CARL NELSON,”DAY OF BLACK DOCS”, AFI, 1866 U.S. IND. TERR. TREATY & FORT NEGRO’S FIXICO
HOORAY AND HALLELUJAH,
Today is June 23rd, 2017, in balmy Southern California and the ocean’s breeze is working it’s magic. An hour ago , I called into WOLDC 1450 AM Radio Talk Show Host and Peabody Award winner , Mr. Carl Nelson’s “BIG SHOW” . It is owned and operated by Media Queen Ms. Cathy Hughes. Today was a very special day on the show and in Washington D.C. where the show broadcasts from. Today it was broadcast from the Metropolitan AME Church in Northwest, Wash. D.C. because this is the beginning of the the Carl Nelson/Rock Newman productions : Power Talk Series.
The Power Talk series runs from June 23rd and ends June 24th.. It is an annual mega-event that features prominent scholars who will speak to the future of the Black community and our cultural concerns. The Speaker’s rooster reads like a “Who’s Who” of Black Intelligentsia. The list includes: baba Dick Gregory,, Tony Broder, Dr. Runoko Rashidi, Dr. Claud Anderson, Dr. James Smalls, Dr. Leonard Jefferies, David Banner, Dr. Ray Winbush, and Dr. Umar Johnson. Since the festivities began earlier today many of the members of this All-Star line-up have been listening to the show. When I called, in the last 10 minutes of the broadcast ,I was able to plug the event that I will take part in tomorrow June 24th, 2017. Below is a transcript of my call into the show:
“Greetings Brother Carl and POWER TALK guest. I would like to report that tomorrow on the West Coast, I will attend the “DAY OF BLACK DOCS” at the American Film Institute in the Hollywood. I was invited there by the “BLACK ASSOCIATION of Documentary Filmmakers, West”. I will be on a panel that comments on the documentary film ,entitled: “BY BLOOD”. The film chronicles Black Indians as they battle in the courts to gain equal tribal citizenship in the Cherokee and the Seminole Nations”.
“Dr. Claud Anderson is very much involved in the struggle of Black Indians, as it relates to “Reparations” for all Africans in America. My g-grandfather was Caesar Bruner a Seminole Maroon Leader ,who helped translate and negotiate the 1865 Fort Smith Truce that became the 1866 U.S. Indian Territory Treaty, that Dr. Anderson feels should be used as a plan , in the struggle for African Descendants “Reparations” in America “. The photo above is a picture of my g-grandfather Caesar Bruner.
Honor and Respect, Phil “Pompey” Fixico, Seminole Maroon Descendant and Activist, Private-Sector-Partner for the National Underground Railroad/ Network to Freedom 1998 Act and Founder/ President of the Semiroon Historical Society.