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MLK Day: Living the Dream

History has a way of repeating itself: the first, the only, the last. By way of example: the first man on the moon; the only woman to give birth at 66; the last man standing on Custer Hill.

CNN political analyst Roland S. Martin, who also hosts TV One Cable Network’s Washington Watch, embodies all three, but hopefully he’s not history.

The First is the name of his just released third book subtitled President Barack Obama’s Road to the White House. He was the first to score an interview with the President on the racial dust-up surrounding Senator Harry Reid; he is the only man we know who wears a shibori (look it up) and he was the last one out the door at his book party attended by Valerie Jarrett and Gloria Borger, hosted by the National Visionary Leadership Project.

His ‘boss’ at TV One, CEO Jonathan Rogers, has know Martin since college and they’re both from Texas. So, are they are formidable duo? Rogers has four words for that: “ Don’t mess with Texas.”

The first national celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was held on January 20, 1986. This year the holiday will be celebrated on Monday January 18th which coincides with the first airing of Martin’s interview with the President.