Marc Lamont Hill Talks About His Remarks On Palestine

Marc Lamont Hill was fired by CNN for what was deemed to be hate speech in his speech to the United Nations concerning Palestine. Since the speech, the people calling Hill anti-Sematic have pointed to one line at the end of the speech.

Hill called for a “free Palestine from the river to the sea,” repeating a phrase — “from the river to the sea” — that has been used by terror groups intent on the destruction of Israel.

From Washington Post

Hill has disputed this claim, stating that earlier in the speech he talked about going back to the 1967 borders before the Six-Day War. 

Hill apologized for how his words have been received, but still stands by his overall view of Palestinians living in occupied situation.

The backlash from Hill’s speech is good example of people being outraged over something they don’t even fully understand. Not many people have listened to Hill’s speech, instead they have locked into one phrase.

We live in a society where it’s a race to see who can voice their outrage first. There’s no longer room for differing views, and constructive conversation. Now it’s all about who yells the loudest, and who’s comment can go viral or get the most retweets.

As a fan of Hill, I hope some network or some form of media picks him up. His commentary is important in this day and age.

Here’s Hill on the The Breakfast Club talking about his speech and being fired from CNN

 

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!

 

Marc Lamont Hill shows how to handle Bill O’Reilly

When you go on the Bill O’Reilly show on FOX News you better be prepared as Bill is a bully and will cut you off at any given moment.  O’Reilly only knows one way of interviewing and that is getting his point across, he shamelessly cutoff the President of the United States during a Super Bowl interview.  So I usually cringe when I hear someone I respect will be on his show, well not everyone….

Marc Lamont Hill has proven time and time again he is more than capable of handling O’Reilly; Hill is a Associate Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University and hosts his own show on ABC called Our World with Black Enterprise.

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Hill at a panel discussion that was hosted by Rev Al Sharpton’s National Action Network HQ in Harlem.  I was able to briefly talk to Hill after the event and I let him know that I became a fan of his after watching him handle O’Reilly on several occasions.  I let him know that he was a great example of how a Black man can constructively debate without having to be a stereotypical loud Black person.  The only complaint I had of Hill is that he is a sports fan of everything Philly; I realize we can’t be perfect but Philly??  HAHA, of course Hill immediately reminded me that my Mets are looking up to his Phils… No worries we will be on top again!!!

ANYWAY……

Back to Hill and O’Reilly, recently Hill appeared on O’Reilly’s show discussing the question “Has the country lost confidence in President Obama?”

Future guest should take note and study this video, no matter what Bill is going to interrupt but you have to keep your composure and not get flustered.  Keep up the good work Hill, and oh yeah Phillies suck!!!

As always….

If there is something to be said, “It’s On Broadway” to step up and say it!!