Shannon LaNier

Black church attendance is suffering a generation gap. According to Pew Research Center, nearly one-in-five African-Americans under age 30 are unaffiliated with a religion, compared with just 7 percent of African-Americans who are age 65 and older. With this trend in mind, Onleilove Alston of PICO Faith in New York, and Rev. Tony Lee from Community of Hope, […]

What will it take to address the gap between Black and White fourth graders in America who can read at their grade level? Dr. Valerie Rawlston Wilson of the Economic Policy Institute and Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, sat down with Shannon LaNier of Arise TV to discuss findings from the National […]

Do you know which industries present the best economic opportunities for African-Americans? “Probably the ones you would expect,” according to Alfred Edmond, Jr. of Black Enterprise. Recently, he joined Stefanie Brown James of Brown Girls Lead and Shannon LaNier of Arise TV to discuss economic empowerment during a panel discussion about the National Urban League‘s 2015 State of Black America […]