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What is The Long-Term Impact of #BlackLivesMatter?

In Audio, Lenny for Congress, Video on August 3, 2015 at 11:26 am
Is #BlackLivesMatter a hashtag-driven moment like Occupy Wall Street or a movement similar to the 1960s? The Get To The Point Panel debates this on PCNC.

Is #BlackLivesMatter a hashtag-driven moment like Occupy Wall Street or a movement similar to the 1960s? The Get To The Point Panel debates this on PCNC.

PITTSBURGH (July 31, 2015) – Lenny McAllister (Host, NightTalk: Get To The Point (Pittsburgh Cable News Channel)) and his “Get To The Point” Panel discuss the long-term impact of the #BlackLivesMatter movement, probing whether or not the movement is the 21st century civil rights movement that many believe that it is. McAllister is joined by Leon Ford, Jr (, Dr. Waverly Duck of the University of Pittsburgh (author, “No Way Out”), and Nation of Islam’s Minister Victor Muhammad (Mosque #22, Pittsburgh) as they analyze the movement, the impact that #BlackLivesMatter has had on the national stage over the past few years, and what the next steps should be for African-American activists rallying around this hashtag slogan.

Catch this discussion from the July 31 edition of “Get To The Point” by clicking the picture above or by clicking this link HERE

“NightTalk: Get To The Point” airs live Fridays at 8pm on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel (Comcast channel 35 / Verizon FIOS channel 9) on over 850,000 households in the Pittsburgh television market as the sister station to WPXI, the NBC affiliate in the Pittsburgh market covering 4 states.


Starting Point: Elevating Black Male Leadership in 2015 (Feb 20, 2015)

In Video on March 1, 2015 at 8:47 pm

Commentator and host Lenny McAllister hints to the need for Black male leadership similar to the rise of Civil Rights leaders from the 1950s and 1960s.

PITTSBURGH CABLE NEWS CHANNEL (February 20, 2015): Political and social commentator Lenny McAllister (Host, “NightTalk: Get to the Point”) believes that for African-Americans and the United States overall to turn around, there is a need for Black male leadership to take their effectiveness to another standard and level.


I mentioned the need for an immediate black renaissance throughout Pittsburgh and America in order for our region and nation to fulfill its potential. That will only come about with a resurgence of successful black men in corporate America, the halls of academia, and the streets of a civil rights movement…”


McAllister uses his “Starting Point” commentary to highlight this need further during Black History Month 2015 during this clip from the February 20 episode of “Get To The Point” on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel .


McAllister’s Get To The Point Panel this week included Dr. Waverly Duck of Pitt’s Center on Race and Social Problems, community activist and mentor Malcolm (Minnekhekh)Thomas , and Pittsburgh-based attorney Blaine Jones.


A clip from the “Starting Point” on February 20 episode can be viewed by clicking the picture above or by clicking HERE


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.



Affirmative Action: The Fiscally-Conservative Choice and An Inconvenient Truth

In Articles on September 1, 2014 at 1:59 pm

There’s a choice conservatives must make on Affirmative Action, one affecting the next 100 years: theoretic principles or pragmatic success


NEW YORK CITY/ PITTSBURGH (April 24, 2014) – (Courtesy Global Grind)


“Now that the dust has settled from Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling on Affirmative Action and the University of Michigan’s admissions process – especially as it is being viewed (again) as more of a political statement from a partisan-leaning court than a legal analysis from our highest court – I feel free to speak politically about this controversial legal decision.


“I know that this statement (and, thus, this reality) drives many hardcore conservatives nuts. Me saying this statement will elicit more calls that I am a “RINO” (Republican In Name Only) or a “spy for the Democrats” that “race-baits”. I’m sure that this admission concerning Affirmative Action will not necessarily help my cache within Republican circles or my bottom line as a political commentator.


“That said, I care more about this nation and our future than I do about labels and popularity. So, therefore, here it goes…


“Fellow conservatives: whether you choose to admit it or not, affirmative action is the more conservative solution of the two in today’s America when choosing between an avenue for opportunity or a continuation of the economic implosion of our nation.


“Education is the gateway to the American Dream for the individual. Education is the weapon of choice in today’s geopolitical environment, one where wars are fought through technology, international trade, and economic pressures before the first bullet is fired. Whether it is through altruistic vision or self-serving patriotism, it is imperative that talents from all corners of our nation are discovered, embraced, and utilized immediately. With the rising costs of higher education and the increased obstacles in place due to the Great Recession, avenues of opportunity are vital to strengthen America to its peak ability at such a critical moment of history… Further, as a conservative, the choice goes past national sovereignty from a geopolitical perspective. America will not survive as a nanny-state country where a growing number of its residents are depending on government for financial support, whether that includes struggling families or businesses alike…If my conservative brethren want to reduce the cost of government and increase the role of the individual in the success of our communities as a whole (e.g., the “smaller government, bigger people” approach I have been noting) while regaining our esteem and prowess internationally, Affirmative Action cannot be hacked away at. It’s a simple choice: “pay” for the inconvenience of Affirmative Action for another 25-35 years (in the shadows of 100 years of Jim Crow policies that followed up the centuries-long institution of slavery) or risk paying for (literally) the devolving of America by way of the growth of the permanent underclass – a combination of economic, healthcare, and community realities often cemented by race.”


Read this article in its entirety on Global



LISTEN: Get Right with Lenny McAllister (December 10, 2013)

In Audio on December 10, 2013 at 5:03 pm

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WWW.LENNYMCALLISTER.COM (December 10, 2013) – PODCAST TOPIC: The Mandela Legacy for America moving forward.


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

In Audio, The McAllister Minute on January 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm

“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.

Politic365 McAllister’s Saturday Remix (Feb 25 2012)

In Video on February 25, 2012 at 5:17 pm

CHICAGO, IL – Politic 365 Sr. Contributor and CNN Regular Lenny McAllister discusses the explosive effects that bringing the topic of Affirmative Action into the current climate of political debate over social issues could have on the 2012 election season and beyond in America.

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