Monthly Archives: March 2015

Dying as a Pauper: Remembered as a King ©

        I am writing this article based mostly on information and belief. Some of these statements are based on information that I acquired based on my role as head of the “Slave Theater” and as the pro bono […]

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A Great Beginning in Housing Court ©

  Leola is back on the lease as is required by the Rent Stabilization Code.  Stated differently, the landlord has agreed to comply with Rent Stabilization Code § 2523.5.  Sis. Maddox has been a rent-stabilized tenant for forty years.  This […]

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Honoring the Life of “Dr. Ben” in Baltimore

             We were fortunate to have had Dr. Yosef ben-Yochannan in our midst for ninety-seven (97) years.  Dr. Leonard Jeffries refers to Dr. Ben as “the gift that keeps on giving.”  His sacrifices to enlighten […]

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“Judge Judy” and the “Hearsay Rule” ©

              More than fifty years ago, Robert Wood, Benny Rosser and myself would assemble at the corner of Lovelace Street and Boone Drive in Newnan, GA to “hold court” and discuss public issues.  Our […]

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Dr. Newton Speaks at UAM Forum on Wednesday©

               While I was appearing on the “Carl Nelson Show” in Washington, DC on this past Friday, Carl began to rattle off a list of names of persons who would be convening soon in […]

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Kudos to the “Cotton Club” and “Leid Story” ©

              In praising whites at the 1963 March on Washington, Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. said: “They have come to realize that their freedom is inextricably bound to our freedom.”  Stated differently, there are […]

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A House Organ: UAM & Freedom Party ©

         Any recognized organization has a “house organ.”  The Nation of Islam calls it Final Call.  The NAACP calls it Crisis.  The National Urban League also has a “house organ.”  UAM & Freedom Party use my political […]

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The Lost Art of Advocacy Journalism ©

              Dr. John Henrik Clarke said that the nineteenth century was a pivotal period in our history.  I embraced his teaching after I heard him speak, on the point, at the Slave Theater.  I […]

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Ramsey Orta “to be Heard in Court” on March 30 ©

              If anyone is connecting the dots nationwide, it is difficult to predict how many Black bodies will be disposed of before March 30.  Given the reports of how conditions now are worse for […]

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Black Lives Matter Table Of Content

Table of Contents Black Lives Matter March 7, 2015 Letter   Alton H. Maddox, Jr. – Author   To:    Hon. Preet Bharara United States Attorney for the             Southern District of New York United States Attorney’s Office 1 St. Andrew’s […]

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