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&M University and a master's degree in Christian communications from Louisiana Baptist University. During the 1990s, Martin was a contributor on the BET Sunday morning news program Lead Story. He is the former executive editor of the Chicago Defender. Martin hosts a morning radio talk show on WVON in Chicago, and was with CNN as a contributor from 2007 to 2013. He guest-hosted Campbell Brown: No Bias, No Bull while Brown was on maternity leave in April and May 2009. He became the host of TV One's first Sunday News show Washington Watch with Roland Martin in 2009. It ran for 4 years and is currently off the air. In March 2013, Martin announced on Twitter that he was leaving CNN. His last day was on April 6, 2013. It was announced on July 9, 2013, that Martin would be the host of TV One's first live one-hour, weekday morning news program titled News One Now. The program premiered on November 4, 2013. On December 7, 2017, Martin announced on air that TV One had cancelled the show, but that he would still remain involved with the network. On January 14, 2018, it was announced that Martin had won two NAACP Image Awards for the show. Also, Roland hosted a three-hour radio show called "The Roland Martin Show". 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&M underwear ad, smack the ish out of him!" GLAAD (the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) responded on its website: “Martin’s tweets today advocating violence against gay people weren’t an accident — they are a part of a larger pattern for Martin. Anti-gay violence in America is a serious problem". In response to the tweets, it was reported that Roland Martin had been suspended by CNN for the controversial remarks. His suspension was lifted on March 14, 2012.
Articles "What would Jesus really do?" "The new reality for Bush and the Democrats" "Obama Birth Issue is Nutty" "Roland Martin is on Watch" References
^ 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's First Daily News Program". TV by the Numbers.
^ Martin, Roland S (2002). Speak, Brother!: A Black Man's View of America (First ed.). Dallas: Martin Media Group. ISBN 0-9719107-0-7.
^ "CNN's Martin to be honored". Archived from the original on 2008-10-10.
^ Roland Martin (2009). Roland Martin of CNN is Proud of His Haitian Heritage. USA: Smith Georges. Retrieved 20 January 2009.
^ Vanderberg, Marcus (June 6, 2012). "SO WHAT DO YOU DO, ROLAND MARTIN, CNN CONTRIBUTOR AND HOST OF TV ONE'S WASHINGTON WATCH?". Mediabistro. Retrieved October 18, 2014.
^ "Roland. S Martin joins CNN as contributor" (Press release). Inside Cable. March 2007. Archived from the original on October 2, 2008. Retrieved May 21, 2008.
^ Washington, Laura (March 24, 2013). "Roland Martin isn't leaving CNN quietly". Chicago Sun-Times. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
^ Zakarin, Jordan (March 19, 2013). "Roland Martin Leaves CNN". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
^ "Steele, Black Republicans Not Uncle Toms or Sellouts". Archived from the original on February 25, 2012. Retrieved November 30, 2009.
^ Coscarelli, Joe (May 4, 2010). "CNN Suspends Roland Martin for Super Bowl Tweets - Daily Intelligencer". Nymag.com. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
^ Wemple, Erik (March 13, 2012). "Roland Martin's suspension from CNN is over". The Washington Post.
^ Roland Martin CNN Contributor (April 24, 2007). "Martin: What would Jesus really do?". CNN.com. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
^ mbarnesdesign, ToSon BT (November 17, 2006). "Black America Today / ROLAND S. MARTIN: The new reality for Bush and the Democrats". Blackamericatoday.com. Archived from the original on February 23, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
^ Roland S. Martin CNN Contributor (July 22, 2009). "Commentary: Obama birth issue is nutty". CNN.com. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
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