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Roland Martin Speaks on the State of Black America, President Trump, Money & Power

Journalist, syndicated columnist, and author Roland Martin stopped by Sway in the Morning to speak on politics, “The State of Black America” Town Hall and more.

As the host of News One Now on the TVOne network, Martin aims to demonstrate how president Trump’s policies will affect minorities. The political commentator had a lot to say about the current administration, claiming that the president is “an embarrassment to America.” Martin criticized Trump’s “contempt” toward Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel and indicated that the president “can’t handle strong women.”

Martin is set to host a TVOne exclusive 2-hour special titled, “The State of Black America” in Washington D.C.’s Howard Theatre today. Participants, including Angela Rye and Michael Eric Dyson, will discuss issues such as job creation, voting rights and criminal justice reform.

You can watch The National Urban League Presents: State of Black America Town Hall at 8 p.m. on TVOne.


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