Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. argued that the isolation experienced by people of color living "on a lonely island of poverty" is unjust in a nation blessed with a "vast ocean of material prosperity." Fifty years later, the racial wealth gap is just as stark and immoral, with families of color possessing only a few pennies for every dollar of wealth owned by white families.
Pivot Point with Maya Rockeymoore - October 5, 2013
Susan Kudla Finn, CEO, National Capital Area Alzheimer's Association
Max Richtman, National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
Pivot Point with Maya Rockeymoore
August 15, 2013:
- Lisa Graves, Executive Director, Center for Media & Democracy
- Immanuel Hermann, Deputy Director, MoveOn.org
- Austin Thompson, Campaign Organizer, SEIU
- Dream Defenders and Low-Wage Workers
Pivot Point with Maya Rockeymoore - June 2, 2013
"Arguments We Should Be Having, Money We Should Be Spending & How We Get There: Organizing, Legislating & Making Our Voices Heard"
- Joel Segal
- Melissa Byrne - Activist and Political Consultant
- Zaid Jilani - Investigative Blogger at Progressive Change Campaign
May 5, 2013: "Deficit Hawks Are Coming To Town"
- John Burbank, executive director of the Economic Opportunity Institute
- Garland Nixon, radio host and television commentator
- Maria Roach, activist journalist and host of "State of Play with Maria Roach"
- Alex Lawson, executive director of Social Security Works
- Ernie Powell, national grassroots director at National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare
4/28 - What Social Insurance Programs Mean to US
- George Zornick, The Nation
- Phyllis Zolotorow, Activist & Social Security Recipient
- Eva Dominguez, Executive Director at Latinos For A Secure Retirement
- Tim Carpenter, National Director at Progressive Democrats of America
April 21, 2013 - "President Obama, Why Hath Thou Forsaken Us?"
- Isaiah Poole, Editor of Campaign For America's Future's OurFuture.org;
- Dr. Margaret Flowers, Congressional Fellow at Physicians for a National Health Plan; and
- William Spriggs, Chief Economist at the AFL-CIO
April 14, 2013: "Chained-CPI Redux: Obama vs. Grandparents"
- Craig Gurian, managing editor of Remapping Debate
- Bob Cesca, host of the Bubble Genius Bob & Chez Show
- Travis Waldron, reporter at the Center for American Progress' ThinkProgress blog
- Gaius Publius, contributing editor at AMERICAblog.com
- Mark Ames and Yasha Levine, NSFWCorp.com
During the last election cycle Al Sharpton famously said, "It's not about Obama, it's about your momma." He was making a compelling argument that the public needed to be concerned about Mitt Romney's draconian Social Security and Medicare proposals. Now that the Obama Administration has released its 2014 budget that includes cuts to both Social Security and Medicare, African Americans must now face the bitter reality that it's literally about Obama and our mommas.