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Pretty much every black celebrity in Hollywood will get some face time on TV One’s “2016 Election Night Viewing Party,” beginning tonight at 7 p.m. ET from one of D.C’s top restaurants along the U Street corridor.
Hosted by “NewsOne Now’s” Roland S. Martin, the live, six-hour special will feature “political heavyweights, civil rights activists, Black Lives Matter activists, and celebrity guests, including the following confirmed folk:
· Kerry Washington (Scandal)
· Laz Alonso (Jumping the Broom)
· Cedric the Entertainer (The Soul Man)
· Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul
· Stevie Wonder, entertainer and civil rights activist
· Omar Epps (Almost Christmas, House)
· Tasha Smith (Empire, Why Did I Get Married?)
· John Legend, Grammy-Award winning artist
· Killer Mike, social activist
· Tatyana Ali (Love That Girl, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)
· Bill Bellamy (The Bounce Back)
· Michael Colyar (Family Time)
· Vanessa Bell Calloway (Saints and Sinners, Coming To America)
· Harry Lennix (The Blacklist, Man of Steel)
· Hill Harper (Limitless, CSI:NY)
· Tika Sumpter (The Haves and The Have Nots)
· Vanessa Williams (Soul Food)
· David Banner, rapper/social activist
· Star Jones, media personality/lawyer
· Sally Richardson-Whitfield (Being Mary Jane)
· Brian White (Media)
· Jackee (Ladies Book Club)
· Malcolm Lee, director
· Bill Duke, director
· Kym Whitley (Young & Hungry)
· Erika Alexander (Queen Sugar)
· Bebe Winans, Gospel artist
· Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Michigan
· Barbara Arnwine, president, Transformative Justice Coalition
· Amber Phillips, The Washington Post
· Monique Pressley, attorney
· Congressional Black Caucus Members
· Dr. Ben Chavis, Civil Rights Leader
· Iyanla Vanzant, OWN’s Iyanla Fix My Life
· Sheryl Lee Ralph, Actress and Social Activist
· Rashad Robinson, Executive Director of Color of Change
· Lauren V. Burke, Political Commentator
· Tamika Mallory, New York Justice League
· Dr. Greg Carr, Associate Professor, Africana Studies, and Chair, Afro-American Studies at Howard University; Adjunct Faculty, Howard School of Law
Conversations topics will include Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s election performances, President Barack Obama’s legacy as the first African-American President, and First Lady Michelle Obama’s many iconic speeches throughout this election cycle.
The “Election Night Viewing Party” will also be live-streamed at Facebook.com/TVOnetv.
BET is also offering special election programming tonight.
“BET News Presents Battleground 2016: The Presidential Election” (11 p.m. EST) is billed as a watch party that will candidates/winner and the issues that affect black America.
The special will be carried on CENTRIC as well.