Filmed at the 2009 Essence Music Festival and hosted by Soledad O’Brien and Roland S. Martin, the ESSENCE/CNN co-production “Reclaiming the Dream” is a town hall-style chat featuring many of those scholars, experts and personalities featured in the “Black in America 2” series talking about ways to make our communities stronger.
Capital Preparatory Magnet School founder and principal, Steve Perry (left), and the tenth President of Morehouse College, Dr. Robert Michael Franklin Jr. (right), talk about solutions to the issues that plague African-Americans in education.
As Managing Director in Global Capital Markets at Morgan Stanley, Carla Harris knows a thing or two about money management. As President and CEO of the National Urban League, Marc H. Morial knows a thing or two about budgeting. The two came together for the “Reclaiming the Dream” town hall discussion to talk about how to incorporate both ideas even further in the Black community.
NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous was there to talk about what the 100-year-old civil rights organization is doing to continue Dr. King’s legacy of fighting for racial equality under all measures.
Humanitarian and founder of the Angel Rock Foundation Malaak Compton-Rock (left) and former ESSENCE Editor-in-Chief and now business owner and entrepreneur Monique Greenwood (right) spoke about ways we as African-Americans can help bring solutions to some of our most pressing issues.