Phillip Agnew, executive director of the Dream Defenders, discussed what the organization has done and the role young people have played in it while at the 2013 Congressional Black Caucus. “I think and I hope we provided a young way for people to engage in a constructive way [and] a powerful way”. Stay connected on 2013 CBCF […]
Michael Skolnik of Global Grind believes young people’s ideas need to be heard rather than squandered. “We’re not activists. We’re not protestors,” Skolnik said. “We don’t just paint signs. We’re in the middle of mainstream America.” Stay connected on 2013 CBCF Coverage, and tune in to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin this fall on TV One!
Michael Skolnik, editor-in-chief of Global Grind, believes that there might be a preconceived notion when it comes to young people and activism. “There are amazing young women and young men who are doing the work,” Skolnik said, “I think that the issue for us on how to embrace their work is to believe in them.” […]
It is still unclear of the actions we should take as a country after the Zimmerman verdict. Michael Skolnik of Global Grind believes that serious planning is needed. “We need to look deeply at the root pain of the problems of urban America and come up with a plan,” Skolnik proposed. Stay connected on 2013 CBCF […]
Global Grind’s Michael Skolnik has been very vocal about gun violence since the Zimmerman verdict was read. He calls for a prodding of why young people are picking up a gun at all. “There’s a difference between someone picking up a gun, someone pulling the trigger of the gun and shooting at someone,” said Skolnik. […]
Charles Ogletree says that affordable healthcare is a universal issue, and one that needs to be supported by all of Congress. “The whole idea of Obamacare – I call it Obamacares – is something that is universal that everyone will benefit,” Ogletree said. Stay connected on 2013 CBCF Coverage, and tune in to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin […]
Rep. David Scott talks healthcare at the 2013 Congressional Black Caucus. He went into why Obamacare is already showing importance for those who have been lacking coverage for years. Stay connected on 2013 CBCF Coverage, and tune in to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin this fall on TV One!
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee commend President Obama on getting the U.S. involved with Syria. “I believe it was important,” she said. “I spent time in any number of of classified briefings for days and days because it’s a serious decision. Stay connected on 2013 CBCF Coverage, and tune in to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin this fall on TV […]
Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter says all governments need to be held accountable for how cities grow because it is, in fact, a shared effort in public service. “We have a continuum up and down the chain and accountability system that says we’re all Americans,” he said. We look out for each other.” Stay connected on 2013 […]
Rep. John Lewis criticizes that Republicans make it “impossible” for minorities to get a step ahead. “It is unreal, it is unbelievable,” he said. “You make some progress for a few years, then forces emerge to try to take you a step back.” Stay connected on 2013 CBCF Coverage, and tune in to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin […]
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee hope that Republicans will vote against the defunding of Obamacare since it is a policy that will benefit most of the nation. “It is wrong to defund a policy,” Lee said. “that now is presenting premiums of $100 or less so that families can eat and buy health insurance.” Stay connected […]
Rep. John Lewis urges people to speak up and speak out against the voting disparities that African Americans still face. “We’ve made a lot of progress, Green said, “but we’re not there yet.” Stay connected on 2013 CBCF Coverage, and tune in to “NewsOne Now” with Roland Martin this fall on TV One!
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