This week, SC US Senator Tim Scott presented 21st Century Solutions: Same Challenge, Multiple Paths - a diversity summit with an evenly split panel of liberals and conservatives to kick off Black History Month. The panel featured Charlamagne tha God, Co-host of The Breakfast Club; Van Jones, CEO of REFORM Alliance; Don Calloway, CEO of Pine Street Strategies; Kay Coles James, President of The Heritage Foundation; Raphael “Raffi” Williams, Press Secretary and Senior Communications Advisor at the Federal Housing Finance Agency; and Rob Smith, Republican Strategist and Political Commentator.
The Black History Month panel featured below, was a serious discussion among the panelists on financial literacy, rebuilding our communities and how to fix failing schools, and advancing the future of young African Americans.
Senator Scott joined me post sit-down to recap the incredibly informative talk and delve into his thoughts on his standing ovation at the 2020 State of the Union Speech. Check out the podcast recap of Scott's reaction to getting a presidential shout out on 'The Kelly Golden Show' here or below.
SC's Senator is continuing his 'Fly-In' discussions on how to advance opportunities for black youth, with Scott just announcing an invitation to educators and members of Congress to participate in an open dialogue around bettering HBCU’s and minority-serving institutions (MSI). (scroll down for more info.)
Tune into Senator Scott's #BlackHistoryMonth panel by clicking the Facebook video below.
As for Scott's continued conversations regarding 'Opportunity Zones' and moving black america forward, here's what we know:
Senator Scott to Co-Host 2020 HBCU Fly-In
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) will join House Republican Conference Vice Chairman Mark Walker in hosting the Fourth Annual HBCU Fly-In in Washington, D.C. Senator Scott and Vice Chairman Walker have invited the Presidents and Chancellors of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to participate in the afternoon conference on Capitol Hill. The conference will begin at 11 a.m.
WHO: U.S. Senator Tim Scott & Vice Chairman Mark Walker
Additional speakers to be announced
WHAT: 2020 HBCU Fly-In
WHEN: Thursday, February 27, 2020
WHERE: Kennedy Caucus Room, Russell Building