THE REVEREND DARLENE NIPPER OF THE GAY AND LESBIAN TASK FORCE, BISHOP HARRY JACKSON OF HOPE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, AND MELANIE CAMPBELL OF THE NATIONAL COALTION ON BLACK CIVIC PARTICIPATION ARE AMONG THE GUESTS ON WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN ON MAY 13
– Topics to include President Obama’s remarks supporting gay marriage, the impact of the foreclosure crisis on Black wealth, and an NAACP campaign to overcome voter suppression efforts-
May 11, 2012, Silver Spring, MD –The ReverendDarlene Nipper, deputy executive director of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force; and Bishop Harry Jackson, pastor of Hope Christian Church in Beltsville, Maryland; are among the guests on WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN on TV One this Sunday, May 13 at 11 AM ET. They will discuss the political, religious and civil rights implications from President Obama’s remarks supporting gay marriage.
Another panel will tackle the impact of the foreclosure crisis on Black wealth and what can be done to rebuild middle class in the African American community. This panel will include: Michelle Singletary nationally syndicated award-winning columnist for The Washington Post (“the Color of Money”); Kelvin Boston, host of public television’s Moneywise program and financial expert Jennifer Mathews.
Marvin Randolph, senior vice president for campaigns for the NAACP; and Melanie Campbell, president of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation will also join Roland to talk about the need to overcome voter suppression efforts spearheaded by the GOP and targeting minorities and the importance of voting from the top of the ticket all the way down to local races.
The journalist/commentator panel will include: MSNBC political analyst Karen Finney; Politico White House correspondent Joseph Williams and Armstrong Williams, host of the nationally syndicated radio and TV program The Right Side. Melanie Campbell (listed above) will also join this panel.
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