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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.

 

Ferguson and the Reflection of the Legacy of Our Original Sin – and Obstacle (August 22 2014)

In Video on September 1, 2014 at 3:11 pm
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“Until we come to grips with the current racial disparities in perception, interaction, employment, and societal matters, we’ll meet on the streets once again in the near future…for another rounds of protests over the same resolvable issues.”

PITTSBURGH (August 22, 2014) – (Pittsburgh Cable News Channel)

“One year after the controversial not-guilty verdict freeing George Zimmerman after the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin…Ferugson, Missouri exploded after the death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown…Many Americans hit the streets to protest the latest controversial death, just as they did last summer. Sadly, the protests this time echo the concerns not just for one life, but for a startling trend.

“In New York City, Eric Garnder was asphyxiated…in California, a highway patrol man was caught punching a disoriented, older black woman in the face during a pedestrian encounter…there is also the questionable shooting death of Ezell Ford at the hands of the LAPD.

“In Colorado in 2012, a killer with semi-automatic weapons makes it out of a movie theater – alive – after shooting dozens in cold-blood. In Ohio this year, a man dies in the toy section of Wal-mart with a toy gun in his hand – shot in cold blood by an officer that has a questionable past concerning justifiable homicide while on the police force. Cliven Bundy could stand off against the united states government with armed neighbors at his side. Marissa Alexander – a survivor of domestic violence – is in jail right now for arming herself against a man that previously beat her to the point of hospitalization.

“What’s the state of race relations in America, especially when police shootings of Blacks seems to be going in the wrong direction despite crime statistics generally heading in the right direction? Perhaps the questions we should be asking include: how come innocent until proven guilty applies to some citizens, while guilty until proven innocent – repeatedly – is the norm for other citizens? When some loudly proclaim citizens rights against the government, are they also actively defending the civil rights of black youth…when encountering the police? And why do we think that we can devalue each other as American citizens – and then expect Vladmir Putin, kim Jong-un, and ISIS to respect us as the military and moral leader of the world?”

Catch Lenny’s “Starting Point” concerning America’s reflections and reactions to Ferguson and other incidents of racial tension on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel by clicking the picture above or by clicking HERE

American Exceptionalism and Global Leadership (August 1 2014)

In Articles, Video on September 1, 2014 at 2:57 pm
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“All (of these recent) events have some begging the question: is the United Stats of America still the sole superpower – and should we be?”

 

PITTSBURGH (August 1, 2014) – (Pittsburgh Cable News Channel)

“There was an inspiring young politician that not only caught the imagination of the nation with soaring rhetoric, but he also captured the hopes of the international community along the way. That led to a stop in Norway to pick up a Nobel peace prize before his first year as president was complete. Yet, old man Obama has to wonder about the promise of the earliest days of his administration, back at a time when there was a belief that new leadership in the white house could broker new partnerships and strengthen existing ones – all for the sake of world peace. Now, it seems every corner of the world is riddled with bullets, bombs, and the brink of all-out war.

“These events beg the question: is the United States of America still the sole superpower on earth – and should we be? Should there be one strong nation that ends up serving as the police of the world? Is fixing issues aboard really brokering peace for us at home, or is it just sticking our nose in places where it simply doesn’t belong? American Exceptionalism not only includes the pursuit of happiness and the protection of God-given rights for our citizens. It also includes the courage, the ethics, and the leadership to lead a world…during World War II and the threat of communism and nuclear annihilation in the 1980s.”

 

Catch Lenny’s “Starting Point” concerning America’s current role in world affairs on the Pittsburgh Cable News Channel by clicking the picture above or by clicking HERE

 

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