Thursday, February 22, 2018
Authors Posts by Lenny McAllister

Lenny McAllister

Lenny McAllister
Lenny McAllister is the host of the radio show “Get Right with Lenny McAllister” found on and often re-broadcast on Politic365. He appears weekly on “CNN Saturday Morning” with host Randi Kaye and former DNC Communications Director Maria Cardona at 10:30 AM Eastern Time. He also regularly appears weekdays on CNN's "Early Start" at 5am - 7am and "CNN Newsroom" at 12:30pm Eastern. He also appears as a political commentator on multiple outlets including Sirius-XM Radio, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, ABC Radio in Australia, and Chicago Public Radio. Lenny has written previously for a number of publications including Rushmore Drive, Global Grind, and The Chicago Defender. In 2009, McAllister was a panelist at the 10th Annual State of the Black Union and the CNN panel discussion Young & Black In America: Empowering the Next Generation of African American Leaders. In 2010, Lenny was featured in the Studio 360 series “American Icons” in the episode, The Autobiography of Malcolm X. He was also featured in the November 2010 Essence Magazine roundtable discussion “Race (Still) Matters” that featured the Rev. Al Sharpton, NAACP President Ben Jealous, and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien.

Black America’s #1 Civil Rights Issue: Violence

When actual lives are at stake and people are dying from gun shot wounds, it's a no-brainer

Will Black America Go West or Fall Further South?

It is not practical or hopeful for Black Americans to expect the status quo of Black politics today

DREAMing Voter ID and Presidential Evolution

The President's DREAM Act ploy could have far reaching consequences for voter ID measures

The March on Gun Shops Double Standard

Black leaders are applying double standards and inconsistent methodologies to our issues

Total Lack of Recall

If democracy did die in Wisconsin, it wasn't because Scott Walker outspent opponent Tom Barrett in 2012.

What the President Could Have Said During His Visit to Chicago

It would have been nice if President Obama had made a few comments about the violence in his hometown

You Can’t Blame Big Bad Republicans For Everything

Change will never come to our communities if we are not willing to change our political strategies

What Should Black Republicans Ask For?

Black Republicans have got to establish a plan beyond expressing a disdain for President Obama

We’re All Catholics Now … Maybe

The Catholic Church embarrasses itself with a recent lawsuit against the Obama Administration

What Will It Take for Republicans to See?

If the latest census numbers and other clues don't do it, we're not sure what will get through to the GOP