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On Tuesday, May 5, TV One will broadcast NewsOne Now’s first-ever town hall meeting, “State of Emergency: Baltimore and Beyond News One Now Town Hall Meeting,” exploring Black America and law enforcement, and featuring diverse voices such as national and local figures and newsmakers, who will address a variety of topics, including:

  • Police relations, trust, accountability and standards
  • Lawless law enforcement and police brutality
  • National criminal justice and incarceration reform
  • Law abiding citizens, civil disobedience and unlawful protests
  • Disenfranchised and impoverished communities
  • The role of the press, social media and citizen journalists

For viewers around the country, “State of Emergency: Baltimore and Beyond News One Now Town Hall Meeting” will air on TV One at 9 p.m. ET and with an encore broadcast from 11 p.m. – 1 a.m. ET.

If you would like to attend for free: The town hall meeting will commence on Tuesday, May 5 promptly at 6 p.m. ET and end at 8 p.m. ET. Doors to the event will open at 4:30 p.m. ET and close at 5:30 p.m. 

The town hall meeting will take place in the Murphy Fine Arts Center at Morgan State University, Gilliam Auditorium.

1700 E. Cold Spring Lane

Baltimore, MD 21251

Between Hillen and Harford Roads

Admission and parking are free

The TV One “State of Emergency: Baltimore and Beyond News One Now Town Hall Meeting,” will feature:

  • Ben Jealous, Senior Fellow American Progress (Former NAACP President & CEO)
  • ​Jeff Johnson, Award-winning Journalist and Baltimore Resident
  • ​Carl Stokes, Baltimore Council Member
  • ​Julianne Malveaux, Economist and Political Commentator
  • Larry Young, WOLB – Radio One Host​
  • Dr. Umar Johnson, Educator, Psychologist and Political Scientist, Frederick Douglass, Marcus Garvey Leadership Academy
  • Faraji Muhammad. AFCS Baltimore Peace by Peace Program Director

NewsOne Now, the only daily news program targeting Black viewers, and the first morning news program in history to focus on news and analysis of politics, entertainment, sports, and culture from an explicitly African-American perspective, and this town hall meeting special allows TV One to broaden the national discussion as it relates to ongoing tensions between the Black community and law enforcement.

Be sure to watch “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin, weekdays at 9 a.m. EST on TV One.

Subscribe to the “NewsOne Now” Audio Podcast on iTunes.

SEE ALSO: Dr. Greg Carr Details The History Of Abuse & Resistance In Baltimore & America

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