The 2008 Black Republican Forum was co-sponsored by the National Black Republican Association and the American Forum Series and was held at the Women's National Republican Club in New York City on August 6, 2008.
Afternoon Sessions featured national black Republican leaders including Niger Innis, Bob Parks, Deneen Borelli, Mychal Massie, Jennifer Carroll, Deborah Honeycutt, Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson, Star Parker, Ward Connerly, Princella Smith, Dr. Timothy Johnson and Colonel Allen West.
Topics included Media Bias: Perception vs. Reality, Urban Issues in the 21st Century, The Black Church and State, The True History of Civil Rights, Illegal Immigration and Black America and When Political Correctness Leads to Campaign Paralysis discussed in a panel format with Q&A.
The Evening followed the popular American Forum Series format with the keynote speech and an all-star panel discussion on Race and the Presidential Election.
This is consistent with the educational mission of the Women’s National Republican Club founded in 1921; standing as the oldest national club for Republican women and the National Black Republican Association.
The Black Republican Forum is an opportunity to discuss and act on issues important to all Americans regardless of race. It is held annually at the Women’s National Republican Club in Manhattan.
The forum was a success thanks to all who participated and attended. A special thanks to our Keynote Speaker, NFL Hall of Famer Lynn Swann for his inspirational speech on Race and the Presidential Election. Pictures from the Forum are below.
Keynote speaker Lynn Swann
On left - Catherine Lenihan, WNRC President; on right -Frances Rice, NBRA Chairman
On left - Jan Glassman, Myrtle Whitmore, and Pattie Page; On right Mychal Massie & Deborah Honneycutt
Bob Parks, David Webb, and Jennifer Carroll
On left - Deborah Honeycutt; on right Deneen Borelli, Ward Connerly, and Star Parker
On left - Dr. Timothy Johnson; on right - Deneen Borelli
On left - Jennifer Carroll; on right - Lt. Col. Allen West, ret.
On left - Niger Innis; on right - Princella Smith
On left - Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson; on right - Star Parker
On left - Future Investor Club of America members; on right - Young Marines honor guard
WNRC Host Committee and NBRA officers and members