CHICAGO — Rev. Al Sharpton and Cornel West will continue their heated debate on President Barack Obama and the Black community this Friday in Chicago at the National Newspaper Publishers Association’s annual conference.
Sharpton and West previously got into a spirited argument over Barack Obama in April on the Ed Schultz Show on MSNBC.
Black Newspaper publishers from across the country will meet at the annual National Newspaper Publishers Association/The Black Press of America conference June 22-25 at the Drake Hotel in Chicago.
Also featured will be a national leaders forum moderated by Charles Ogletree, the Harvard Law School Jesse Climenko Professor of Law and featuring Chuck Morrison of Ford Motor Co., Dr. Benjamin Chavis, Co- Founder, President and CEO of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, academic and professor of sociology at Georgetown University, Rainbow PUSH founder Reverend Jesse L. Jackson Sr., NAACP president Benjamin Todd Jealous, Dr. Maulana Karenga, professor of Africana Studies at California State University, Long Beach and founder of the US organization and Reverend Al Sharpton.
Fortune 500 companies including AT&T, Ford, GM, Nielsen, and Wells Fargo will join NNPA Chairman Danny Bakewell for a discussion on the importance of advertising in the Black press.
This year’s event will also feature forward-looking dialogue with a focus on growing revenue and audience in today’s marketplace. Topics include: mobile innovation, social media, advertising customer insights, increasing digital loyalty, growing circulation, and much more.