Washington Watch with Roland Martin, 05.27.12, Transcript

At the top of our agenda this week; Mayor Johnson discusses his transition from NBA star to the mayor’s job and his approach to strengthening and improving the city of Sacramento during these difficult economic times.

Etan Thomas, a leading participant in President Obama’s Fatherhood Initiative and author of Fatherhood: Rising to the Ultimate Challenge, talks about how and why men need to be the best fathers possible; Pastor Marvin Winans shares recollections of Whitney Houston and the life choices we all face.

Jacquie Hood Martin, Michelle Gibson, Janice Ferebee talk about why black women have a higher overweight and obesity rate than their white counterparts and tackle the raging social media debate earlier this month when novelist Alice Randall implied in the New York Times that black women choose to be overweight.

Iyanla Vanzant picks up from her recent Washington Watch interview about the Trayvon Martin tragedy with a discussion about the loss of her own child and her new book, Peace From Broken Pieces: How To Get Through What You Are Going Through. Crystal McCrary talks about images of how black women are portrayed on reality TV.

All that and more in this week’s special edition of “Washington Watch.”

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