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Roland Martin and NewsOne Now caught up with some of our favorite entertainers and stars at the McDonald’s 365Black Awards during the 2015 Essence Festival.

Martin talks with Smokie Norful, Yolanda Adams, Ava DuVernay, Salli Richardson, Dondre Whitfield, Jeff Johnson, Avery Sunshine, and Raheem DeVaughn on the 365Black Awards red carpet event.

Deitrick Haddon: “I Don’t Have A Problem With” Creflo Dollar’s $65M Dollar Plane

Gospel singer and reality TV star Deitrick Haddon spoke with Roland Martin about season 3 of The Preachers of LA, his new album Restore Me Again, and the controversy surrounding Creflo Dollar’s multi-million dollar jet.

From Middle School Teacher To Rapper, Dee-1 Brings Authenticity & Positivity To Hip-Hop

Former middle school teacher Dee-1 shared his journey from the classroom to the stage and how he’s putting “the real” back into the phrase “real hip-hop” with his “3’s Up” slogan.

David and Tamela Mann Get Into A Little Trouble At The White House

Roland Martin talked with David and Tamela Mann on the floor of the 2015 Essence Festival. During their chat, the Manns told Martin about a little trouble they got into following “Roland’s Rules” while at the White House.

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Watch Portions Of The “Extra Black” NewsOne Now Essence Fest

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