The Oklahoma Black Advocate Editorial THE POWER PAPER By LUCIOUS CLARENCE CONWAY, JR.

"White people only want to see black people in TV shows that they can laugh at." These were the words the Late Rev. Dr. William Venoid Banks told me. It was the mid 1980's and I was selling air-time at the first black owned and operated TV station in the nation - WGPR-TV 62. My question then was the same as now, "How d o black people see and want to see themselves?" Thus, I throw my hat in the ring of Black Newspaper Publishers after more than 30 years of civil and criminal le gal battles I have fought pro se (representing myself) and more than a 98% winni ng rate. I came to Eagletown, McCurtain County, Oklahoma to probate my late grandmother, Laura Moore Ayers' (the daughter of the children of slaves and possibly slaves t hemselves) estate on October 15, 2009 one day following her death. In November o f the same year I found myself being sued for the 23 acres at the end of Mudline Road by Gary Kent, and his wife, Jane Huffman for portions of the land. I filed counter-suit and demanded a jury trial. In late 2010 I was notified by a friend of Gary Huffman, Attorney Dan Little, of Madill, Oklahoma, that he had allegedl y purchased portions of the land from distant alleged nephews and nieces of my l ate grandmother and he had given Huffman permission to use the land in violation of a court order prohibiting Huffman from doing so. While this was occurring my elder brother Paul A. Polk, had been injured on his job at Pilgrim's Pride Chicken Plant in DeQueen, Arkansas in November of 2008 an d almost lost the lower part of his left leg. Of course Pilgrims Pride fired him while he was still receiving treatment for this injury their doctor said would never heal and had discontinued all health and death benefits to him. Texas and Arkansas workers compensation attorneys gave him less than exemplary representat ion, not even trying to admit evidence in his favor in his workers compensation claim before the Arkansas Workers Compensation Commission, even going so far as insisting he accept a settlement of $7500.00 when the statute states if an emplo yee is denied employment after injury on the job he is entitled to one-years pay , less any workers compensation benefits received plus any benefits he would hav e been entitled to had he been employed that year. Literally, telling him he mus t take less than the more than $14,000.00 he was entitled to under statute. As these five cases still fill my plate I am yet compelled to tell these stories and yours that you may witness our victories and learn how we may help you win those you have long fought. The Oklahoma Black Advocate Newspaper is the only other black newspaper in the e ntire state of Oklahoma in 2011. The need is clear. There are more than 300,000 blacks in Oklahoma according to the U.S. Census of 2010, and until now one paper to serve them all. And, while the much respected Black Chronicle of Oklahoma Ci ty does it's best , the news, views and issues of the Southeastern Region of Okl ahoma with it's many black filled remote rural pockets go unseen, unheard and un represented. Until Now! The Oklahoma Black Advocate Newspaper's motto is "...an idea whose time has come." This is a partial quote from Victor Hugo which begins , "There is nothing so powerful..." A famous Latin quote says, "Knowledge is power." It is time to empower those who have been left too far behind the Civil Rights Movement for far too long. The O klahoma Black Advocate... pick up the power.

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