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ICYMI: A Look Back on 2014 (NightTalk: Get to the Point)

In Video on January 19, 2015 at 1:12 pm
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Vibrant Pittsburgh’s Melanie Harrington chats with host Lenny McAllister, WPXI’s Damany Lewis, and PCNC’s Ellis Cannon on the 2014 year-end edition of “NightTalk: Get to the Point”

PITTSBURGH (December 19, 2014): Political commentator Lenny McAllister (PCNC’s “NightTalk: Get to the Point” and Newsradio 1020 KDKA in Pittsburgh) hosts the year-end special of his television show, welcoming Melanie Harrington (CEO, Vibrant Pittsburgh), new WPXI Anchor Damany Lewis, and PCNC host Ellis Cannon (“NightTalk”) on the December 19 episode.

 

Catch Lenny’s Starting Point to review 2014 by clicking the picture above or clicking HERE

 

Starting Point (December 19, 2014): “NightTalk: Get to the Point” – Year-End Special

In Video on December 25, 2014 at 5:51 pm
Hosts Lenny McAllister ("NightTalk: Get to the Point") and Ellis Cannon ("NightTalk") prepare for another segment in the conversation for the year-end special on "NightTalk: Get to the Point" (December 19, 2014)

Hosts Lenny McAllister (“NightTalk: Get to the Point”) and Ellis Cannon (“NightTalk”) prepare for another segment in the conversation for the year-end special on “NightTalk: Get to the Point” (December 19, 2014)

Pittsburgh (December 19, 2014) – (Pittsburgh Cable News Channel)

“If 2014 has taught us anything – it’s that there’s been an awful lot that’s gone on – and there’s an awful lot still to do. Every New Year’s Eve is a chance to reflect upon the biggest events that impacted our lives over the past year. Every New Year’s Day is a chance to envision that, indeed, the best is yet to come. However, both are opportunities to remember that everyday is the best day to be historic, stay focused, have meaning, do good, and always believe. The lesson of 2014? Let’s not waste one day in 2015.

 

Catch Lenny’s “Starting Point” as he gives his thoughts to kick off the year-end GTTP Special with the Get To The Point Panel (Vibrant Pittsburgh CEO Melanie Harrington, WPXI Anchor Damany Lewis, and PCNC Host of “NightTalk” Ellis Cannon) on the Year-End special of “NightTalk: Get to the Point” on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel Fridays at 8pm, Sundays at 10pm, and Mondays at 5pm.

 

Watch Lenny’s latest Starting Point by clicking the picture above or by clicking HERE

Starting Point (December 12, 2014): “NightTalk: Get to the Point”

In Video on December 25, 2014 at 5:41 pm
Lenny McAllister talks with the Get To The Point Panel (Dr. Sevin Yeltekin, Dr. Antony Davies, and Allegheny County Councilwoman Amanda Green Hawkins) about the social and economic disconnects impacting the nation on the December 12 version of "NightTalk: GTTP" (on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel Fridays at 8pm).

Lenny McAllister talks with the Get To The Point Panel (Dr. Sevin Yeltekin, Dr. Antony Davies, and Allegheny County Councilwoman Amanda Green Hawkins) about the social and economic disconnects impacting the nation on the December 12 version of “NightTalk: GTTP” (on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel Fridays at 8pm).

Pittsburgh (December 12, 2014) – (Pittsburgh Cable News Channel)

“Throughout 2014, we have heard about domestic tensions, social problems, international affairs and multiple causes for concern. We have seen people rise up with frustration, mistrust, aggression, and activism. Yet, there are some indications that suggest that things should be – theoretically – headed in the opposite direction. Where’s the disconnect?

 

Catch Lenny’s “Starting Point” as he gives his thoughts before talking with the Get To The Point Panel (joined by Dr. Sevin Yeltekin, Dr. Antony Davies, and Allegheny County Councilwoman Amanda Green Hawkins) concerning the social and economic disconnects impacting the nation. Watch “NightTalk: Get to the Point” on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel Fridays at 8pm, Sundays at 10pm, and Mondays at 5pm.

 

Watch Lenny’s latest Starting Point by clicking the picture above or by clicking HERE

Affirmative Action: The Fiscally-Conservative Choice and An Inconvenient Truth

In Articles on September 1, 2014 at 1:59 pm
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There’s a choice conservatives must make on Affirmative Action, one affecting the next 100 years: theoretic principles or pragmatic success

 

NEW YORK CITY/ PITTSBURGH (April 24, 2014) – (Courtesy Global Grind)

 

“Now that the dust has settled from Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling on Affirmative Action and the University of Michigan’s admissions process – especially as it is being viewed (again) as more of a political statement from a partisan-leaning court than a legal analysis from our highest court – I feel free to speak politically about this controversial legal decision.

 

“I know that this statement (and, thus, this reality) drives many hardcore conservatives nuts. Me saying this statement will elicit more calls that I am a “RINO” (Republican In Name Only) or a “spy for the Democrats” that “race-baits”. I’m sure that this admission concerning Affirmative Action will not necessarily help my cache within Republican circles or my bottom line as a political commentator.

 

“That said, I care more about this nation and our future than I do about labels and popularity. So, therefore, here it goes…

 

“Fellow conservatives: whether you choose to admit it or not, affirmative action is the more conservative solution of the two in today’s America when choosing between an avenue for opportunity or a continuation of the economic implosion of our nation.

 

“Education is the gateway to the American Dream for the individual. Education is the weapon of choice in today’s geopolitical environment, one where wars are fought through technology, international trade, and economic pressures before the first bullet is fired. Whether it is through altruistic vision or self-serving patriotism, it is imperative that talents from all corners of our nation are discovered, embraced, and utilized immediately. With the rising costs of higher education and the increased obstacles in place due to the Great Recession, avenues of opportunity are vital to strengthen America to its peak ability at such a critical moment of history… Further, as a conservative, the choice goes past national sovereignty from a geopolitical perspective. America will not survive as a nanny-state country where a growing number of its residents are depending on government for financial support, whether that includes struggling families or businesses alike…If my conservative brethren want to reduce the cost of government and increase the role of the individual in the success of our communities as a whole (e.g., the “smaller government, bigger people” approach I have been noting) while regaining our esteem and prowess internationally, Affirmative Action cannot be hacked away at. It’s a simple choice: “pay” for the inconvenience of Affirmative Action for another 25-35 years (in the shadows of 100 years of Jim Crow policies that followed up the centuries-long institution of slavery) or risk paying for (literally) the devolving of America by way of the growth of the permanent underclass – a combination of economic, healthcare, and community realities often cemented by race.”

 

Read this article in its entirety on Global Grind.com:

http://globalgrind.com/2014/04/24/affirmative-action-the-fiscally-conservative-choice-an-inconvenient-truth-by-lenny-mcallister-blog/

 

 

LISTEN: Get Right with Lenny McAllister (January 13, 2014)

In Audio on January 14, 2014 at 11:12 am
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WWW.LENNYMCALLISTER.COM (January 13, 2014) – PODCAST TOPIC: Birthday wishes for a new year

 Former WVON radio host, former congressional candidate, and nationally-respected political activist Lenny McAllister hosts today’s podcast of “Get Right with Lenny McAllister”.

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