In this edition of The Roland Martin Show, Roland Martin prepares to travel to North Carolina to join in the protest against SB-873. The controversial piece of legislation if passed may cause several HBCUs to close.
Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever guests hosts for the remainder of the show and talks with one of the national organizers of the Wednesday’s protest action at the North Carolina General Assembly, Abdul Rasheed. Rasheed is also the National President of the Elizabeth City State University Alumni Association.
Lincoln University alumnist David Payne discusses how the African American community can support our institutions privately when public funding is not sufficient.
Plus, Dr. DeWeever, author of How Exceptional Black Women Lead discusses History Channel’s reimagined Roots miniseries and the modified perspective that focuses on how those who were enslaved resisted their captors and discusses the impact of what is being called “post traumatic slave syndrome.”
Thomas Lopez-Pierre, the Managing Member of the Harlem Real State Fund and a candidate for the New York City Council joins today’s conversation to discuss the cultural dicsentergration of Harlem as well as the dismantling of African American cultural centers within many U.S. cities.
Plus, DeWeever and Pierre discuss the impact of economic slavery, economic extermination and Michael Henry Adams’ New York Times opinion piece, “The End of Black Harlem.”
All that and more in this edition of “The Roland Martin Show” Audio Podcast.