Oakland News Now – Zennie Abraham’s Vlog Response To Oakland Councilmember Loren Taylor’s Institutionally Racist Text – vlog by Zennie62 YouTube
Zennie Abraham’s Live Vlog Response To Oakland Councilmember Loren Taylor’s Institutionally Racist Text To Him.
This unhappy story began as a result of I dare criticize District 6 Oakland City Councilmember Loren’s fixed promotion of the San Francisco Chronicle, and his insistence on pushing his legislative agenda when Oakland companies want the City of Oakland to implement AB-464, which permits Oakland and California cities to lift billions to offer help to enterprise. You would assume the City of Oakland could be throughout that laws earlier than it handed, proper? No.
Yet, Oakland claims its serving to individuals. Right. Oakland’s elected officers do by no means do something to reshape the market to assist these least lucky. We did with Redevelopment and Tax Increment Financing within the twentieth Century, however not at the moment.
I lengthy suspected Councilmember Taylor was not serious about black tech, and furthermore a black media character who owns his personal tech startup and who might be vital of the Oakland authorities and politicians. Rather than need to cope with currying favor with me, Loren would somewhat flip to white media for fake-objective takes that make him look good.
What he texted to me exhibits that. He wrote this to me out of the blue:
Hi Zennie.. I noticed your submit on Instagram and as an alternative of replying on social media, I’m sending you a direct message. – Your false accusation of “giving tales” to completely different media representatives could be very disappointing. This isn’t about race, however as an alternative about which journalists put within the work to establish, examine, and publish a narrative. While it’s my proper to take action, I didn’t attain out to any journalist about my most up-to-date laws. I merely printed the laws and agenda memo into the legislative packet (public report) and made feedback through the council assembly (additionally public report).
I’m grateful for any media (Black, White, or different shade) who helps amplify the work I’m doing, particularly when it doesn’t require me to do the work for them.
I wrote this again:
Loren. Your message is insulting and nasty. You revealed your self as not a very good particular person.
Think about it. You use social media continually to advertise the San Francisco Chronicle. In different phrases YOU DO THE WORK TO PROMOTE THEM. They paying you?
Your promotion of that publication is so frequent that any logically considering particular person would surmise you feed story concepts to it.
You additionally do the work to advertise your self on social media. Not black social media. Not my platform however Facebook and Instagram. The platforms created by white individuals. Forget Zennie62Media blogs. My agency’s Oakland News Now or Oakland News Online. Forget Morgan De Baun and Blavity.
You received an actual situation with blacks in media tech. That a lot is evident. Clue in Pal: there aren’t plenty of us. The enjoying discipline is just not equal as a lot as you attempt to painting in any other case in your textual content. Indeed its unhappy you even assume that approach.
But with regards to me producing work that will help you, my publication NEVER RECEIVED the identical remedy as you gave and provides the San Francisco Chronicle. Not as soon as. And you name me lazy. Seriously. You simply did that.
Then you utilize the time period journalist as should you perceive media and but to an individual, who’s black, ME, who is just not solely the author of textual content however the creator of the web site design and the coder of the pages, and the supervisor of his personal devoted server, and the negotiator of sponsorship offers, the supervisor of vloggers and bloggers, the CEO of Zennie62Media, an actual dwell tech startup Delaware c-corp of which I personal 68 p.c and my pricey Mom owns 10 p.c. ME. As if you already know media higher than I do. LOL.
And I made an organization to permit me to work and assist my 86-year-old mom, whom your textual content fully forgot about. Meanwhile I’ve three jobs: Mom, Company, and me. Do you present any respect for that? No. None. Wow.
Oakland Post? Hell, Paul Cobb employed me in 2016 to enhance his website’s search engine marketing. I did by 300 p.c. I additionally received the yen to start out my very own new tech oriented weblog to upend institutionally racist Oakland! That was Oakland News Now.
And I’m the primary to make an Oakland weblog in 2004, the primary YouTube Partner Channel in 2006, and the creator of essentially the most stand-alone information web sites about Oakland in Oakland’s historical past.
As a blogger at SF Chronicle’s SFGATE.com, I generated MORE TRAFFIC than every other particular person or part of the ENTIRE web site in 2010. 26 million web page views. Doubt it? Typical. Ask Phil Bronstein the famed Executive Editor of SF Chronicle as a result of he informed me personally.
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