THIS WEEK On Washington Watch With Roland Martin: Bishop T.D. Jakes, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard And More


– Topics to include Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s remarks about poor children,  President Obama’s response to Republican attacks and policies, the status and future of the Occupy movement, efforts to prevent homelessness among children, an ongoing look at voter suppression efforts and a preview of a new Hollywood film about the Tuskegee Airmen –

December 9, 2011, Silver Spring, MD – –  Mega-church pastor Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House in Dallas, Texas  and actors Cuba Gooding Jr. and Terrence Howard are among the guests on WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN on TV One this Sunday, December 11 at 11 AM.  Other guests will include actress and activist Elizabeth Omilami (daughter of Civil Rights pioneer Hosea Williams and Georgia State Rep. Juanita Williams) as well as activist, artist and Occupy Wall Street organizer Kanene Holder.

The journalist/commentator panel will include: political commentator Cynthia Tucker; syndicated columnist George Curry; political Blogger Crystal Wright and national economics correspondent for The Washington Post Michael Fletcher.

Topics to be explored during the hour include: Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s remarks about poor children, the latest developments among GOP Presidential candidates and implications for a race against President Obama; Obama’s response to Republican attacks and policies; an update on where the Occupy movement is headed; an activist’s efforts to stem homelessness among children given that 16 million live in poverty and 1.35 million are homeless; an assessment of the NAACP’s new report on state voting laws aimed at to disenfranchising minority voters (go to for a list of question to ask about new requirements) ; and a preview of  the long-awaited Hollywood release of Red Tail, a film chronicling the legendry Tuskegee Airmen of World War II.

Hosted by TV One political editor, CNN and Tom Joyner Morning Show analyst Roland Martin, TV One’s hour-long weekly public affairs series focuses on issues of importance to African Americans, through interviews with officials from the Administration, Congress and other policymakers who represent black communities, as well as discussions with journalists and commentators, and a wide range of policy experts.  Washington Watch with Roland Martin also explores a wide range of timely and relevant topics including history, books, music, films, technology and black culture.

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