Black Politics Today
Black Politics Today is the prolific political conscience of the African American community, and the heartbeat for “What’s At Stake” with public policy impacting the social, economic, and political affects on the African American community.
info_outline 11 - Georgia Democrats Fight Back: Used Ferguson to Turn out Black Vote 10/27/2014
11 - Georgia Democrats Fight Back: Used Ferguson to Turn out Black Vote So often in life there comes a moment when you are faced with the realization that so many people are just plain ole Hypocrites! Georgia Republicans ranted, raved, and cried "Racism" as Democrats in an effort to overcome Georgia's restrictive Voter ID Law, evoked the Ferguson, Missouri mantra "Hands Up, Don't Shoot" to rally their base. These are the same Republicans who instituted the current Voter ID law based on race. And the same Republicans that used race to scare white voters with the infamous "Willie Horton" ad. And they called African American Democrats racist. Really!? My guests: State Senator Vincent Fort (GA).
info_outline 10 - Black America: Sleepwalking Again...Drowning under their on Apathy! 10/20/2014
10 - Black America: Sleepwalking Again...Drowning under their on Apathy! Every two years, African Americans failed to understand the necessity of their participation in local and state elections commonly called "Midterm Elections." As a result, GOP members across the country passed laws to eliminate the black vote. Inexperienced minority politicians struggle to compete as they sleepwalk into the November general election and struggle with how to overcome the apathy that leads to their demise. My guests, Dr. Estrelda Alexander, Dr. Freddie B. Haynes, and S.F. Mayor Willie Brown, discussed the prognosis for the future of Black America's vote and the structure for the Black Electorate.
info_outline 9 - The New Jim Crow….Just Like the Old! 10/13/2014
9 - The New Jim Crow….Just Like the Old! From Indiana to Florida and back to California there seems to be a real concerted effort to criminalize all black men in this country. The Old Jim Crown created that same atmosphere when a black man couldn’t walk down the street without being subjected to racial hatred. Now with Voter ID laws, murders at the hand of police, economic and educational disenfranchisement, and mass incarcerations, there is nothing new about it. They are the same old actions, just under a new day and time. My guest Dr. Wilmer Leon, III answered the question “is this really new?”
info_outline 8 - Global Access 10/06/2014
8 - Global Access As African Americans continue to fight for equal access at the ballot box, there is an even greater fight for access to the internet. Millions of children are being denied a basic right to information disenfranchising a generation of minority children and limiting their ability to compete on a global scale. Why are the basic fundamental resources continually being denied to African Americans? My guests Dr. Nicol Turner-Lee answers that question.
info_outline 7 - “Standing Out In the Cold” 09/29/2014
7 - “Standing Out In the Cold” What do you do when Apartheid comes to America? In the State of Wisconsin, a three judge Appeals Court has ruled that a Voter ID law may take effect immediately in the middle of the 2014 Midterm general election, disenfranchising nearly 300 thousand voters without the proper ID. My guests Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) & Sup. Khalif Rainey (D-WI) will share their views and plans to stop the modern day apartheid in America.
info_outline 6 - R.E.S.P.E.C.T. YOURSELF! 09/22/2014
6 - R.E.S.P.E.C.T. YOURSELF! Aretha Franklin made R.E.S.P.E.C.T. famous with her song Respect Yourself. But today, more African Americans are being pimped by Fortune 500 Corporations. These corporations have little if any black representation on their Boards of Director, which determines the policies and procedures of the company. The question is, do we continue to allow ourselves to be taken advantage of, or do we allow our $1.3 trillion in annual revenue to speak for us? My guests Ron Parker, President/CEO of Executive Leadership Council and Charles O’Neil, U. S. Black Chamber Board Member, help us answer the question.
info_outline 5 - I Have A Dream... 09/15/2014
5 - I Have A Dream... In the wake of Michael Brown's murder and double digit deaths of black men and the raping of black women at the hands of white police officers across the country; will African Americans ever realize the dream of equality in America? The question remains, will Black America bridge the equality gap socially, economically, politically, or even judicially, that allows them the same privileges and protections as White America? If so, how will they do it? And can it happen in a post Obama era? In this episode, we discuss and define equality in the 21st Century with Civil Rights icon and Martin Luther King protege Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr.
info_outline 4 - "It’s Time For Change” 08/25/2014
4 - "It’s Time For Change” For many, the events in Ferguson, MO was a mere repeat offense of black death at the hands of white cops; sparking anger and violence towards law enforcement, and yet the black community still suffers from social, economic, and political depression. B. Doyle Mitchell, celebrating 80yrs and three generations of banking, along with Charles O’Neil and Cloves Campbell address the economic and political realities facing the black community.
info_outline 3 - Franchises: "Creating a Foundation for Community Growth and Opportunity." 08/18/2014
3 - Franchises: "Creating a Foundation for Community Growth and Opportunity." When communities like Ferguson, MO suffer from economic depression and access to jobs, What can inspire and uplift our black communities? My guest, Miriam Brewer, Dir. International Franchise Assoc. talked to us about building a community through partnerships of GNC, Midas, and 7-Eleven franchises; to create a foundation for community growth and opportunity.
info_outline 2 - “Does having a Black President and a Black Attorney General change the dynamics within the black community?” 08/11/2014
2 - “Does having a Black President and a Black Attorney General change the dynamics within the black community?” Our panel weighs in and discusses the pros and cons of Politico's Randall Kennedy's description of a Black President, leaving behind, Black America!
info_outline 1 - Buying Black in America..what does it mean? 08/04/2014
1 - Buying Black in America..what does it mean? Will a conscience efforts on the part of consumers really change the dynamics of a cultural and economic abyss known as “the black community?” Maggie Anderson, author of “Our Black Year” and Ron Busby, President, U.S. Black Chamber of Commerce, say Yes!