THIS WEEK On Washington Watch: The Cleveland Kidnappings; America’s War On Drugs, And Maximizing The Political Power Of African Americans At The Polls


-Topics to include: the Cleveland kidnapping; America’s War on Drugs, and maximizing the political power of African Americans at the polls.

May 10, 2013, Silver Spring, MD — Founder of the Black and Missing Foundation, Derrica Wilson; kidnapping and sex trafficking survivor and Founder of Courtney’s House, Tina Frundt; Co-Director of Advancement Project, Judith Browne-Dianis; Executive Director of Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, Neill Franklin; Senior Vice President of Campaigns for the NAACP, Marvin Randolph and Associate Professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, Dr. Michael McDonald are among the guests on Washington Watch with Roland Martin airing on TV One this Sunday, May 12, 2013 at 11 AM ET.

The journalist/commentator panel: Maryland State Director of Americans for Prosperity, Charles Lollar; Co-founder and Principal at IMPACT, Angela Rye; Political Analyst and Georgetown University Professor, Dr. Chris Metzler and Syndicated Columnist for the National Newspaper Publishers Association, George Curry.

Topics explored during the hour include: the Cleveland kidnapping and the many African American children still missing across the country; the disproportionate toll America’s War on Drugs has taken on the black community and maximizing the political power of African Americans at the polls.

Hosted by TV One political editor 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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