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Can Education Close the Economy and Employment Gap in America in 2013-2014?

In Video on September 14, 2014 at 3:16 pm
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Lenny McAllister discusses the need to improve American education results starting this school year to secure national security and improve the economy on “NightTalk: Get to the Point”

PITTSBURGH (Sept 5, 2014) – (Pittsburgh Cable News Channel)

“We all tell our young people the same thing: get a good education, study hard in school…but what good does that really do? Let’s be real: it’s all about the bottom line – with our economy and our finances.”

 

Catch Lenny’s “Starting Point” concerning the urgency to improve America’s education system in order to close the economic and employment gaps we’re facing on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel by clicking the picture above or by clicking HERE

 

ICYMI: “Black Folks and the Great Outdoors” (August 27, 2014)

In Video on September 1, 2014 at 3:26 pm
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Author Carolyn Finney joined Roland Martin and the panel Wednesday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss her book, “Black Face, White Space: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors.” Finney explained African Americans have always been involved with the environment and environmental issues. (Photo courtesy News One Now / TV One).

 

WASHINGTON, DC (August 27, 2014) Author Carolyn Finney joined Roland Martin and his panelists George Curry, Lauren Victoria Burke, and Lenny McAllister Wednesday on “NewsOne Now” to discuss her book, “Black Face, White Space: Reimagining the Relationship of African Americans to the Great Outdoors.” Finney explained African Americans have always been involved with the environment and environmental issues. McAllister and others comment on the importance appreciation for the environment has on world outlook as well as career and future prospects.

 

Watch their conversation courtesy of News One Now / TV One by clicking the picture or by clicking HERE.

 

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

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

 

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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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Black History Month Must Yield Results, Not Just Reflections, in 2014

In Articles on February 3, 2014 at 5:38 pm
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5 years after a noteworthy shift in politics for African-Americans, Black History Month must be fruitful, not just reflective, to garner better times ahead

NEW YORK CITY / PITTSBURGH  (February 3, 2014) 

“5 years ago heading into Black History Month, African-Americans had a deep sense of political optimism with hope riding at a level never reached before. Black Baby Boomers had reached the pinnacle of their respective political parties. Barack Obama had become the first African-American president in the nation’s history, affording him the de facto role as top of the Democratic Party as well. Michael Steele had endured a 6-round vote at the RNC Winter Meeting to become the first African-American head of the Republican Party. I even focused my Fox Monday Morning commentary on this unique opportunity heading into February 2009.
“Yet, 5 years later, the Republicans’ relationship with Black voters is hardly any better, chronicled in part by President Obama’s near-record percentage of the Black vote again in 2012 as African-Americans voted at a higher clip than any other ethnic group nationally. For the president, the past 5 years hasn’t been any rosier, as official numbers for Black unemployment once approached 20% under his watch with unofficial numbers for Black male adults and Black youth joblessness hitting depression-era levels. From comments by Attorney General Eric Holder in February 2009 to the “take off your bedroom slippers…put on your marching shoes…” statement from the president himself as he geared up for his re-election bid – all alongside events such as the Trayvon Martin tragedy and others – this president has not bridged Black America over recent troubled waters.
“With this all in the rear view mirror along with the tough roads of high unemployment, large education and economic disparities, and the New Jim Crow threatening Black youth in an ongoing fashion, now is not the time for President Obama, leading Black politicians and civil rights leaders, or the rest of America to merely reflect upon the accomplishments of those of African-American descent during the month of February.

“Tangible goals that elevate the cumulative GPA of Black students across the nation by 0.5 of a grade point should be put into place by Black leaders and educators, giving us a new standard of excellence to shoot towards over the next 5-10 years. This modest goal, if accomplished, would provide America a newly-capable pool of talent that is active in the pursuit of academic prowess and life-changing innovation. Tangible goals that encourage business investment in urban areas and a rise in Black entrepreneurship over the next 5 years can shift the focus from spreading wealth in America to growing wealth across the diversity of America. This new reality would impact the abilities of fathers and mothers to maintain economic optimism and family stability for their children as we seek to overcome the lingering effects of the Great Recession.”

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