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TV ONE PRESENTS NEWSONE NOW'S 2016 ELECTION NIGHT VIEWING PARTY TUESDAY, NOV. 8 at 7 P.M. ET LIVE FROM WASHINGTON

buzzz worthy. . .


 

SILVER SPRING, MD-November 3, 2016-TV One's NewsOne Now,the first morning news program to focus on news and analysis of culture from an explicitly African American perspective, will bring the 2016 election season to a close with a special six-hour live telecast of TV One's 2016 Election Night Viewing Party on Tuesday, November 8 at 7 p.m. ET from one of Washington, D.C's top restaurants along the U Street corridor. Hosted by NewsOne Now's host and managing editor Roland S. Martin, the special primetime program will focus on the intense presidential election as well as political races affecting the African-American community nationwide. Martin will chat with political panelists about Republican Presidential NomineeDonald Trump's and Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton's election trail performances, President Barack Obama's legacy as the first African-American President, and First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama's many iconic speeches throughout this election cycle.
 
Political heavyweights, civil rights activists, Black Lives Matter activists, and celebrity guests confirmed to attend include the following: 
  • 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
As Clinton makes monumental strides to potentially become the first-ever elected woman President of the United States, African-American women in politics also stand to make history. California Attorney General Kamala Harris is a strong prospect to become the 2nd black woman elected to the U.S. Senate and State Labor Secretary Lisa Blunt Rochestermay become the first African-American and first woman elected to Congress for the state of Delaware. Martin and panelists will discuss these races and other news of note for African Americans during the live telecast, which promises to be engaging as well as informative.