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Black People Need to Listen



by Alton H. Maddox, Jr.


This is a wise saying of Dr. John Henrik Clarke. After we were emancipated from slavery, most of us were illiterate. Illiteracy was a requirement of slavery. Most of us are still illiterate — (“I hear you”). “Slaves” must be “deaf, dumb and blind.”  This is a requirement for the security of white supremacy.

Censorship is acting in concert with our lack of knowledge of self to ensure that we remain illiterate. We are financing and endorsing our own oppression by listening to “junk science” and only “hearing” our revered ancestors. No complaints are being made on the airwaves about censorship.

I am currently working on a project to file a “Petition to Deny” with the Federal Communications Commission” to preserve the legacy of “Like It Is.” In 2014, I had asked the Freedom Party to give me a lump sum to partially repay the “debt.” WABC-TV must be shut down.

This week, I only received five percent of the amount that I had requested, among other things, to file, for blacks in the tri-state, a “Petition to Deny” with the FCC. It is due on May 1, 2015. Otherwise, blacks will remain voiceless, politically, even though we are in a crisis.

I am now almost seventy years of age. My people still expect to ride my back to the “Promised Land.” They will only invest their financial funds in persons who have waved the white flag on Tawana Brawley. She is now a nurse and a mother. These social parasites are unable to recognize that “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the nation.”

When I was graduated from law school, I was under thirty years of age. If I had not recognized that blacks were unable or unwilling to invest into their own freedom, I would have never been able to lay claim to being the “Father of Pro Bono Lawyering.” It took a pro bono lawyer to address our social ills.

This would never happen in the white community. Whites have to lay claim to everyone. Under capitalism, it means a quid pro quo for every transaction. To lay a claim to a “slave,” the slavemaster had to show proof of ownership. The idea of a “free black” was puzzling to Chief Justice Roger Taney in Dred Scott.

He resolved this puzzle by ruling that “no Negro had any rights that a white man is bound to respect.” In making this ruling, he united all blacks under one roof. This was disturbing to light-skinned blacks in Louisiana who had enjoyed French culture.

They initiated Plessy v. Ferguson to redefine the class based on skin color. Chief Justice Henry Billings Brown of Massachusetts held a white supremacist view on race. Light-skinned blacks lost this bout with white supremacy. The one-drop rule prevailed.

Our mixed-up ancestor, President Calvin Coolidge, said it best: “The business of America is business.” No Black person was listening, however. The prison-industrial complex is a business. It has replaced slavery and it has been given constitutional deference.

Thus, “the more things change the more they remain the same.” The United States is bent on maintaining the status quo: “Original intent.” Clarence Thomas, as a nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, pledged to the U.S. Senate that he was wedded to originalism. Our most important legal decision will be authored by Chief Justice Clarence Thomas. The Tea Party is working 24-7.

Prof. James M. Nabrit was a healthy addition to the faculty of Howard University Law School. He had authored the first course on “Civil Rights” in 1937 to prepare black lawyers to be in the vanguard of the legal revolution. This course spawned the Civil Rights Movement.

By 1977, the U.S. Supreme Court, in Bates v. State of Arizona, had morphed the Civil Rights Movement into the $ilver Rites Movement. In 1983, U.S. Attorney Rudolph Giuliani had seized my hornbook, “How to Represent the Black Defendant.” The prison-industrial complex needs no impediments. Slave catching is still a business with constitutional protections.

By May 21, 1990, “Mr. Civil Rights on the Courtroom” had been barred, by any means necessary, from all courtrooms in the United States. The original, written suspension was for five years. Twenty-five years later, the bar is still present for civil rights lawyers. “$ilver rites lawyers” enjoy a monopoly. This is business.

This means that my illegal suspension was a class action. I was the victim but all blacks constitute the class. Thus, all blacks are targets. In any class action, there are “no innocent bystanders.” It is unethical for any black person not to have his or her hands on deck. Ethics is an element of HELP. Religion is irrelevant in the United States.

Blacks fall into four classes: (1) social architects; (2) social engineers; (3) social investors and (4) social parasites. Read “Know Thyself” in Anthony T. Browder’s Nile Valley Contributions to Civilization to assist you in locating your category. It is important to the survival of the race that you are capable of identifying yourself.

I must get back to work. The legacies of our revered ancestors must be preserved even though I have not been given any legal tools or resources to combat white supremacy. Medgar Evers gave blacks the right to participate in the licensing process of the FCC.

Our people need to connect the dots. He delivered a televised manifesto on May 20, 1963 on WLBT-TV in Jackson, MS. He was assassinated in his driveway in Jackson, MS on June 12, 1963. Vivian Malone and James Hood had integrated the University of Alabama on June 11, 1963 over the body of Gov. George Wallace.

Visit WWW.REINSTATEALTONMADDOX.COM for my political and legal writings.


For more than two decades, several thousand persons have received my invaluable, writings on politics, law and military science, free of any cost, even though the fixed costs to publish them including research, writing, editing and publishing have exceeded over Twenty-five Hundred Dollars monthly. There is also now a need to upgrade equipment, legal literature and software and to resume the practice of law as the private attorney general without “judicial bullying.” “Freedom is not free.” No one should ride the back of another person. This is an accounting principle.

Make contributions for a free and educational press and for a legal defense fund for the U.S. Supreme Court to redress an odious grievance and provide an emergency, legal defense fund for Tawana Brawley and Ramsey Orta only to:

Friends of Alton Maddox
P.O. Box 35
Bronx, NY 10471

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. He is also a founding member of the Freedom Party. Please support the movement to Reinstate him. Contact him at c/o UAM P.O. BOX 35 BRONX, NY 10471.

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