Roland S. Martin, award-winning journalist, host of the daily digital program #RolandMartinUnfiltered, and CEO of the newly-launched Black Star Network, is premiering four new shows on his OTT channel this week with two launching this week just in time for Black History Month. Black Star Network is one of the only 100% Black-owned OTT networks targeting African American consumers with politics, news and culture content.
Building upon the breakout success of his leading Black news and information-focused series #RolandMartinUnfiltered, Roland is curating and debuting streaming programs on Black Star Network representing a range of topics and interests: business series “Get Wealthy!” with America’s wealth coach Deborah Owens; health and wellness show “A Balanced Life” with Dr. Jacquie Hood Martin; an examination of Black issues with “The Black Table with Dr. Greg Carr;” and a daily news talk show, “The Culture with Farajii Muhammad.”
Mining the deep bench of talent cultivated over two decades of broadcast, digital and print newsroom leadership, Roland has assembled this highly skilled group of experts and media personalities to inform, inspire and entertain Black Star Network’s fast-growing audience.
Martin’s riveting and high-spirited biweekly one-hour talk show, #RollinWithRoland, will continue to roll out more in-depth conversations with a host of iconic Black entertainers and businesspeople including Jeffrey Osborne, Richard Lawson, Glynn Turman, Bill Duke, Mario Van Peebles, Johnny Gill, Jackee, Michele Roberts, Richard Roundtree, and others.
As the nation highlights the contributions of Black Americans in the month of February during Black History Month, the four-time NAACP Image Award winner will honor the ancestors by traveling to Liberia for their 200th bicentennial. From Feb. 11-19, Roland will take Black Star Network viewers on a journey to Liberia, Africa’s first republic, which was founded by freed slaves. Roland will broadcast from The Motherland daily, as well as conduct a one-on-one interview with the nation’s president, George Weah. “We often talk about people of African descent traveling and moving back to Africa today, but I’m excited to share the story of freed slaves in 1822 returning to a continent that they were removed from,” noted Martin. “It’s vital that our viewers and listeners know about this fascinating piece of American and world history.