The so-called Black press was founded during the waning days of Slavery and through Reconstruction as a means of getting messages of interests in relation to the Black community out to the Black community and those that had our interests in mind. These took the form of basic one page newsletters/fliers or newspapers that were a few pages long. The fundamental point of these papers were
- To take advantage of their rights to free speech that Black people possessed to express their opinions of the issue of interest at hand, framing them in a manner that was to the benefit of the community and its permanent interests
- To offer an alternative voice to the voice that was heard in the "mainstream"/White media which too often molested the image of Blacks or ignored Blacks altogether
- Safe Streets
- Quality Education
- Thriving Local Economies
- Healthy Lifestyle and Relationship Outcomes
- Solutions That Are Comprehensive and Enduring
- Solutions That Leverage The Human Resources Within So That Talents and Organic Competencies Can Be Developed
The grand flaw of a press operation is when it becomes so compromised in relation to the methodology that it is unwilling to speak out against the methodology upon seeing the flaws, corruption or shortfalls that it has racked up. These press operatives are rendered as agents of obfuscation, directing the people's attention away from the sins of their favored ideologues over toward the ideological adversary who "sit in the mud just as they do". We can see that the tactic of finding satisfaction by pointing out those who are similarly in he mud has no value add, distinguishing the supremacy of their given methodology over the next one.
Then ask yourself:
- Why doesn't the NAACP march against these school systems today?
- Then ask a more important question: WHY doesn't the Black Press pick up their pens and write against the NAACP and these failing institutions that they are providing cover for?
Few people noted that the words said by Marian Wright Edleman that day as she made an indictment against the NATION'S commitment to education of Black children had been made more locally against the city school boards as she questioned their commitment to educating Black children.