Nothing shows the necessity for this national news media representation more than the biggest group of beneficiaries of the civil rights movement, professional black athletes, seeming to think this is as good as it gets for us as a race. It’s like “even though I’m super rich I’m still a …” Powerless, other than being able to come up with some new demonstration.
There is no shortage of interests in the race and social justice problem among our rich and famous and the concept of “giving back” to include the national anthem protesters and other high profile, professional athletes. No doubt, if these people had any idea of this empowering concept and the realistic plan to make it happen, what’s not to support?
We are introducing a whole new way for us to see ourselves as black Americans. No longer will we be this helpless powerless race relying on demonstrations for news media attention going through a middleman mainstream news media. Establishing our own national news organization will move us from the sidelines to the forefront in the national news media arena finally making us full participants in society. This is the all-inclusive national news media concept America has been missing, has needed and has waited for.
No one expressed this acceptance and resignation to this second class status more explicitly than LeBron James’ well-intended and widely publicized contention that “it’s going to be a long time before we can feel equal as African Americans,” his reaction to his LA garage door being spray-painted with the “N” word. We offer this observation. Any black person waiting for a kumbaya from all the “haters” before they can feel equal as African Americans are relegating themselves to a permanent case of a racial inferiority complex.
In Carmelo Anthony’s ESPY group-speech statement asserting the “system is broken,” he introduced yet another resigned misguided concept. The system is not broken. We have yet to work the system the way it’s designed to be worked. This is where civic lesson 101 comes in. It’s called the right of a “free press” in the first amendment of the constitution giving the citizens the ability to monitor and expose those in authority to protect against them engaging in excesses and or abuses thus able to impose accountability. Broken is our failure to understand how the system works, and putting in place our own accountability imposing apparatus, which is exactly what we are about to make happen. It’s like a guy claiming the car is broke because it needs gas. We recommend reading the service manual, which in this case is known as the constitution.
“All-inclusive” is the key – meaning we are not going to continue marginalizing ourselves by being a 24-7 black national cable news television network version of Jet, Ebony or BET. Our all-inclusive enlightened editorial philosophy will cover the same national news but include the issues, interests, and concerns of black Americans, which other news organizations have been omitting. This gives us a competitive advantage over the major news organizations. Most important, we will include accountability where it has never been.
More than ever we need this independent forward thinking all-inclusive national news media operation in place considering the irresponsible incompetent guy in the White House who apparently is more loyal to Russia and Vladimir Putin. It appears his goal is to make “Russia great again” at the expense of all of our democratic institutions most importantly being the news media.