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Elephants in the Room Missing THE Elephant in the Room

In Articles on September 1, 2014 at 1:40 pm

Until Black Republicans are more visible in standing up with and for Black America, political rhetoric will never influence the political realities within Black America.


NEW YORK CITY/ PITTSBURGH (April 3, 2014) – (Courtesy Global Grind)


“It was never my intention to get involved in this “controversy” – this latest go-’round between Black America and its oft-disgarded stepchildren, Black conservatives.


“The responses from many Black Republicans and conservatives (including friends, colleagues, and those that I respect) in digital print and interviews, along with the feedback from other friends and family within Black America and throughout the nation, just made it that much harder to sidestep – especially since no one seems to want to address what is truly the turbulent current underneath the river’s reflection of this matter.


“Ironically, in the ongoing conversation about Black voters, political advocacy, Black conservatives and the Republican Party, no one seems to want to discuss the true elephant in the room.


“When Black America sees more Black conservatives take chances for Black people today – just as Black leaders did during the Civil Rights Movement and at other times in our nation’s proud history – then Black America will take a chance on us.”


Read this article in its entirety on Global and Roland Martin Reports


WATCH: McAllister, Williams Speak on Possible Next Steps for GOP

In Video on August 27, 2013 at 9:13 pm
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“We as Republicans have done a great job of showing America that we love America, but we have done a horrible jobs of showing Americans that we love Americans…we must begin showing that we love the diverse people of this nation…” (Lenny McAllister)

NEW YORK CITY CHICAGO (August 26, 2013– (Courtesy Huff Post Live) The GOP has lost 5 of the last 6 popular votes for president. Will Republicans choose more of the same in 2014 and an establishment figure in 2016? Or a new path? Rand Paul and Chris Christie have emerged to represent two divergent alternatives.

Originally aired on August 26, 2013

Hosted by: James Poulos (@jamespoulos)


  • Patrick James (Los Angeles, CA) Director of the USCCenter for International Studies
  • Raffi Williams @Raffiwilliams (Washington, DC) RNC Deputy Press Secretary
  • Luis Alvarado @LatinoStrategy (Fresno, CA) Strategic Advisor, REVOLVIS
  • Lenny McAllister @Lennymcallister (Chicago, IL) Former Candidate for U.S. House of Representatives (Illinois); Republican Strategist and Author
  • Christina Wilkie @christinawilkie (Washington, DC) HuffPost National Reporter

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