A Major News Media Void/Inequality Exists That Is Unacceptable
This lack of our own national news media is the most obvious but little known long-standing fundamental racial inequality we are experiencing in America. The news media directly impacts every aspect of our existence to include the police and race problem. It’s a sociological phenomenon that the most visible, vilified and victimized race in the nation-black Americans-are without a national news media presence and representation. The news media is the source from where information is shared, impressions are made and hearts and minds are won. Not having our own national news media means, in the information game we have yet to put a team on the field thus we aren’t even in the game and what’s worse, most of us are totally unaware of our racial news media impotence.
An Unoccupied News Media Power Base Is Being Conceded
Forty-six million black Americans and growing spending $1.1trillion annually and counting are without our own national news media operation. This means a major market is waiting to be served, a major power base is unoccupied and a substantial business opportunity to sustain the operation is yet to be launched. There is no reason to concede our news media control to mainstream news media domination. We can take this thing to the next level by covering and reporting national and international news and prioritizing including the interests, issues and concerns of African Americans. We will present a more comprehensive and realistic news report of the nation and world events as they unfold with our own national news media operation. We can compete by being all-inclusive, insuring the interests and concerns of African Americans are included and not distorted and become the most trusted national news media organization in America. To paraphrase that old saying, “the truth will set you free and make us credible and more competitive.” That’s the objective of this endeavor.
The Constitutional Right Of A Free Press Is Yet To Be Fully Exercised By Black Americans
The constitutional first amendment right of a free press was designed to give the people the right to put in place a news media apparatus to monitor and expose as a deterrent to those who would choose to abuse their power and authority. This is a right that we as black Americans have yet to fully exercise by establishing our own national news media operation. It’s the lack of our ability to impose accountability that is directly responsible for the freedom with which we are being abused with impunity, particularly by law enforcement with the mainstream news media often collaborating either by commission or omission with the offense. Less this is considered to be an unsubstantiated charge, we offer exhibit “A”, “The Big Cover Up”, video which demonstrates our ability to monitor and expose police and press complicity. It shows how we can work the system effectively the way it’s designed to be worked.
Finally, Accountability Where It Has Never Been
The inability to impose accountability has allowed a myriad of racial injustices to prevail. The best-kept mainstream news media secret is their tradition and practice of knowingly supporting police misconduct when race is involved. This is a racist tradition and practice in the news media that we have finally exposed with irrefutable evidence (“The Big Cover Up” video). It doesn’t happen in every instance but often enough to show it’s as real a practice in the news media as the code of silence is in law enforcement. Don’t expect a confession from those in the news media. The racist practice is so ingrained in the news media that more than a few of the journalist may not even realize their participation. Nevertheless, this racist practice between police and the press will no longer go undetected, unchallenged and unreported with the launch of this national news media operation.
Until we have our own national news media we remain a marginalized people and less than full participants in the society. The real casualty of this long-term absence of our own national news media is it has allowed a negative cultural mindset to be widely embraced by black folk accepting this news media inequality as an immutable reality, which can’t be altered or addressed. Institutional racism is not nearly as challenging as conditioned racist mindsets internalized by black folk. For those afflicted with this self-defeating mentality, it stops people before they get started. We see it manifested in a number of ways. When one’s imagination can’t process an apparent level of empowerment after it being fully described, as we have in presenting having our own national news media and it not being immediately embraced, shows how deeply a defeatist mindset can be internalized, resulting in the inability to recognize a common sense solution when presented.
The Black and White Test
Here’s how one can test oneself. Take the subject of having our own national news media being presented. If the first thought is an apprehension of how will white people feel about such a project as opposed to the elation of our no longer being marginalized in now having our own national news media representation, those reactions speak for themselves. This is all about a collective sense of racial pride, self-esteem, and common sense. Conversely, if your reactions is as one Caucasian NFL player agent commented when hearing of this endeavor giving black Americans news media representation, “Won’t that be separation?” How all-inclusive comes off as separation is beyond our understanding but that shows the various mindsets we are encountering.