QUESTION: In today’s news gathering environments, does the quality and substance of news content broadcasted by the U.S. mainstream media appeal to your political, social, and economic interests?
MY SENTIMENTS: Quite frankly, I believe Black people are literally starved of information from news broadcasts that’s not really relevant to them. It essentially means that the lack of coverage of newsworthy things and events in affluent Black communities and ghettos is simply being skirted around, which ultimately stifles the monitoring efforts by influential Black people so that they, with the aid of the U.S. government, can assist in getting those problematic issues resolved. Remember, both the U.S. mainstream media and the U.S. government ought to be held accountable for the historical and systemic socioeconomic failures in Black communities all across America. And by the way, infusing a little trailer park and foreign news coverage into predominantly ghetto news and news around the affluent Black demographic would likely still appeal to the cognitive interests of Black people in general.
This may also interest you: Below are two classic hits and lyrics sung by legendary funk masters.
“Ghetto Life” from “Street Songs” album: “When I was a young boy, tenements, slums, and corner bums, playing tag with winos—the only way to have some fun. One thing ’bout the ghetto, you don’t have to hurry, it’ll be there tomorrow—so brother don’t you worry.” — Rick James
“The Payback” from “The Payback” Album: “Sold me out for chicken change.” — James Brown
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