THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: President Obama’s Second Term Agenda; Avenues Minorities Can Pursue To Improve Communities; Section Five Of The Voting Rights Act of 1965 And The Importance Of Strong Mentors In The Black Community | Roland Martin Reports

THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: President Obama’s Second Term Agenda; Avenues Minorities Can Pursue To Improve Communities; Section Five Of The Voting Rights Act of 1965 And The Importance Of Strong Mentors In The Black Community

FORMER U.S. SECRETARY OF LABOR HILDA SOLIS IS AMONG THE GUESTS ON JAN. 27

WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN

Topics include: President Obama’s second term agenda; avenues minorities can pursue to improve communities; section five of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the importance of strong mentors in the Black community.

January, 25, 2013, Silver Spring, MD—Former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Hilda Solis; Co-Director of the Voting Rights Project for the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Marcia Johnson Blanco; Professor at Georgetown University’s Law Center, Dr. Paul Butler; Executive Director of the White House Office of Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, Joshua Dubois; Brother of Joshua Dubois,Aidid Brayboy and President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Mark S. Tillman are among the guests on this week’s Washington Watch with Roland Martin which airs on TV One, this Sunday, January, 27, 2013 at 11 AM EST.

The journalist/commentator panel includes: Political Journalist for theGrio.comJoseph Williams; Host ofThe Right Side with Armstrong WilliamsArmstrong Williams; National Correspondent for theWashington PostKrissah Thompson and Co-Founder of IMPACT, Angela Rye.

Topics to include: President Obama’s second term agenda; avenues minorities can pursue to improve communities as well as the nation; arguments against section five of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 will be heard by the Supreme Court next month, Martin discusses the possible implications on minority voters; and the importance of strong mentors in the Black community.

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.

For more information about Washington Watch with Roland Martin or to set up interviews with Roland Martin, contact:

Monica Neal, mneal@tvone.tv

Tosha Whitten-Griggs, tosha@thefrontpagefirm.com