THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: Michael Steele, U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Judith Browne Dianis | Roland Martin Reports

THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: Michael Steele, U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Judith Browne Dianis

U.S. LABOR SECRETARY HILDA SOLIS AND FORMER REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN MICHAEL STEELE ARE AMONG THE GUESTS ON WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN JANUARY 8

– Topics to include the drop in unemployment and the President’s new youth jobs plan,
the Republican party’s strained relationships with African Americans,
alarming reports about unfair treatment of African American children in schools, and the
next phase of the Republican presidential nomination race-

January 6, 2012, Silver Spring, MD – –  U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis and former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele are the guests on WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN on TV One this Sunday,  January 8 at 11 AM.  Judith Browne Dianis, Co-Director of the Advancement Project will also join Martin in studio to talk about racial disparities in education.

The journalist/commentator panel will include: Democratic strategist and MSNBC contributor Karen Finney; Georgetown University Professor Dr. Chris Metzler; Democratic pollster and political strategist Cornell Belcher; and MSNBC political analyst Robert Traynham.

Topics to be explored during the hour include: the addition of 200,000 new jobs and the drop in unemployment; President Obama’s plan to create thousands of new jobs for low income youth in 2012; comments by Republican Presidential candidates that contribute to its party’s strained relationship with African Americans; recent studies and media reports indicating that African American school children are receiving less attention, harsher punishments, lower marks, and more suspension and expulsions that their white counterparts; and what lies ahead for Republican Presidential contenders.

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