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In case you missed this week on “NewsOne Now,” here’s a roundup of the show’s hottest segments from the week of February 16, 2014.

Get a Sneak Peek at the 2014 Image Awards – Feb 18, 2014

Earlier this month, Roland Martin emceed the 45th NAACP Image Awards Nominees Luncheon. He stopped to talk with a few of the nominees and the folks behind the awards for “NewsOne Now.” It’s Reginald Hudlin’s second year producing the show. He explained to Martin why the social is so essential to black entertainment. Read more.

‘NewsOne Now’ Legal Panel Breaks Down Dunn Verdict – Feb 18, 2014

Saturday, a Florida jury found Michael Dunn guilty of three counts of attempted murder and another count stemming from his shooting into a car full of teenagers, an incident which led to the death of 17-year-old Jordan Davis. Jurors didn’t, however, convict Dunn of murder for killing Davis.Attorney Eboni Williams and Judge Kevin Ross joined Roland Martin on the “NewsOne Now” panel Tuesday to discuss the many factors involved in the Michael Dunn trial and verdict. Read more.

‘Precious’ Star Addresses Her Haters – Feb 19, 2014

Actress Gabourey Sidibe is no stranger to cyber bullies. As recently as the Golden Globe awards, she had to deal with an onslaught on criticism on social media regarding her fashion choices that night. Roland Martin caught up with Sidibe in Los Angeles ahead of the 45th NAACP Image Awards to find out how she deals with her haters. Read more.

[VIDEO] Laz Alonso: Let’s Save Our HBCUs – Feb 19, 2014

Actor and Howard University alumnus Laz Alonso joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” to discuss how we can save fledgling historically black colleges and universities. Alonso and Martin were in Los Angeles in preparation for the 45th NAACP Image Awards. They took time, however, to discuss the recent challenges announced at Alonso’s alma mater, Howard University, and how HBCU grads can give back to start rebuilding their institutions. Read more.

Mo’nique on the Difference Between an Oscar and an Image Award – Feb 20, 2014

Comedienne and actress Mo’nique joined Roland Martin on “NewsOne Now” Thursday, from Los Angeles, and shared why black entertainers must appreciate black institutions like the NAACP Image Awards more. Read more.

Dr. Steve Perry Says CNN Asked Him To Shave His Hair – Feb 20, 2014

Educator Steve Perry joined Roland Martin briefly on “NewsOne Now” Thursday. The two talked about images of black beauty and connected over both being asked by CNN to cut their hair when they were contributors to the network, presumably to make it more presentable to white viewers. Read more.

[VIDEO] Black PR Experts Share Secrets of the Biz – Feb 21, 2014

Friday, some of the entertainment industry’s top black public relations experts joined Roland Martin to break down the business of getting exposure for black clients in Hollywood. Lynn JeterTosha Whitten Griggs and Linda Jones sat in on the “NewsOne Now” panel. The three spoke in depth about how to deal with press-shy clients and others that shun black media. Read more.


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