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March 18, 2023 117 min

3.17.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: N.C. Supreme Crt. revisits voting maps,Ca. NAACP Chapter rejects reparations plan,Lance Reddick dies

The Republican-led North Carolina Supreme Court reheard arguments from a redistricting case it ruled on in December.  If the state's highest court reverses, state legislators will determine the electoral districts, shifting the political power in the state.  I'll talk to a North Carolina State Rep...

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3.16.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Maryland's 1st Black Governor, TX HISD Takeover, BWR 12th Annual Women of Power National Summit

Maryland made history by electing the state's first black governor Wes Moore.
Governor Moore will join me to discuss his aggressive plan to combat climate change and how he plans to help close Maryland's wealth gap.

Texas State Commissioner of Education will appoint a new Houston Independent School...

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3.15.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: FL GOP Try to Block DEI in Education, FL Propose Flag Ban,7 Deputies Charged W/2nd-Degree Murder

Florida Republicans are using new legislation that threatens Black fraternities and sororities by stopping college funding for any program or campus activity supporting diversity, equity, inclusion, or Critical Race Theory. We will speak with State Senator Shevrin Jones about his efforts to protect th...

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3.14.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Michael Irvin Marriott Video Release, FL Block All DEI Programs, Entertainment Industry & Black Hair

Former Dallas Cowboys Star Michael Irvin just refiled a 100 million dollar lawsuit against Marriott International over allegations of sexual misconduct by the Pro Football Hall of Famer. We will show you the press conference Irvin and his attorneys held today and the video evidence they just r...

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3.13.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Battle between VP Harris v Sen.Warren, Diversity Blamed For Bank Failure, FBI New Hate Crime Report

A battle is brewing between the Democratic party. Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren publicly challenged if Vice President Kamala Harris should be President Joe Bidens 2024 running mate. We will show how Harris and the White House responded to Warren's comments.

Republicans are going after wok...

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3.10.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: 11 Ohio Cops Indicted, Black Unemployment Rate, Fmr PVAMU Pres. Speaks, Male Educators Project

In Ohio, more than a third of the East Cleveland police department is now indicted for assault, dereliction of duty, and civil rights interference.  We will show you the appalling video, talk to the mayor and discuss what the prosecutor's Office and the Cleveland Division of the FBI plan to do to stop f...

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3.9.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Americans Divided on Wokeness, GOP Blames DEI For Train Derailment, MI Rep Calls Out white supremacy

A new USA Today poll shows Americans are divided on how they feel about the word "woke." We will speak with the Senior Vice President of IPSOS, who conducted the poll, about what they discovered and what this means for American marketing.

A Georgia Republican calls for Transportation Secretary Pet...

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3.8.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: DOJ Find Pattern Violations By Louisville Police, NAACP Support Tegna Deal, Racism In Mormon Church

The Department of Justice releases a damning 90-page report after a two-year investigation following the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor by Louisville, Kentucky Metro Police. To break down the information, we will speak with the Louisville, Kentucky, Metro Interim Police Chief about the plan to fix...

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3.7.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: 2 Black Americans killed in Mexico; Black soldier gets Medal of Honor; new head of Fla. Dem Party; Black homeownership

Family members say the four black Americans kidnapped in Mexico crossed the border for one of them to have a medical procedure. Mexican authorities say they have been found.  Unfortunately, two are dead, one is injured, and the fourth is unharmed. We will break down the chilling d...

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3.6.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered:  Bloody Sunday Deconstruction, Chris Rock Netflix Special, SCOTUS Warhol Prince Image Case 

President Joe Biden commemorates the 58th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday." I will fully deconstruct what happened and how some lawmakers use the same tactics today to keep black people from voting.  And The CEO of Operation Hope, John Hope Bryant, will help me break down the city's economic status that playe...

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3.3.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Shanquella Robinson Update, GOP Interference in DC Crime Laws,Disappearing DEI Jobs, MOH Paris Davis

Shanquella Robinson's family traveled to DC today demanding presidential and Department of Justice intervention to get justice in the North Carolina woman's murder while on a Mexican vacation with her friends.  I spoke with her mother and sister.  I'll show you what they and their attorneys had to ...

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3.2.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: GOP voter drama in Ga.; Standard General fights FCC; Obesity in Black America

Two new bills in Georgia could remove Black Democrats from a South Georgia election board. We will speak with Cliff Albright, the Co-Founder of Black Voters Matter, about how we can stop this all-out assault on black voters' rights.

Chicago, Illinois, will have a new Mayor after Incumbent Mayor Lori Lightfoot failed to ...

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3.1.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: I'm Not Satisfied: How Corporate America And White-Run Ad Agencies Are Destroying Black-Owned Media

My panel of black-owned ad agencies and media companies join me in deconstructing how corporate America and the white-dominated advertising agencies intentionally and systematically limit, dominate and destroy Black-owned media. We'll look at how the black consumer is targeted and how black-owned me...

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2.28.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: FL Crosley Green Case, CA School District Discrimination Lawsuit, SCOTUS Student Loan Cancelation 

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a case for a Florida man released from prison after 32 years for a crime he says he did not commit. We will explain what happened to Crosley Green and why his only hope is clemency from Florida Governor Ron Desantis. We will speak with Green and his attorney to...

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2.27.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: TN TSU Management Hearing, LSU's First Black Bass Fishing Teammate, Thomas W. Dortch Jr Funeral

Tennessee lawmakers held a management hearing this morning following the release of a state audit on Tennessee State University management's handling of the recent influx of students on campus. We will speak with a Tennessee state representative about what happened today and how black lawmakers are hel...

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2.24.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Ozy Media CEO Carlos Watson arrested and charged with fraud,  MO AG fallout, OK State Supt Anti-Woke, VP Harris HBCU presser 

California Congresswoman Barara Lee is running for the Senate. We will speak with her about why she's now running for Senate.

Carlos Watson, the founder of troubled digital start-up Ozy Media, says he's not guilty of the federal fraud charges. I will break down the 43-pag...

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2.23.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Ozy Media founder arrested; TSU Comptroller's Report, Death in Custody Report,FL Student Walk Out

Black media mogul and Founder of Ozy Media Carlos Watson was arrested and charged with fraud. We will break down the federal court documents with Roland Martin about how this could impact other black media companies in the future.

A new Tennessee comptroller's report claims Tennessee State Universit...

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2.21.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Tenn. State Unvi. Takeover, NV Cop Slams Kid To Ground, Barbara Lee for Senate,Ga's Micro-Community

There's social media buzz about Tennessee State University being taken over by the state.  I'll talk to a state representative who wrote a letter quashing those concerns by addressing five critical points. 

Not that we needed it, but a new Intuit survey reveals the disparities black entrepreneurs ...

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2.17.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: TX College Campus Poll Bill,Tyre Nichols Cop Plea,SC Teacher Attacks Black Student, All-Star Weekend

The five former Memphis police officers who beat Tyre Nichols to death have their first court appearance this morning. All plead not guilty. Roland will show you images from the courtroom and what Tyre's mother had to say following the hearing. 

Texas Republicans are trying to limit access to vot...

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2.16.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered : MS Cops Shoot Man While Handcuffed,Bodycam of Alonzo Bagley Arrest Released, Black Ranchers Harassed

It only took 68 seconds!  That was how long it took a Louisiana police officer to shoot an unarmed black man.  Bodycam footage of the deadly encounter between Alonzo Bagley and Shreveport police officers was released today.  We'll show you the video, and you'll hear what the officer's attorney ha...

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