by Alton Maddox
When Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees steps up to the plate with bat in hand, he has the support of 50,000 fans in Yankee Stadium; millions of television viewers; his coaches and teammates; and a front office. This support has propelled him into being the top-hitter in professional baseball.
Blacks should project this support with respect to Councilman Charles Barron who has stepped up to the plate, as a gubernatorial candidate, to face an all-white slate of Democrats. Team Freedom Party intends to fight apartheid tooth and nail. This is reminiscent of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party which was formed in 1964 to fight the all-white, Mississippi Democratic Party.
Councilman Barron’s next scheduled appearance at the plate will be on Saturday, June 18, at 2:00 p.m. at Operation Power. The venue is the House of the Lord Church, 415 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. When he swings the bat, there should be a thunderous applaud from his fans. Cano is swinging for the fences. Councilman Barron is swinging for our political survival.
With attorneys Fred Dean and Michael Lloyd, we conducted the first political workshop on Thursday at Elks Plaza in Brooklyn. I will be in Buffalo on Monday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m., at the Meriweather branch of the Buffalo Public Library, Jefferson Ave. and East Utica Ave., in Buffalo to discuss the Freedom Party. The following day, at noontime, I will be Theodore Kirkland’s guest on WUFO-AM in Buffalo to discuss the Freedom Party.
To get on the ballot, the Freedom Party has to secure 15,000 valid signatures. The rule of thumb is 45,000 signatures in at least fifteen congressional districts. The 28th Congressional District in Buffalo ranks 6th in the number of Blacks. It exceeds the number of Blacks in the 15th Congressional District in Harlem.
On Tuesday evening, June 22 at 7:00 p.m., I will be conducting a political workshop on New York Election Law at the Cotton Club in Harlem with the assistance of attorneys Dean and Lloyd. The next day, I will be at the Elks Plaza and we are seeking a venue in Queens on Thursday, June 24, to conduct a workshop on New York Election Law.
My efforts, on behalf of the Freedom Party, are of no charge to anyone but I need your support for our children at Freedom Retreat. There will be a fundraiser on Saturday, June 19, at 9:00 p.m. at the Cotton Club, 656 West 125th Street in Harlem. Our children beseech you to buy at least one dinner-dance ticket and/or raffle tickets.
For more information, call UAM at 718-834-9034.
Too honest for the White Press and too black for much of today’s Black Press; bullet columnist Alton Maddox upsets the same people and status quo as he did as an uncompromising Defense Attorney, but he has yet to lie about anything. Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471