A group of African-American clergy have added their voices to the chorus demanding Steve Bannon’souster.
Seventeen Black religious leaders from around the country signed an open letter to President-elect Donald Trump urging him to reconsider his appointment of Bannon in order for the country to move forward.
A portion of the letter states:
“The publicly reported information about Mr. Bannon makes reconciliation and unity extremely difficult–“
Rev. Dr. James Perkins, President of the Progressive National Baptist Convention Inc., spoke with Roland Martin during Friday morning’s edition of NewsOne Now about Black clergy’s calls for Trump to drop Bannon.
Myrlie Evers-Williams, former NAACP Chair and widow of civil rights hero Medgar Evers – who was gunned down by a White supremacist in front of his home in 1963 – spoke with Roland Martin about how Black America should prepare for a Trump presidency.
Evers-Williams told NewsOne Now viewers African-Americans should be prepared to take “constructive action” in the wake of Donald Trump‘s election as President of the United States.
“We have to take this attitude of becoming involved,” said Evers-Williams, imploring African-Americans of all ages to get involved in our schools, churches and communities.
Black-owned businesses are suffering because of a lack of access to credit.
According to the 2014 U.S. Census Bureau’s first Annual Survey of Entrepreneurs, Black business owners are three times as likely as Whites to say they need financing, but choose not to apply for it.
Fifty nine percent of Black business owners say they don’t apply for loans out of the fear of not being approved. The fear is justified. Only 47 percent of Black business owners get the full amount they requested versus 76 percent of Whites.
Ron Busby, President and CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, and Michael Grant, President of the National Bankers Association, joined Roland Martin on NewsOne Now to discuss the Black business credit gap and what can be done to close it.
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast