BET Founder Robert Johnson: Black History Month should be more focused on future opportunities

BET Founder Robert Johnson: Black History Month should be more focused on future opportunities
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Robert Johnson, founder of BET, told CNBC on Tuesday that he believed Black History Month should focus more on what is needed to create equal economic opportunity in the years to come.

“I suggest we call February … ‘Black history, black future,'” Johnson said in an interview on “Squawk Box.” “Let the black Americans talk about what they want to achieve for their country and their families in the future. And let the white Americans talk about what they are ready and what they are ready to do, or what they do in the future for black Americans lighter. “

Every US president since Gerald Ford in 1976 has officially recognized February as Black History Month. After this Association for the study of the life and history of African American people, The origins…

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