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May 20, 2023 120 mins

5.19.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Black & Tax Audit, SC Critical Race War on Education, Jordan Neely Funeral, Remembering Jim Brown

One of the greatest to ever hit the gridiron, Jim Brown, has died.  Our second-hour fo of the show will be dedicated to the man who quit the game at the height of his career and became a successful Hollywood actor and influential activist at the peak of the civil rights era.

Did you know that bl...

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5.18.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: NC Legislator Racist Question, Rep Plaskett Slams Jim Jordan, Jamaal Bowman Talks MTG & Gun Control

A White North Carolina lawmaker interrupts a black colleague to ask a racist question about his educational background. We'll speak directly with North Carolina Representative Abe Jones about the incident and holding racists accountable.

Chaos erupts on Capitol Hill during a hearing on the wea...

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5.17.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: White Supremacy in America, Rep Crockett Schools Republicans on DC Crime Bill, MO DA Fights for Innocent Man's Freedom

Tonight, we are dedicating the first hour to examining how white supremacy is not only the biggest threat to America but also how social and mainstream media have played a role in making white domestic terrorists more emboldened to act. We will speak to the Research Director for ...

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5.16.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: ProPublica NYPD Shooting Report, Fox News Hosts Deny White Supremacy, Nikki Fried Talks 2024

ProPublica releases a scathing report on the NYPD's blue wall of silence.  The report uncovers the culture of police corruption and violence.  It also shows how the NYPD  covered up the death of Kawaski Trawick, a black man who was shot and killed in 2019 by police officers at his Bronx home.  ProPublica'...

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5.15.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Buffalo, N.Y. Massacre: A year later, Andrew Gillum Charges Dropped, Dissecting White Supremacy

Buffalo, New York, pauses to mark one year since a white supremacist gunman killed 10 Black people and wounded three victims at a supermarket.  Mayor Byron Brown is here to discuss how the city copes a year later.

Federal prosecutors are dropping the remaining 18 fraud counts against former Tallahasse...

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5.12.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: NY man charged in Jordan Neely Death, 1st SC Black woman Dems Chair, FCC Commissioner on Tegna deal

The white man who killed Jordan Neely on a New York subway train surrendered to police this morning and now is facing a charge of second-degree manslaughter. We will give you the details of his arraignment and show you what Jordan's family said following the arrest.

In a historic move, the South C...

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5.11.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: NY Subway Chokehold Suspect to be Charges, Title 42 Expires, Roland Deconstructs CNN Trump Town Hall

As the clock ticks towards midnight, the expiration of Title 42 is set to impact migrants and the border of Texas.  We will speak with an Immigrant Rights Activist about how this will impact Black and brown asylum seekers, who are often ignored or overlooked.

A Marine veteran who choked a black h...

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5.10.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: MS House Bill Hearing on Capitol Police Expansion, AAMA's New President, Biden Clapbacks at Reporter

A face-off in a Mississippi courtroom on the constitutionality of House Bill 1020.  A law that will expand capitol police jurisdiction into Jackson, Mississippi, and create a new court system.  One of the attorneys from the case will join us tonight to tell us what happened at today's hearing.


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5.9.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Trump liable for battery, Roland Takes on Project 21 about Gun Reform, & Honoring Harry Belafonte

A New York jury finds former President Donald Trump liable for battery and defamation in the E. Jean Carroll case and orders him to pay $5 million in damages.  We'll discuss what this means for his presidential candidacy.

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of speaking on MSNBC about gun reform, and ...

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5.8.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Mass Shootings & Anxiety, DOJ Finds AL Neglects Black Residents, Remembering Harry Belafonte 

The decades-old water and sewage crisis in Alabama's "Black Belt," Lowndes County.  The Department of Justice found a pattern of neglect from Alabama's  Department of Public Health had a pattern of neglect and failed to act on the county's water problems.  I'll talk to the Rural Development Manage...

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5.5.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: NAACP Blocks state control in MS, GA oversight to remove prosecutors, Exclusive with Gina Belafonte

The NAACP has won a significant victory against the Mississippi state government, temporarily restoring Jackson residents' voting power and voice in how justice is administered in the city. We will speak with the Executive Director of The Mississippi ACLU to discuss how this move helps hold the Miss...

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5.4.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: TX Approves State Power to Overturn Elections, Gillum Acquitted, DreamDefenders Arrested

 GOP-controlled Senate in Texas has proposed a controversial new law allowing the state to overturn elections. This has sparked concerns about the future of democracy in the state, and we'll have all the details in this fast-moving story.

Former Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum has been acquitted of lying to t...

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5.3.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: ATL Mass Shooting; Tucker Carlson’s racist texts; Andrew Young talks Harry Belafonte

There have been 180 mass shootings this year so far. We are in the middle of one of the deadliest years as Republican lawmakers fight to make access to guns easier. We will speak with the National African American Gun Association President about what policy can be passed to combat mass shootings in America.


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5.2.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: FL States Attorney DeSantis Letter, Tegna Deal Gets New Life, Rep. Maxine Waters Remembers Belafonte

Republicans across the nation are in an all-out assault on black prosecutors. Today we will speak with a Black state attorney from Florida who has come under fire from conservatives, including DeSantis, who alleges that she's soft on crime.

The controversy surrounding the acquisition of cable comp...

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5.1.2023 ##RolandMartinUnfiltered: Turmoil In East Africa, 2024 Election Season, Black Book Stores Publishing Co Snubs, US Debt Ceiling

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy introduced the Limit, Save, Grow Act of 2023, which will raise the debt ceiling by $1.5 trillion for about a year and decimate student loan forgiveness, some Veteran Affairs Benefits, and other social programs. We will explain how this will impact your pockets.

The 20...

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4.27.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: PVAMU Alumni Association's Concerns, Chicago Charter School Closing, Remembering Belafonte

Prairie View A&M Alumni Association says the Texas A & M University System is not handling the HBCU's financials as it does with the predominantly white institutions.  I was at today's press conference.  I'll tell you their concerns and what they plan to do.

The state of Illinois is closing a black...

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4.26.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: NAACP Policing Lawsuit, VA Democrats & Black Leadership, Pras Guilty, Remembering Harry Belafonte 

It's April 26, 2023.  Here's what's coming Up on Roland Martin Unfiltered streaming live on the Black Star Network.

The NAACP is suing Mississippi's governor and other officials over a new law that will expand the jurisdiction of the state-run Capitol Police in Jackson, Mississippi, and create ...

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April 26, 2023 142 mins

4.25.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: Celebrating The Life of Harry Belafonte

Today, singer, actor, producer, and activist Harry Belafonte died of congestive heart failure at his Manhattan home at age 96. 

For the next two hours, we will celebrate his life with several people he influenced and talk about the man who sparked the calypso craze in the U.S. and created new trails for African American performers. 

It's time to bring the...

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4.24.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: TN 3 at White House, NC Lt. Gov. Reparations, Tucker Out at Fox News, TN Police Oversight Abolished 

The "Tennessee three" went to the White House on Today to meet with President Joe Biden weeks after facing historic expulsion efforts. We will tell you what happened and how this may help move gun reform closer in the US.

North Carolina's Republican Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson launched his ...

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4.21.2023 #RolandMartinUnfiltered: TX San Antonio Prop A, Republican Proposed VA Cuts, Netflix Cleopatra Lawsuit, Earth Day

San Antonio, Texas, is putting police reform with Proposition A on the May 6 ballot, and Texas GOP is pushing back on the changes.  We will speak with the founder, and director of ACT 4 SA, about the group's efforts that got Prop A on the ballot.

Republicans are trying to cut the Department of Veteran Affair...

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