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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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You Can't Go Wrong Doing Right book cover
You Can't Go Wrong Doing Right
How a Child of Poverty Rose to the White House and Helped Change the World
Robert J. Brown - 2019-01-15
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An unforgettable account of a quietly remarkable life, Robert Brown's memoir takes readers behind the scenes of pivotal moments from the 20th century, where the lessons he learned at his grandmother's knee helped him shape America as we know it today. Called "a world-class power broker" by the Washington Post, Robert Brown has been a sought-after c...
Roland Martin
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
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Blood Brothers
The Fatal Friendship Between Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X
Randy Roberts - 2016-11-01
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In 1962, boxing writers and fans considered Cassius Clay an obnoxious self-promoter, and few believed that he would become the heavyweight champion of the world. But Malcolm X, the most famous minister in the Nation of Islam-a sect many white Americans deemed a hate cult-saw the potential in Clay, not just for boxing greatness, but as a means of sp...
Roland Martin
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
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Where Do We Go from Here
Chaos or Community? (King Legacy)
Martin Luther King Jr. - 2010-01-01 (first published in 1966)
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In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., isolated himself from the demands of the civil rights movement, rented a house in Jamaica with no telephone, and labored over his final manuscript. In this prophetic work, which has been unavailable for more than ten years, he lays out his thoughts, plans, and dreams for America's future, including the need for...
Roland Martin
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
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Camelot's End
Kennedy vs. Carter and the Fight that Broke the Democratic Party
Jon Ward - 2019-01-22
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From a strange, dark chapter in American political history comes the captivating story of Ted Kennedy's 1980 campaign for president against the incumbent Jimmy Carter, told in full for the first time. The Carter presidency was on life support. The Democrats, desperate to keep power and yearning to resurrect former glory, turned to Kennedy. And so, ...
Roland Martin
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
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The Mother of Black Hollywood
A Memoir
Jenifer Lewis - 2018-11-06 (first published in 2017)
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National Book Club Conference ‘Book of the Year’ Award WinnerFrom her more than three hundred appearances for film and television, stage and cabaret, performing comedy or drama, as an unforgettable lead or a scene stealing supporting character, Jenifer Lewis has established herself as one of the most respected, admired, talented, and versatile ente...
Roland Martin
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
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I Never Had It Made
An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson - 2003-05-06 (first published in 1972)
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The autobiography of a boy of summer who became a man for all seasonsBefore Barry Bonds, before Reggie Jackson, before Hank Aaron, baseball's stars had one undeniable trait in common: they were all white. In 1947, Jackie Robinson broke that barrier, striking a crucial blow for racial equality and changing the world of sports forever. I Never Had It...
Roland Martin
"I Never Had It Made" by #JackieRobinson. A truly amazing, raw & honest book! It is definitely a must get. #rolandsbookclub      source