On today’s Powertalk w/ Lorraine Jacques White, the audience had a lot to say in response to President Obama’s message to the Congressional Black Caucus this weekend… but they weren’t the only voices that had something to say! The Sisters-In-Law, Janice & Daveda Mathis shared their thoughts and opinions on the POTUS and his comments. Listen here:

PART 1 –

PART 2 –

PART 3 –

PART 4 –

PART 5 –

PART 6 –

Comments (6)
  1. eMarie says:

    We need to educate our AA’s on when to speak and when not too and also research , study and know your history before you comment. Sometimes we are not effective listeners. We need to support Obama its hard enough to get there. He is trying to set the agenda straight we are against him without research this is why we a lost so much since the civil rights movement. we were on a roll then we stop and forgot our children and their children. The work is nevern over. We must be on one accord.

    1. Janice Mathis says:

      I think President Obama is a shoo-in for reelection. The opposition is in disarray. But we can’t be complacent. We must register and obtain ID’s and educate ourselves and our families and friends about the issues. Then VOTE like our lives depend on it…

  2. SABA says:

    President Obama said it right in his speech – need to stop complaining and start doing something to improve our own condition…we can’t wait for anyone else to do it for us – whatever their color. Nothing worse than a malcontent and they all seem to think that the rest of us want to hear their constant whining – on every single show that comes on the air at WAOK!?!? All that energy could be better utilized by starting a mentoring program, community garden, tutoring or whatever one’s talents entail. If you are not part of the solution you are part of the problem. I volunteer twice a week every single week – if I can do it anyone can do it. So please stop with the negativity and lets start working on solutions…our communities can’t wait.

    1. Janice Mathis says:

      I agree completely that each individual should work for the common good. As Dr. Lowery says, we are all chaplains of the common good. Visit PUSHExcel.org to learn more about our Parent Power and scholarship programs. Or call us at 404 525 5663.

  3. porsha says:

    The reason why there are no jobs in the black community is not Obamas fault—– it is ours and ours only, but here is a clear solution people:

    Black women, leave the Remy hair and toxic chemicals alone, this will instantly put 3 billion dollars back into the hands of black people. Do you see these people that own these stores complaining about having a job? Do you see any blacks working in their stores, or huge distribution warehouses throughout the U.S.? The same applies to the nail salons, while you get you mani and pedis- ever see a black person? Stop the madness black women!

    Black men stop buying their liqour and cheap clothing, and eating their toxic food and wings.

    If we do these things and restructure who owns these businesses within our own communities, we then can rebuild our communities and redistribute the wealth. And please for the love of God, put your money in black owned banks so that we can build our banking institutions, that can in return help us to build wealth through home ownership, and businesses!!!!!!!

  4. Janice Mathis says:

    If you would like to strengthen your business, check out Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s Trade Bureau. Networking, technical assistance, access to capital and more! Call Tina Jones at 404 525 5663 for more info.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

More From CBS Atlanta

Haunted Historical Sites In The South
Where To See Live Jazz In Atlanta

Watch & Listen LIVE