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ROLAND SEBASTIAN MARTIN (born November 14, 1968) is an American journalist, syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate , and author. He is a commentator for TV One and the host of News One Now , a one-hour weekday morning news show on the network.

He was also a CNN
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contributor, appearing on a variety of shows, including The Situation Room , Anderson Cooper 's AC360 , and many others. In October 2008, he joined the Tom Joyner Morning Show as senior analyst.

Books authored by Martin include Speak, Brother! A Black Man's View of America, Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith and The First: President Barack Obama's Road to the White House as originally reported by Roland S. Martin.

CONTENTS

* 1 Life and career * 2 Issues * 3 Controversy * 4 Articles * 5 References * 6 External links

LIFE AND CAREER

Martin was born in Houston, Texas. His maternal great-grandparents had migrated from Haiti to Louisiana , where his family is from. He graduated with a B.S. in journalism from Texas A">

Martin and his family currently reside in Leesburg, Virginia .

ISSUES

Martin has defended Michael Steele and other black Republicans against charges of being "Uncle Toms" , arguing that the label is inappropriate.

Roland Martin is a supporter of charter schools .

CONTROVERSY

On February 5, 2012, Roland Martin's Twitter account responded to an underwear advertisement featuring the association football player David Beckham , stating "If a dude at your Super Bowl party is hyped about David Beckham's H">

* ^ Date of birth found on the Texas Births, 1926-1995, under MARTIN, ROLAND SEBASTIAN, on November 14, 1968. * ^ A B C Bibel, Sara (July 9, 2013). "Roland S. Martin to Host \'News One Now\', TV One\