After the AFRO reported White nationalist Steve Bannon and former Trump Campaign Manager Cory Lewandoski would be leading a Black Entrepreneurs Summit on Sept. 26-27 in Washington D.C., AFRO readers took to the paper’s Facebook page, posting hundreds of comments, mostly in disgust at the idea of two individuals closely associated with President Donald Trump offering any kind of advice to African Americans. While Bannon ultimately failed to appear at the event, Lewandoski did address the attendees.
Raynard Jackson, founder and chairman of Black Americans for a Better Future, a super PAC for Black Republicans, was also singled out for his role in putting together the event.
Some readers said they believe the summit would be a new start for Blacks to elevate their economic status.
While others surmised the news as being another Russian exploit to divide the nation.