Roland Sebastian Martin is an American journalist. He was a commentator for TV One, the host of News One Now, and Washington on Watch With Roland S. Martin.
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This captivating memoir details the remarkable life of Robert Brown, who learned valuable lessons on humble, principled service from his grandmother. Brown went on to play a pivotal role in shaping America, working alongside famous and powerful figures to trail the mob in 1950s Harlem, integrate Woolworth's lunch counters, channel money to the Civil Rights movement, and even advise Richard Nixon. You Can't Go Wrong Doing Right serves as both a heartwarming and historically fascinating account, and a reminder that generosity and doing what is right can lead to incredible moments of influence.
If you want to know why Bob Brown matters @icecube, please read his book, "You Can't Go Wrong Doing Right: How A Child Of Poverty Rose to the White House and Helped Change The World." Bob details how he drove policy to increase purchasing by minority firms 7/10 – source
Blood Brothers is a fascinating account of the complex friendship between two icons, Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) and Malcolm X. This book takes us through their lives, from the boxing arenas to the mosques, and offers an in-depth portrait of their bond that was kept secret from the press for fear of jeopardizing Clay's career. Based on previously untapped sources, this book is an impressively detailed account of how Malcolm molded Cassius Clay into Muhammad Ali. Blood Brothers is a window into the public and private lives of two of America's greatest icons, and the tumultuous period in American history that they helped to shape.
Just finished reading “Blood Brothers: The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X” by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith. It’s a truly fascinating book about these two iconic yet complex men. #rolandsbookclub #RolandMartinUnfiltered – source
This powerful work of Martin Luther King Jr. outlines his vision for America's future, including better jobs, higher wages, and quality education. He demanded an end to global suffering and asserted that humanity has the resources to eradicate poverty. With a universal message of hope, this prophetic work still resonates today.
If there is ONE book that should be on your shelf, it is this one. “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos Or Community” by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was written in 1967. It is one of the most profound books on the issue of race, as well as instructions on our path forward. 1/ – source
Discover the captivating story of Ted Kennedy's 1980 campaign for president against the incumbent Jimmy Carter, told in full for the first time. It was the last contested convention and the last all-out floor fight that led to the unraveling of the Democratic Party as America had known it. Camelot's End details the incredible drama of Kennedy's challenge, with new interviews with major party leaders and behind-the-scenes revelations from the time. It presents both Kennedy and Carter in a new light, and takes readers deep inside a dark chapter in American political history.
Just finished reading @jonward11’s “Camelot’s End: Kennedy vs. Carter And The Fight That Broke The Democratic Party.” It gives a real understanding to the rightward shift of America and the deep rift between Sen. Edward Kennedy and President Jimmy Carter. #rolandsbookclub – source
This award-winning memoir tells the inspiring story of a talented and versatile entertainer, from her humble beginnings to her rise to Hollywood stardom. With candor and humor, the author describes her journey from poverty to her first Broadway role and beyond, with unforgettable performances in film, TV, and cabaret. Along the way, she battled undiagnosed mental illness and sex addiction, making this a harrowing yet uplifting read. Illustrated with stunning photos, this memoir offers a universal message about the power of self-love.
Took me just five days to knock out @JeniferLewis’s memoir, “The Mother of Black Hollywood.” A fierce, honest, provocative, FUNNY AS HELL, book! I AM NOT a fan of audio book, but I’m tempted to get this just to hear her tell these stories in her voice! #rolandsbookclub – source
Breaking the color barrier in baseball was just the beginning for Jackie Robinson. His autobiography, I Never Had It Made, details his early life and influences, his army service challenging Jim Crow laws, and finally, his history-changing stint as the first black man to play in the major leagues. But it doesn't stop there - this inspiring story also covers Robinson's post-baseball life, including his political aspirations, friendships with civil rights leaders, and a troubled relationship with his son. A must-read for sports fans and anyone interested in the history of racial equality.
"I Never Had It Made" by #JackieRobinson. A truly amazing, raw & honest book! It is definitely a must get. #rolandsbookclub – source