Ain’t no reason or explanation for a Black Republican…
That’s what many of “us” would say. And as a result, Black Republicans spend their time defending themselves for being Republican rather than sharing how they see themselves sharing in the progress of our people. So, I wanted to give Kimberly Klacik her opportunity to freely share her perspective so you can get to know her.
Now, typically when we see a Black Republican s/he is selling out the Black Community. But, I would also say that Black Democrats are selling out the Black Community as well. In both cases, I think we need to take time to know these voices on a deeper level – to understand their motivations.
You see, when combating propaganda, we must be in the right positions. We must not only be at the table, we must also have a controlling seat at the table…we must ultimately own our own tables. And the reality is that we need commentators on all sides of the argument that will represent the Black perspective.
NewsOne Now with Roland Martin is the only Black produced & focused news on TV. So, it’s the place where you are introduced to a variety of Black voices. But with any news show, you don’t have the chance to really get to know the person behind the commentary. In this episode of Blacks with Power, Kimberly Klacik talks about her work with young women in Baltimore, MD through her nonprofit Potential Me, as well as what makes her a Republican and how she lives out her particular commitment to the Black community as a Black Republican.
So what do you think?
Is there benefit to having strong commentators to represent our interests on both sides of the political spectrum? Or why do you think that relying on the Democrat side is a viable strategy?
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