Two months after ending his annual State of the Black Union conference, Tavis Smiley is gathering African-American advocates to press the case for a "black agenda."
The decision was motivated by what Smiley called recent statements from some black leaders downplaying the need for President Barack Obama to specifically help African-Americans.
"I was compelled to do it because of this debate," the activist and PBS talk show host said Wednesday.
The panel discussion will be March 20 at Chicago State University. Panelists include advertising pioneer Tom Burrell, professors Michael Eric Dyson and Cornel West, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Bennett College President Julianne Malveaux.
The Associated Press: PBS host Smiley calls meeting to urge black agenda
I've always known Smiley was an out and out racist but he just solidified it with putting in a racist anti Semite like Farrakhan and claiming this guy should be part of "Black Union"
Just in case people don't remember who Farrakhan is:
"The Jews don't like Farrakhan, so they call me Hitler. Well, that's a good name. Hitler was a very great man. He rose Germany up from the ashes." -- Louis Farrakhan (1984) who campaigned for congresswoman Cynthia McKinney in 2002
"Now that nation called Israel, never has had any peace in forty years and she will never have any peace because there can never be any peace structured on injustice, thievery, lying and deceit and using the name of God to shield your dirty religion under his holy and righteous name." -- Louis Farrakhan who campaigned for congresswoman Cynthia McKinney in 2002, 1984
*Hip Hop Republican*: Top Racist Democrat Quotes
Minister Louis Farrakhan, speaking at the Saviours Day convention of the Nation of Islam, says the “white right” wants to make sure Obama is a one-term president. He says the proof is opposition to health care.
Louis Farrakhan Says The “White Right” Wants Obama Out Alan Colmes' Liberaland
And my personal favorite:
Farrakhan is not just a racist, but a divine one at that. During his speech, he recalled his time in 1985 when he boarded a Biblical-style UFO, or wheel. The wheel took him to a mother wheel, where an unseen Elijah Muhammad, the former leader of the Nation of Islam, spoke to him about the future. Now apparently, this was not a mother wheel created by aliens or angels but a “human-built planet.”
This is who Tavis Smiley is putting on a panel to discuss Black Union?
Thats like having David Duke on a panel to talk about "White Union"
But of course any panel discussing white union is already racist anyway