FREEDOM’S GATE: Is Black History Month relevant in 2015?

FREEDOM’S GATE: Is Black History Month relevant in 2015?

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Host Kevin Fobbs welcomes Marc T. Little, William Green and Lonnie Poindexter to the show

WASHINGTON, February 11, 2015 — “Negro History Week” made its American debut almost 90 years ago, in 1926, as the second week in February. Black historian Carter G. Woodson created it with the clear purpose of highlighting the achievement and accomplishment of black Americans. At the same time stressed that the holiday should be eliminated when “black history became fundamental to American history.”

Nearly a century later we need to ask: Is Black History Month still relevant?

Joining us in the conversation on Freedom’s Gate will be guests Lonnie Poindexter, national civil rights leader and celebrated host of the Freedom’s Journal Radio show; William T. Green, President of the Ohio Chapter of the Frederick Douglass Foundation and Chairman of the Ohio Dr. Martin Luther King Commission; and Marc T. Little, accomplished California lawyer, entrepreneur, and business leader who heads the public-private coalition Inglewood Partners for Progress.

We will also be discussing what needs to be done to encourage the black community to rise up and fight against black on black crime and save urban America. Can it be done, and where are the neighborhood heroes?

Join the conversation by calling (914) 803-4460 or via Scribble Live below; Listen to the show by clicking here  or the image below


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Kevin Fobbs
Kevin Fobbs began writing professionally in 1975. He has been published in the "New York Times," and has written for the "Detroit News," "Michigan Chronicle," “GOPUSA,” "Soul Source" and "Writers Digest" magazines as well as the Ann Arbor and Cleveland "Examiner," "Free Patriot," "Conservatives4 Palin" and "Positively Republican." The former daily host of The Kevin Fobbs Show on conservative News Talk WDTK - 1400 AM in Detroit, he is also a published author. His Christian children’s book, “Is There a Lion in My Kitchen,” hit bookstores in 2014. He writes for Communities Digital News, and his weekly show "Standing at Freedom’s Gate" on Community Digital News Hour tackles the latest national and international issues of freedom, faith and protecting the homeland and heartland of America as well as solutions that are needed. Fobbs also writes for Clash Daily, Renew America and BuzzPo. He covers Second Amendment, Illegal Immigration, Pro-Life, patriotism, terrorism and other domestic and foreign affairs issues. As the former 12-year Community Concerns columnist with The Detroit News, he covered community, family relations, domestic abuse, education, business, government relations, and community and business dispute resolution. Fobbs obtained a political science and journalism degree from Eastern Michigan University in 1978 and attended Wayne State University Law School. He spearheaded and managed state and national campaigns as well as several of President George W. Bush's White House initiatives in areas including Education, Social Security, Welfare Reform, and Faith-Based Initiatives.