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What’s the Right Number to Steady Unemployment? (PCNC)

In Uncategorized on September 5, 2015 at 7:31 pm
What is the number of jobs created that keeps the American unemployment rate steady? The GTTP Panel discusses on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel.

What is the number of jobs created that keeps the American unemployment rate steady? The GTTP Panel discusses on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel.

PITTSBURGH (September 4, 2015) – The Get To The Point Panel of award-winning financial adviser Lou Stanasolovich, Dr. Risa Kumazawa from Duquesne University (PA), and Dr. Nan Li from California University (PA) talk with Lenny McAllister (host, “NightTalk: Get To The Point”) talks about the latest American economic numbers and the correct number of added jobs needed to steady unemployment during this segment of the popular PCNC program, “Get To The Point”. The show airs live Friday nights 8pm on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel with re-broadcasts on Sundays at 10pm and Mondays at 5pm.

To view the segment, click on the picture above or click HERE

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1st, the “New Normal”; Now, the “New Superb”? A Threat to the American Dream

In Uncategorized on September 5, 2015 at 7:21 pm

“…(perhaps) we live in the time of the ‘New Superb’, where yesterday’s mediocrity is today’s excellence…”

PITTSBURGH (September 4, 2015) – In the shadows of the scare from China and with the scenery of the ‘New Normal’ around us, we stare at a reality that challenges our definition of the American Dream: that we live in the time of the ‘New Superb’, where yesterday’s mediocrity is today’s excellence…complete with lowered expectations for your children, extended timelines for your retirement, and economic limits on the middle class and aspiring Americans.”

Host and political commentator Lenny McAllister coins the term, the “New Superb”, as a perspective that is taking over the narrative concerning the state of the American economy and the American Dream during this “Starting Point” commentary.

To view the segment, click on the picture above or click HERE

McAllister’s monologue started the September 4 episode of “NightTalk: Get To The Point.” McAllister asks if America has moved the goal-line in defining success, progress, and prosperity after years of Main Street troubles after The Great Recession.

“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. The show airs live Friday nights 8pm on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel with re-broadcasts on Sundays at 10pm and Mondays at 5pm.

Do the June Economic Numbers Indicate that the “New Normal” is Here to Stay?

In Uncategorized on August 2, 2015 at 7:15 pm

Political commentator Lenny McAllister discusses the “New Normal” that continues to stick in America as the latest economic numbers are released June, 2015. (Photo courtesy Brian Cook / Golden Sky Media)

PITTSBURGH (June 5, 2015) – Lenny McAllister (host, “NightTalk: Get To The Point”) talks with the Get To the Point Panel about the employment and economy numbers released at the beginning of June, 2015. The Panel discusses how the economy is recovering and how everyday Americans are making do with the “new normal” after The Great Recession.

“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.

The Three-Legged Stool of Racial Justice

In Articles on September 1, 2014 at 1:33 pm
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Ronald Reagan saved the Republican Party with a three-legged stool of principles for conservatives. Black Americans can take a page from that for a similar revival today.

NEW YORK CITY/ PITTSBURGH (March 11, 2014) – (Courtesy Global Grind)

African-Americans, conservatives, and Black Republicans alike must understand and apply Reagan’s three-legged model to achieve racial equality today

 

“As noted repeatedly by conservative patron saint Ronald Reagan both before and after his ascendency to the White House, there is a three-legged stool upon which the set of conservative principles and a successful application of those values rest.

 

“Just the same when regarding racial justice: there is a three-legged stool upon which the pursuit of racial justice and a color-blind “…pursuit of happiness…” finds footing. Often with the case of pursuing this noble endeavor, the stool is hoisted and jabbed repeatedly with these principles on high display in order to beat back the lions of hatred, systematic oppression, and varying methods of injustice.

 

“Just as the three-legged stool of conservatism helped lead Reagan to sweeping victories in 1980 and 1984 and enabled him to lead sweeping economic and esteem recoveries for America during his two terms as president, the three-legged stool of racial justice is a time-tested and currently viable tool that must be implemented, adhered to, and championed by Black America today to usher in better times for African-Americans.”

 

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

http://globalgrind.com/2014/03/11/the-three-legged-stool-of-racial-justice-lenny-mcallister/

WATCH: McAllister and Other Break Down SOTU on PCNC (January 29, 2014)

In Video on February 3, 2014 at 2:43 pm
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Clifford Levine, Bill Green, and Lenny McAllister break down President Obama’s State of the Union Address

PITTSBURGH  (January 29, 2014) – (Courtesy PCNC)

In this segment from PCNC’s “Pittsburgh Now” with host Chris Moore, political strategists Clifford Levine, Bill Green, and Lenny McAllister break down President Obama’s State of the Union Address and the political outlook nationally for 2014.(courtesy of the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel, sister station of NBC’s WPXI Pittsburgh)

Catch this version of Pittsburgh NOW by clicking the hyperlink or the picture above.

 

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

In Audio on October 10, 2013 at 11:41 am
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WWW.LENNYMCALLISTER.COM (October 10, 2013) –PODCAST TOPIC: A conservative case against Obamacare *in its current form* (in 30 minutes or less)

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.

Does the White Elephant About the White Guy Really Matter If He Can Get the US Out of the Red?

In Articles on July 28, 2012 at 11:03 am

Republican presidential nominee and former governor Mitt Romney may come across as detached and unrelatable, but does it matter if he proves from now to November that he’s better-equipped to lead the US economy?

 

Even if Mitt Romney continues to be painted as the “whitest”, gaffe-prone, most “out-of-touch” presidential candidate in decades by the media, campaign ads, and even his own actions, does it really matter if he can prove to provide a jobs-filled economy better than President Obama starting next January?

 

It does seem like it keeps coming: the slams against Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on everything from stinging campaign ads painting him as the rich fat-cat type that puts his money over America’s prosperity to criticism from London over his (fairly benign and previously noted) comments over previous issues concerning Olympic security as the Summer Games began overseas.

Even when the controversy is not directly coming from Mr. Romney, there are times when it swirls around and from his camp. Such was the case recently when multiple Republican supporters publicly pushed the former Massachusetts governor to release more tax returns to satisfy calls for additional financial disclosure. Flak also came Romney’s way when former New Hampshire governor John Sununu questioned if President Obama “…knew how to be an American…”

And yet, truthfully, none of it really matters – not with the GDP numbers that came out this week, the on-going jobs situation in the nation (including the 14.4% unemployment rate in the Black community), and the impending unemployment numbers coming out for July on Friday.

How much does the elephant in the room really matter to voters – the one that keeps pointing out that, in contrast to the first Black president running for re-election on the Democrats’ ticket, the GOP has one of the most atypical, non-diverse, and “boring White guys” running for president this fall that it could have chosen on its slate.

That contrast makes the media, image, and style match-ups poor ones for the GOP as they go against the incumbent. The GOP and Romney camps do not want more pop culture comparisons between the smooth-crooning, Chicago-based incumbent and the rigid, hard-to-connect-to Mormon. Yet, as long as President Obama has to answer for on-going bad economic numbers, fears of another recession on the horizon, and position “evolutions” over the past few months that came through a need to strengthen a weary political base, there are plenty of opportunities for the Romney camp to pin Mr. Obama’s record to his campaign and watch the American people squirm in the process.

Whether we choose to admit it or not, the choice is becoming clearer each day: if Americans are willing to apply their 2008 criteria to the 2012 election, the guy with more Washington experience during a historic economic crisis (without any real hope for turnaround in sight) loses the election to the new guy in town, despite the newbie’s questions within his record. Although culture did matter in 2008 – as everyone from first-time voters to Black Republicans such as Armstrong Williams wanted to be on “the right side of history” – the economy mattered more.

As a result, there is room for enough Americans to ignore the white elephant of pop culture contrasts between Romney and Obama in 2012 to elect Mitt Romney as the 45th President of the United States in November.

 

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