THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: The New Black Agenda, Gun Violence, Diversity In The White House, Controversial Reality Series “The Sisterhood,” & New Film “Broken City”


 Topics to include: The new black agenda, gun violence, diversity in the White House, controversial reality series, “The Sisterhood,” and new film, “Broken City.” 

January 11, 2013, Silver Spring, MD – Award Winning Actor, Jeffrey Wright; President and CEO of the National Coalition on Civic Black Participation, Melanie Campbell; President of the National Urban League, Marc H. Morial; NAACP Washington Bureau Director and Senior Vice President for Advocacy, Hilary Shelton; Co-Authors of Sisters in FaithMichelle Clark Jenkins and Stephanie Perry Moore are among the guests on this week’s Washington Watch with Roland Martin airing on TV One, January 13, 2013 at 11 AM EST.

The journalist/commentator panel includes: Author and columnist for Essence MagazineSophia Nelson; Host of The Right Side with Armstrong WilliamsArmstrong Williams and Senior Director of the Economic Department for the NAACP, Dedrick Muhammad.

Topics explored during the hour include: plans for the advancement of the new black agenda; gun violence and the debate for stricter gun control legislation; a lack of diversity in the White House; controversial new reality series The Sisterhood, and new film, Broken City.

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.

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