37th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast Celebration
was held Wednesday, February 9, 2011
"Excellence is a Shared Path:
Working Together for Justice and the Quality of Life"
Award-winning journalist, CNN contributor, and diversity
speaker Roland Martin is one of the most high-profile African
Americans in media today. An insightful and provocative
analyst, he appears frequently on The Situation Room,
Anderson Cooper 360°, Lou Dobbs Tonight, and others.
His thoughtful perspective on American politics has earned
him much recognition, including the 2008 NAACP Image
Award for Best Interview for "In Conversation: The Barack
Obama Interview." Active in regional and national print
journalism, he serves as a special correspondent for Essence
Magazine, is a the former executive editor and general
manager of the country's largest African American daily
newspaper, the Chicago Defender, and previously served
as owner and publisher of the Dallas-ForthWorth Heritage.
The winner of more than 20 professional awards for
journalistic excellence, Roland Martin fills his presentations
with fascinating examinations of contemporary society.
From his experiences working in radio, print, and television
to diversity in the media, he covers the major points that
educate and fascinate audiences around the country.