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
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.