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Roland Martin Out At CNN

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 03.19.2013 | Media

CNN political analyst Roland Martin announced on Twitter that his last day with the network will be in April, Breitbart reported on Tuesday. Rolan...

Are Gay Rights The Same As Civil Rights?

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.22.2013 | Gay Voices

Are gay rights the same as civil rights? That's the question that was posed at a Feb. 21 CNN panel moderated by anchor Carol Costello and composed ...

All of Us Must Be Careful With Our Words -- The Controversial Tweets of Roland Martin

Dominic Carter | Posted 04.24.2012 | Media
Dominic Carter

By now almost all of America knows Roland Martin, the CNN analyst, on Super Bowl Sunday sent out a tweet criticizing a TV commercial featuring soccer star David Beckham in his underwear.

Lessons from the Roland Martin/GLAAD Showdown

Phill Wilson | Posted 04.17.2012 | Gay Voices
Phill Wilson

I think that we walk a very dangerous road when we turn the volume and the heat up so high and -- in this age of Twitter and Facebook -- so quickly that the only possible outcome is war. Often, the casualty is to make enemies out of those who could be allies.

Intention vs. Impact: Roland Martin and the Gay Community

Deborah Plummer | Posted 04.16.2012 | Media
Deborah Plummer

Intentions do not mitigate impact, but explaining our intentions and apologizing do increase understanding and create a civil and respectful society. I hope that our gay community is able to accept Roland Martin's intentions as his truth.

Roland Martin Meets With GLAAD

Posted 02.14.2012 | Media

Roland Martin met with gay rights group GLAAD on Tuesday, after CNN suspended him for tweets that many considered to be homophobic. Martin created...

Trymaine Lee

Pundit's Controversial Tweets Draw Attention To Dangers Facing Black Gays

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 02.13.2012 | Black Voices

When CNN contributor Roland Martin fired off a series of tweets during the Super Bowl that many people considered homophobic and advocating of violenc...

Bringing Our Communities Together: What Can Be Learned from the GLAAD and Roland Martin Situation

Gregory Cendana | Posted 04.10.2012 | Gay Voices
Gregory Cendana

There's a story to be told about the way our "movement" goes about holding people accountable and building allies in our quest for true equality. Can we truly celebrate the suspension of one of the few people of color from TV?

The "Roland Effect": Why Words (Tweets) Matter

Danielle Moodie-Mills | Posted 04.10.2012 | Black Voices
Danielle Moodie-Mills

When a celebrity, pundit, or politician uses his or her soap box and access to thousands, if not millions, of people irresponsibly, it rightfully causes havoc -- which is exactly why Roland Martin is on the hot seat right now.

A Teachable Moment for CNN's Roland Martin and GLAAD

Debbie Hines | Posted 04.10.2012 | Media
Debbie Hines

Two wrongs don't make a right. Roland Martin's offensive tweets were wrong. GLAAD's handling of the matter was also wrong. Hopefully, CNN will not make a third wrong in firing Roland Martin or delaying his on air comeback.

CNN Slaps the 'Ish' Out of Roland S. Martin

Sophia A. Nelson | Posted 04.10.2012 | Black Voices
Sophia A. Nelson

We, as Americans, should be concerned when advocacy groups (liberal, conservative, gay or straight) have so much power that they can take the words of an individual and turn them on their head to further their political agenda. That is exactly what GLAAD has done in this instance.

Monday Morning Quarterbacking With Roland Martin

Keith Boykin | Posted 04.10.2012 | Media
Keith Boykin

Martin is entitled to his opinion, and he shouldn't be fired from his job simply because of what he believes. But given those beliefs, why wouldn't gays and lesbians assume Martin's tweet about smacking a male fan of a shirtless David Beckham was meant to be an insult to gay men?

Roland Martin Meeting With GLAAD

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.10.2012 | Media

CNN pundit Roland Martin announced on Wednesday night that he will meet with GLAAD, the gay rights group, in the wake of his suspension from the netwo...

WATCH: Beck Unleashes Hell On Roland Martin

The Huffington Post | Katherine Fung | Posted 02.08.2012 | Media

Glenn Beck unleashed a torrent of invective against CNN's Roland Martin — who is under fire for a series of tweets which some have said are anti-gay...

CNN Pundit Under Fire From Gay Rights Groups

Posted 02.07.2012 | Media

CNN's Roland Martin is under fire from gay rights groups after tweeting that people should "smack the ish out" of male fans of a steamy Super Bowl com...