On being a journalist in the age of Obama….


“I think about Vernon Jarett. I think about Frederick Douglass. I think about Ida B. Wells-Barnett. These were some of the most historic black journalists. Their job was to chronicle history as it evolved and to be able to sit here and look at that wall, to be able to watch this whole night transpire…this is what God destined for me to do, to be a journalist and this is the place where I would want to be because it’s history. To be able to chronicle it, to be able to talk about it…there is nothing that can replace it.”

— Roland Martin, journalist/CNN commentator