Robert L. Johnson Commissions National Poll on State of African American Affairs, Unemployment, Social and Cultural Sentiment

BETHESDA, Md., March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman of The RLJ Companies and founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), will discuss the results of a national poll conducted by Zogby Analytics during a National Press Club Luncheon at 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 26, 2013, in the National Press Club Ballroom.

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Johnson commissioned the poll earlier this year among a sample of African American adults across the country to gauge their sentiment on a range of issues such as the state of national affairs, race relations, unemployment, wealth disparity, crime and gun control, and leadership within the African American community.


Robert L. Johnson, founder and chairman, The RLJ Companies


National Press Club Luncheon


Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 12:30 p.m. (EDT)


The National Press Club, Ballroom, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, D.C.

Note: tickets must be purchased to attend this event. Please visit the National Press Club to purchase tickets online:

About The RLJ Companies: The RLJ Companies, founded by Robert L. Johnson, is an innovative business network that provides strategic investments in a diverse portfolio of companies. Within The RLJ Companies portfolio, Johnson owns or holds interests in businesses operating in a publicly traded hotel real estate investment trust; private equity; financial services; asset management; insurance services; automobile dealerships; sports and entertainment; and video lottery terminal (VLT) gaming. The RLJ Companies is headquartered in Bethesda, MD, with affiliate operations in Charlotte, NC; Little Rock, AR; Los Angeles, CA; San Juan, PR; and Monrovia, Liberia. Prior to founding The RLJ Companies, Johnson was founder and chairman of Black Entertainment Television (BET). For more information visit:

Contact: Traci Otey Blunt


SOURCE The RLJ Companies


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