The State of African American Youth: A Town Hall Meeting

Roland Martin
Roland Martin

The#BlockParty Movement presents The State of African American Youth: A Town Hall Meeting featuring Mr. Roland S. Martin on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 7:00pm. in Savannah State University’s Tiger Arena.

The event is sponsored by the SSU Office of the President, CLASS, COBA, COST, and Student Government Association. It is meant to discuss the POSITIVE as well as challenging realities of African American Youth.

The town hall meeting is free to all Savannah State University administrators, faculty, staff, and students with a valid identification card. General admission is $10.00 per ticket (general student tickets are $5.00 with a valid identification card). Tickets are on sale in the Savannah State University Bookstore.

Proceeds from this event will go towards sponsoring future events and educational activities to promote the #BlockParty’s mission to raise social, educational, civic, and/or environmental awareness.

Martin is a nationally award-winning journalist. He is the author of Listening to the Spirit Within: 50 Perspectives on Faith, and Speak, Brother! A Black Man’s View of America, as well as his newest book, The First: President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House as originally reported by Roland S. Martin.

Currently, he is an acclaimed commentator for TV One Cable Network and host of “Washington Watch with Roland Martin,” a one-hour Sunday morning news broadcast. In addition to his work there, he is also a CNN Analyst and a Senior Analyst on the nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show radio broadcast. Mr. Martin is a 20 year member of the National Association of Black Journalists and a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Education is important to him as he is a graduate of both Texas A&M University and Louisiana Baptist University. He is married to the Rev. Jacquie Hood Martin, and they reside in Chicago.

The #BlockParty Movement was established in 2010 to foster voter registration, education, mobilization, and activism.

In Fall 2010, the #BlockParty Movement, in partnership with a coalition of campus organizations registered over 300 students and community members to vote and were recognized locally for their work with voter education in the community.

Questions and/or comments for Mr. Martin related to the State of African American Youth may be submitted to All questions are subject to review and approval before use in the Town Hall Meeting.

Please contact Ms. Taqwaa F. Saleem, M.A. at 912.358.3327 for more information.

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