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What happened with Roland S. Martin on Twitter last night?

Roland S. Martin. Courtesy of his official website.Roland S. Martin definitely doesn’t like being called the N-word (or seeing/hearing anyone use it). For those not familiar with Martin, he’s a nationally syndicated columnist, commentator and analyst, working for news organizations including CNN and TV One.

Last night, the author of the new book, The First, had a heated discussion on Twitter with several members of Birmingham, AL’s online community after someone sent him a tweet using the N-word – one that has spilled over into parts of today’s stream.

There are several different opinions about how the debate should move forward (we’d even started working on an editorial), but this post written on Mo Better Truths probably sums up some of the opinions and feelings surrounding that conversation specifically (you’ll want to watch the videos included in the post) and the general situation as we prepare to enter 2011.

If you’ve got an opinion, we’d love to hear it.

Photo: Roland S. Martin. Courtesy of his official website.

Community input sought for conservation plan

Freshwater Land Trust logoDo you have any suggestions for what should be included in a community conservation plan for metro Birmingham?

The Freshwater Land Trust would love to hear from you this afternoon, October 19, (beginning at 4 p.m.) at Vulcan Park.

While we’re thinking of it, now may be a good time to make sure you’re aware of the Land Trust’s ARTSCAPE event, taking place in one month at the Avon Theater in Birmingham’s Lakeview district.

Bachus holds town hall tonight

spencerbachus2U.S. Congressman Spencer Bachus is holding a town hall meeting of his own this evening, August 17, at the Cahaba Grand Conference Center beginning at 7 p.m. He hopes to give the folks he represents in Alabama’s 6th Congressional district an opportunity to voice their concerns over the current national debate about an overhaul of our health care system. He also recently released a statement about how some are trying to discredit the town hall meetings that have already been held. Tonight’s event will no doubt bring out vocal supporters to the two main camps that have developed during the national discourse.

Photo: U.S. House of Representatives.