Friday, March 06, 2009

McAllister to Appear on "The Weekend Countdown", "Viewpoints" radio Friday afternoo

Political commentator and community activist Lenny McAllister will appear with Kaela Harmon on “The Weekend Countdown” on WGCV
620 AM in Columbia, South Carolina at 5 PM EST and “Viewpoints” with host Vince Coglianese on The Talk Station (FM 107.1 WTKF Atlantic, NC and AM 1240 WJNC in Jacksonville, NC) at 5:35 PM EST on Friday afternoon.

Lenny McAllister will comment on observations from Tavis Smiley’s “State of the Black Union,” the ongoing riff in the Republican Party, and McAllister’s efforts with the “40 Day Fast for the Future” over Black History Month.

McAllister participated on a panel during the State of the Black Union Symposium Saturday that included bloggers Carmen Dixon and Kevin Ross, Dr. Tricia Rose (of Brown University), and Dr. Eddie Glaude (of Princeton University.) The panel was moderated by Dr. Michael Fauntroy, an assistant professor of public policy at George Mason University. The live webcast of the panel aired February 28 and will be available on .

McAllister’s most recent article on The Root, “Why Tavis is a Genius” can be found on The Root ( ) at this link:

McAllister also commented on the Republican battle between Rush Limbaugh and RNC Chairman Michael Steele. Lenny commented on Charlotte’s “Fox News Rising” earlier this morning before the article, “Steele vs. Limbaugh – The Battle for Republicans’ Souls” on AOL; (that link could be found at: )

McAllister’s “Diary of a Mad Black PYC: Editorials, Essays, and Articles from a Hip Hop Republican,” will be available beginning March, 2009.

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