During the breakfast-buffet meeting of the Freedom Party this past Saturday morning, Sis. Patricia Loftman noted that the FCC chairman, Julius Genachowski, had just resigned from this regulatory agency. Genachowski was on a list of persons that I had prepared for us to mount pressure against “censorship” in the tri-state area and to fight the kangaroo proceeding against Tawana Brawley in Virginia.
Commercial radio and television stations are forbidden by law from practicing censorship. The FCC may take corrective action sua sponte or on the complaint of others since the airwaves belong to the public which should enjoy a “right to know”. Media outlets are simply given licenses to promote the public interest in its public affairs programming. These licenses must be renewed. The next date for commercial televisions stations in the tri-state to renew licenses is 2014.
Newspapers and magazines are not subject to government regulation. American jurisprudence says that this would be a violation of the First Amendment. Thus, Jet magazine has no obligation to print the truth. New York Amsterdam News, on the other hand, may simply avoid printing any article or editorial on Tawana Brawley.
Initially, newspapers and magazines must listen to their white advertisers. Madison Avenue Initiative is the agent of white advertisers in the Black community. It is their “snitch”. Any Black person or Black-led and Black-financed organization which seeks to “upset the applecart” is reported to white advertisers.
Educated, Black consumers may veto the white advertisers and their agent, Madison Avenue Initiative. An educated Black consumer refuses to finance his or her own oppression and will organize a boycott to refrain from financing it by Blacks. The Madison Avenue Initiative discourages boycotts. This was the message in the aftermath of the assassination of Trayvon Martin. It frowns on the Harlem Boycott in the 1930’s and the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955.
Censorship was strictly enforced on plantations. Enslaved Africans would be tortured or lynched for exercising “free speech”. These Africans were required to give deference to fallacies since “only the truth shall set you free”. The plantation became a mythological institution. Fallacies were elevated over facts. This elevation continues today as a “badge of slavery”.
The drum was taken away from enslaved Africans and its use was forbidden on plantations. Since the advent of radio and television, Blacks have been prevented from owning them and the U.S. Supreme Court has said that affirmative action is illegal to be used by Blacks to gain access to the airwaves.
Blacks in the United States have never established a media rights organization to combat racism in the airwaves. This is especially true in the tri-state. Since the decision inOffice of Communications of the United Church of Christ v. Federal Communications Commission, 123 U.S. App. D.C. 328 F.2d 994 (1966), an organized group may participate in the licensing process.
The Freedom Party and “Friends of Like It Is” have heavy schedules for 2014. The Freedom Party can gain automatic ballot access in 2014 by defeating “white supremacists” and “Black saboteurs”. “Friends of Like It is” can restore public affairs programming for Blacks in the tri-state by successfully opposing the renewal of media licenses in 2014.
In the meantime, United African Movement is engaged in a struggle to defeat a kangaroo proceeding in Surry, Virginia. “D-Day” is July 23, 2013. Public officials in New York and Virginia have conspired against Tawana Brawley while all Black selected officials and leading Blacks have lost their tongues.
The lack of representation in the United States for descendants of enslaved Africans amounts to slavery. This is a “badge of slavery” since, in slavery, Blacks were also forbidden from enjoying both legal and political representation. “The more things change the more they remain the same”.
Any success in Virginia in July 2013 will be waged “against all odds”. Blacks in the media will constitute the front line of resistance for white supremacists. Supporters of Tawana Brawley will be unable to tell their story over the airwaves or in print. White advertisers and their “flunkies” will not allow Blacks to employ mass communications to liberate themselves.
This will negatively affect Blacks in their ability to raise funds for the Brawley family as interim relief and to mount a legal defense. Legal tools will have to be purchased and legal personnel will have to be retained immediately in both New York and Virginia. This is easier said than done. Both states favor a kangaroo proceeding on July 23, 2013 on a bogus judgment which was filed criminally in New York.
The proposal to honor Tawana and Glenda Brawley on May 12, 2013 may have to be delayed until August 17, 2013, twenty-five years after UAM’s formation unless at least fifty persons agree immediately to secure five tickets and to re-sell them. This is the Nation of Islam plan for its success.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner but the most important date is July 23, 2013 for the purpose of Tawana’s pocketbook. UAM can ill-afford for a proposed Mother’s Day tribute in Paterson, NJ to be a flop in the meantime. Glenda Brawley would be arrested on New York soil if the tribute had been planned for New York. This is a reason for grand jury disclosure of the minutes. It will reveal state-sponsored defamation.
There must be a vigorous defense in Virginia on July 23, 2013. This will require competent and fearless, legal personnel in addition to the acquisition of legal tools to fashion pre-hearing motions and a vigorous defense. Otherwise, Tawana will have to pay the rapist, Steven Pagones, and his estate more than Five Hundred Thousand Dollars if his death precedes Tawana’s. Now, she is an “indentured servant”.
An immediate and emergency discussion of the issues will have to take place this Wednesday , April 17, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. SHARP at Brooklyn Christian Center, 1061 Atlantic Ave. (bet. Franklin and Classon) in Brooklyn. Take the “C” train to Franklin. This discussion must start at 7:00 p.m. A health seminar by professionals will follow this discussion.