LICENSING CONTROVERSY OVER USE OF REV. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.’S NAME AND LIKENESS IS AMONG THE TOPICS ON MARCH 24 WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN
Topics to include: licensing controversy over the use of Rev. Martin King Jr.’s name and likeness; GOP plans to attract a more diverse audience; how new financial aid policies will impact HBCU students; provocative new film, “The Undershepherd,” and Bishop T.D. Jake’s mission to keep ex-cons out of prison.
March 22, 2013, Silver Spring, MD – Bishop T.D. Jakes of The Potter’s House worship center in Dallas, Texas; Radio DJ, Writer and Director, Russ Parr; Journalist, Joseph Williams; Columnist for the Black Press, George Curry and President and CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Johnny Taylor are among the guests on Washington Watch with Roland Martin airing on TV One, Sunday, March, 24, 2013 at 11 AM ET.
The journalist/ commentator panel includes: President and CEO of Incite Unlimited, Avis Jones-DeWeever; Co-founder and CEO of the J.C. Watts companies, Elroy Silor; Principal at IMPACT Strategies, Angela Rye and Host of The Right Side, Armstrong Williams.
Topics during the hour include: recent controversy over licensing fees requested by the family of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. for use of his name and likeness; GOP plans to re-build itself in order to attract to attract more youth, female and minority votes; the potential impact new financial aid policies will have for HBCU students; Russ Parr’s provocative new film, “The Undershepherd,” and Bishop T.D. Jake’s mission to give ex-cons the proper tools needed to re-enter society and stay out of prison.
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