Rev Jesse Lee Peterson

Rev Jesse Lee Peterson

Shelby Steele

Shelby Steele

Joseph C Phillips

Joseph C Phillips

La Shawn Barber

La Shawn Barber

Linda Porter

Linda Porter

Presented with the kind permission of Heritage Foundation & C-SPAN

Is too much government dependency destroying Black families? What role did racism play in the Hurricane Katrina response? Are establishment Black leaders exercising legitimate moral authority or simply fleecing their constituencies? How well are Black churches combating the moral crisis in urban America? How can Black Americans achieve true success? These and other questions are addressed by members of the panel.

Oct 11 2005: Panel discussion with … Jesse Lee Peterson, Founder and President¬†Brotherhood Organization of a New Destiny (BOND); Joseph C. Phillips, Actor; Linda Porter, Founder, Jochebed Education Project; Shelby Steele, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; La Shawn Barber, Freelance writer & blogger

Participants talked about the state of race relations, challenges facing the African American community, community organization, civil rights issues and poverty programs at a forum titled “Reclaiming Our Destiny: The New Black Vanguard Conference II.

They also talked about the role of personal responsibility and criticized Black community leaders who had blamed many of the community’s problems on the federal government or systematic racism.

The discussion was moderated by Reverend Peterson and participants responded to questions and comments from the audience.

2 hours, 56 minutes