Rupert Murdoch Ain't My Brother's Keeper
Min. Paul Scott
Recently, many black folk cheered President Obama's creation of his new, nonprofit spin-off of My Brothers Keeper called My Brother's Keeper Alliance.
That's all good and gravy, as I like the idea of givin' back to the hood as much as the next guy. And I kinda dug the President's speech about how so many "young men of color" just don't get the breaks of the more economically privileged...
But before I could break into my impromptu rendition of John Legend's nouveau civil rights anthem from the movie Selma, "Glory," I had to change my tune.
I happened to notice that one of the proud sponsors of the initiative is News Corp, which is owned by the father of Fox News, himself, Rupert Murdoch.
Now, I know that if you start marking off everything that Murdoch owns between his News Corp and 21st Century Fox companies, you might as well go back to writing on stone tablets but Fox News is an example of anti-black journalism, if I've ever seen one.
Fox News has been responsible for the most degrading images of black people since, well... BET's Hot Ghetto Mess. Every night, between Bill O'Reilly and Sean Hannity, the network puts out enough negative images of African Americans to make James Brown stop singin' "I'm Black and I'm Proud." If you see any black person on Fox News (except for Dr. Ben Carson and a hand full of their other homies) , you can bet your last dollar that they are being treated like...dare I say it ...thugs.
Remember it was Mad Money Murdoch, who once tweeted "all the Egyptians I know are white" in response to the almost lily-white Noah movie cast. (I sure hope he doesn't fund the Brother's Keeper Black History Month program, next year.)
This is not the type of person that I want directing the lives of black boys. The last thing we need is a bunch of new black right wing extremists dressed like Will Smith's buppy cousin, "Carlton " from The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, dancin' to the ol' school sounds of Ted Nugent.
Nope. We need more Malcolm X's and Marcus Garvey's, not Uncle Toms and Sambos.
My granddad used to say "all money ain't good money." And this is definitely the case with News Corp. Why can't the project be funded by black celebrities like Oprah Winfrey, Floyd Mayweather or one of the major Hip Hop artists who spend 50 grand on a good night makin' it rain on naked women in a strip club.
President Obama, should return Murdoch's check with a nice "thanks but no thanks" written on it in graffiti.
That's one brother that My Brother's Keeper should tell to keep his money!
Min. Paul Scott is founder of the Messianic Afrikan Nation. He can be reached at (919) 972-8305 or info@nowarningshotsfired,com Follow on Twitter @truthminista