To:   “Friends of Alton Maddox”
From:   Alton H. Maddox, Jr.
     Re:    Federal Law to End Political Illiteracy
   March 14, 2016
              The “founding fathers” were white and male.  They only spoke “legalese” and “military science.”  In 1787, they penned, in a secret proceeding in Philadelphia, PA, the U.S. Constitution which defined Africans as “chattel slaves.”  Justice Roger Taney addressed this issue inScott v. Sanford, 19 How (60 U.S.) 373 (1857).
        American jurisprudence embraced “natural law” as its philosophical foundation.  “Natural law” can best be understood by observing animals in a zoo despite their status as being in captivity or the growth of plants on a farm.  This is why it is necessary for all of our children to attend an African-centered, sleep-away, summer camp.  Like “His Story,” zoology and botany and “Our Story” are crucial disciplines.
        The framing and asking of questions, is not only necessary in an adversarial system of justice, but it is also necessary to politics.  In a rape case, it is inappropriate for any lawyer to ask serious questions of a white, female victim on behalf of a black defendant but it is also inappropriate for any lawyer of a white suspect not to ask serious questions of a black, female, victim.
        In the latter scenario, the advocate may be a defense attorney or adistrict attorney.  Any untoward attorney will be disciplined. It happened in the Tawana Brawley case and in the Duke Lacrosse rape case.  Gail Crystal Mangum is in prison serving a sentence of eighteen years. Through the long-arm of the law, Tawana Brawley’s wages are subject to garnishment, nationwide, despite a lack of “original jurisdiction.”
        The fear is so thick in New York that no one is willing to establish awar chest or to honor an annuity program which Maddox established when it became clear to him that blacks would not establish it despite the fact that racially-motivated incidents and state-sponsored violence were being waged routinely against blacks.
        Today, blacks are suffering from amnesia when annuity payments are due.  Maddox was never a philanthropist.  He was the sole investor in all blacks in New York.  Zero would have happened in all racially-motivated and state-sponsored cases.  No lawyer in the Untied States has ever performed a similar feat.
        Serious questioning can only happen through a town hall meeting. Univision and CNN held a town hall meeting for Latinos in Miami, FL. On the other hand, Rev. Al Sharpton held photo-ops at Sylvia’s and at the headquarters of the National Urban League.
        Later, Hillary Clinton lectured to her “slaves” at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.  This was a “dog and pony show.” There is a big difference between a town hall meeting and a monologue. If blacks had known the difference, eggs would have been smashed all over the Schomburg. Blacks are preparing to give Clinton a political landslide.
        The attached letter, dated March 14, 2016 and addressed to Dave Davis of WABC-TV, is part of a media campaign which Medgar Evers started in Jackson, MS.  His legacy must be preserved in 2016.  Both presidential campaigns of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders should be asked to comment on its contents.
        Dr. John Henrik Clarke said, “Pan-Africanism or Perish.”  This means that blacks must demand a Pan-Africanist seat on the U.S. Supreme Court.  This should be priority of the civil rights movement and the human rights movement.  The $ilver Rites Movement will not cooperate.  “Hush money” interferes with “Rights.”
           Any descendant of enslaved Africans, who seeks enrollment in a political party, should be given an opportunity to acquire socialization skills in addition to (1) political orientation; (2) voter education and (3) political education to ward off Dred Scott and Smith v. Allwright.  A political duopoly exists in the United States and it operates like a Fortune 500 corporation in a “bait and switch.”
        Currently, I am personally sustaining a house organ for not only Freedom Party and United African Movement but also for all descendants of enslaved Africans to be informed about “the ballot or the bullet.”  This is a burdensome responsibility.  It should be undertaken by the federal government.  The presidential campaigns of Clinton and Sanders should address it now.
              Attachment:  March 14, 2016 Letter to WABC-TV
United African Movement
Alton H. Maddox, jr.                                                                         Tel.: (718) 834-9034 Chairman                                                                                                Fax : (718) 884-8241
                                                                                                          P.O. Box 35
                                                                                                                                    Bronx, NY 10471
                                                                                    March 14, 2016
Dave Davis
President and General Manager
7 Lincoln Square
New York, NY 10023
                                               Re: “Here and Now” or “Like It Is”
Dear Mr. Davis:
            Since most blacks were mired in poverty in 1973, I had no other choice than to become a “poverty lawyer.”  Slavery was the predicate for our plight.  A sense of hopelessness pervaded the black community.  There was “taxation without representation.”  Blacks were fortunate to have Gil Noble at the helm of WABC’s “Like It Is.”
            “Nicky” Barnes was having a field day in Harlem.  The New York Times brought him to the attention of President Jimmy Carter.  As having been a hunter in the Georgia woods, Carter immediately “sicced” the U.S. Justice Department on Barnes.  The U.S. Justice Department reined him in and gave him a free residence in a federal prison for life.
            In the meantime, Noble was busy building an educational program on “Like It Is” to combat a heroin epidemic in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.  His documentaries on heroin were compelling. The black community was allowed to engage in its own conversation on this epidemic.  There was no time for “arts and entertainment.”
             I correctly argued in the “Petition to Deny” on behalf of Freedom Party and United African Movement, et. al. to the FCC, that WABC-TV’s shifting of “Like It Is” to “Here and Now” was a “bait and switch.”  This petition was filed at my personal expense. The February 4, 2016 order of the FCC was promising, however.  It found that petitioner had standing to represent the viewers of WABC-TV.
            It was no small feat.  A solo petitioner fighting a well-financed media outlet is like “David” fighting “Goliath.” The black community does not believe in establishing a war chest.  Our problem, according to community activists and black public officials, is prejudice.  The federal government must fight white supremacy and institutionalized racism.
            On Friday night, ABC-TV aired “Breaking Point:  Heroin in America.”  A heroin epidemic exists in New Hampshire.  While Donald Trump may be able to build a wall across the Mexican border, the same resources will, in no way, build a wall across the Canadian border.  Therefore, his proposal for a wall is whimsical.
            It is time for “Like It Is,” as it was produced by Noble, to be extricated from its vault.  The federal government dumped heroin on black communities in the 1970’s.  It would have been lunacy to prescribe an aspirin for a cancer.  A federal agency must not march in its footsteps today.
            The lack of “public affairs programming” aided and abetted Trump in his effort to destroy young black and Latino lives in the “Central Park 7” case.  It caused wrongful convictions.  His weapon was in exploiting and manipulating pre-trial publicity in violation of the Sixth Amendment.  Maddox was the only attorney who left the courthouse, in Manhattan, with his client amid Trump’s poison.
            Serious “public affairs programming” and community pressure are now needed for President Barack Obama to replace Justice Antonin Scalia. Blacks are in dire need of a legal and political education.  We have the right to knowingly petition the government for a redress of grievances.
             It should have happened before the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment. The U.S. Supreme Court has, invariably, been a foe in blacks obtaining full citizenship rights.  It started with the construction of “original intent” in the U.S. Constitution.
            A permanent, “Jewish seat” on the U.S. Supreme Court started with the lynching, of a black man, Ed Johnson, and two, black attorneys, Noah Parden and Styles Hutchins of Chattanooga, TN. These black attorneys had to flee the United States.  It continued with the lynching of Leo Frank, a Jew, in Cobb County, GA on August 17, 1915.
            Five months later, in January 1916, President Woodrow Wilson nominated Louis D. Brandeis, a Zionist, to the U.S. Supreme Court.  In 1939, FDR nominated Felix Frankfurter, a Zionist, to the “High Court.”  Today, the “Jewish seat” has been expanded to three Jews.  This “model” has ended the lynching of any other Jew.  Meanwhile, lynchings of blacks continue.
            Gil Noble was a pioneer.  His vision was to exploit the media for black liberation.  Blacks must preserve and sustain his legacy. Heroin is a case in point.  Whatever ails the United States, this social malady will arrive, first, at the doorsteps of the black community.  Heroin arrived in Harlem before its arrival in New Hampshire.
            Noble was a master at creating documentaries.  He saw heroin as being more than a dangerous substance.  “Dependency” was a bigger issue.  Since our arrival on these shores, blacks have had to be “dependent” on white skin for survival.  Today, it is, in some respects, white powders:  heroin and cocaine.  These are, inter alia, black afflictions.
            The survival of the black community requires “public affairs programming.”  “Arts and entertainment” is, ipso facto, insufficient.  Otherwise, it is gradual annihilation. This is especially true in light of Shelby Co. (Ala.) v. Holder and Citizens United v.  Holder.  Sen. Bernie Sanders has highlighted these cases.
            Citizenship is an important issue in this presidential campaign and blacks, voting rights have reverted back to Dred Scott.  This was my theme at a planning conference on October 3, 2015 in the nation’s capital.  These cases have had the effect, if not the intent, of eradicating the Reconstruction amendments.  They aid the political duopoly and the balance of power.
                                                                                              Very truly yours,
                                                                                                Alton H. Maddox, Jr.
cc:       Tom Wheeler
               Chairman, FCC


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