Chuck D., Other Artists Seek To Expose Censorship Practices

In a report published by Davey

D, Bob Law of the National Leadership Alliance, Public Enemy's Chuck D.,

R&B stars Ray Goodman & Brown and others will appear before a community

tribunal, claiming that New York radio stations, BET and MTV are censoring black


Various artists will appear before a panel of

City Council members, educators and ministers to attempt to expose practices

that force performers to "lurid, negative and even violent lyrics."

"This policy has a devastating effect on

the Black community that goes well beyond the selling of music," Law told

Davey D.

Law's National Leadership Alliance, along with

the December 12th Movement & The Code Foundation, are the driving forces

behind the community tribunal.

"We are dealing with people who have decided

to own our intellectual property, and thereby control the ideas that inform

and influence so many in our community, particularly Black Youth."

The public hearing will take place Tuesday, January

14, at 6 pm, at the Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church. 126th Street

& Madison Avenue, Harlem, New York.

For More info Contact: Maxine Hunter 212 862-9120

or Sistas' Place 718 398-1766.