THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: Ice T, Sheila Johnson, Chef Andre Halston, Golf Pro Rodney Green And More | Roland Martin Reports

THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: Ice T, BET Co-Founder Sheila Johnson, Chef Andre Halston, Golf Pro Rodney Green And More

BLACK ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND WEALTH ARE EXPLORED IN A SPECIAL EDITION OF WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN ON SUNDAY, JULY 8 WITH GUESTS ICE T, SHEILA JOHNSON AND EXECUTIVES FROM HER HOTEL CHAIN

– Topics to include the worldwide reach of the hip hop culture and using black wealth to open opportunities for other African Americans –

July 6, 2012, Silver Spring, MD – Black entrepreneurship and creating job opportunities for African Americans is the centerpiece of a special edition of Washington Watch with Roland Martin Sunday July 8 at 11 AM ET on TV One. Rapper, actor and director Ice T, black entrepreneur and BET co-founder Sheila Johnson, as well as senior executives at Innisbrook Golf Resort and Spa in Palm Harbor, FL (part of her Salamander Hotels and Resorts chain) are the guests.

Rapper Ice T explores with Roland Martin the meaning of hip hop in black culture, American culture and world culture as it is explored in his new documentary, Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap.  Washington Watch explores how entrepreneur Sheila Johnson is opening doors at the highest level for African Americans in the hospitality business. Innisbrook Executive Chef Andre Halston and Director of Golf Rodney Green with Sheila Johnson’s Salamander Hotels and Resorts share how they were able to reach the top of their professions in the hospitality business and why it’s so important for successful African American businessmen and women to open doors to success for other African Americans.

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 57.3 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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