Radio One Originals

Jimi Hendrix transformed the genre of rock with virtuoso performances that have yet to be reproduced to this day. The late, legendary guitarist passed on this day in 1970, ending the arc of one of music’s brightest and most influential stars. Johnny Allen Hendrix was born November 27, 1942 in Seattle, Washington, with his father […]

Usain Bolt will no longer be electrifying crowds with his speed on the track any longer, but the impact of the Jamaican speedster will undoubtedly live on. Bolt celebrates his 31st birthday today as a highly decorated, record-setting sprinter. Usain St. Leo Bolt was born in Sherwood Content in the Trealawny Parish of Jamaica. As […]

Barry Bonds is regarded as one of the best baseball players of the modern era but remains one of its most polarizing figures as well. The San Francisco Giants slugger broke Hank Aaron’s career home run record on this day in 2007. Bonds, a regarded “five-tool” player and left fielder for the Giants, hit the […]

  11/9/16- Roland Martin talks to Armstrong Williams, the business manager for Dr. Ben Carson, about the results of the 2016 election. Will Dr. Carson serve in Donald Trump’s administration? “Dr. Carson has no interest in serving in Mr. Trump’s cabinet. He believes in Mr. Trump. He was his advocate,” Williams said. “I never believed […]

Willie Moore Jr. breaks down the reasons why YOU should be listening to The Nightly Spirit with Willie Moore Jr. every night from 7-11pm ET. Watch the hilarious video above! Keep Up With The Nightly Spirit … LIKE It On Facebook!

In 1890, a former slave named Nancy Green was hired to be the spokesperson for Aunt Jemima brand food products. Nancy Green was born into slavery in 1834 in Montgomery County, Kentucky. In 1889 the creators of Aunt Jemima, Charles Rutt and Charles Underwood, sold the company to R.T Davis, who soon found Nancy Green […]