Sneak peek: What to expect from Soledad O’Brien’s town hall special “Beyond Trayvon: Race and Justice in America” airing Friday, March 30th at 8pm ET

Jay O’Conner, iReporter & CEO of WCNTV.TV

 CNN IREPORT BRIEF FOR SOLEDAD O’BRIEN’s Town Hall “Beyond Trayvon: Race and Justice in America”!

On Air Question:  HOW DO YOU PROVE THE STAND YOUR GROUND LAWS IN A CASE LIKE TRAYVON MARTIN?

QUESTIONS: How do your reconcile the 2nd Amendment, Stand your Ground Laws, Citizen’s Arrest provisions of the constitution and what happened to Treyvon Martin?

Follow Up Question: Is the NAACP correct about Al Sharpton and Jessie Jackson and shouldn’t the call for Civil Rights Activism be reconciled with the Platinum Rights Activism as expressed by UN Resolution 64/169 and the injustice it seeks to correct?

Should I be invited back for a longer segment on the Economic Impact of the Treyvon Movement and Civil Rights to Platinum Rights.

 

BACKGROUND DATA FOR PRODUCERS:

THE SECOND AMENDMENT

As passed by the Congress:

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

As ratified by the States and authenticated by Thomas Jefferson, Secretary of State:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.[

STAND YOUR GROUND LAW

A stand-your-ground law states that a person may use deadly force in self-defense when there is reasonable belief of a threat, without an obligation to retreat first. In some cases, a person may use deadly force in public areas without a duty to retreat. Under these legal concepts, a person is justified in using deadly force in certain situations and the “stand your ground” law would be a defense or immunity to criminal charges and civil suit. The difference between immunity and a defense is that an immunity bars suit, charges, detention and arrest. A defense permits a plaintiff or the state to seek civil damages or a criminal conviction. More than half of the states in the United States have adopted the Castle doctrine, stating that a person has no duty to retreat when their home is attacked. Some states go a step further, removing the duty of retreat from any location. “Stand Your Ground”, “Line In The Sand” or “No Duty To Retreat” laws thus state that a person has no duty or other requirement to abandon a place in which he has a right to be, or to give up ground to an assailant. Under such laws, there is no duty to retreat from anywhere the defender may legally be.[1] Other restrictions may still exist; when in public, a person must be carrying the firearm in a legal manner, whether concealed or openly.

CITIZEN ARREST

United States

Each state, with the exception of North Carolina, permits citizen arrests if the commission of a felony is witnessed by the arresting citizen, or when a citizen is asked to assist in the apprehension of a suspect by police. The application of state laws varies widely with respect to misdemeanors, breaches of the peace, and felonies not witnessed by the arresting party. For example, Arizona law allows a citizen’s arrest if the arrestor has personally witnessed the offense occurring.[35]

American citizens do not carry the authority or enjoy the legal protections held by police officers, and are held to the principle of strict liability before the courts of civil- and criminal law including, but not limited to, any infringement of another’s rights.[36] Nonetheless many citizens’ arrests are popular news stories.[37]

Though North Carolina General Statutes have no provision for citizens’ arrests, detention by private persons is permitted and applies to both private citizens and police officers outside their jurisdiction.[38] Detention is permitted where probable cause exists that one has committed a felony, breach of peace, physical injury to another person, or theft or destruction of property.[39] Detention is different from an arrest in that in a detention the detainee may not be transported without consent.

 

 

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BET OPEN POSITION ALERT: VP, Production (Music Programming & Specials) at BET Networks:

VP, Production (Music Programming & Specials) at BET Networks

BET is currently seeking an experienced Production Executiveto join the Music Programming & Specials team as Vice President of Production. This position is for a seasoned production executive with a Producing and Production Management background.BET Networks Music Programming & Specials department is responsible for existing shows like 106 & Park, BET Awards, Hip-Hop Awards, BET Honors, Celebration of Gospel, Bobby Jones Gospel, Lift Every Voice, Rip the Runway and Black Girls Rock, as well as documentaries, development, and other series and specials.

The Vice President of Production will be responsible for production management and physical production in the Music Programming & Specials department. S/he will work closely with department heads to oversee the day-to-day production responsibilities.

The VP of Production will report to Senior Vice President, Music Programming & Specials and will based in New York.

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“WORLD CHAMPIONS AGAINST BULLYING TOUR” Hosts Press Conference Monday, February 13, 2012 at 11am

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“WORLD CHAMPIONS AGAINST BULLYING TOUR”

 

 

The District Marketing Group is excited to introduce the WORLD CHAMPIONS AGAINST BULLYING TOUR, to Atlantic County, NJ. A press conference to announce this event will be held at the AtlantiCare Behavioral Health’s Family Success Center, located at the New York Avenue School in Atlantic City, NJ on Monday, February 13, 2012 at 11am.

 

Attendees of the press conference shall include: Ms. Rosalind Norrell-Nance, Director of Atlantic City’s Family Centers; Mr. Roy Foreman, President of World Champions Against Bullying and Harris Haith WCAB” co-founder/Chairman; also invited are local elected officials and community leaders.

 

World Champions Against Bullying (WCAB), is an anti-bullying support group, founded by Harris Haith, and Curtis Cumbo in partnership with the World Boxing Council (WBC) and its affiliate, World Boxing Council Cares (WBCC) is seeking sponsors for its upcoming event.
WCAB’s mission is to bring current and former world champion fighters together to take a stand and combat the issue of bullying in our nation’s schools and recreation centers, by embarking on a tour to promote self confidence, self esteem, and the importance of physical fitness, and proper nutrition. Every bullying issue will be addressed, including the new wave of cyber-bullying that is now spreading.  WCAB observes and complies with each school, center, or group’s rules and regulations; and upon request, the Champs will even teach the children boxing self defense techniques.

Former World Champion, Imamu Mayfield, will serve as a spokesperson for WCAB, along with President Roy Foreman, CFO Everett Hopkins and Executive Director Bill McCrearyWCAB believes that together we can make a difference, and keep our children safe, and WCAB stands ready to accept that challenge.

 

This initiative will be officially launched on St. Patrick’s Day in New York City in the presence of worldwide media. We would like to bring this program to Atlantic City on the following Monday, March 19th 2012, and we are seeking local sponsors to make this event one that will leave a lifelong impression on Atlantic County’s youth.

 

This eventful day will begin with a press conference during which past and present World Champions will discuss the tour’s initiative and its sponsors.  Following the press conference, there will be visits to local schools and, the day will conclude with a semi-formal cocktail reception at Il Mulino New York at Trump Taj Mahal from 6-10pm.

 

Suggested donation for reception tickets are $60 for individual and $500 for a table of ten (10)There also various Corporate Sponsorship Packages available.

 

“Does the Willie Lynch Letter Still Affect Blacks Today?” The 300 Years are Over!!!! 1712 – 2012

This Black History Month marks the 300th Year of the Willie Lynch Letter dated 1712.  The letter is below for your own edification and review. Yes this means all the stereotypes can be broken.  If you want to hide something from a Black person put it in a book as Black Men especially don’t read.  It is official we no longer have any excuses.  On December 10, 2010 The United Nations passed UN Resolution 64/169 declaring 2011 THE INTERNATIONAL YEAR FOR PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT.   And while neither the President of the United States nor the mainstream media have paid any attention to what is the most important International Public Policy Statement for black people since the Emancipation Proclamation and the Civil Rights Act.  we have crossed another milestone of great significance to our heritage.

No other race of people on earth have 54 Countries associated with its Heritage nor anyplace else on the planet earth with such great wealth.

Examine carefully the plan and ask yourself does this Letter still affect you Today?  Are you ready for something new.  A different perspective and a different outcome.

The Civil Rights to Platinum Rights Movement was launched in Johannesburg, South Africa the weekend of July 18th 2011 by Chicago Native, International Goodwill Ambassador Oscar J. Webb who serves as the Vice Chairman for WCNTV along with a number of boards and is a Goodwill Ambassador to Israel and  the Continent of Africa.

If you were wondering what makes this Black History Month Special in 2012.  The Willie Lynch Curse has run its course.  Not its on US.  Not the Government, Not the President,  Not the Congress or the Senate as it is obvious that we must save ourselves, by not just understanding the FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM but, Mastering it.  Knowledge is POWER and like the Jubilee that was declared on 11/11/11 more evidence of our ability to determine our own path and future has never been more prevalent.  So its time to take all the excuses and stereotype and even the reality of the crabs in the barrel that we have experienced at the hand of our should be brothers and sisters and let them know.  We have been given another sign of our Sovereignty.  READ THE WILLIE LYNCH LETTER, READ THE UN RESOLUTION 64/169 THEN DO SOMETHING TO FREE YOUR MIND & EXPERIENCE YOUR GREATNESS BY DOING SOMETHING GREAT.  HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH:   Send us your feedback.  Does the Willie Lynch Letter Still Affect YOU?

Commentary by Jay O’Conner Chairman & CEO of WCNTV.  Check out the Press Release below from PURESHEL with the answers in this powerful new book entitled “The Letter” by Dr. Jeremiah Hackley.“  I dropped in a Video too, cause I love you. Stay Strong, Stay Positive & Stay Alive and finally Stay Tuned to WCNTV, where we celebrate all Cultures.

HOW TO KEEP A BLACK MAN DOWN

In the words of Willie Lynch in 1712, there are many ways in which you can keep control of your “slaves”. His wisdom of 300 years has not changed. It’s time to wake up Black America!

GENTLEMAN:

I greet you here on the bank of the James River in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and twelve. First I shall thank you, the Gentlemen of the Colony of Virginia, for bringing me here. I am here to help you solve some of your problems with slaves. Your invitation reached me on my modest plantation in the West Indies where I have experimented with some of the newest and still the oldest methods for control of slaves. Ancient Rome would envy us if my program is implemented. As our boat sailed south on the James River, named for our illustrious King James, whose bible we cherish, I saw enough to know that your program is not unique. While Rome used cords of wood as crosses for standing human bodies along the old highways in great numbers, you are here using the tree and the rope on occasion.

I caught the whiff of a dead slave hanging from a tree a couple of miles back. You are not only losing valuable stock by hangings, you are having uprisings, slaves are running away, your crops are sometimes left in the fields too long for maximum profit, you suffer occasional fires, your animals are killed, gentlemen…you know what your problems are; I do not need to elaborate. I am not here to enumerate your problems, I am here to introduce you to a method of solving them.

In my bag here, I have a fool-proof method for controlling your black slaves. I guarantee everyone of you that if installed correctly it will control the slaves for at least 300 years. My method is simple, any member of your family or any overseer can use it.

I have outlined a number of differences among the slaves, and I take these differences and make them bigger. I use fear, distrust, and envy for control purposes. These methods have worked on my modest plantation in the West Indies, and it will work throughout the South. Take this simple little test of differences and think about them. On the top of my list is “Age”, but it is there because it only starts with an “A”; the second is “Color” or shade; there is intelligence, size, sex, size of plantations, attitude of owners, whether the slaves live in the valley, on a hill, East, West, North, South, have fine or coarse hair, or is tall or short. Now that you have a list of differences, I shall give you an outline of action–but before that, I shall assure you that distrust is stronger than trust, and envy is stronger than adulation, respect, or admiration.

The Black Slave, after receiving this indoctrination, shall carry on and will become self refueling and self generating for hundreds of years, maybe thousands.

Don’t forget, you must pitch the old Black vs. the young Black male, and the young Black male against the old Black male. You must use the dark skinned slaves vs the light skinned slaves, and the light skinned slaves vs. the dark skinned slaves. You must use the female vs. the male, and the male vs. the female. You must also have your servants and overseers distrust all Blacks, but it is necessary that your slaves trust and depend on us. They must love, respect, and trust only us.

Gentlemen, these kits are your keys to control, use them. Have your wives and children use them. Never miss opportunity. My plan is guaranteed, and the good thing about this plan is that if used intensely for one year, the slaves themselves will remain perpetually distrustful.

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       CONTACT:   Shelley Bivins (301) 509-7936;pureSHEL@aol.com  

                    

“Does the Willie Lynch Letter Still Affect Blacks Today?”

Date:  February 3, 2012

Does the Willie Lynch Letter still affect African Americans today?  Find the answers in this powerful new book entitled “The Letter” by Dr. Jeremiah Hackley.“The Letter” is arguably one of the most prolific works of African American influence in the last one hundred years.  Hackley’s exhaustive commentary on the Willie Lynch Letter addresses the modern experience of 41.5 million African Americans descending through 400 years of protracted slavery.Jeremiah Hackley is an author, minister, lecturer and celebrated musician.

He addresses the modern issues of posttraumatic slave syndrome from a prophetic, artistic and clinical position.  Hackley translates the original Willie Lynch Letter into nine chapters and 247 verses, making the text easily interpreted by the reader.  Several colleges and churches have incorporated “The Letter” into their programs as a study tool.  Clark Atlanta University was the first to add “The Letter” to their book store.

Dr. Hackley noted “Lynch had a plan to devastate the African Community for at least 300 years.  Written in 1712, Lynch’s plan is scheduled to be broken in 2012.”  Hackley offers solution oriented stimuli and addresses important issues affecting African Americans today; poverty, single mothers, education and the election.“The Letter” is becoming the talk of the nation.

Dr. Hackley has been featured in several segments of The Lynch Curse Tour, including a phenomenal discussion at the legendary King Center in Atlanta, GA with actor Tommy Ford and special guests The Honorable King family.

The science of slavery still exists. Dr. Hackley says “For the oppressor, it flows from heat to heart.  For the oppressed, it flows from mind to mind.”

Photo, Interviews and Speaking engagements are available.


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ROCK THE VOTE & ROCK THE BOX OFFICE MLK DAY OF SERVICE

 

REGISTER TO VOTE AT WWW.WCNTV.TV

HAPPY MLK DAY OF SERVICE TO THE WORLD

Today we observe the Birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Perhaps its just me because his is my all time hero but there is something electric in the air.  A spirit of Hope that I have not felt in many years.  Yes there is a lot to be thankful for here at WCNTV.  And we are really excited to share it with you.

TODAY BEGINS THE WCN ROCK THE VOTE, ROCK THE BOX OFFICE CAMPAIGN TO REGISTER VOTERS FOR THE UPCOMING RE-ELECTION OF BARACK OBAMA AND THE FIRST FAMILY

 

AND ON JANUARY 20TH ROCK THE BOX OFFICE OPENING WEEKEND FOR RED TAILS AND DOUBLE VICTORY ABOUT THE TUSKEGEE  AIRMEN.

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CNN IREPORTER CALLS FOR NATION TO HOST RED TAILS OPENING WEEKEND PARTIES.

Friday, January 20, 2012, 1:00 PM

Selected By: Jay O’Conner

NATIONAL CALL TO THE BAR AND RESTAURANT ASSOCIATIONS OF AMERICA

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Selected by: Jay O’Conner

THIS IS A CALL TO THE COMMUNITY OF MOVIE GOER’S AROUND THE NATION. DURING MLK WEEKEND RED TAILS THE MOVIE IS PREMIERING NATIONALLY ON JANUARY 20TH 2012. AS THIS IS EPIC FILM WE BELIEVE ITS A GREAT DAY TO CELEBRATE OUR HERITAGE WITH A ROCK THE VOTE NATIONAL RED TAILS EVENTS AROUND THE NATION. FROM HOUSE PARTIES TO LOCAL PUBS EMAIL ME TO GET THE INGREDIENTS OF MY SPECIAL RED TAILS DRINK! FOR THE OCCASION FOR OPTING IN THIS PROMOTION. FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AT @WCNTV AND @TRANSMEDIAWOMAN @BOWLING4CHARITY AND VISIT WWW.WCNTV.TV AND LEARN HOW TRANSMEDIA BRANDCASTING CAN CREATE MULTIPLE STREAMS OF INCOME FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. ITS HERITAGE TIME.

 

 

WELCOME TO TODAY’S TRANSMEDIA WORLD

Welcome to TODAY’S TRANSMEDIA WORLD.

Transmediation entails the optimization grand narratives for engagement and immersion across multimodal (multi-format, multimedia, multi-device) content.

Transmediators use focused imagination and resonance to maintain COHERENCE of their narratives across the Web, print, packaging, signage, and satellite TV as well as beverages, cosmetics and personal care, events, fashion apparel, food, industrial design, and Web services for PCs and mobile devices (including Apps!)

Transmedia practitioners–transmediators–assume a market condition of *hyper-transparency*, wherein the personal truths of each actor (consumer, customer, intermediaries, originating service provider or product innovator, and the entire “upstream” raw material, component, and assembly providers) remain accessible to each other.

Transmedia parallels the emergence of “slow food” and the idea of “soil to plate” and “farmer to diner” — wherein *social* becomes the newest active ingredient in consumption.

Hyper-transparency thus demands the following of all key actors
• Personal authenticity and congruence
• Willing communication and engagement with other stakeholders
• Earned and sustainable trust

This will entail the transformation of marketing–from hucksters putting lipstick on smelly pigs to authentic and congruent “brand advocates” attracting and engaging consumers in conversation, discussion, and reasoned argument.

Who are Transmediators?

We believe that Transmediation will resonate with these stakeholding groups:
• CREATIVES in advertising and marketing services seeking a broader economic framework for their creative work
• Digital “dotcom” BRAND OWNERS seeking effective physical presence of their purely digital brands
DIGITAL CONTENT INFRASTRUCTURE providers view Transmedia as the next big category for generating demand for the content services
MULTIMEDIA PUBLISHERS transforming their content portfolios into active and vibrant guilds, communities, and congresses.