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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...

African Americans Must Shoulder Blame for Eddie Long

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 04.14.2012 | Black Voices
Morris W. O'Kelly

There has been no widespread public call within the African-American religious community demanding for Eddie Long to step down, be sat down or altogether shutdown.

This Week In Crazy

The Huffington Post | HuffPost Comedy Editors | Posted 02.12.2012 | Comedy

Our Psychometer scientists pulled an all-nighter and found us the week's most confounding, WTF-inducing headlines out there. Do you agree with their f...

Trymaine Lee

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

WATCH: Bill O'Reilly Slams Suspended CNN Pundit

Posted 02.11.2012 | Media

Bill O'Reilly tore into suspended CNN pundit Roland Martin on his Thursday show, criticizing him for disparaging comments he has made about conservati...

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

Gregory Cendana | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

CNN Suspends Roland Martin For Controversial Tweets

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.09.2012 | Media

CNN announced Wednesday that it is suspending Roland Martin in the wake of the pundit's controversial Super Bowl tweets. The Washington Post's Erik...

Roland Martin's History on Gays Says It All

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Michelangelo Signorile

There seems to be a pattern here: smack the ish out, whip dat ass, bowl down your alley, sit in your pew. GLAAD and NBJC say it exposes something ugly and, pointing to Martin's history, that it's time for CNN to show him the door.

Roland Martin Backtracks On Controversial Tweets

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 04.08.2012 | Media

CNN's Roland Martin wrote on Monday night that he "sincerely regret[ted] any offense" the controversial tweets he wrote during the Super Bowl on Sunda...

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...

HBCU vs. PWI -- Choice of a Pop Cultured Generation

Jarrett L. Carter | Posted 11.29.2011 | Black Voices
Jarrett L. Carter

Popular culture, whether driven by intimate influences or external ones, has everything to do with where a black student chooses to go to school. There's no bad choice.

Tracey Morgan, His Defenders and Heterosexual Privilege

Alvin McEwen | Posted 08.13.2011 | Entertainment
Alvin McEwen

Morgan infringed upon the dignity of our lives. He impugned the painful process that many of us had to go through in order to embrace ourselves with self-love and self-worth in the face of a world which at times tells us to hate ourselves.

Will Soledad O'Brien or Roland Martin Ever Get a Shot With CNN?

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 06.19.2011 | Media
Dr. Boyce Watkins

The New York Post has revealed that CNN is once again considering adding a person of color to one of their nighttime anchor spots, a move that is long overdue.

CNN Analyst Launches Fashion Line

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

CNN analyst Roland Martin is famous for wearing ascots — Jon Stewart even devoted an entire segment of his show to mocking Martin's fashion sense. N...

God Interview II: Sarah Palin Gets Equal Time With God and Explains Tea Party

Molly Secours | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Molly Secours

After granting an exclusive interview with Katie Couric last week and then being accused of pandering to the liberal media, God accepted an invitation by Rupert Murdoch to give equal time to Fox News.

Katie Couric Interviews God About Ground Zero Mosque

Molly Secours | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Molly Secours

Perhaps disappointed and bemused with the incessant bickering, backbiting and slandering, God finally agreed to set the record straight about the proposed Ground Zero Mosque in an interview with Katie Couric.

Blagojevich: Focus on Sentencing, Not a Retrial

Lonna Saunders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

Let's move forward, US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, and spend the public's limited tax dollars and limited resources on catching some other bad guys. You did what you said you would do.

Shirley Sherrod, Black Farmers and the 2010 Racial World Cup

Charles D. Ellison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Charles D. Ellison

Perhaps one of the more eloquent and official retrospectives resulting from the Shirley Sherrod incident was White House Press Secretary Robert Gibb's...

WATCH: Tea Party Spokesman Calls NAACP Racist

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Tea Party Express spokesman Mark Williams fired an unexpected response to a challenge from CNN contributor Roland Martin. Asked to tell racists "you'...