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“Black History Month 2015 Matters for American Greatness Tomorrow”

In Video on February 16, 2015 at 12:09 am
Harlem Renaissance Revisited

“If Black Lives Mattered in 2014, will Black Lives Prosper as a result in 2015? Will national protests over recent months lead to noteworthy progress in the days ahead? And will Black History Month be a springboard into historic moments or just a reflection of a proud past?”

PITTSBURGH, PA (February 13, 2015): “The first African-American professional basketball team was founded. It was call “The Renaissance”. Of course, there are other renaissances that we know of – the European Renaissance of the middle ages – the Harlem renaissance that impacted areas from Sugar Hill in New York City to Sugar Top here in Pittsburgh. I think that, now, we are at the beginning of a new renaissance in America…where 3 generations must come together in a vital partnership to combat long-standing issues of economic, educational, and employment inequalities while – at the same time – taking on the community struggles of broken families and neighborhood violence.”

Political and social commentator Lenny McAllister (Host, “NightTalk: Get to the Point”) uses his Starting Point commentary to spark the vision of a “new renaissance” of Black thought leadership, activism, and progress to being the February 13 episode of “Get To The Point” on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel.

A Black Renaissance is necessary for a truly resurgent America. Black history month 2015 must be the springboard. Do we love America enough to see the Americans on the other side of society’s worst statistics and end the obstacles that hold them – and all of us – back from greatness? Black history month is not just about blacks in history. For America’s sake, it must be about blacks making history, starting this month…”

The Starting Point commentary from the February 13 episode can be viewed by clicking the picture above or by clicking HERE

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NightTalk: Get to the Point” is hosted by Lenny McAllister and airs on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel live on Friday nights at 8pm with an encore presentation on Mondays at 5pm.

PCNC can be seen in the Pittsburgh television market on Channel 35 on Comcast systems and Channel 9 on Verizon FIOS. It is the “sister-station” to NBC affiliate WPXI and broadcasts from WPXI-TV’s state-of-the-art studios. As the cable outlet of NBC affiliate WPXI, the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel reaches over 850,000 cable subscribers throughout Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and Northern West Virginia.

Domestic Unrest Impacts USA’s War on Terror (Jan 30, 2015)

In Video on February 1, 2015 at 11:19 am
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“Perhaps we’ve been too busy fighting domestic battles that should have been won long ago after multiple decades, multiple amendments to the Constitution, multiple rounds of protests, and (believe it or not)…even a Civil War.”

PITTSBURGH CABLE NEWS CHANNEL (January 30, 2015): Political commentator Lenny McAllister (host, “NightTalk: Get to the Point”) discusses how America’s domestic battles are impacting the USA in its ongoing fight against ISIS, al-Qaeda, and terrorism cells during the “War On Terror”. McAllister’s January 30 version of his “Starting Point” commentary addresses how unrest within America’s politics, urban communities, and other areas of strife must end if we are to defeat the nation’s 21st century international enemies.

 

A clip from the Get To The Point Panel discussion on January 30 episode can be by clicking the picture above or by clicking HERE

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NightTalk: Get to the Point” is hosted by Lenny McAllister and airs on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel live on Friday nights at 8pm with an encore presentation on Mondays at 5pm.

PCNC can be seen in the Pittsburgh television market on Channel 35 on Comcast systems and Channel 9 on Verizon FIOS. It is the “sister-station” to NBC affiliate WPXI and broadcasts from WPXI-TV’s state-of-the-art studios. As the cable outlet of NBC affiliate WPXI, the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel reaches over 850,000 cable subscribers throughout Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and Northern West Virginia.

 

The McAllister Minute: Social Challenges (April 16, 2014 )

In Audio, The McAllister Minute on September 1, 2014 at 1:53 pm

 

Lenny at Greensboro Counter June 2013

In this version of “The McAllister Minute”, Lenny McAllister addresses some of the “Social Challenges” we continue to address as a nation.

 

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The McAllister Minute: Affordable? Care? Act? (March 20, 2014)

In Audio, The McAllister Minute on September 1, 2014 at 1:43 pm
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Has the Affordable Care Act been as affordable and careful as advertised by President Obama? Many Americans would say no.

 

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LISTEN: The McAllister Minute (Sept 25 – Oct 1, 2013)

In Audio, The McAllister Minute on September 30, 2013 at 4:53 pm
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“…Maybe the Tea Party, Ted Cruz, and the majority of Americans have some good points about Obamacare…From delays of implementations for certain employers to the rousing opposition from the unions – President Obama’s political buddies during campaign season – there are plenty of signs that the self-repeal of the Affordable Care Act should be continued with a total delay for all Americans…Especially when you consider that only roughly 50% of the components of this law are on-schedule with implementation…”

AMERICAN URBAN RADIO NETWORK (September 25, 2013–  “There’s an old expression that says that it can be tough being caught between a rock and a hard place.

“Well, is there an expression that explains the tough spot our nation is in since we’re caught between a hopeless filibuster, a bad law, and poor leadership?

“Ted Cruz’s Obamacare filibuster brought to the American people courtesy of the Tea Party Movement and Dr. Seuss’ “Green Eggs and Ham” may seem like another ridiculous notion by a conservative movement intent on stopping the history-making legislation that was passed in 2010 and confirmed as legal by the Supreme Court in 2012.

“It would be nice if the political alternative to this hard place by the hard right would be a rock of stability and success. Instead, what we have been getting are rocky times and a rocky record on consistency.

“From delays of implementations for certain employers to the rousing opposition from the unions – President Obama’s political buddies during campaign season – there are plenty of signs that the self-repeal of the Affordable Care Act should be continued with a total delay for all Americans.

“Especially when you consider that only roughly 50% of the components of this law are on-schedule with implementation.

“Especially when you consider that employers are already cutting hours for employees in order to avoid paying for health care costs starting in 2014, leaving desperate families fighting through the economic malaise of the Obama – Recovery – with fewer wages and fewer opportunities for full-time work available.

“Especially when you consider that it was passed exclusively by only one party in Washington – a party that was banished to the political sidelines in the mid-term elections just a few months afterwards.

“And when you consider that the inconsistencies of granted exemptions, of implementation delays, of rising premiums, and limited health care choices are not just limited to Obamacare….

“…when you consider the ‘accidental diplomacy’ with the Syria Civil War  that made a former KGB operative look like a peacemaker and a Nobel Peace Prize winner look like a warmonger….when you consider that this Obama Recovery boasts of a record amount of Americans leaving the workforce, depressed that jobs on Main Street are not returning like the profits on Wall Street have…

“Put that all together – and you have not just rocky times for American politics, but also a rocky road of shaky leadership from this president and Congress.”

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

LISTEN: The McAllister Minute (March 20 – 26, 2013)

In Audio, The McAllister Minute on March 20, 2013 at 10:45 am
"...there’s a Charm Offensive that we all must hope works over these next few days. It’s the one going on in the Middle East..."  Lenny McAllister talks about the importance of the Obama/Netanyahu meetings in Israel this week on this version of "The McAllister Minute"

“…there’s a Charm Offensive that we all must hope works over these next few days. It’s the one going on in the Middle East…” Lenny McAllister talks about the importance of the Obama/Netanyahu meetings in Israel this week on this version of “The McAllister Minute”

“Remember the recent ‘Charm Offensive’ that President Obama started with Republican leaders in an attempt to win them over? Some Republicans saw it as a first step, but they certainly didn’t seem to be swooned over by the president’s advances – despite free lunches and a promise for a call back.

“How about the annual 3-day ‘Charm Offensive’ that is known as CPAC? Conservatives see it as a step in the right direction to win elections, but they certainly didn’t seem to swoon any new voters quite yet – despite rousing speeches and a breakout panel discussion where slavery was called free room and board.

“Yet, there’s a Charm Offensive that we all must hope works over these next few days. It’s the one going on in the Middle East.

“With the increased nuclear capabilities of the Iranians despite sanctions by the West, Obama and Netanyahu must completely erase the image that the two are not lockstep in ensuring both Israel’s safety in the Middle East, but also peace throughout a region that could easily spark World War III. With the increased trade discrepancies and cyber-attacks coming from the Chinese, the Americans need a united front with its allies as we continue to combat a nation that refuses to play by the same rules of peace while we attempt to avoid economic and military wars.”

Catch Lenny McAllister’s latest version of “The McAllister Minute” on one of over 400 stations found on the American Urban Radio Network starting today by clicking the picture above or clicking HERE.

LISTEN: “The McAllister Minute” (January 23 – January 29, 2013)

In Audio, The McAllister Minute on January 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm
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“If we continue down this path – one where Inaugural Addresses now sound more like they were written to swing voters in October instead of to a nation in need of healing at the beginning of a new year – we can only expect to hear more excuses and complaints from both the White House and Capitol Hill as we continue to get less done for the sake of you and me.”

“If the Inauguration of President Barack Obama this past Monday was any indication of the direction of the second term of the Obama Administration, then we are looking at more of the same, leaving the days of hope and change long behind us.

 

“The president was supposed to give a speech that gave the views of a visionary statesman, not the talking points of a victorious politician.

 

“Aren’t we finally tired of the back-and-forth of politicians using their multiple bully pulpits to beat their political opponents over the head, all while the American people continue to deal with reports of languishing employment numbers and depressing outlooks for the future? The appearance of political power in America – from both sides of the aisle at times – has been hallow and devoid of any inspirational ability to move decision-makers from gamesmanship to statesmanship.

 

“Someone has to change that toxic reality – and do so starting in 2013. This has to change, America, and it changes starting with voicing our demands for better results for our elected leaders. It is time to demand accountability for action and results, not rhetoric.”

 

Catch Lenny McAllister’s latest version of “The McAllister Minute” on one of over 400 stations found on the American Urban Radio Network starting today by clicking the picture above or clicking HERE.

LISTEN: The McAllister Minute (November 14 – November 20, 2012)

In The McAllister Minute on November 19, 2012 at 1:59 pm

“…And, by the way: one other mandate: Black voters still matter – a lot. For all of the Republicans’ focus on Latinos and the Democrats’ focus on marriage equality laws, it was the Black voter turnout that shocked pundits across the nation…”

AMERICAN URBAN RADIO NETWORK (November 14, 2012)

“People will come around and tell you that there was a mandate given as a result of (the) re-election of President Barack Obama.

“Well, they would be right – and wrong.

“There were a LOT of mandates given at the ballot box throughout America…”

“One mandate told the American people that personal connection meant a little more than economic and political apathy…another mandate told the Democrats in Washington: find a way to make a deal work with the fiscally-conservative Republicans controlling the House of Representatives before we all fall off of the fiscal cliff.  Yet another mandate told the Republican Party: it’s time to back to the future if you’re going to lead in this diverse nation. Go back to a time when Republicans were ahead of the social curve on issues of justice, such as abolition, women’s suffrage, civil rights, and fiscal reform…

“And, by the way: one other mandate: Black voters still matter – a lot. For all of the Republicans’ focus on Latinos and the Democrats’ focus on marriage equality laws, it was the Black voter turnout that shocked pundits across the nation.

“Democrats: Black America can still deliver when it’s time to vote in politicians, but when that is over, Black America demands that those politicians act as leaders when in office. And Republicans: Black America will demand political accountability from both sides of the political aisle, so if you will compete for votes, Black America will push for positive change in our communities.

“And your mandate, Black America: demand nothing less than results starting in 2013.”

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

LISTEN: “The McAllister Minute” (October 31, 2012)

In The McAllister Minute on October 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm

“Folks, there is really only one choice to make this Election Day: choose yourself. This year, commit to choosing yourself, regardless of who you vote for. Make sure that you select humble, servant-leaders that will advocate initiatives that will improve your way of life…”
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“Folks, there is really only one choice to make this Election Day: choose yourself.

“What we’re still waiting for – however- is if what you say in presidential debates these days really matters as well.

“Regardless of who you will cast your votes for, make sure that you select humble, servant-leaders that will advocate initiatives that will improve your way of life, not just your sense of racial pride.

“Too often, Black America does a great job of turning out at the polls for a party or a set of candidates, only to be set back in our place – as loyal voters and quiet – and perhaps even gullible – constituents.

“This year, commit to choosing yourself, regardless of who you vote for.

“Because through all of the comments about the 47%, rising tides lifting all boats, Affirmative Action, war on women, and the middle class, the ads and campaigns will soon go away…if you don’t finally choose to take an ongoing stand for yourself politically, these candidates…will continue to choose to look the other way.”

Catch Lenny McAllister’s latest version of “The McAllister Minute” on one of over 400 stations found on the American Urban Radio Network starting today by clicking the picture above or clicking HERE.

LISTEN: “The McAllister Minute” (October 17, 2012)

In The McAllister Minute on October 17, 2012 at 4:44 pm

Did the American people win the second presidential debate, getting enough specifics and plans from the candidates running for the 2012 White House? Listen to “The McAllister Minute” and catch Lenny’s perspective.

 

“So, what have we learned during this 2012 race for the White House, especially after Tuesday night’s 2nd presidential debate?  Well, we learned that polls matter.  We learned that the perception of looking presidential matters. And we learned that how you perform in debates – really does matter.

 

“What we’re still waiting for – however- is if what you say in presidential debates these days really matters as well.

 

“For all of the critique of Governor Mitt Romney’s stylistic fall from grace Tuesday nigh and for all of the glowing reviews of President Obama’s re-emergence as an energized candidate at the town hall forum, there’s still something missing.

 

“Who’s telling us more of the facts: the facts over what happened over the past 4 years and the facts behind their plans for the next 4 years?

 

“But, until November 6, it’s time for us to get off of the waves of opinion polls and public perception based on sound bites – and get on the boat when it comes to the push to get answers from these candidates.

 

“The presidential candidates can gather all of the style points they want. Both have had victories doing that so far. The sad thing is: America won’t score another economic victory in the 21st century – or secure a much-needed economic comeback –if we don’t make these candidates talk about solutions, not merely talk about each other.”

 

Catch Lenny McAllister’s latest version of “The McAllister Minute” on one of over 400 stations found on the American Urban Radio Network starting today or by clicking the picture above or clicking HERE.

 

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