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THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: The Parents Of Slain Florida Teen Trayvon Martin, Alexis Herman, Crystal McCrary And More …

TRACY MARTIN AND SYBRINA FULTON, PARENTS OF SLAIN FLORIDA TEEN TRAYVON MARTIN, FORMER SECRETARY OF LABOR ALEXIS HERMAN AND AUTHOR CRYSTAL McCRARY ARE THE GUESTS ON WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN MARCH 18

- Topics to include the tragic case of a slain teen whose killer was never arrested, the ongoing battle being waged for voting rights in Pennsylvania and Texas, the crisis in Afghanistan, a Women’s History Month tribute to the late Dr. Dorothy Height and a look at powerful black women today –

March 16, 2012, Silver Spring, MD – - Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, parents of the slain Florida teen Trayvon Martin and family attorney Ben Crump; former Secretary of Labor Alexis Herman; and Crystal McCrary, author of Inspiration:  Profiles of Black Women Changing Our World are the guests on WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN on TV One this Sunday, March 18 at 11 AM.

The journalist/commentator panel will include: Karen Finney, MSNBC Contributor;  Joseph Williams, White House correspondent for Politico;  Deborah Simmons, senior correspondent for The Washington Times; and Steve Clemons Washington editor-at-large for The Atlantic.

Topics to be explored during the hour include: the tragic story of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, who was heading home from a convenience store near Orlando, Florida when he was shot and killed by neighborhood watch captain who claimed self defense and was never arrested; ongoing battle being waged for voting rights in Pennsylvania and Texas, the crisis in Afghanistan, a Women’s History Month tribute, from the first African American Labor Secretary Alexis Herman, to the late Civil Rights advocate and former President of the National Council of Negro Women, Dr. Dorothy Height, who would have been 100 years old this week; and a closer look at many powerful Black women today who are altering stereotypes and changing the world.

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.

Launched in January 2004, TV One (www.tvone.tv) serves more than 56.6 million households, offering a broad range of real-life and entertainment-focused original programming, classic series, movies, and music designed to entertain, inform and inspire a diverse audience of adult African American viewers.  In December 2008, the company launched TV One High Def, which now serves 14 million households. TV One is owned by Radio One [NASDAQ: ROIA and ROIAK; www.radio-one.com], the largest radio company that primarily targets African American and urban listeners; and Comcast Corporation [NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK); www.comcast.com], one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communications products and services.

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  • John Doe

    A female co-worker was really emotional discussing the killing Trayvon Martin.  She informed me of the 911 tapes of screaming by someone before shots were fired.  CNN reports that the suspected attacker was ordered not to follow Trayvon.  However, the suspected killer ignored those directives.  “Why? Why? Why?” people asked.

    PREMISE: The screaming of a young male was due to an attack on the young male.

    QUESTION: Was the body examined for a signs of sexual assault?  Sounds grissly but so is murder.  Race hatred is safer.

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