You’ll remember last week I wrote about an upcoming “Black in America” special called “Almighty Debt”. Soledad O’Brien sent us a response. She says to you & me:
“With each Black in America I hope to shed light on the challenges and triumphs of the African-American community. My goal is always to tell the story of how we got where we are today and to measure the distance travelled.
Almighty Debt looks at how our churches are helping us face the largest economic crisis of our time, and takes note of the many reasons (historical and modern day) our community was put at a disadvantage.
I hope everyone will watch with both a critical eye and an open mind.”
According to the all-knowing Wikipedia, Soledad O’Brien’s dad was white Australian and her mami was Afro-Cuban.
Again, CNN & Soledad are offering to send you a preview DVD for free of “Almighty Debt”. We’d like to hear from you once you’ve received it and watched it with your family. Here’s the short version of the deets y’all:
CNN is offering screening kits of their upcoming Black In America Special: Almighty Debt to individuals and groups interested in holding their own screenings and sharing their experiences with CNN.
Be it a student organization, religious group, family function or small gathering, CNN wants you to share this special with your world and let us know what you think.
Simply email your name and mailing address to InAmericaKit@CNN.com to request a screening kit today.
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