crime as been committed when folks go to jail for spitting on the sidewalk while Dump spit on the Constitution and the office of President everyday. Dump was right he could shoot someone and folks would still support him even though they know they would have been thrown in jail for the crimes if they did what he and his family has done. Jim Jones all the way.

  • HebrewsWife11

    Only I wouldn’t have emailed you everyday, just initially sent you a Cease and desist letter and then hit you with a libel lawsuit. Point, blank, period.

  • Waya Hedia

    Jeeezuz. You’re off the deep end. You made zero sense there kiddo! Prisons are for criminals after they’re convicted. If you think you have a case, bring it. Otherwise, you’re just delusional.

  • Jussjess25

    Good . He was a coon anyway!

  • the conscious one

    ? Maybe that’s where he learned it. He worked for CNN prior too.

  • Michael Washington

    Im gay ASF and NEVER thought Roland was a fruit…

  • Michael Washington

    Oop.

  • Michael Washington

    I dig Roland…he seems very straight forward and his wife is identifiablely black..says something now days. And Im mixed.

  • Michael Washington

    Im beginning to HATE MSNBC…and I’ve watched since Countdown with Keith Oberman.. I miss Melissa Harris Perry. Now they’ve dumped Thomas Roberts, Tamron Hall Tou’re & Alex Wagner….

    I only watch now because of Chris Hayes having come from The Nation…Rachel is cool but I don have to watch her.

    Cancel Chris Matthews , he good but mean and cantankerous and old. Nothing wrong with being old but..he alright.

  • Michael Washington

    Yes he is, but I bet that dack is a beast. Its the only reason Ive watched him all these years..

    Sorry for being crass sis.. but he is tuff to swallow sometimes..hehe soft chuckles.

  • Gotitbutsmh

    I saw this coming.

  • BaybeK8s

    She needs to stop being an opinionated hypocrite and explain to her son why daddy’s still not home 3-4 days a week… allegedly. *Wendy’s voice*

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    *faints* lol

  • GloGlo

    Ok, are we talkin’ about Tavis or Rickey? Curious minds want to know? lol

  • GloGlo

    Making people out to be racist? Or did you mean outing racist people? Not hard to do for some triggered & programmed autobots.

  • GloGlo

    Neutral? Says the probably paid virtual cointelpro troll & shill. What a laugh. Y’all wouldn’t know an original thought if somebody stuffed it up your already filled to the brim anuses. Neutral. HA! If you have to undertake a constant virtual stalking campaign to change minds, your views probably ain’t worth shat on their own.

  • GloGlo

    It’s the amerikkkan way. Black labor = white wealth. Claud Anderson has been talking about this for decades. He mentioned that in the 1850’s black people collectively held about 1/2 of 1% of US wealth and back in the early 2000s when he revisited the topic, it was still about the same. Rich black folk in apartheid amerikkka are outliers. They are as about as rare as non-racist white folk. They are that dangling carrot to keep black folk (and poor white folk too) running after a fantasy.

  • GloGlo

    Actually I take that back. It’s the global apartheid way. This is the way the west has made it’s fortune, off of the backs, sweat, blood, tears, misery and free labor of black folk. So it’s much bigger than the US.

  • GloGlo

    I don’t know why anyone would be surprised. Hasn’t this been the go-to strategy for other networks like UPN & Fox? They originally had programming that appealed to black folk (Living Color) I can’t remember what black shows Fox had in the beginning because I stopped watching tv long ago but I’ve read about this strategy. I do know that Black people on average watch more tv than any other demographic so it makes sense to create programming that appeals to us and then do a switch up once you’ve made your coins. They do it in other areas of the industry too. It’s always about using us to build wealth while our a$$es are left looking like boo boo the fool. They have it down to a science. And we seem to not get it. Sometimes we do ‘act’ like the slow kid who continuously falls for the same pull my finger prank over and over. Well, at least some of us do.

  • Malcom Flex

    Have we met!? I didn’t think so and I’m not gay. Damn some black people act like we all supposed to have the same opinions and shyt!
    I thought he had a HUSBAND not a wife.
    There I said it again.

  • Malcom Flex

    Yeh I knew he was a Phi he still seem down low

  • Michael Washington

    no offense meant at all sir just offering a perspective from THAT side..

    still.

  • Michael Washington

    The aforementioned was Tavis, but the current THICK Smiley can also get some…Comic-view Smiley, not so much..

  • Noirluv45

    Yes, brother Claude sure has.

  • MRiGOThim

    Damn, I know Roland somewhere cussing…