Urban View is an independent Black-owned media source (Channel 126) that provides me an escape from banal predictable radio fare 24/7. Actually, a resource for anyone seeking fresh news presented by highly qualified hosts who speak their own minds. Unfiltered.
It is as freely available a subscription package I seek when the frenetic overwhelms me. I am the kind of person who keeps a small note book available to jot notes, when I can find a safe place to note important stuff. Actually, one such spiral pads from the Dollar Tree rests on my desk as I tap these keys. The nearest one has some hastily recorded notes on a certain Clarence Moses, a man incarcerated in Colorado from 1987 to 1995 for the crime of appearing in a woman’s incoherent dream. DNA testing in 1993 established that he was innocent. The 10th Circuit Court District Attorney fabricated a story from unreliable sources to support the evidence of an unreliable woman’s fantasies, and presented that story as solid and irrefutable evidence. DNA actual evidence was somehow destroyed by sloppy handling within the Denver Police system, a pattern that one tabloid-quality newspaper ascribes to a “mistakes happened” mentality — one that places blacks in a position that conveniently forces black defendants to conform within a Jim Crow world. Ospreyshire describes the dynamic in a recent article on Ospreyshire’s Realm regarding Carolyn Bryant. Emmet Till casts a very long shadow indeed. Unaddressed acknowledgement of White Supremacy is a feature of the US Constitution and the horror that has been running its red thread through the DNA this country since 1619. Genocide and Slavery are principle links that explain the clearly explicable.
Moses is making himself available to others who find themselves in similar situations, take him at his word.
As ever, the actual perp has not even been sought. But what do I know?
You can find further informational programming on the Clay Cain Show. The Exonerated is merely one of the many stories available there.
Joe Madison (The Black Eagle) is an activist from way back in the 1960’s Civil Rights stage. Here is a quote from Madison recorded during his hunger strike in 2021:
“As all of you know, my show is action-oriented. It personifies taking action. I always say, ‘What are you going to do about it?’ And for me, it’s not just a slogan. It is what drives me and inspires me. So I have begun this hunger strike, I should say this, in solidarity – let me repeat, in solidarity – with all those who are calling on Congress and the President of the United States to protect our voting rights. Since the Supreme Court decision, Shelby [County] v. Holder watered down the Voting Rights Act of 1965, here’s what has happened. State Houses across the country have passed a myriad of laws that have made it more difficult for people to vote. And I am here to say, at some point we’ve got to change these moments into movements. And the difference between a moment and a movement is sacrifice, and although this is a moral as well as political cause for me, it is a component of a much larger movement.”Joe Madison
Meanwhile, keep your eyes on Georgia.
This post nearly wrote itself, reminding me that I take entirely too much time agonizing over specific words. My role as witness is far more important than such distractions.
Thanks for reading.