My hopes to see a BLACK FACE on the TV or Movie Screen WILL NEVER supersede my core principles for THE TRUTH and support for ORGANIC COMPETENCY DEVELOPMENT among my interest group.
BBC Africa Business Report
|This is a small clip of the 30 minute episode that "BBC African Business" recently did on the economic challenges of Nigeria in the face of the collapse in oil prices.
(I will likely replace this clip with a video of the first 12 minutes of the show in order to give greater context of the report)
German English-Language News
|WHY IS IT that, inside of America, if I want to hear about how the German Navy is now working with the Italian Navy off of the coast of Libya, North Africa, to rescue African Migrants from a certain death on the Mediterranean Sea - I NEED TO WATCH INTERNATIONAL NEWS FROM GERMANY - because no PAN-AFRICAN NEWS SOURCE informing "Black Americans about AFRICA" are covering this issue?
NOT ONE TIME HAVE I HEARD A PSEUDO PAN-AFRICANIST RILE UP THE TROOPS TO PROTEST OUTSIDE OF THE WHITE HOUSE, DEMANDING THAT PRESIDENT OBAMA RE-PURPOSE The "US Navy 6th Fleet" (On the Mediterranean Sea) and the "Us Navy 5th Fleet" (On the Persian Gulf and the East Coast Of Africa) into HUMANITARIAN RESCUE resources and NOT WAR MAKING?
THE PRIMARY TAKE AWAY IS that while there is no doubt a segment of the Nigerian population who LIVE VICARIOUSLY through the incumbent and opposition parties and that YES there are some segments of the Nigerian media that manipulate the masses - JUST LIKE THE BLACK FACED PROPAGANDA CHANNELS in America.................not even "Black Enterprise" - a group that purports to be a "Business Magazine" has the clarity of purpose to report from the perspective of SOVEREIGNTY rather than IDEOLOGY AND POLITICS. (Yes I have plenty of reports on this blog to affirm my point. "Black Enterprise" is little more than "Ebony Magazine" or "Essence" with a focus on Black owned businesses and personal finance.
The REAL PROBLEM IS that while Nigeria is a "Black Nation" and the notion of "WE ALL WE GOT" rings true, the "Colonized Americanized So-Called Negro" lives in a predominately White nation and PSYCHOLOGICALLY his perpetual "Black Struggle" that should be a "HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT and INSTITUTIONAL GOVERNANCE" challenge can be molested into a POLITICAL HARVESTING SCHEME.
To be clear (again) the rank and file of Nigeria are being harvested as well.
This post is ultimately a focus on "THE MENTHOLATED MEDIA PRESSGANG" (Black American Media).
Find me ONE so called "Black Financial Media" that speaks to a mayor, a governor or an Obama Administration official in dispassionate terms about the economic condition of the people......
- NOT from the perspective of a FEDERAL JOBS PROGRAM FOR BLACK PEOPLE - as we hear from the National Urban League or "The Labor Hour" on Philly's WURD AM
- NOT from the perspective of "I FEEL YOUR PAIN, YOUR HONOR, the White Right Wing Opposition Party Has Blocked Every Single One Of Your Policy Initiatives And I Intend To Use MY PROGRAM To Tell Our People Each Time The Opposition Attacks You.....They Are ATTACKING ALL BLACK PEOPLE
To be clear - as well - the average Black American has a far higher standard of living than the average Nigerian citizen and lives within an environment that is more developed. But again - I am not talking about the Nigerian economy - I AM TALKING ABOUT THE DISPOSITION OF THE "INTERVIEWER" VERSUS THE OFFICIAL SHE IS INTERVIEWING AND HER CAPACITY TO REPRESENT THE 'VOICE OF THE PEOPLE' VIA THEIR VANTAGE POINT OF THE ECONOMY.