Rep Allen West Hosts The Second Conservative Black Forum – Streaming Live June 18th

Congressman Allen West (R-FL) cordially invites you to the second: 

Conservative Black Forum

“Economic Empowerment in the Black Community”

Washington, D.C.

June 18, 2012 

United States Capitol

Room HVC 200 

     1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

STREAMING LIVE: CONSERVATIVE BLACK FORUM
Monday, June 18th – 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm EST
onlinemediaevent.com/conservativeblackforum

THE CONVERSATION:

  • The Conservative Black Forum will discuss policy and legislation needed to enhance the entrepreneurial spirit of Black American small business owners to stimulate and strengthen the economy.
  • Black businesses, established in the heart of Black communities, often hire Black employees that in turn strengthen the Black community as a whole.
  • Leaders in the Black community on both the state and federal level will have an open discussion on what barriers are preventing the Black community from achieving economic growth, leading to economic stability and most importantly, economic “freedom.”

THE FACTS:

  • Black unemployment remains at almost 14 percent – double the white community.  This is a trend that has continued for the past 50 years, during both strong and weak economies.
  • The Federal Government has invested billions of dollars to solve this crisis, yet the statistics remain staggering.
  • 4.8 percent of black students dropped out of high school in 2009, double the number of white students.

THE DISTINGUISHED PANEL:

Moderator:  Charles Payne – Fox Business Network contributor and co-host of “Varney & Co.”

•    Allen West- Congressman, Member of House Small Business Committee, Congressional Black Caucus

•    Robert L. Johnson – Founder of Black Entertainment Television

•    City Manager Ruth C. Jones – Rivera Beach

•    Florida State Rep. Mack Bernard – (District 84) Committee Memberships: Business & Consumer Affairs Subcommittee, Insurance & Banking Subcommittee, Transportation & Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee

•    Dr. Art Laffer – American economist

•    County Commissioner Ashley Bell – Hall County, Georgia

•    Toya Powell – Director, Government Engagement, U.S. Black Chamber, Inc.

•    Harry C. Alford – President/CEO, National Black Chamber of Commerce

•    Kay DeBow – Executive Vice President, National Black Chamber of Commerce

•    Darrell “DJ” Jordan – House of Representatives Small Business Committee

•   A representative from the House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee (TBA)

•    Pamela Hart – President of  Florida Association of Minority Business Enterprise Officials (FAMBEO)

*This event is open to the public and media. Members of the public RSVP to Christine.Shaw@mail.house.gov or call 202-226-2149.  Members of the media please RSVP to Angela.Melvin@mail.house.gov or 202–226-2149

Rep Allen West – Uploaded New Video – Conservative Black Forum 1/23/12

Contagious Transformation Welcomes Rep Allen West 1/23/12 5:05 PM EST Don’t Miss It!

Congressman Allen West (Rep) (FL) is hosting a Forum about Black Conservatism, to be moderated by Star Parker.

The Conservative Black Forum will discuss issues regarding unemployment in the black community, conservative values, and the social disparity in urban communities.  The forum will be an intimate and in-depth dialogue on the black conservative voice in the United States.

What:  Conservative Black Forum
When:  Monday, January 23, 2012
Time:  10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Where: United States Capitol, House Small Business Committee, Rayburn 2360

The Following topics to be discussed included:

  • Perception vs. reality when it comes to Black Conservatism
  • Urban issues in the 21st Century
  • The black church and state
  • The true history of civil rights Conservative principles in the black community GOP outreach
Then immediately following this dynamic event Congressman Allen West will join us and  he will discuss the forum and these issues on Contagious Transformation!  Monday, at 5:00 PM EST
Congressman Allen West proudly and humbly serves the constituents of Florida’s 22nd district, encompassing parts of beautiful Broward and Palm Beach Counties along South Florida’s coastline.  Born and raised in the inner city of Atlanta, in the same neighborhood where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once preached, patriotism is in Congressman West’s blood. His father was a Corporal in the U.S. Army and served in the European theater of operations in WW II, and his mother, the outspoken and lovable “Snooks” West, worked as a civilian on a local Military Installation. “My father was proud of his own service, and believed that serving your country was the greatest of all honors,” West said.  “Both of my parents taught me that it was not necessary to rely on a government handout to achieve my goals. They wanted me to believe in myself and told me that in America, with hard work, all things are possible.”