South Arkansas Community College hosted a Politics in Black America Panel moderated by our own NBC 10's Rudy Williams.
The panel featured Bishop Robert Smith Jr. founder of Total Outreach for Christ Ministries, Dr. Willie Payne former mayor of Pontiac, Michigan, and Dr. Fitz Hill-president of Arkansas Baptist College.
The panel discussion touched on a wide range of topics affecting the black community including race in political elections, teenage pregnancy, fatherless homes, and blacks in public service.
Panel organizers say it gives blacks in El Dorado the chance to hear from notable figures in their fields.
"The idea of actually bringing them in to give their perspective, their insight, it's a motivational thing for us, it encourages us, and what happens is hopefully people will leave at least thinking about what it is they should be doing differently in terms of trying to improve and empower themselves."
In addition, to the panel discussion, South Arkansas Community College also had dance classes and a car show as part of their African American Family and Friends Day.