BLACK FORUM, THE STATE OF BLACK AMERICA - A BLACK HISTORY MONTH PRESENTATION

Bi-Partisan Coalition Formed to Discuss and Take Action on Issues in the Black Community

New York, NY…February 22, 2010 –
The Henrietta Wells Livermore School of Politics (Host Committee), Manhattan Republican Community Coalition, New York Urban League Young Professionals and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Gamma Lambda Chapter, have joined to tackle important issues during Black History Month. An impressive and diverse panel has been assembled. Community outreach is broad and a diverse audience is expected to attend.

The bi-partisan forum will focus on Employment, Business, Education, Healthcare and Crime, not just politics.

There will be a press conference at 6:00pm. A bloggers row is also available. The forum will be webcast live and available on-demand at www.blackforum.info (under construction). C-SPAN will tape and rebroadcast the Black Forum.

Date:                     Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Time:                    6:00 – 9:00pm (6:15pm – doors open; 7:00pm – program begins)
Location:             3 West 51st Street (at 5th Avenue) in Manhattan

Confirmed Panelists:

Charles Payne                   CEO Wall Street Strategies, FOX Business Contributor www.wstreet.com
Marc Lamont Hill              Professor of Education, Columbia University www.marclamonthill.com  
Tara Dowdell                      Business and Political Strategist www.taradowdell.net
Janks Morton                    Documentary Filmmaker, Activist wbmt.wordpress.com  
Jehmu Greene                 President, Women's Media Center www.womensmediacenter.com  
Niger Innis                          National Spokesman, Congress Of Racial Equality www.core-online.org
George Holmes                                Executive Director, Congress Of Racial Equality www.core-online.org
David Banks                        President, The Eagle Academy Foundation www.eagleacademyfoundation.com
Vincent Morgan               Congressional Candidate, NY-15 www.morgan4congress.com
Michael Faulkner             Congressional Candidate, NY-15 www.faulknerforcongress.com