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.

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New Army Hair Regulations Racist, Petition Says

The military’s efforts to regulate unkempt Afrocentric hairstyles is drawing flack from natural hair enthusiasts.

The Army’s new regulations ban twists, cornrows and dreadlocks or dreads. The Army prepared a poster illustrated with photos of the banned hairstyles in an amendment to Army Regulation 670-1. The new rules go into effect on Monday.

TV One’s Roland Martin (“News One Now”) joined a panel of black female current and former soldiers to debate the Army’s ban on Afrocentric hairstyles.

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