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WASHINGTON WATCH: What Are The Specifics Of The New Black Agenda (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON WATCH: What Are The Specifics Of The New Black Agenda (VIDEO)

Last month dozens of Black leaders came to Washington, D.C., to discuss a black agenda for President Barack Obama’s second term. Black unemployment was just one of the five, key priorities outlined by the group. Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League; Melanie Campbell, president and CEO of the National Coalition for Black Civic […]

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”

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”

AWARD WINNING ACTOR JEFFREY WRIGHT AMONG GUESTS ON JAN. 13 WASHINGTON WATCH WITH ROLAND MARTIN  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 […]

WASHINGTON WATCH: GOP Goes On The Attack Against Ambassador Susan Rice

WASHINGTON WATCH: GOP Goes On The Attack Against Ambassador Susan Rice

The downright stupid attacks by Republican senators John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on UN Ambassador Susan Rice are coming because many think the President will nominate her for Secretary of State when Hillary Clinton retires early next year. The attacks are on her character, intelligence and competence are in relation […]

WASHINGTON WATCH: What Should African-Americans Expect And Ask For In Pres. Obama’s Second Term? (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON WATCH: What Should African-Americans Expect And Ask For In Pres. Obama’s Second Term? (VIDEO)

For the last four years we have heard – “Look, the President has a lot on his plate. African-Americans really shouldn’t press him on things. Let’s wait for a second term. Then he can address things that are specific to black folks.” This past Tuesday President Obama was reelected so what should be the agenda […]

WASHINGTON WATCH ROUNDTABLE: Will The 2012 Election Be Like 2000; AP Poll Finds Majority Of US Has Prejudice Against Blacks (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON WATCH ROUNDTABLE: Will The 2012 Election Be Like 2000; AP Poll Finds Majority Of US Has Prejudice Against Blacks (VIDEO)

Will this election be like 2000? 2004? 2008? New AP poll indicates that the majority of the US has prejudice against Blacks. Plus, Romney surrogate John Sununu believes Gen. Colin Powell endorsed Pres. Barack Obama as a result of race. MR. MARTIN:  Will this election be like 2000?  2004?  2008? Well, one thing that Pre- […]

WASHINGTON WATCH ROUNDTABLE: The Battle For Women Voters (VIDEO)

WASHINGTON WATCH ROUNDTABLE: The Battle For Women Voters (VIDEO)

The debates are over; and in just nine, short days it’s up to the voters to decide. This race is extremely tight. Mitt Romney has been doing slightly better in the national polls, but the President is slightly ahead in battleground states like Nevada, as well as Wisconsin; also Ohio. But you also have to […]

WHAT’S THE ASK: High Quality, Living Wage Jobs And Protecting The Voting Rights Act (VIDEO)

WHAT’S THE ASK: High Quality, Living Wage Jobs And Protecting The Voting Rights Act (VIDEO)

It has often been said that the Democratic Party takes African-Americans for granted, and the Republican Party simply ignores us. It is no secret that a large number of us vote Democratic as a rule. But, has that worked for us? Are the candidates we voted for delivering on the promises they made? I believe […]

Washington Watch: How Will POTUS Support Of Same-Sex Marriage Impact The 2012 Presidential Race? (VIDEO)

Washington Watch: How Will POTUS Support Of Same-Sex Marriage Impact The 2012 Presidential Race? (VIDEO)

President Barack Obama has come out in support of same-sex marriage. What will the political fall out be and what will happen politically when it comes to this issue. This week’s roundtable features MSNBC political analyst Karen Finney; Politico’s White House correspondent Joseph Williams; Melanie Campbell, president of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation; […]

Washington Watch: NAACP Launches This Is My Vote Campaign And The Importance Of Voting In Local Elections (VIDEO)

Washington Watch: NAACP Launches This Is My Vote Campaign And The Importance Of Voting In Local Elections (VIDEO)

Marvin Randolph, the NAACP’s senior vice president for campaigns; and Melanie Campbell, president of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation joined Roland Martin on the set of Washington Watch to discuss the NAACP’s new campaign called “This Is My Vote” and other issues related with voting rights. MR. MARTIN:One of our missions here on […]

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