BISHOP HARRY JACKSON, REVEREND DELMAN COATES, BLACK UNION LEADER BILL LUCY AND UNION WORKER VICKY HERNANDEZ ARE THE GUESTS ON WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN MARCH 4
– Topics to include perspective from black pastors on both sides of the same sex marriage issue, the march towards the Republican presidential nomination, the rise in gas prices, efforts to enact more state right-to-work laws, and the power of black men mentoring black boys –
March 2, 2012, Silver Spring, MD – – Bishop Harry Jackson of the Hope Christian Church in Washington, D.C.,Reverend Delman Coates of the Mount Ennon Baptist Church in Clinton, MD., Bill Lucy, Founder and CEO of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists and Indiana Home Health Care Worker Vicky Hernandez are the guests on WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN on TV One this Sunday, March 4 at 11 AM.
The journalist/commentator panel will include: Maria Cardona, Democratic strategist with the Dewey Square Group; Michael Fletcher, national economics correspondent for The Washington Post; April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Network; and Robert Traynham, co-host of “The Flacks” onSirius/XM Radio and political analyst for MSNBC.
Topics to be explored during the hour include: a discussion with two Washington, D.C. area black pastors about gay marriage on the heels of Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley signing into law this week legislation legalizing same sex marriage; the ongoing fighting among GOP presidential contenders and efforts by the GOP to blame President Obama for rising gas prices; efforts by the Washington, D.C. Chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. organization to mentor young black men and develop them into leaders; a closer look at recent efforts to enact more state right-to-work laws that threaten unions’ rights to organize, and how they affect black Americans; as well as a preview of the groundbreaking of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture to be built on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
Hosted by TV One political editor 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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