TV One and National Urban League (NUL)'s town hall panel discussion, THE STATE OF BLACK AMERICA, premieres this Sunday, July 29 at 8/7C on TV One.
The two-hour special, which was taped at The Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. back in May, is a panel discussion about present and future conditions facing black America and is based on findings from NUL's annual report "The State of Black America."
Moderated by award-winning journalist, TV host, and Senior Analyst for The Tom Joyner Morning Show, Roland S. Martin, the town hall focuses on racial inequality in America across economics, education, health, wealth, social justice and civic engagement. Panelists include Jason Towns, venture capitalist and managing partner at Groundwork Ventures; Kimberly Bryant, founder and executive director at Black Girls Code; Brittney Cooper, professor and author of Beyond Respectability, Damon Young, editor-in-chief and co-founder of Very Smart Brothas; Linda Goler Blount, president and CEO of Black Women's Health Imperative; Ben Crump, civil rights attorney; Angela Yee, radio personality; and Shermichael Singleton, political strategist.
Tune in to THE STATE OF BLACK AMERICA on Sunday, July 29 at 8 PM ET on TV One.
Join the conversation by connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook(@tvonetv) using the hashtag #StateOfBlackAmerica and catch clips and promos on TV One's YouTube Channel.
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(L-R):Brittney Cooper, Assoc. ProfessorWomen's & Gender Studies and Africana Studies of Rutgers University, Women's Health Imperative CEO and President Linda Goler Blount,Civil Rights Attorney Benjamin Crump, Radio Personality Angela Yee with Moderator Roland MartinManaging Partner of Groundwork Ventures Jason Towns and National Urban League President Marc Morial,National Urban League State of Black America Town Hall Moderator Roland Martin,Women’s Health Imperative CEO and President Linda Goler Blount
TV ONE AND THE NATIONAL URBAN LEAGUE EXAMINE 'POWERING THE DIGITAL REVOLUTION' DURING TOWN HALL ON THE STATE OF BLACK AMERICA
TV One and the National Urban League (NUL) discussed the present and future conditions facing black America on Tuesday evening at a Town Hall held at The Howard Theatre in Washington, D.C. Moderated by Host and Senior Analyst for the Tom Joyner Morning Show, Roland Martin,the discussion was framed around findings in the National Urban Leagues' seminal annual report, "The State of Black America." The 2-hour special will premiere on TV One on Sunday, July 29 at 8 PM ET.
Since its first publication in 1976, the NUL's report has become one of the most sought-after guides for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics, education, health, social justice and civic engagement. The report evaluates the social and economic status of African Americans using an Equality Index, and new to this year's report, "Save our Cities: Powering the Digital Revolution," is a Digital Inclusion Index, which benchmarks and measures the inclusion of African Americans in the digital economy. The index is built on three pillars of the digital economy: digital skills and occupations, including the percentage of STEM degrees conferred by race; digital access, including the prevalence of technology incubators targeted for minority startups;and digital policy, including smart city projects.
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