"Most Powerful Pages on The Planet"
Jan 9, 2008
Volume 2 - No. 1
Darwin Campbell, Executive Publisher
A Weekly Publication
Texas Black Media Groups Form New Grassroots Media Alliance
Port Arthur - LoneStarPowerPages welcomes readers to 2009 with news of a new powerful grassroots media alliance that will serve the Black community across Texas.
The new cooperative effort was born as a result of the desire of readers and radio listeners across Texas and the world-wide web who expressed their full support and appreciation for the kind of news reporting and grassroots coverage provided by LSPP and KSAP “The Breeze” Radio.
Stephen Mosely, a Texas Black radio pioneer, respected veteran radio personality and owner of “The Breeze” radio in Port Arthur, recently announced financial support for LSPP and even has endorsed the alliance and outstanding work being done by the on-line newspaper.
“In this new year of 2009, I am pledging monthly to financially support the efforts of the LoneStarPowerPages to keep the people of Dallas/Fort Worth, the state of Texas and readers around the world informed,” he said. “In 2009, both the LoneStarPowerPages and “The Breeze” radio station are joining forces to educate, inform and entertain readers and listeners about important issues that affect everyday living.”
Mosely, who owns the only Black radio station in Port Arthur, said the value of free speech is immeasurable and something that should not be taken for granted in the Black community.
“Readers in Port Arthur, Texas appreciate candid and frank reporting of news,” said Moseley, veteran radio personality and owner of “The Breeze”. “Not many news organizations are as aggressive as you (LoneStarPowerPages) are in exposing the truths that average citizens need and expect from their media source.”
LoneStarPowerPages Publisher Darwin Campbell is excited about the newly formed alliance and its potential to increase readership and provide a greater service to the African-American community.
LSPP is an independent news agency that publishes a free grassroots news weekly newspaper via the Internet.
“It’s a new day in news reporting and we look forward to great cooperation and a wonderful working relationship with “The Breeze” Radio,” Campbell said. “Sharing our media and our talents can only help build up our communities and change age-old negative stereotypes burned into the consciences of people in America about Black America.”
Too often, main stream media organizations skew news from the Black community or ignores positive grassroots stories and efforts altogether.
Years of this kind of biased reporting, negligence and stereotyping have damaged the self esteem and image of African-Americans and led to negative impressions about our community which have had an impact on the Black community being able to attract business and thrive economically.
KSAP "The Breeze" 107.1, a low-powered FM station, has been broadcasting local content from Port Arthur City Hall for almost three years with a 100-watt transmitter that reaches throughout a 5-mile radius.
The station plays blues, zydeco, hip-hop, gospel, but is most popular because of its call-in talk shows featuring government and civic leaders and for covering hot local issues.
Mosely started KSAP “The Breeze”, hoping to encourage more free speech, community involvement and drum up youth interest in radio careers.
KSAP “The Breeze” is a notable and powerful voice that provided a public service and a host of free community programs for pastors, public officials, agencies, youth and in addition training and exposure for youth interested in radio careers.
The station is currently in the process of relocating and is working out details for its future plans on the air.
Whether in Port Arthur, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Killeen, San Antonio and any other city, the Freedom, the struggle and the fight are the same.
African-Americans, Hispanics and other ethnic groups face governments where elected leaders seek to stifle the people’s voice and manipulate, control and spin the truth by legislating and tightening the screws on journalists and using their powers to narrow access and limit freedom of information to its respective citizens.
“As African Americans, we have yet to realize that we must support each other when folks like you (LSPP) and I sacrifice some much of our resources for the benefit of our people,” he said. “If (African-Americans) want the respect of others and seek to survive the traumas expected in the near future, it is imperative that news organizations like Lone Star Power Pages and “The Breeze” radio station continue to survive.”
In 2008, LoneStarPowerPages reported cutting edge stories with a grassroots focus and issues pertinent to the African-American community.
Free Speech issues and providing a serious voice for a people and a community and to those who are making a difference in the community on the ground for the people is what the LoneStarPowerPages is all about.
From dissecting issues related to City councils, school boards, Black education, justice issues, hate crimes, and reporting police abuses to the true activism and activists of the movement, LoneStarPowerPages is there.
“As fellow news organizations, we “The Breeze” radio station continue fighting the fight trying to keep the public abreast of the importance of protecting agencies such as ours because without us, our Black communities are totally in the dark,” Mosely said. “Thank God for the Lone Star Power Pages because it is a publication brave enough to stand in the face of corrupt politicians, false community leaders on school boards and vindictive city council members representing our cities as you turn up the heat challenging them to step forward and be responsible for their actions or inactions.”
LSPP enters 2009 with the same commitment – “To be the Most Powerful Pages on the Planet.” … and all are welcome to be part of this journey.
It is your move…
Our hope and prayer that your sentiments, donations and support will follow the lead of Mr. Mosely and you decide to join a growing and powerful grassroots effort to bring real news from the community to the community.