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Best Methods to Equality (Black History Month: Feb 20, 2015) (PCNC)

In Video on March 1, 2015 at 8:53 pm
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“Black people survived Jim Crow…and the Klan…what do we need to do now to rise to another level today?”

PITTSBURGH CABLE NEWS CHANNEL (February 20, 2015): Political and social commentator Lenny McAllister (Host, “NightTalk: Get to the Point”) talks with his “Get To The Point Panel” this week concerning the “methods to equality” that Black men and Black America must take to overcome current obstacles. The 4 tackle the best methodologies and philosophies that will take Black America to new heights of success during 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

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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.

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Sorry: Race (Still) Matters…

In Articles on September 1, 2014 at 2:05 pm
Race (Still) Matters

The more some tell us that we must ignore race in order to beat racism, the more we see that racism continues to infect a weakened America (photo from November 2010 article, Essence Magazine)

NEW YORK CITY/ PITTSBURGH (May 1, 2014) – (Courtesy Global Grind)

 

“I remember having an opportunity to discuss the issue of race in America a few years back as the only (outspoken) political conservative in the room during a recorded conversation for another leading publication. I sat among a fascinating group of accomplished individuals, ones that I differed with in many regards, from life experiences to political perspectives.

 

“Stephen A. Smith. Cheryl Underwood. Ivy League professor and author Dr. Tricia Rose. NAACP President Ben Jealous. Soledad O’Brien. The Rev. Al Sharpton.

 

“Even then, years after the election of the first African-American president of the United States and in the midst of political, economic, and social turbulence in America, there was one thing that we still -sadly – agreed upon:

 

“Race (Still) Matters in America.

 

“Stubborn unemployment disparities between Blacks and Whites – often when the qualifications are similar or the same – will not dissipate without a collective effort to close education and opportunity gaps. Education gaps will not close as long as children of minorities are more incapable statistically of escaping poor schools and generational poverty…And where I hold African-Americans accountable in some regards for our failure at times to maintain a sense of focus, persistence, and togetherness when it comes to taking bold but necessary steps to continue the fight against racism’s legacy in America, I also know that we cannot ignore the reality that this problem is not a matter of just one court decision’s undervaluing of social matters, one rancher’s disconnect with modern-day America, or one businessman’s repugnant viewpoints.

 

“It is clear: we must exude the political courage, the social investment, and the civic and spiritual understanding to confront and defeat one of the prime inhibitors to full American greatness in these modern times. We must embrace the impact that condoning racism or dismissing its entrenched role in many (yet not all) aspects of American life has on our ability to live up to our nation’s highest credos. We must position personal contributions and historic reflection properly in order to right the current course and elevate the current standard. We must accept that the system – although not as broken as it was 50 years ago – is not still functional, meaning that we must sacrifice, act, believe, and progress our nation past the worst of ourselves.”

 

Read this article in its entirety on Global Grind.com:

 

http://globalgrind.com/2014/05/01/sorry-race-still-matters-by-lenny-mcallister/