Truth in Reality Announces Roland S. Martin as Newest National Advisory Council Member


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October 7, 2013

Media Contact:  Arrie Ledley 

 Truth in Reality Announces Roland S. Martin as Newest National Advisory Council Member

NEW YORK, NY-- Truth in Reality, a grassroots media advocacy organization founded to combat the harmful effects of negative reality television shows on the Black community, announced today Roland S. Martin as the newest member to its National Advisory Council. 

Martin is a nationally known award-winning and multifaceted journalist and the recipient of the 2013 NABJ “Journalist of the Year” award. He is currently the host and managing editor of TV One's daily morning show, NewsOne Now, senior analyst for TheTom Joyner Morning Show, and a syndicated columnist for the Creators Syndicate. 

“I am excited to welcome Roland Martin as the newest Truth In Reality Advisory Council member,” said Truth In Reality Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Sil Lai Abrams. “Mr. Martin brings to the organization a wealth of knowledge and expertise of the media and political landscape.” 

In his role with Truth in Reality, Martin will work to ensure the health and success of the organization by guiding Truth in Reality’s strategic and programmatic policies, as well as assist in the recruitment of potential partners and strategic alliances.  Through his thought leadership, Martin will help Truth in Reality advocate for members of the Black community to empower themselves to change the depiction of women of color and interpersonal violence on reality television.  

For additional information on Truth in Reality, current Board and Advisory Council Members, or to join the cause and download the Media Advocacy Toolkit, please visit

About Truth in Reality

The mission of Truth in Reality is to change the way women of color and interpersonal violence are portrayed in the media, especially on reality television. Our goal is to challenge the negative values these shows promote and change the broadcast standards and practices for the unscripted television genre. Through digital activism, public awareness campaigns and educational programs they aim to change society’s acceptance of interpersonal violence and ultimately reduce its incidence in the Black community.



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