The Black face of TV One has now sunk.
Roland Martin’s show News One Now has now gone down under, according to Tv One due to budget cuts.
“They called a meeting on Wednesday and told the staff they were canceling the show. They’re having significant financial problems and they have to scale back,” said a source.
“There were lots of tears … the staff was completely caught off guard,” the source added.
According to a memo sent by TV One’s interim general manager, Michelle Rice, it’s going to be a bad holiday for NewsOne staffers:
While we will continue our long-standing partnership with Roland Martin to ensure his important voice can be heard across all Urban One platforms examining issues of importance to the black community, we regret this decision adversely affects several of our valued colleagues whose positions will be eliminated with the suspension of the show.
After it was announced to them, Martin was responsible for announcing it to the fans of the t.v. show. He announced in tweets that his last appearance on the show will be December 21st. (Sagittarius season bringing out a lot of gifts.)
Well Roland, I here will say that I enjoyed your cooning and your buckdancing and would like to THANK-YOU for your time. It was fun and hilarious while it lasted. You will truly be missed.
This gif is so damn hilarious I had to re-post it again.