People and Politics

Interview with Roland Martin

Robert Patillo discusses Charter Schools in the Black Community with Roland Martin on News and Talk 1380am WAOK in Atlanta.

Following the stunning defeat of OSD in November, the Georgia NAACP continues to focus on improving educational outcomes for all students. This Special Event Town Hall is presented by Georgia Charter Schools Association (GCSA) and GeorgiaCAN this event will feature:

Award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author, Roland Martin

National education expert and author of “Building A Learning Culture in America”, Kevin Chavous

Atlanta Board of Education Chairman, Courtney English

State President of Georgia NAACP, Francys Johnson

Moderated by award-winning journalist, Rose Scott 

7:00pm to 9:00pm, Doors open at 6:30pm. Friday, January 13, 2017
Ebenezer Baptist Church, 101 Jackson Street NE, Atlanta GA 30312



A graduate of Clark Atlanta University and Chicago-Kent College of Law, Attorney Robert Hillard Patillo, II is a lifelong civil and human rights activist. He is entirely dedicated to serving the poor and underprivileged. As an activist Patillo has led workers on organization campaigns to petition for better wages, worked to integrate segregated organizations, and assisted discriminated workers against celebrity Chef Paula Deen. In politics Patillo has worked on the 2004 Presidential Campaign of John Edwards, Senior Field Manager for Grassroots Campaign, Inc. for the Democratic National Committee, Field Director for the 2010 Georgia Attorney General’s campaign and himself ran for Georgia State Representative in 2012. Patillo has been featured in articles in the New York , Huffington Post and UK Daily Mailer to name a few. He has appeared on various television and radio programs including HuffingtonPostLIVE, CNN’s Newroom and as a guest analyst on 1380am WAOK as a legal analyst. As well has hosting a popular YouTube channel and website Previously, Patillo has been a researcher and writer for Rev. Jesse L. Jackson’s Rainbow/PUSH Coalition, worked in the legal department for the Center for American Progress and interned for the Southern Education Foundation. All of his efforts are in order to force change on the local and national level. A leader in every facet of the word, Robert Patillo is the answer the world has been waiting on. Patillo currently is chief attorney at The Patillo Law Group, LLC “A Christian Centered Law Practice” focusing on civil rights law. FACEBOOK: TWITTER: @robertpatillo INSTAGRAM: @robertpatillo YOUTUBE: