Live stream: Watch the Iowa Brown and Black forum.

A Live Stream of the Iowa Brown and Black Presidential Forum

A Live Stream of the Iowa Brown and Black Presidential Forum

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Jan. 11 2016 7:45 PM

Watch the Iowa Brown and Black Presidential Forum

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LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 13: Democratic presidential candidates U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) (L) and Hillary Clinton take part in a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and Facebook at Wynn Las Vegas on October 13, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Five Democratic presidential candidates are participating in the party's first presidential debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images

For the first time, Fusion—the joint venture of ABC News and Univision—is hosting the "Brown and Black Forum" in Des Moines, Iowa. Founded in 1984, the forum is a venue for black and Latino Democrats in Iowa, and by extension, nationwide, to air their concerns to the Democratic presidential candidates. It's hard to say if we'll see news tonight. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O'Malley—all of whom are participating—have issued a huge amount of rhetoric and policy on immigration, criminal justice reform, poverty, and other issues that disproportionately effect minority voters. And all are disciplined candidates. Barring an unexpected question or mistake, we will see the usual: Skilled politicians delivering their ideas to a mostly sympathetic audience.

If that changes, however, I'll be here, tweeting and watching. Above is a live stream of the forum.

Jamelle Bouie is Slates chief political correspondent.