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Tri-C features national journalist at 35th Annual Dr. King Celebration

Cuyahoga Community College hosts the 35th annual birthday observance of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 15, 2012, in the Metropolitan Campus Auditorium at 2900 Community College Ave. The free event will feature Roland S. Martin, a CNN contributor, award-winning journalist and syndicated columnist.

The Tri-C celebration is the longest-running MLK event hosted in Cleveland. The event will include the presentation of the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Scholarship Fund recipients and a performance by the Cleveland Philharmonic Orchestra.

Martin is a CNN contributor based in Chicago and a key member of CNN’s “Best Political Team on Television.” Since joining the network in 2007, Martin has hosted numerous programs including the “What Would Jesus Really Do?” series and, most recently, a three-part series on the issues presidential candidates avoid addressing as Election Day approaches.

A nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate, Martin served as executive editor of the Chicago Defender, the nation's largest black daily newspaper. He is also a commentator for TV One Cable Network and a senior analyst for the Tom Joyner Morning Show.

He recently released his third book, “The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House as originally reported by Roland S. Martin.”  He is also the author of “Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith,” and “Speak, Brother: A Black Man's View of America.”   

Martin has received more than 20 awards including being inducted into Texas A&M’s journalism “Hall of Honor,” a regional Edward R. Murrow award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association and several first place awards from the Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Communicators.

To reserve tickets, or to find more information, call 216-987-4805 or visit https://forms.tri-c.edu/tickets/.


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