|Chelsi P. Henry, Esq., is a Florida-based attorney and business consultant.|
(via Ebony Magazine)
When our next president steps into the White House, that person should be someone who is fighting for issues that disproportionately affect Black Americans. We need someone that will make our issues a priority to discuss and solve. The three U.S. Senators on the GOP Presidential bench are youthful, accomplished, and engaged with issues affecting minorities. Whether through legislation they have passed while elected or through issue statements, rest assured these GOP candidates have and will continue to fight for Black America—they want us to have our shot at living the American dream.
In the current administration, it took six years for the “My Brother’s Keeper” initative to get off the ground. Though this program has the potential to affect thousands of Black and Hispanic males, it should not have taken President Obama six years to launch. The most logical reason for my Brother's Keeper being launched in President Obama's second term is likely because of the negative perception surrounding the fact that there were no initiatives geared toward solving issues that disproportionately affect Black Americans. My Brother's Keeper is a nice gesture seeing that over 90% of Black people voted to elect and re-elect President Obama.Read more at EBONY http://www.ebony.com/news-views/election-2016-does-the-gop-