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Could 2016 Be The Year For Black Conservatives? (March 13, 2015)

In Video on April 19, 2015 at 7:40 pm
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Renowned surgeon Dr. Ben Carson explores a presidential bid for the 2016 White House.

 

NEW YORK CITY (March 13, 2015):

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson has announced that he is formally exploring a run for president in 2016. But what chance do Carson and other black conservatives have in taking the White House? And what will the Right need to do to attract black voters?
Originally aired on March 13, 2015.

 

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Starting Point: NightTalk – Get to the Point (February 21, 2014)

In Articles on February 24, 2014 at 11:47 am
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“Black History Month 2014…has us asking the question – where do we go from here? Any way we slice it, we must now ask ourselves as a community, as a city, and as a nation: Is this Black History Month a time for reflection or revolution? Is this a moment for courage for a better future, or simply a month for celebration of the past? African-American issues are obstacles for all of America to overcome together.” (Photo courtesy of Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

PITTSBURGH (February 21, 2014) –(As presented on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel)

Our Starting Point tonight places us right in the middle of Black History Month 2014 and has us asking the question – where do we go from here?

It was a question proposed each year at the State of the Black Union, an event I participated in during their 10th annual summit out in California a few years ago.

The State of Black Pittsburgh is pondered regularly by groups such as the Allegheny Conference as well as the local chapters of the Urban League and the NAACP.

Many smart people often ask that question, but a quick look around already seems to give us the answers we’re looking for. And those answers aren’t so good right now.

Despite historic gains in civil rights, political representation, and spending power over the past 50 years, Black America still maintains a double unemployment rate compared to Whites and now even has an unemployment rate that is 33% more than Latino-Americans today.

Contrasting studies debate whether there are actually more Black men in prison than in college. The debate highlights the 800,000 Black men in prisons nationally and the current disconnect between young Black men and successful academic opportunities.

We can talk about the breakdown of the Black family, the unequal treatment of African-Americans in the court system, or the disparities in healthcare and life expectancy from infant mortality rates to food deserts and chronic diseases.

Any way we slice it, we must now ask ourselves as a community, as a city, and as a nation:

is this Black History Month a time for reflection or revolution?

is this a moment for courage for a better future, or simply a month for celebration of the past?

do we merely discuss the issues or do we activate solutions?

If nothing else, perhaps we’re learning this Black History Month and we’ll learn from our guests tonight that African-American issues are obstacles for all of America to overcome together.

The future success of Black Pittsburghers is vital for world-class prosperity throughout the Pittsburgh region.

Perhaps a revolution of thoughts and deeds will lead to reversing the downward trends hitting many struggling communities – and bring about a true resurgence for the region we call home – starting now in February 2014. 
That’s our Starting Point. Make your point by emailing us at NightTalkGTTP@wpxi.com or Tweeting us at @NightTalkGTTPLM. 

LISTEN: Get Right with Lenny McAllister (January 23, 2014)

In Audio on January 25, 2014 at 6:06 pm
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Should American “puff puff pass” on President Obama’s “open-minded” perspective on marijuana usage?

WWW.LENNYMCALLISTER.COM (January 23, 2014) PODCAST TOPIC: Why “Mary Jane” isn’t the girl for your kid, despite the remarks from President Obama

 

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

 

Catch this version of Get Right with Lenny McAllister by clicking the hyperlink or the picture above.

 

LISTEN: Get Right with Lenny McAllister (October 22, 2013)

In Audio on October 22, 2013 at 2:05 pm
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Why the unemployment numbers are troubling to us, but the African-American unemployment rate should be troubling to all of us

 

WWW.LENNYMCALLISTER.COM (October 22, 2013) –PODCAST TOPIC: If the latest unemployment numbers are troubling to us, why the African-American employment numbers should be particularly troubling to all of us.

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

Catch this version of “Get Right with Lenny McAllister” by clicking the hyperlink or the picture above. Also catch “The McAllister Minute” on the American Urban Radio Network, where “The McAllister Minute” commentary is aired on over 400 stations throughout the AURN network.