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WATCH: McAllister Talks Poverty and Perceptions with Marc Lamont Hill on Huff Post Live

In Video on November 10, 2013 at 1:21 pm
HuffPost Live Nov 8 2013

It’s easy to judge poor people who break their budgets to purchase designer items. Is it a symbol of a bigger problem in our society?

NEW YORK CITY (November 8, 2013) – (Courtesy HuffPost Live) It’s easy to judge poor people who break their budgets to purchase designer items. But bridging the class divide is difficult in America, and as Tressie McMillan Cottom notes, status symbols are needed to get across.

Originally aired on November 8, 2013

Hosted by: Marc Lamont Hill


Tressie McMillan Cottom @tressiemcphd (Atlanta, GA) PhD Candidate, Laney Graduate School, Emory University

Lenny McAllister @Lennymcallister (Chicago, IL) Former Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives (Illinois)

Danielle Cadet @dbcadet (New York, NY) Editor of HuffPost Black Voices

Errol Louis @errollouis (New York City, NY) Political Anchor, NY1 News


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LISTEN: McAllister Sits In at “The Barbershop” on NPR

In Audio on October 27, 2013 at 9:40 am
Lenny at Greensboro Counter June 2013

CLICK PICTURE FOR SEGMENT (COURTESY NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO) “…We’re in era where racial animus is cool once again, and you can do it under the guise of saying, well, I voted for a black president, I’m not racist…(a)nd I think that anybody overlooks that is running a very dangerous risk…”

PITTSBURGH / CLEVELAND / CHICAGO / WASHINGTON, DC (October 25, 2013) (Courtesy of National Public Radio and WESA, Pittsburgh) A young black man is suing high-end retailer Barneys, saying he was arrested after buying a $350 belt. Host Michel Martin checks in with the Barbershop guys for a fresh cut on that story and the rest of the week’s news.

With us from Pittsburgh, Lenny McAllister. He’s host of “The McAllister Minute” on American Urban Radio Network. In Chicago, Arsalan Iftikhar. He’s senior editor of the Islamic Monthly and founder of And we caught up with him in St. Louis today from National Review magazine and the Texas Public Policy Foundation, chief counsel Mario Loyola.

“…we’re already risking a generation of African-American young men that are going to be lost…even if they’re talented, even if they’re doing the right things, they’re often overlooked by the mainstream whether it’s economically or in the media… we have to be very, very careful to be mindful… so that we can optimize all the talent in America, especially at a time where we’re struggling economically and socially…” (Lenny McAllister, “The Barbershop” )

Catch this version of “The Barbershop” 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.