I was very disturbed that The DREAM DEFENDERS were not permitted to speak at the 50th Anniversary of The speech.
I resided in Metro-Dade from 1985-1998 and saw and experienced the bait and switch practices of those I refer to as ALEC KOCH Political Christians. I knew and with regret still know these kinds of people exists as gatekeepers reliant upon some overseer status for their daily bread. AND they are entrenched still in local government and civic organizations across the nation.
It falls then to those like myself, beneficiaries of the dream to stand and count our blessings aloud.
HERE I GO!
My Uncle Luke would bring his deejay set to Aswan Road Projects to entertain Our Families. He would gift school supplies and food to all in need, free jerseys for children excelling in school, gift certificates for parents and guardians to treat themselves. These community socials did wonders for moral and show U.S. the world of possibilities that can be acheived.
My mother, a good christian woman enjoyed listening as I played my Luke Records until Geraldo Riviera in the most destructive ratings grab played ADULT/MATURE CLUB ONLY Parental Advisory stickered versions of Uncle Luke's work in a clear attempt to cash in.
Not only did my mother flip and refuse to hear that the same young man she had seen deejaying in our neighborhood was responsible enough to not play ADULT versions at teen disco gatherings but a period of quashing artistic voices in Metro-Dade ensued.
This period began with ALEC KOCH Political Christians in their capacities in local government revoking the licenses of any small business people selling music. Overnight, our economic base tanked. Ordinary Men and Women no longer able to make a living were then threatened with incarceration if they did not testify that Our Uncle Luke was a scourge vandalizing South Florida society, sense of decency and moral code.
The impact of this period of McCarthy-ism is still being felt across our nation in negative ways.
The Valor of Our Uncle Luke in the midst of that $hit storm is also growing across PLANET ROCK and Amma end with this tiny example.
CAMPBELL v MacCauffie Music had supporting friends of the court briefs from Eagle Forum, Moral Majority and Peter Jennings, may He RIParadise, then of ABC News.
Whenever I watch Friday and Cube says, hoes need theme music, I smile knowing as an Artiste from Miami, prior to Our Uncle Luke none of U.S. had any protection from the United States constitution. (see aclu constitution free zones)
After, Ms. Debbie gave me the fax showing the SCOTUS opinion in favor of ALL BANNED IN THE U.S.A. where I was sitting in Uncle Luke's warehouse records manufacturing yard, I knew that if anyone tried to stop my flow, I was now able to take Our Uncle Luke to court with me and that mine would be A STAND on solid GROUND!
(there's lots a hoes in this house. ain't a case trying to get heard in CA, NY and DC district courts involving civil rights that don't cite LUKE DAH MAN!)