On Sunday, July 29, TV One will air a two-hour special on “The State of Black America,” moderated by award-winning journalist and host Roland Martin. The televised special is presented by the National Urban League and based on its annual State of Black America report. The report evaluates the social and economic status of African Americans using an Equality Index.
The State of Black America Town Hall will feature a wide range of panelists including radio personality Angela Yee, civil rights attorney Benjamin Crump, president and CEO of Black Women’s Health Imperative Linda Goler Blount, co-founder of Very Smart Brothers Damon Young, venture capitalist Jason Towns, professor and author Brittney Cooper, and political strategist Shermichael Singleton.
The theme of this year’s report is Save Our Cities: Powering the Digital Revolution, which highlights a new section of the report called the Digital Equality Index. The first panel will discuss innovation, technology, jobs, diversity and STEM education. The second panel will close the town hall with discussions on healthcare, voting, and civic engagement.
The pre-taped event airs at 8 pm EST this Sunday on TV One. Save the date and follow the discussion online @TVOneTV by using hashtags #NationalUrbanLeague #StateofBlackAmerica and #Represent.