Emancipation Day Panel: Celebrity Town Hall Discussion
CENTRIC, A BET Network, The Office of Cable Television, The Office of DC Councilmember Vincent Orange, Sr. and Howard University's WHUT partner to present The Emancipation Day Panel, a town hall-style discussion focused on important topics affecting youth and the African American community. Topics include: education, employment, closures of hospitals and healthcare facilities, anti-violence, prison reform and other emerging social issues. Moderated by TV host, reporter, and producer Robyn Murphy, the event's panelists will include: actress and recording artist Toni Blackman; hip hop artist MC Hammer; Public Enemy's Chuck D; President of Russell Simmon's GlobalGrind.com, and social and poltiical correspondent Michael Skolnik; and recording artist and founder of the Ladies First Women's Empowerment Organization, Monie Love. The town hall will air as a one-hour television special, complimented with highlights from all official DC Emancipation Day celebrations, for future broadcast on CENTRIC AND WHUT.