Last week I couldnât help but watch with sadness the National Urban Leagueâs annual âState of Black Americaâ report being released at a press conference.Â This was their 39th annual report.Â According to their press release, âit has become the most highly-anticipated benchmarks and sources for thought leadership around racial equality in America across economics (including employment, income and housing), education, health, social justice and civic engagement. Each edition of the State of Black America contains thoughtful commentary and insightful analysis from leading figures and thought leaders in politics, the corporate arena, NGOs, academia and popular culture.
As usual, most of the media and most Americans have reacted so emotionally to this incident that no one is having a rational conversation about what happened.Â The coverage by the media and the discussions by Americans have been overly simplistic and lacking of context.
How can anyone, Democratic or Republican, justify voting to confirm someone who said on the record that she supports illegal activity? But, of course Republicans will cave in and vote for her simply because she is Black and they donât want to be labeled as a racist.
Though Priebus didnât know it, members of his staff had unilaterally decided that they no longer needed me and organized the event without me or my input. Just looking at the names of this yearâs awardees, you can tell that I had nothing to do with it: Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.), Congressman Will Hurd (R-Texas), and Congressman Mia Love (R-Utah). They are good and honorable people whose election to Congress as Black Republicans were historic â but not trailblazing.
Listening to Obama, you would have thought that America, especially Blacks, had full employment. But according to the Labor Department, the national unemployment rate is 5.6 percent and 10.4 percent for Blacks â nothing to brag about in either case.
Liberals, whether in Europe or 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, have a worldview on immigration that makes absolutely no sense. And that was before todayâs terrorism. These liberals believe that the world has a âconstitutional rightâ to be in their countries, whether they came legally or not. Remember, in liberalism, âintentâ always supersedes action.
I think Scalise could have survived the fact that he attended this racist gathering simply by being honest about the fact that he attended and it was a huge mistake. He could have asserted that his body of work in public office has proven that his views are not consistent with what the European-American Unity and Rights Organization (EURO) represent.
There was a time when women were praised for working through the problems everyone faces during the course of a marriage. Women used to be ashamed at the prospect of a divorce. As hard as it is for the public to understand, many of these women never bailed out because they still loved their husband, flaws and all.
St. Louis County (which includes Ferguson) has aÂ Black unemployment rate of 17.8%Â while the White unemployment rate is only 5.7%.Â Ferguson and St. Louis County has been ruled by Democrats for well over 30 years.Â Ferguson didnât just happen, it has been waiting to happen and Democrats didnât give a damn.
Even Fat Albert knows Bill Cosby is getting a raw deal. As a public relations/crisis management professional. I have worked with some of the biggest names in sports, entertainment, and business. So, letâs deconstruct this media frenzy engulfing the man who was once Americaâs favorite TV dad.