The Root

The Root's senior political correspondent, Cynthia Gordy, moderated the 100 Black Men of Greater Washington, D.C.'s first Cocktails and Policy panel discussion on June 6 at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

The night's panelists — who included the Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr., president of the Hip-Hop Caucus; Ivory A. Toldson, research analyst and Howard University professor; political commentator Jeff Johnson; and pollster Cornell Belcher — weighed in on the state of the black voter, education policy and more. 

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Watch a video of the panel discussion below and stay tuned for 100 Black Men's second Cocktails and Policy event.