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Roland Martin called out several civil rights groups, including the NAACP, National Urban League, Rainbow PUSH Coalition, Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and several Black fraternities and sororities to apply pressure on President Barack Obama to nominate an African-American woman to the Supreme Court.

After discussing African-American Congressional leaders on Capitol Hill urging President Barack Obama to nominate Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Martin turned to the camera and said:

Where are y’all? This is a moment where you have literally less than a year of a Black president in the White House. We’ve had two Black men appointed to the Supreme Court, the President has appointed a Hispanic woman and a White woman to the Supreme Court. Why won’t these organizations, all of you, publicly call on this President to appoint a Black woman? How hard is it to send a tweet? How hard is it to issue a press release? How hard is it to hold a news conference? If you talk about your leaders in the Black community, this is the time for you to stand up and lead. As Dr. King said, ‘Now is the time.’” 

Watch Roland Martin deliver a roll call to all national civil rights organizations, Black fraternities, sororities, and other groups in the video above.

Then watch Martin, Conservative Strategist Dr. Chris MetzlerDr. Avis Jones-DeWeever from the Exceptional Leadership Institute for Women; and Dr. Cleo Manago, Behavioral Health Expert and CEO of the Black Men’s Xchange, discuss the need for African-Americans to apply pressure on Pres. Obama to nominate a highly qualified Black woman to the Supreme Court in the video clip below.

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