To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, this week’s debate topic was race relations in America and we focused on the Black Lives Matter movement.
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We also touched on criminal justice reform in light of the upcoming administration, poverty alleviation in the long-term and what the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. means to us today. We loved last week when we received so much viewer feedback!
John Burnett and D. Watkins joined us this week. Burnett is a business executive and a Republican activist and Watkins is an author and an editor at Salon.
Following our first segment, we discussed Opportunity Lives’ documentary series “Comeback” with Pastor Omar Jahwar. “Comeback” tells the stories of those overcoming hardships in America’s cities and communities. Pastor Omar is a Dallas pastor featured in the second season of “Comeback.”
Here’s more about our guests:
- John Burnett, Author, Businessman, and Urban Financial Freedom Fighter
- D. Watkins, Author of The CookUp and Editor-At-Large at Salon
- Omar Jahwar, Pastor and Community Activist