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Conservative Blacks Speak Out with New Online Magazine
CHICAGO, March 26 /Christian Newswire/ -- Conservative black Americans, often the target of ridicule by Barack Obama's pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright, insist their voices be heard in the ongoing race relations discussion, Dr. Eric Wallace, founder of Wallace Multimedia Group, said today.
"Rev. Wright's uncomplimentary comments about accomplished national black conservatives such as Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas reveal an ideological struggle among African-Americans," Dr. Wallace said. "He owes black conservatives an apology for insulting all of us when he mocked Dr. Rice and Judge Thomas."
Last Tuesday presidential candidate Barack Obama condemned Wright's most incendiary remarks made in the pulpit of Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ, wherein Wright said America's "chickens have come home to roost," in wake of the 9-11 attacks and "God D*** America" because of past racial injustices. Obama did not specifically condemn Wright's derogatory comments about black conservatives.
Dr. Wallace said Rev. Wright does not speak for all blacks in America, and that this controversy presents an opportunity for blacks to share other political perspectives, especially those which counter Wright's radical leftist viewpoints.
"American blacks are not monolithic. There's a considerable portion of us committed to the ideals of limited government, individual rights, free markets and traditional family values. Just because Dr. Wright doesn't approve of our views does not excuse his disrespect for those who have the same skin color, but hold different political persuasions," Dr. Wallace, a Chicago suburban resident, said.
In March, Wallace Multimedia Group launched its premiere issue of Freedom's Journal Magazine, a brand new online bi-monthly publication that incorporates the latest computer technology with a black conservative political perspective.
"We are pleased that national conservatives such as Herman Cain, Star Parker and Armstrong Williams agreed to join our efforts by contributing to our first Freedom's Journal Magazine," Dr. Wallace said. "They represent the myriad of bright, gifted leaders that encourage black Americans to accentuate natural abilities and encourage independence from government programs and confidence in themselves. Freedom's Journal Magazine is an easy first step in tapping into the bountiful intellectual leadership readily available to black conservatives."
Online access to Freedom's Journal Magazine is available for $3 an issue, $15 per year or $26 for two years. Freedom's Journal Magazine website may be found at: www.freedomsjournalmagazine.com.
Dr. Eric Wallace, founder of Wallace Multimedia in Matteson, IL, is chairman of the African-American Republican Council of Illinois and serves on local commissions and advisory boards. His doctorate degree is in Biblical Studies.