BLACK ENTREPRENEUR SHEILA JOHNSON, RAOUL JENKINS AND LINCOLN ALEXANDER, FAMILY OF MARISSA ALEXANDER, WHO IS SERVING A PRISON TERM AFTER FAILED “STAND YOUR GROUND” DEFENSE AGAINST ABUSIVE HUSBAND, ARE AMONG THE GUESTS ON A SPECIAL EDITION OF WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN ON MAY 20
– Special Black Power edition explores how black wealth and power can create opportunities for other African Americans, plus a look at the Marissa Alexander case and the Stand Your Ground law in Florida as well as the status of racial diversity on primetime television –
May 18, 2012, Palm Harbor, FL.– Sheila Johnson, BET co-founder and founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts; executives Rodney Green and Andre Halston, of the Innisbrook Golf Resort and Spa in Palm Harbor, Florida; Raoul Jenkins and Lincoln Alexander, father and first husband, respectively of Marissa Alexander, the Florida woman who was sentenced last week to a 20- year prison term for firing a warning shot at her abusive second husband, and Eric Deggans, media critic for the Tampa Bay Times are the guests on a special edition WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN on TV One this Sunday, May 20 at 11 AM ET. The episode was taped on location in Florida.
Topics to be explored during the hour include: how black executives rose to top level positions in their fields and how they are helping more African Americans to get the same opportunities; an examination of the Marissa Alexander case and the implications of Florida’s Stand Your Ground law; and the status of racial diversity on primetime television.
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 57 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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