Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: Female West Point Cadets’ Fist Raised Photo Sparks Controversy, POTUS’ Address At Howard, Are Black Activists Beholden To Mainstream Media?

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In this edition of The Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast: 16 African American female cadets spark an inquiry at West Point after taking a photo with their fists in the air. You’ll hear portions of Roland Martin’s NewsOne Now interview with West Point graduate Mary Tobin.

Listen to the first of President Barack Obama’s final three commencement speeches as a sitting president. Was Mr. Obama’s address to the Historically Black College one of his Blackest speeches to date?

Are Black activists beholden to mainstream media’s news cycle? Are activists missing out on a opportunity to keep their stories upfront and center in the face of America by not appearing on Black media outlets? During the last hour of The Roland Martin Show Audio Podcast, Martin reminds activists CNN and MSNBC “are going to leave you every time.”

He added, “Those folks are not going to be here everyday — they are fixated with Donald Trump.” 

“When you are dependent on mainstream media driving your agenda” you will become victim to their news-cycle. Martin later explained, when mainstream media stops covering mass protests, activists “have to give them something to cover.” 

All that and more in this edition of “The Roland Martin Show” Audio Podcast.

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