Roland Martin Honored at the Hank Stewart's White Linen Affair: He's More Than Just A Unique Voice, He's the Voice of A People

 

If you turn your television to TV ONE in the mornings at 7 a.m. EST, you will hear the uncompromising reporting of nationally syndicated journalist, Roland Martin on NewsOne Now.

This journalist who has covered multiple Presidents, given you the most outstanding breakdown of political analysis on the state of the world today, best sports coverage, and sparked thought-provoking concepts when it comes to issues that many are not as vocal to provide such a viewpoint...all from the perspective of an African American man.

His portfolio reads like the "Who's Who in Journalism," and rightfully so, since he has been awarded over 30 awards during his career. I will share a few, you can Google him or visit his page to read in detail for all of them. For this article, I will only name a few. In 2008, he received the President's Award by the National Association of Black Journalists, 2009 he was awarded the Peabody Award for his exemplary reporting on the 2008 Elections while he was a journalist at CNN, he is a two time NAACP Image Award recipient, he has been named as one of Ebony Magazine's Most Influential African American in the U.S. multiple times, and a pinnacle in 2013 lead him into the doors of Journalist of the Year for his contributions in journalism on the voter suppression and other issues facing Blacks today.

So why is he being honored at the 2017 White Linen Affair this year? Is it because he graduated in 1987 from a magnet school of communications? Or his multiple degrees in Bachelor of Science in Journalism? Maybe it's his Masters in Christian Communications? Either way, I am sure with Founder Hank Stewart, it has more to do with the factor that when you know that Roland Martin has something to say about a topic, he does so with more than talk, he is ALL ACTION.

Roland is consistent in his commitment to "clean-cut" journalism. I call it that because it will "cut clean to the point." Not many reporters or journalist are willing to lay it all on the line for what they believe in, with the understanding that there may be some type of consequences. Like rebuttals questioning his loyalty to the society for which he lives within, because he will put whoever needs to on front street to expose the deceptions, however, he has no problems with supporting the positive and making society aware of it, like his reporting on Physicist, Dr. Hadiyah Nicole Green with her ground-breaking research on cancer treatment.

The difference with Martin is that, he is more concerned about the American people...especially the African American people to help them understand the truths about what matters most to them. I am sure that when the White Linen Affair committee was coining the selections, Martin stood out considering he is very much a part of the process when it comes to making statements about political and social issues. Because he follows up with holding people accountable or making them aware of specific outcomes. Especially, those who can receive a negative impact from those aftermaths that affect their lives.

Martin has been uncovering stones that have hidden loop-holes for quite some time and when those individuals are exposed, he compels them to either give into account for their actions in the political process or the social injustices that have become rampant. His ability to "shake'em up" has opened the doors for his career to catapult into a realm that is shared by a rare few. Is he the Tom Brokaw of journalism? NO...he is the one and only...Roland Martin of TV ONE. A man ready for purpose and not afraid to walk in it. As an honoree at this year's White Linen, he will be celebrated by his peers who are on the battlefield for the same purpose. Getting the laws to reflect equality, setting an example for the next generation, ensuring that the African American perspective doesn't get lost in the world of "Uber journalism" as he states. He is equally blessed in his personal life because he is married to his own version of Michelle Obama, Dr. Jacquie Hood Martin. Both of them are authors of books, exceptional motivational speakers, supporters of each other's work, and community servants who are believers of Christ, which makes them a force to be reckoned with in this day and age. This combination that Roland Martin possesses, has earned him a spot in the history of community celebrati

If you turn your television to TV ONE in the mornings at 7 a.m. EST, you will hear the uncompromising reporting of nationally syndicated journalist, Roland Martin on NewsOne Now. This journalist who has covered multiple Presidents, given you the most outstanding breakdown of political analysis on the state of the world today, best sports coverage, and sparked thought-provoking concepts when it comes to issues that many are not as vocal to provide such a viewpoint...all from the perspective of an African American man.

 

His portfolio reads like the "Who's Who in Journalism," and rightfully so, since he has been awarded over 30 awards during his career. I will share a few, you can Google him or visit his page to read in detail for all of them. For this article, I will only name a few. In 2008, he received the President's Award by the National Association of Black Journalists, 2009 he was awarded the Peabody Award for his exemplary reporting on the 2008 Elections while he was a journalist at CNN, he is a two time NAACP Image Award recipient, he has been named as one of Ebony Magazine's Most Influential African American in the U.S. multiple times, and a pinnacle in 2013 lead him into the doors of Journalist of the Year for his contributions in journalism on the voter suppression and other issues facing Blacks today.

 

So why is he being honored at the 2017 White Linen Affair this year? Is it because he graduated in 1987 from a magnet school of communications? Or his multiple degrees in Bachelor of Science in Journalism? Maybe it's his Masters in Christian Communications? Either way, I am sure with Founder Hank Stewart, it has more to do with the factor that when you know that Roland Martin has something to say about a topic, he does so with more than talk, he is ALL ACTION.

 

Roland is consistent in his commitment to "clean-cut" journalism. I call it that because it will "cut clean to the point." Not many reporters or journalist are willing to lay it all on the line for what they believe in, with the understanding that there may be some type of consequences. Like rebuttals questioning his loyalty to the society for which he lives within, because he will put whoever needs to on front street to expose the deceptions, however, he has no problems with supporting the positive and making society aware of it, like his reporting on Physicist, Dr. Hadiyah Nicole Green with her ground-breaking research on cancer treatment.

 

The difference with Martin is that, he is more concerned about the American people...especially the African American people to help them understand the truths about what matters most to them. I am sure that when the White Linen Affair committee was coining the selections, Martin stood out considering he is very much a part of the process when it comes to making statements about political and social issues. Because he follows up with holding people accountable or making them aware of specific outcomes. Especially, those who can receive a negative impact from those aftermaths that affect their lives.

 

Martin has been uncovering stones that have hidden loop-holes for quite some time and when those individuals are exposed, he compels them to either give into account for their actions in the political process or the social injustices that have become rampant. His ability to "shake'em up" has opened the doors for his career to catapult into a realm that is shared by a rare few. Is he the Tom Brokaw of journalism? NO...he is the one and only...Roland Martin of TV ONE. A man ready for purpose and not afraid to walk in it. As an honoree at this year's White Linen, he will be celebrated by his peers who are on the battlefield for the same purpose. Getting the laws to reflect equality, setting an example for the next generation, ensuring that the African American perspective doesn't get lost in the world of "Uber journalism" as he states. He is equally blessed in his personal life because he is married to his own version of Michelle Obama, Dr. Jacquie Hood Martin. Both of them are authors of books, exceptional motivational speakers, supporters of each other's work, and community servants who are believers of Christ, which makes them a force to be reckoned with in this day and age. This combination that Roland Martin possesses, has earned him a spot in the history of community celebration of the African American accomplishments by his own people...and NO ONE could be more deserving in this field than, he. Just tune into TV ONE's NewsOne Now, and you will begin to understand.

on of the African American accomplishments by his own people...and NO ONE could be more deserving in this field than, he. Just tune into TV ONE's NewsOne Now, and you will begin to understand.

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