Roland Martin*If you can handle a full hour of Roland Martin, fans and political junkies can tune into a lively discussion on the presidential race with the award-winning journalist and Jeff Johnson, a social activist.

The pair will provide a weekly pre- and post-debate analysis via the web, streaming during a special edition of Johnson’s weekly BLIS.FM show, “The Intersection.”

The excitement begins Thursday Oct. 11 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

“As contributors to the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Jeff and I know the power of the Black perspective and the need for a breakdown of our issues from our perspective,” said Martin. “We see this broadcast as an opportunity to get a fuller understanding of the candidates and where they stand on the issues that affect the nation’s 40 million African Americans.”

It’s the election from an African American perspective.

“This election is critical to the future growth of America and we all need to be engaged in the process,” said Johnson, “Roland and I want to encourage everyone to understand the candidate’s policies on the topics that matter most to them; and they can trust that we will be there to present the facts and provide analysis to help them make informed decisions at the polls.”

Martin and Johnson will provide running commentary and offer astute observations from a uniquely African American point-of-view on the Vice Presidential Debate between Democratic incumbent Vice President Joe Biden and GOP challenger Congressman Paul Ryan.  Throughout the evening, Martin and Johnson will tweet updates and analysis using the hashtag #OurVoteMatters.

The journalists are encouraging their nearly 300,000 social media fans to follow them on Twitter @RolandSMartin and @JeffsNation, then join the discussion by posting comments, posing questions or retweeting statements with the goal of creating trending topics.

Viewers may also join the live Facebook chat online via www.facebook.com/jeffs.nation  or www.facebook.com/rolandsmartinfanpage.