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Teen Mass Violence: The Non-Discriminatory American Epidemic

In Articles on September 1, 2014 at 1:48 pm
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Today’s teen violence is a problem that transcends race, gender, and socioeconomic level – and it’s likely a symptom of an adult problem

 

NEW YORK CITY/ PITTSBURGH (April 16, 2014) – (Courtesy Global Grind / BmoreGossip)

 

“As a native of Pittsburgh living here during the aftermath of the Franklin Regional High School tragedy last week and as a former resident on the south side of Chicago for several years, perhaps I have a unique perspective on the incidents of violence in America, especially youth-initiated violence and urban violence.

 

“And, despite what you may have heard from the pundits around the nation and the folks at your modern-day water cooler (be it real or via social media) recently, this is not about race, gender, creed, or socioeconomic level.

 

“The teen violence – and, notably, the mass violence – we continue to see across the nation from ongoing gang wars in Chicago to mass assaults in the “Era of Columbine” has less to do with how we educate our boys, the geographical locations of the tragedies, or the skin color of the assailants. Teen violence, urban violence, and mass violence – much of which being committed by people younger than 25 years old – are symptoms of an American problem, not a demographic problem.

 

“It’s as simple as that.”

 

Read the article in its entirety on Global Grind.com or Bmore Gossip:

http://globalgrind.com/2014/04/16/teen-mass-violence-the-non-discriminatory-american-epidemic-by-lenny-mcallister-blog/

http://bmoregossip.com/teen-mass-violence-the-non-discriminatory-american-epidemic-by-lenny-mcallister

 

 

LISTEN: Get Right with Lenny McAllister (February 3, 2014)

In Audio on February 5, 2014 at 2:20 pm
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CLICK PICTURE FOR PODCAST: Are the critics right in the non-English singing of “America the Beautiful” or does the commercial reflect the Melting Pot of the world?

WWW.LENNYMCALLISTER.COM (February 3, 2014) PODCAST TOPIC: Should a global brand push America as a beautiful global brand on the nation’s largest stage?

 

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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LISTEN: Get Right with Lenny McAllister (November 18, 2013)

In Audio on November 19, 2013 at 8:36 pm
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Storms rip up the Midwest and destroy lives…

WWW.LENNYMCALLISTER.COM (November 18, 2013) – PODCAST TOPIC: Storms across the Midwest rip apart many lives.

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.

LISTEN: Get Right with Lenny McAllister (November 4, 2013)

In Audio on November 4, 2013 at 5:07 pm
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What are your feeling as we look back on how we felt as Americans, political followers, and hopeful citizens as the nation elected its first African-American president 5 years ago today (November 4, 2008)?

WWW.LENNYMCALLISTER.COM (November 4, 2013) – PODCAST TOPIC: Reflecting back over the past 5 years since Election Night 2008

 

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.

WATCH: Lenny McAllister On POTUS’ Chicago Visit (Feb 17 2013)

In Upcoming Appearances, Video on March 19, 2013 at 10:20 am
Lenny McAllister talks to Sun News Network anchor Brian Dunston about President Obama's visit to Chicago in February 2013 to discuss urban violence.

Lenny McAllister talks to Sun News Network anchor Brian Dunston about President Obama’s visit to Chicago in February 2013 to discuss urban violence.

 

CHICAGO, IL (February 17, 2013) –  (Courtesy Sun News Network) Lenny McAllister joins Brian Dunstan to discuss Obama’s speech, appealing to blacks, and violence in Chicago.

 

Originally aired on February 17, 2013

 

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WATCH: Guns, Executives Orders, and Presidential Power on Huff Post Live

In Lenny for Congress, Video on January 28, 2013 at 12:44 pm
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Is the outrage over the latest rounds of executive orders from President Obama justified or merely politicized? Lenny McAllister talks to the crew of Huff Post Live.

CHICAGO, IL (January 24, 2013) –  (Courtesy HuffPost Live) Gun rights activists are livid at the President’s executive actions, but where have they been on targeted killings? You can’t have it both ways.

Originally aired on January 23, 2013

Hosted by: James Poulos and Alyona Minkovski

 

GUESTS:

  • Kevin Gosztola (Washington, DC) Journalist at FireDogLake @kgosztola
  • David Sirota (Denver, CO) Author of “Back To Our Future” @davidsirota
  • Lenny McAllister (Chicago, IL) Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives (Illinois) @Lennymcallister

 

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Lenny McAllister for Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District: #OneBigTeam

 

WATCH: Lenny Talks Gun Control on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report”

In Lenny for Congress, Video on January 12, 2013 at 10:48 am
“These are weapons of war, and the bottom line is…even the most basic of gun is lethal. Therefore, you have to make sure you have measures in place, particularly in the21st century where the country is so connected…that make sure there are measures in place so that people can be safe, that people can be rational when they have these weapons…” Catch Lenny McAllister discuss gun control possibilities on CNBC's "The Kudlow Report" (January 10, 2013)

“These are weapons of war, and the bottom line is…even the most basic of gun is lethal. Therefore, you have to make sure you have measures in place, particularly in the21st century where the country is so connected…that make sure there are measures in place so that people can be safe, that people can be rational when they have these weapons…” Catch Lenny McAllister discuss gun control possibilities on CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report” (January 10, 2013)

 

CNBC (January 11, 2013) — CNBC’s Larry Kudlow (“The Kudlow Report”) talks with 2013 US congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (IL-2nd) and award-winning journalist Cynthia Tucker (the Atlanta Journal-Constitution) about the latest in the gun control debate highlighted by Vice President Biden’s comments on possible executive orders to address the issue.

 

“(Generally speaking), people with jobs and opportunities in life are not as inclined towards irresponsible ‘gun play’”, McAllister observed as part of the segment Friday night.

 

Watch “Reinstate Assault Weapons Ban?”  on “The Kudlow Report” on CNBC by clicking the link or the picture above.

 

Don’t forget: follow Lenny on Twitter at @lennymcallister, join his Facebook page and spread the word about Lenny for Congress (www.LennyForCongress.com)

 

Lenny McAllister for Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District: #OneBigTeam

 

WATCH: Lenny McAllister on CNBC (December 26, 2012)

In Video on December 26, 2012 at 11:09 pm
David Ormsby (Chicago blogger at The Huffington Post) and Lenny McAllister (Republican, Illinois' 2nd Congressional District) debate legality vs. ethics of The Journal News' decision to publish the names and addresses of all the known gun permit-holders in its readership area.

David Ormsby (Chicago blogger at The Huffington Post) and Lenny McAllister (Republican, Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District) debate legality vs. ethics of The Journal News’ decision to publish the names and addresses of all the known gun permit-holders in its readership area.

CHICAGO, IL (December 26, 2012) – (courtesy of CNBC’s “The Kudlow Report”) The Journal News of Westchester County in New York is being discussed throughout the news after the paper decided to publish the names and addresses of all the known gun permit-holders in its readership area. David Ormsby (Chicago blogger at The Huffington Post) and Lenny McAllister discuss.

To watch the interview, please click on the link HERE

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Lenny McAllister for Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District: #OneBigTeam

LISTEN: McAllister on “He Said She Said”

In Video on December 26, 2012 at 10:31 pm
Catch Lenny McAllister's interview on "He Said She Said with Demetrius and Stacy" on December 19, 2012

Catch Lenny McAllister’s interview on “He Said She Said with Demetrius and Stacy” on December 19, 2012

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI (December 19, 2012) – Republican congressional candidate Lenny McAllister (Illinois, 2nd District) joins former WNRR co-host and producer Demetrius Minor and St. Louis-based conservative activist and elected official Stacy Washington to discuss how his brand of Republican conservatism has already impacted those he has engaged throughout the nation and why his run in the 2013 special election can make a historic difference.

To hear the interview, please click on the link HERE

Don’t forget: follow Lenny on Twitter at @lennymcallister, join his Facebook page and spread the word about Lenny for Congress (www.LennyForCongress.com)

Lenny McAllister for Illinois’ 2nd Congressional District: #OneBigTeam

Official Statement: Sandy Hook Memorial Service (December 16, 2012)

In Lenny for Congress, Speeches on December 16, 2012 at 11:00 pm

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CHICAGO (December 16, 2012) — Lenny McAllister, upon hearing the presidential remarks made in Newtown, Connecticut tonight, issued the following statement:

“While we collectively remember the loss of innocence with the flight of our littlest angels from Connecticut last week, the harrowing pain from Sandy Hook is only intensified by the thoughts of the ongoing urban violence that many within Chicago, including those within the Second Congressional District, continue to endure on a frightening regular basis, often in nearby communities to where both President Obama and I call home.

“I commend President Obama for his stately eloquence in delivering the solemn remarks in remembrance of the fallen Americans that we lost at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday.

“Just as President Obama is rightfully saddened and angered by having to attend his fourth mass shooting memorial service since becoming president, we Americans must join in that contempt, using our love for our children and their bright potential to secure the future for all of our youth from Sandy Hook to the south side of Chicago. We must push ourselves to action, promising those we lost and those we still have with us a simple vow: that the senseless trend of violence and loss of life cannot be continued any longer throughout America. Through sensible and tempered cooperation as one big team, we can stop the violence and uphold the very best of America without fear and lawlessness impinging upon our lives any longer. We can learn the lessons from the scars of the heart that we have incurred too often over recent times. I know that we will – together – and we will overcome. I look forward to the day when we succeed and I hope that this new dawn comes much sooner than later.

“May God Bless and keep the eternal souls of the heroes and loved ones from Friday’s tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary. May God heal the broken hearts of every family member involved. May God watch over us all and may He bless the United States of America.”

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Political commentator and community advocate Lenny McAllister is the “Working Man’s Conservative” currently seeking office in Illinois’ vacant 2nd Congressional District seat.

For more information, go to LennyForCongress.com or call 773-492-0509.

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