Forty-eight years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech, some are skeptical if a march is an appropriate way to solve legislative problems. When Black unemployment is over 16 percent, however, others have a response for the critics.
“I say to them that had we not marched in the sixties, they wouldn’t be where they are,” Reverend Al Sharpton tells BET.com. “If marching brought attention, and that attention led to legislation, then marching does the same now. Marching is not designed to solve problems. Marching is designed to expose problems.”
Program to Air at 6 pm ET Weeknights Beginning August 29th NEW YORK – August 23, 2011 – Reverend Al Sharpton, the civil rights activist and minister, has been named host of “PoliticsNation,” a nightly program airing weeknights live at 6 p.m. ET on MSNBC. The announcement was made by Phil Griffin, President of MSNBC….
We were all held in a state of suspense over the last several weeks during the recent debt ceiling debate, as people waited with baited breath to see what would happen with their Social Security payments, Medicare, and interest rates as we cut it close to the deadline of “financial doom.”
Now that the debt debate is over — at least until 2013, many Americans can return to their daily lives. But for far too many, those daily lives are filled with unending job searches and persistent unemployment.
WWRL (1600 AM) will broadcast live from Washington, D.C., on Saturday, 1-5 p.m., to cover the multiple events happening there this weekend.
Sunday marks the 48th anniversary of the March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, and a 30-foot monument to King will be unveiled this weekend.
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Christina Bellantoni and Perry Bacon debate which candidate – Mitt Romney or Rick Perry – would be the more qualified GOP frontrunner for the 2012 election. (msnbc live at 6pm)
Attorney Michael Hardy, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of National Action Network participates in findings from Race, Law and the Courts Conference – April 2011, specifically the chapter on Addressing Police Strategies in Minority Neighbo…