Today's Date: May 16, 2021
Save the Galaxy in the Epic Saga of Commander Shepard With Mass Effect Legendary Edition Today   •   Mastercard and National Women’s Soccer League Announce Multi-Year Partnership Centered on Elevating Visibility for the Spo   •   Pyxus International, Inc. Announces Date of 2021 Annual Meeting   •   After 59 Years, the Families of Flying Tiger Line Flight 739 Receive Closure   •   Grand Council Treaty #3, Canada and Ontario sign a Memorandum of Understanding to improve education for First Nations students   •   The Race Epidemic Documentary Featuring CA Attorney General Rob Bonta, Former Treasurer John Chiang, Congressmember Judy Chu Pre   •   MetroPlusHealth to Host Virtual Town Hall: Stand Up Against Anti-Asian Hate   •   Young Women with Chest Pain Wait Longer and Receive Less Urgent Care Than Men   •   California Family Physicians Applaud Expansion of COVID-19 Vaccine to Adolescents   •   KB Home Announces the Grand Opening of Hudson Grove, a New-Home Community in North Jacksonville, Priced from the $270,000s   •   BREAKING NEWS: CAIR Joins Boycott of White House Eid Celebration in Response to Biden Administration's Defense of Israeli Attack   •   Mental Health in Focus: Healthline Announces Next Live Town Hall   •   IndyCar Drivers Take Flight at LIFT Academy   •   Optime Care Calls for Greater Awareness of Hereditary Angioedema, Highlights Patient-First Strategy for Treatment and Optimized   •   Clark Atlanta University Partners With the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) To Launch $1 Million Partners   •   ScholarShare 529 to Offer Families College Savings Stimulus for 529 Day   •   RYB Education, Inc. Files Its Annual Report on Form 20-F   •   Pole for Grosjean, Honda at GMR Grand Prix of Indianapolis   •   Scott’s Liquid Gold-Inc. Reports First Quarter Results   •   Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Hosts Education Panel in Support of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Mont
Bookmark and Share

The President To Speak At Sharpton's Convention

 

By Black Radio Network Staff

 

NEW YORK – The National Action Network has announced President Obama will address its 20th Annual Convention in New York on Wednesday.

Reverend Al Sharpton who heads the group has been a longtime supporter of Obama and has been invited to participate with many Obama administration initiatives.

Obama last appeared before the National Action Networks convention while still a Presidential candidate.

This is the second appearance of the President in New York in 2 weeks. The President spoke last Tuesday night at a big ticket Harlem fundraiser that caused some controversy.

 

Nellie Hester Bailey, head of the Harlem Tenants Council and of Harlem Fightback Against War at Home and Abroad, organized a demonstration and said black people were being let down by the President’s actions in office.

CLICK PLAY TO VIEW INTERVIEW

[start:fck:video]1301941656_Harlem-Fightback.flv[end:fck:video]



 


Reverend Sharpton and National Executive Director, Tamika D. Mallory have also just announced that Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement will deliver the keynote address during their milestone 20th Anniversary Celebration and Convention "20 Years of Struggle, 20 Years of Progress... 20 Years of Shaping History" - this week in NYC.

This year's luncheon will focus on five major health disparities that affect women: HIV/AIDS, Heart Disease, Cancer, Obesity, and Reproductive Health. NAN's Women's Power Lunch was created to provide a platform to celebrate and empower women who are trailblazers across the sectors of civil rights, government, politics, business, education, health, entertainment, and clergy.

"As we prepare to empower and inspire our attendees, Valerie Jarrett immediately came to mind" said Reverend Al Sharpton. "Ms. Jarrett embodies the strength needed to ignite a movement of this magnitude." "NAN's relationship with this administration, other government officials, and health organizations and the like, works in tandem with our unwavering commitment to uplift communities. Reverend Sharpton and I are honored to have Valerie Jarrett address this year's power luncheon," said Tamika Mallory.

 

The four day event, which will honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will consist of a series of plenary sessions, panels and special events.

There will also be a star-studded dinner honoring Muhammad Ali, Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Samuel and Latanya R. Jackson and others. 

 

VIEW LIVESTREAM OF CONVENTION BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6TH 

 

STORY TAGS: Obama , Harlem , Harlem Tenants Council , Harlem Fightback Against War at Home and Abroad , Reverend Al Sharpton , National Action Network

Video

White House Live Stream
LIVE VIDEO EVERY SATURDAY
alsharpton Rev. Al Sharpton
9 to 11 am EST
jjackson Rev. Jesse Jackson
10 to noon CST


Video

LIVE BROADCASTS
Sounds Make the News ®
WAOK-Urban
Atlanta - WAOK-Urban
KPFA-Progressive
Berkley / San Francisco - KPFA-Progressive
WVON-Urban
Chicago - WVON-Urban
KJLH - Urban
Los Angeles - KJLH - Urban
WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
New York - WKDM-Mandarin Chinese
WADO-Spanish
New York - WADO-Spanish
WBAI - Progressive
New York - WBAI - Progressive
WOL-Urban
Washington - WOL-Urban

Listen to United Natiosns News