INTERVIEW ON THE PRICE OF BUSINESS SHOW, MEDIA PARTNER OF THIS SITE.
Recently Kevin Price, Host of the nationally syndicated Price of Business Show, interviewed filmmaker Warren D. Robinson (image below).
South Carolina senator and presidential candidate Tim Scott is everything the left leaning mainstream media hates: republican, conservative and unapologetic about both, yet he’s one other thing that causes them problems-he’s Black. “Black conservatives have always posed a problem for the mainstream media,” says entertainment executive, producer and attorney Warren D. Robinson, “the left leaning media has created a narrative for so long that all Black people are democrats and progressive obviously Tim Scott proves that narrative untrue.” Robinson also points out that his race leaves many opinion hosts and anchors unable to attack him as they do his fellow republicans. “Their narrative about republicans is always centered around race, specifically how racist they and their policies are, that clearly doesn’t work for Tim Scott.” So, instead Robinson says, they have to find Black pundits to attack his Blackness, which he finds shameful. “Look at his recent appearance on The View, it was the two Black hosts (Whoopi Goldberg and Sunny Hostin) who attacked Scott and his Blackness, at times implying he was an Uncle Tom and not “really” Black.” Robinson says these attacks are unfair, “You may not agree with most of his positions, I certainly don’t, but to deny or minimize his experience in America as a Black man from South Carolina, is false, offensive and honestly pure ignorance.”
According to a statement, “Entertainment executive and producer, Warren D. Robinson believes that when organizations are willing to have open and honest conversations about race and their own bias they can commit to meaningful change. We have seen this recently in the form of Hollywood award shows, particularly, the Grammys and the Academy Awards (Oscars). The Recording Academy and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have both taken concrete steps to diversify their ranks and address inherit biases in their voting processes. As a result we have the most diverse crop of award winners/nominees, respectively, we’ve ever seen. Contrast that with the scandal and production shutdown currently at CBS’s The Talk, which resulted because a co-host was unable to properly engage in a conversation about race, address her own bias and commit to doing better. ‘The key part to every conversation’ Warren says, ‘starts with listening. Listening and hearing are different and if you are unable to listen then you are unable to have a conversation.’
“Warren D. Robinson, is an avid and accomplished entertainment executive, motivational speaker, host, life coach and award winning producer who created the wildly popular series, Buried by the Bernards, which is currently streaming on Netflix.
“Warren has served as an entertainment consultant, manager and producer, facilitating, appearing and negotiating high powered deals on behalf of his clients in front of such companies as: Warner Brothers, BET, CNN, Freemantle, Best Buy, TV ONE, Netflix, Lifetime, Fox News, WE TV, E!, NBC Universal, Viacom and more. In addition, Warren’s entertainment prowess includes coordinating, partnering and/or producing events for: legendary actress Pam Grier, Taraji P Henson, Gabrielle Union, Vivica A Fox, Soul singer Eddie Levert (of the O’Jays), Comedian Mike Epps, Angie Stone, Flavor Flav, the Indianapolis Colts, Donna Joyner-Richardson, Stephanie Mills, Erykah Badu and Tom Joyner among others. Warren graduated from Indiana University (B.A.-Political Science) and Howard University School Of Law (J.D.).”
Learn more about Warren D. Robinson and his work here.
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