A summit to meet the challenges facing Black men in America

This month’s elections yielded historic results in terms of African-American representation in the Baltimore city and Maryland electoral classes. The governor, attorney general, state superintendent, and state treasurer are all accomplished black men. In Baltimore, black male leaders include the mayor, city council president, comptroller, city state attorney, and police chief.

That’s not to say black women haven’t risen to positions that shape the trajectory of Baltimore and the state. The endorsement of Wes Moore for governor by Annapolis House Speaker Del. Adrienne Jones and Prince George’s County Executive Angela Alsobrooks was seen as a considerable boost to his fledgling political career. Not so long ago, the mayor of Baltimore, the state attorney, the president of the city council, and even the director of the Enoch Pratt library were prominent African-American women.

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a few weeks ago, Reverend Kevin Slaytonan activist and missionary who has been involved in politics and policy for years, wrote an op-ed in Baltimore sun In it, he said African-American representation in the halls of power could be described as “a revelation of the hope our forefathers only dreamed of.” But for many Black people in America, those dreams have been delayed…because of racism, poverty, and many other daunting challenges.

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Dr. Slayton has called for a convening of elected Black officials to explore what can be done to help Black men succeed. What would such a meeting look like? What can it accomplish?That’s all we’re going to say today, that’s all noon.

Rev. Kevin Slayton is northwood-abode united methodist church, and an adjunct professor at Lancaster Theological Seminary. He’s in Studio A with Tom…

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Join us on Zoom with Dr. Lester Spencera professor of political science and African studies at Johns Hopkins University, specializing in black, race, and urban politics. …

Later in the program, we welcome Rep. Kweisi Mfume to the conversation. Congressman Mfume Won re-election earlier this month, representing 7 people in Congressday Area. He talks to us on Zoom.

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Dr. Kevin Slayton, Sr.; Rep. Kweisi Mfume (D., 7th District, Maryland); Dr. Lester Spence (photo courtesy)

You are also welcome to join us.call 410.662.8780 e-mail [email protected].or tweet us at: @MiddayWYPR

Audio will be posted here later this afternoon.


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