Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Should African Americans Choose Politics Over Party?


Ray Baker sits in the Roland Martin in this special edition of “The Roland Martin Show” live from the Republican National Committee Trailblazer Black History Month Awards.

Baker talks with’s Donovan Ramsey about the Akai Gurley police killing case.

Professor of African-American Studies at Howard University, Joshua Myers about Kendrick Lamar’s new single “The Blacker the Berry.” Lamar’s controversial new track questions the hypocrisy of certain members of the African American community supporting the #BlackLivesMatter movement while also taking part in gang activities resulting in the murder and killing of other Blacks.

Jasmine Hicks joined the conversation to talk higher education and activism and Roland Martin talks about African Americans wielding their political power by working with Democrats and Republicans to get things done. In the current political climate the GOP controls both the House and the Senate. In order to get legislation passed that benefits the African American community, Blacks have to work with Republicans.

Martin said, “We have to understand our issues as opposed to party, because there are Democrats who take positions that are actually counter to what our interests are as African Americas.”

All that and more in this edition of “The Roland Martin Show,” on the Empowerment Radio Network.

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