Trump supporters Stacey Dash, Ben Carson to headline Black leadership summit

Ben Carson with Donald Trump. (Copyrighted photo by Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock)

Ardent Donald Trump supporters Ben Carson and Stacey Dash are doing their best to corral Black electoral support for the current presidency.

One way they are trying to accomplish that objective is by hosting Turning Point USA’s “Young Black Leadership Summit” Oct. 25-28 in Washington, D.C. According to its website, the event is a conference for young, conservative Blacks between the ages of 15 and 35.

The lineup includes Carson, 67, the current secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, who will be one of the keynote speakers.

Another scheduled speaker is C-list actress Stacey Dash, 51, who previously said on Fox News that there is no need for Black History Month or BET, despite the fact that Dash only came to fame via Black movies and television shows on BET.

Candace Owens is the third major speaker. She was anti-Trump only two years ago, but went inside her political cocoon and metamorphosed into a right-wing, anti-Black, pro-Trump and pro-Kanye West supporter.

Owens is also notorious for calling the National Rifle Association (NRA) “the nation’s oldest civil rights organization” that was founded “to train Black Americans to use guns to defend themselves against the Ku Klux Klan, a Democrat terrorist group.”

Owens, by the way, is the communications director for Turning Point USA.

Others expected to be in attendance include Black gun rights activist Colion Noir (real name Collins Iyare Idehen Jr.) and Larry Elder, who has been spouting extreme views supporting Republicans since the early 1990s.

The convention is free and open to the public.

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks

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