Freedom’s Gate with Dr. Alveda King, John Grow and Melanie Tipton

Black History Month is coming to a close, but the lessons learned over the last winter need to not be forgotten.

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Freedom's Gate - Dr. Alveda King, John Grow, Melanie Tipton

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.

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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?

On the next Standing at Freedom’s Gate, Dr. Alveda King—niece of Rev. Martin Luther King and noted civil rights and pro-life leader with Priests for Life, Restore the Dream 2015, and the Silent No More Awareness Campaign—will join a discussion about the fate of the Black family in America, and what measures are helping to strengthen it and the community


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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  • William David

    All I have to say for Mrs King is that when blacks have more respect for others including their own, get their mentality out of the past, as far as everyone owing them something, and start living as Americans instead of African-Americans, they might get to the next step in the evolution of America. Also they need to get out of the woe is me black attitude that everyone is sick of hearing about then maybe black history month might mean something. Right now everything with blacks is about what can blacks do for other blacks to help only blacks. You’ll get no respect from anyone else with that attiitude especially the rest of Americans who have worked to give blacks a better chance at the American dream just to have it wasted then blamed on the past and the white man’s slavery. Maybe take some blame on your own people for selling and owning their own in the first place and respect the Americans, white and black alike who have strived to help “ALL” in this country not just “what has been done to help the blacks” kind of thinking. Then possibly we might get past the racism in this country. For the most part it seems to lay deeper in the black community and it is them who refuse to let go of the past which is what is keeping this country torn apert with racism and that seems to have been even more pronounced sinced Obaama was elected to live in the white house. Just a thought. This country was built on freedom and rights for all but seems to have turned into what can be taken from the white man to give to the repressed blacks and the rest of the minorities and illegals in this country.