Black History Month is coming to a close, but the lessons learned over the last winter need to not be forgotten.
WASHINGTON, February 25, 2015 — As Black History month winds down, the question that continues to puzzle many in urban America is what exactly has been celebrated. What have we accomplished or even addressed to benefit the one community in the nation which has seen its academic achievement eroded, its economic opportunities stifled, and its families left in even more disarray.
Black-on-black crime has not taken a holiday, and with Ferguson now a distant headline for most of the media, where are Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Eric Holder and President Obama?
Do black lives matter only if they can be used as race bait or for policy pinup opportunities for presidential programs that are dead on arrival, programs like Obama’s much ballyhooed “My Brother’s Keeper,” circa February 2014?
Also, John Grow—executive producer of “Ragamuffin,” the acclaimed true life story of life of Rich Mullins, a musical prodigy who rose to Christian music fame and fortune—and Melanie Tipton—award winning sportscaster, and executive producer of the documentary “Melanie’s Journey Through Chattanoogaville,” which celebrates the truth of Reaganomics’ and Capitalism’s rebirth in America—will join a discussion on the Academy Awards.
Is Hollywood dodging nominating conservative movies that are big box office hits on purpose? Why are conservative movies the best bet for Hollywood and heartland America’s values?
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