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“Dick [Gregory] said, “I need y’all to understand I’m here today for black people. Black people paid .35 to come see me.” It reminded me what Monique said last year. She said she treasured her Image Award more than her Oscar because it meant more. When we talk about black self love we’re trying to chase something that isn’t. I literally had a brother tell me, ‘when you gone get you a real show, nothing against TV One but a show on CNN’,” he said.

Roland Martin talks about the importance of black self love and appreciating your own in light of the 46th NAACP Image Awards this week.

Click the link above to hear the rest of Roland’s interview about black self love.

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