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Roland Martin      

Award-Winning Journalist & Media Personality, Author of "Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith"

Roland S. Martin is a journalist, author, and media personality. Martin is the host and managing editor of #RolandMartinUnfiltered, the first daily online show in history focused on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective.

Since 2008, Martin has been a senior analyst for the "Tom Joyner Morning Show," where his daily segment is heard on more than 100 stations and 8 million people daily.

He is the author of three books: "Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith"; "Speak, Brother! A Black Man’s View of America"; and "The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House as originally reported by Roland S. Martin".

He has been named four times by Ebony Magazine as one of the 150 Most Influential African Americans in the United States.

In his career, Martin has been showered with more than 30 awards for journalistic excellence, including being named the Journalist of the Year in 2013 by the National Association of Black Journalists. Martin was also awarded the 2008 President’s Award by the National Association of Black Journalists.

He is a four-time NAACP Image Award winner, including named Best Host for the last two years. Martin spent six years as a contributor for CNN, appearing on numerous shows and earning accolades.

A digital media pioneer, Martin launched the first Black news source audio and video podcast in 2005 and 2006 at the Defender.

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Economy, Employment, Education, Entrepreneurship, & more.

Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith

Speak, Brother! A Black Man's View of America

The First: President Barack Obama's Road to the White House

Perspectives on Faith

Speak! Brother: A Black Man’s View of America

Listening to the Spirit Within


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