Why CNN, HLN and MSNBC Won’t Have a Black Prime Time Anchor for a While


by Dr. Boyce Watkins I recently noticed that the NAACP joined the call of other civil rights public figures (I’m not sure how I feel about the word “leaders”) in asking CNN and other networks to open the door for African American representation in nightly prime time news slots.  I was happy to see them […]

Roland Martin: Feds Go After Baseball Players, but Not Bankers?


by Roland Martin. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds were long considered first ballot Hall of Famers, but the steroids scandal that has dominated baseball since the ’90s has destroyed their reputations and could very well keep them out of Cooperstown. Clemens is spending his days in a federal court in Washington accused of lying to […]

Is Roland Martin Defending Tracy Morgan’s Homophobic Remarks?


The following is a column recently published by Roland S. Martin: Why is comedian and “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan issuing a mea culpa for saying nasty, vicious and vile things during a stand-up routine? Isn’t that par for the course of a comedian? Oh, I can’t wait to see the hate mail pile into […]

Dr. Boyce: Roland Martin, Boris Kodjoe Twitter Fight Speaks Volumes on the Black Church


Political analyst and journalist Roland Martin loves to fight.  I’ve fought with him over text message, e-mail, phone, television and in person. He’s good at fighting too, and I’ve noticed that his ability to deliver solid points has elevated since I first met him during a joint CNN appearance in 2006.   It is for this […]

Roland Martin: Bishop Eddie Long Cannot Ignore His Past


You can also read Dr. Boyce Watkins’ statement on the case of Bishop Eddie Long by clicking here. When Bishop Eddie Long stood before his congregation in Lithonia, Georgia, on Sunday to declare he would not be focused on the past and would look forward, his supporters said that was the right thing to do […]

Roland Martin: The Real GOP Field Doesn’t Come For Several More Months

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(CNN) — As a political analyst, I’m supposed to be one of these folks who are so into politics that every time a new poll comes out, I should be dissecting the margin of error, the number of respondents and whether it was conducted by a land line or cellphone. Sorry, folks, when it comes […]

Old School Tribute to Oprah: Dr. Boyce, Wendy Williams, Roland Martin Talk Oprah on CNN


There was a time when rappers like 50 Cent felt that Oprah Winfrey had no respect for hip-hop music.  In this video from 2006, Dr. Boyce Watkins, Wendy Williams and Roland Martin discuss the matter on CNN. You can watch the video by clicking the image below.