Black to the Future; Afghan Secrets; Nashville’s Comeback

Poverty remains a persistent challenge for black Americans at a rate that’s higher than that of any other racial group.

That’s despite decades of programs, incentives, and spending.

Taelor Jackson (left) of Panther Graphics

Sunday on Full Measure, we’ll go to Rochester, New York, which has large minority population, and where forward-thinking initiatives were launched 50 years ago to help provide jobs and hope to more in the black community.

Dennis Bassett, former Kodak executive

But all these years later, Rochesterians– like those in many U.S. cities– are asking why the well-meaning programs didn’t have the long lasting impact people hoped for. We’ll find out what lessons have been learned, in my cover story: “Black to the Future.”

Kerwin Jackson, Panther Graphics

I’ll also have an interview with John Sopko, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR). He has a fiery critique of the Pentagon for ignoring recommendations he made in a report prior to the botched and deadly U.S. exit from Afghanistan. What’s more, he says, the military kept the report and advice contained in it classified for a year.

Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction John Sopko

And we’re back in Nashville, Tennessee, where the music died during the Covid shutdowns. We’re pleased to report that Music City is making a big comeback. Find out more!

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3 thoughts on “Black to the Future; Afghan Secrets; Nashville’s Comeback”

  1. Sharyl,

    It’s not despite of those programs that black people still make up the largest group of people living in poverty, it’s BECAUSE of those programs. Democrats set up those programs to keep the black population oppressed and on the welfare plantation.

  2. Sharyl,
    I agree that education in the minority communities is THE problem. However, the gang culture in many, if not most, of the black neighborhoods makes it almost impossible for teachers to teach and students to learn, The well meaning great society programs of the 70’s made it almost impossible for a black couple to raise a family and get assistance from the Government. Sadly that led to the one parent family(usually the mother, grandmother or aunt) leading to no or little discipline. Many mothers tried to go out and work, but then who cared for the children? The kids looked up the the gang leaders and not their fathers and the dis-respect for any authority was the result. so until we can get the gang culture turned around, the future looks awfully bleak.
    Please keep up your good work,
    Ed. Roob

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