*TV One says it will offer live coverage Saturday, April 17, of the leadership forum sponsored by Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network designed to determine and commit to significant and measurable goals that will advance the standing of African Americans over the next 12 months in the areas of political power, economic power and social/cultural influence.
Moderated by TV One’s Washington Watch host and CNN contributor Roland Martin and hosted by radio industry icon Tom Joyner, “National Action Network Forum: Measuring the Movement with Al Sharpton” will air live on TV One Saturday, April 17 from 11 AM – 1 PM ET, repeating on Sunday, April 18 from 11 AM – 1 PM ET.
A host of top African-American government, education, religious, and cultural leaders are expected to participate in the forum, including: Rev. Al Sharpton; House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC); National Urban League President Marc Morial; NAACP President Benjamin Jealous; Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter; Harvard Law School professor Dr. Charles Ogletree; author, commentator and Georgetown University professor Dr. Michael Eric Dyson; noted rapper and activist Chuck D; syndicated radio talk show host Warren Ballentine; BET host Jeff Johnson; Judge Greg Mathis, of “The Judge Mathis Show”; Michael Blake, Associate Director, White House Office of Public Engagement & Deputy Associate Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs; Danny Bakewell, President of the National Newspaper Publishers Association; LaKimba B. DeSadier, Executive Director, National Black Caucus of State Legislators; and Dr. Elsie Scott, President & CEO, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF); and Lezli Baskerville, President &CEO, NAFEO (Natl. Assn. for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education).
The forum, which will close the National Action Network’s four day annual convention in New York, will be held at the First Corinthian Baptist Church at 1912 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (at 116th St.)