According to Nielsen, African Americans watch more than seven hours of TV a day, higher than any other ethnic group. We are feeding our mind, body and soul lots of comedies, awards shows and reality shows. That is literally killing us intellectually.
In this edition of The Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast, Martin breaks down the adverse impact “news deserts” are having on the Black community, asks listeners to share what books they are reading for feed their minds in a special segment of Roland’s Book Club.
Black Pastors Call Out GOP Over Blocking Pres. Obama’s SCOTUS Nomination
Listen to portions of the Coalition of Black Religious Leaders news conference addressing Republicans blocking President Barack Obama’s upcoming Supreme Court nominee.
The preachers speaking on this conference call:
Rev. Dr. James C. Perkins, President, Progressive National Baptist Convention (the leader of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s denomination), Rev. Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Co-Chair, National African American Clergy Network (one of the country’s largest networks of Black clergy), Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr., Civil Rights Icon and Co-Chair, National African American Clergy Network, Joshua DuBois, CEO, Values Partnerships (Former Director, White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships), Rev. Dr. Freddy Haynes, Senior Pastor, Friendship-West Baptist Church, Dallas, TX (mega-church in Dallas, TX with national presence), Rev. Dr. Derrick Harkins, Senior Vice President for Innovations in Public Programming, Union Theological Seminary
Republican Presidential Debate Recap
Listen to highlights from Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate and Roland Martin’s expert political analysis of the 2016 presidential race.