Journalist and columnist Roland Martin will broadcast his show, NewsOne Now, during his visit to the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff, Tuesday, Feb. 7.
The show can be watched online at 8 a.m. at www.newsone.com. During his broadcast, Martin plans to air a report on Central High School and the Little Rock Nine. Elizabeth Eckford, one of the teenagers who integrated Central High, will join him as a guest on the show. The late Wiley Austin Branton, an AM&N (now UAPB) alumnus, served as chief counsel for the Little Rock Nine.
Also Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., Martin will be the keynote speaker for the annual Black History Month program at the Hathaway-Howard Fine Arts building.
According to a news release, Martin’s show is the first daily morning news program to focus on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African American perspective.
A nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate, Martin is the senior analyst for the Tom Joyner Morning Show, where his daily segment is heard on more than 100 stations and by eight million people daily. He is also the author of three books: “Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith”; “Speak, Brother! A Black Man’s View of America”; and “The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House” as originally reported by Roland S. Martin.
For more information about the events, contact the office of Student Involvement and Leadership at UAPB, 870-575-7061.