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Why #BlackLivesMatters Means More Than #AllLivesMatter: An Explanation to the Hashtags

In Audio, Video on August 3, 2015 at 11:35 am
“No, #NotAllLivesMatter. It’s just not true...#AllLivesMatter denies the discrepancy between condemning President Obama’s remarks regarding Trayvon Martin as 'divisive' and 'race-baiting' while also praising presidential candidate Donald Trump’s remarks on Mexicans and Latinos as 'refreshing,' 'honest' or 'telling it like it is.'” - - Morris O'Kelly (The Mo'Kelly Show)

“No, #NotAllLivesMatter. It’s just not true…#AllLivesMatter denies the discrepancy between condemning President Obama’s remarks regarding Trayvon Martin as ‘divisive’ and ‘race-baiting’ while also praising presidential candidate Donald Trump’s remarks on Mexicans and Latinos as ‘refreshing,’ ‘honest’ or ‘telling it like it is.’” – – Morris O’Kelly (The Mo’Kelly Show)

PITTSBURGH (July 31, 2015) – The “Get To The Point” Panel from this episode of “NightTalk: Get To The Point” on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel chats with political commentator and social activist Lenny McAllister about why the hashtag slogan #BlackLivesMatter has more significance for a social movement than the upstart response on social media, #AllLivesMatter. A quote written by BBC political analyst and KFI radio host Morris O’Kelly (“The Mo’Kelly Show”) is featured as an initial point of discussion for dialogue during the ongoing conversation from the July 31 show.

Pitt’s professor Waverly Duck (author, “No Way Out: Precarious Living in the Shadow of Poverty and Drug Dealing”), community activist and motivational speaker Leon Ford, Jr (www.LeonFordSpeaks.com), and the Nation of Islam’s Minister Victor Muhammad (Mosque #22, Pittsburgh) drive the conversation with McAllister to discuss the development of the movement from its social media beginnings to its ongoing impact on local, state, and national politics as well as policy discussions during these segments aired on PCNC.

Catch this 2-part discussion from the July 31 edition of “NightTalk: Get To The Point” by clicking the picture above or by clicking this link HERE

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What is The Long-Term Impact of #BlackLivesMatter?

In Audio, Lenny for Congress, Video on August 3, 2015 at 11:26 am
Is #BlackLivesMatter a hashtag-driven moment like Occupy Wall Street or a movement similar to the 1960s? The Get To The Point Panel debates this on PCNC.

Is #BlackLivesMatter a hashtag-driven moment like Occupy Wall Street or a movement similar to the 1960s? The Get To The Point Panel debates this on PCNC.

PITTSBURGH (July 31, 2015) – Lenny McAllister (Host, NightTalk: Get To The Point (Pittsburgh Cable News Channel)) and his “Get To The Point” Panel discuss the long-term impact of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, probing whether or not the movement is the 21st century civil rights movement that many believe that it is. McAllister is joined by Leon Ford, Jr (www.LeonFordSpeaks.com), Dr. Waverly Duck of the University of Pittsburgh (author, “No Way Out”), and Nation of Islam’s Minister Victor Muhammad (Mosque #22, Pittsburgh) as they analyze the movement, the impact that #BlackLivesMatter has had on the national stage over the past few years, and what the next steps should be for African-American activists rallying around this hashtag slogan.

Catch this discussion from the July 31 edition of “Get To The Point” by clicking the picture above or by clicking this link HERE

“NightTalk: Get To The Point” airs live Fridays at 8pm on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (Comcast channel 35 / Verizon FIOS channel 9) on over 850,000 households in the Pittsburgh television market as the sister station to WPXI, the NBC affiliate in the Pittsburgh market covering 4 states.

 

How Far Does #BlackLivesMatter Go? How Far Should It Go?

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2015 at 11:17 am
"Yes, #BlackLivesMatter when civil rights are trounced during police interactions. Yet, do #BlackLivesMatter when it comes to educational equality by way of school vouchers, inequalities in careers from boardrooms to courtrooms, or – say - the sanctity of the pro-life movement?”

“Yes, #BlackLivesMatter when civil rights are trounced during police interactions. Yet, do #BlackLivesMatter when it comes to educational equality by way of school vouchers, inequalities in careers from boardrooms to courtrooms, or – say – the sanctity of the pro-life movement?”

PITTSBURGH (July 31, 2015) –Political commentator and community advocate Lenny McAllister (Host, NightTalk: Get To The Point (Pittsburgh Cable News Channel)) asks how far should the #BlackLivesMatter sentiment extend for the sake of improving the conditions African-Americans face in the United States in 2015. He uses this “Starting Point” commentary at the beginning of the show to challenge the audience and the GTTP (Get To The Point) Panel on how the activist-led movement is going in the days ahead and how widespread this hashtag-driven agenda will extend as a movement in the coming months and years ahead for equality for Blacks in America.
Catch this “Starting Point” commentary from the July 31 edition of “Get To The Point” by clicking the picture above or by clicking this link HERE

“NightTalk: Get To The Point” airs live Fridays at 8pm on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (Comcast channel 35 / Verizon FIOS channel 9) on over 850,000 households in the Pittsburgh television market.

Who Won with Iran Nuke Deal? The GTTP Panel Debates

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2015 at 11:03 am
Tenured diplomat Ambassador Dan Simpson discusses the Iranian nuclear deal with the "Get To The Point Panel" on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel

Tenured diplomat Ambassador Dan Simpson discusses the Iranian nuclear deal with the “Get To The Point Panel” on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (Photo: Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

PITTSBURGH (July 24, 2015) – The ”Get To The Point” Panel talks with Lenny McAllister about the details and possible impacts of the Iranian nuclear deal from the perspectives of the USA, its allies (including Israel), and Iran during these segments from “NightTalk: Get To The Point” on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel. The GTTP Panel for this episode includes noted diplomat Ambassador Dan Simpson (of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette), Gregg Roman (former staffer with The Knesset in Israel), and Dr. Joshua Forrest (chair of the political science department at La Roche College in Pittsburgh).

“NightTalk: Get To The Point” airs live Fridays at 8pm on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (Comcast channel 35 / Verizon FIOS channel 9), the sister station of the Pittsburgh NBC affiliate WPXI, on over 850,000 households in the Pittsburgh television market.

View this conversation from “Get To The Point” by clicking the picture above or by clicking this link HERE

The Iranian Nuke Deal: Buying Time or Securing Peace?

In Audio, Video on August 3, 2015 at 10:53 am
Is the deal with Iran a good move by America and her allies or a step in the wrong direction for peace in the Middle East?

Is the deal with Iran a good move by America and her allies or a step in the wrong direction for peace in the Middle East?

PITTSBURGH (July 24, 2015) – Lenny McAllister (NightTalk: Get To The Point) uses this “Starting Point” commentary for the July 24 program on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel to probe whether there is a precedent of bad actors taking advantage of negotiations in order to “buy time” for future actions, wondering if the Iranian nuclear deal is another example or if the deal is a sound step towards global peace.

“NightTalk: Get To The Point” airs live Fridays at 8pm on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (Comcast channel 35 / Verizon FIOS channel 9) on over 850,000 households in the Pittsburgh television market.

This “Starting Point” commentary from “Get To The Point” from Friday, July 24 can be viewed by clicking the picture above or by clicking this link HERE

What Should Immigration Reform Look Like in Today’s America?

In Audio, Video on August 3, 2015 at 10:02 am
With the 2016 White House race heating up with rhetoric addressing illegal immigration, how should America deal with the problem at the border in 2015 and beyond?

With the 2016 White House race heating up with rhetoric addressing illegal immigration, how should America deal with the problem at the border in 2015 and beyond?

PITTSBURGH (July 17, 2015) – Commentator and former congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (Host, “NightTalk: Get To The Point” and “The Lenny McAllister Show” on Newsradio 1020 KDKA) talks with the Get To the Point Panel about the hot-button topic of illegal immigration after Donald Trump’s comments about illegals crossing the southern border of the United States.

The Get To The Point Panel this week includes Pittsburgh-based immigration attorney Kristen Schneck, Micah Rosa (Pittsburgh Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce), and award-winning investigative reporter Carl Prine from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.

“NightTalk: Get To The Point” airs live Fridays at 8pm on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (Comcast channel 35 / Verizon FIOS channel 9) on over 850,000 households in the Pittsburgh television market.

A segment of this conversation from “Get To The Point” can be viewed by clicking the picture above or by clicking this link HERE

 What to Do About Greece’s Need for Another Bailout?

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2015 at 9:53 am
Greeks protest over the proposed new rounds of austerity to deal with the Greece economic crisis and bailout.

Greeks protest over the proposed new rounds of austerity to deal with the Greece economic crisis and bailout.

PITTSBURGH (July 10, 2015) – Lenny McAllister (“NightTalk: Get To The Point”) talks with the Get To the Point Panel about the crisis involving Greece and the EU. The Pittsburgh-based experts discuss the road ahead for the European Union and their thoughts on austerity and proposed solutions for the Eurozone. The “Get To The Point” Panel includes Dr. Ronald Linden (University of Pittsburgh), Dr. Antony Davies (Duquesne University), and Aaron Leaman (Signature Financial Planning).

“NightTalk: Get To The Point” airs live Fridays at 8pm on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (Comcast channel 35 / Verizon FIOS channel 9) on over 850,000 households in the Pittsburgh television market.

Watch this segment of “Get To The Point” by clicking the picture above or by clicking this link HERE

The Road Ahead for Greece and the EU

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2015 at 9:37 am
The Get To The Point Panel talks with Lenny McAllister about the Greece / euro crisis on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel

The Get To The Point Panel talks with Lenny McAllister about the Greece / euro crisis on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel

PITTSBURGH (July 10, 2015) – Host and political commentator Lenny McAllister talks with the Get To the Point Panel about the crisis involving Greece and the EU as the experts discuss the road ahead for the European Union, the euro, and the Eurozone. The “Get To The Point” Panel includes Dr. Ronald Linden (University of Pittsburgh), Dr. Antony Davies (Duquesne University), and Aaron Leaman (Signature Financial Planning). The discussion hits on several aspects of the crisis, including the political, cultural, and global impacts of the proposed bailout.

“NightTalk: Get To The Point” airs live Fridays at 8pm on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (Comcast channel 35 / Verizon FIOS channel 9) on over 850,000 households in the Pittsburgh television market.

Watch this segment of “Get To The Point” by clicking the picture above or by clicking this link HERE

Greece and the EU “Starting Point”: Is It The End of the EU?

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2015 at 9:21 am
Is the Greeks' "NO" mean that "yes" - the EU is seeing the beginning of the end?

Is the Greeks’ “NO” mean that “yes” – the EU is seeing the beginning of the end?

PITTSBURGH (July 10, 2015) – Political commentator and former congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (host, “NightTalk: Get To The Point”) talks with the Get To the Point Panel about the crisis involving Greece and the EU and the latest austerity package proposed by the bailout partners. How will this all impact the USA and the global economy? McAllister uses this “Starting Point” commentary to highlight the overall crisis (i.e., political, cultural, economic) that Greece faces as a result of the ongoing economic calamity.

“NightTalk: Get To The Point” airs live Fridays at 8pm on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (Comcast channel 35 / Verizon FIOS channel 9) on over 850,000 households in the Pittsburgh television market. It is the sister station to WPXI, the NBC affiliate in the Pittsburgh market.

Catch this latest commentary from Lenny McAllister by clicking the picture above or by clicking this link HERE

 

Why GOP Leaders Fear Damage To Party’s Image (HuffPost Live July 10, 2015)

In Uncategorized on August 3, 2015 at 9:14 am
What should the RNC and GOP organizations do to prevent candidates like Donald Trump from damaging the GOP brand?

What should the RNC and GOP organizations do to prevent candidates like Donald Trump from damaging the GOP brand?

NEW YORK CITY (July 10, 2015) – (Courtesy Huffington Post / HuffPost Live) Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has received backlash for his offensive anti-immigration rhetoric. Reports suggest that party leaders have since urged Trump to tone it down. Is he a threat to the GOP’s image? We break it down.

Host: Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill)

Guests:

Reed Galen @reedgalen (Park City, UT)Republican Political Consultant; Editor, Newconservative.us

Lenny McAllister @Lennymcallister (Pittsburgh, PA)Republican Strategist and Former Congressional Candidate; TV Host, ‘NightTalk: Get To The Point’; Radio Host, ‘The Lenny McAllister Show’

Catch the nationally-broadcast segment by clicking the picture above or by clicking this link HERE