By Ryan Scott Bomberger, The Radiance Foundation
Truth knows no color. No one has a monopoly on it. Everyone has access to it. Frederick Douglass believed this, and risking life and limb, became the first black American journalist with the creation of the anti-slavery North Star newspaper.
Douglass wasn’t afraid to speak or write the truth. He knew it was the only catalyst for freedom. Without it, shackles would remain and the evil institution of slavery would continue to keep humanity in bondage.
Today’s news media fears the truth. And nowhere is truth more vital in bringing liberty than in urban America where physical shackles have been replaced by ideological ones. Since The Radiance Foundation first launched its TooManyAborted.com abortion awareness initiative, I’ve been puzzled, amused, and utterly shocked at the majority of black journalists’ take on the number one killer in the black community—abortion. At every turn, liberal black journalists defend an organization birthed in eugenic racism while claiming it’s not the same organization it was during the heyday of the Eugenics movement. Uhhh, yeah. It’s worse. Back then they peddled birth control as a means to reduce the physically and mentally disabled, the incarcerated and poorer blacks. Today, it kills them, via abortion, and celebrates it as “reproductive justice”.
During slavery, blacks were propagandized that there was no other way of life and to be content on the plantation. Women were inhumanely bred for profit and their children were often ripped away from them by their slave masters. Today, the abortion industry propagandizes that there’s no other way than sexual promiscuity, then profits by inhumanely ripping children from women’s wombs. The institution of slavery generated billions in profit. The institution of abortion does the same.
And its destruction of human lives (over 15 million in the black community alone, 55 million among all victims nationwide) is aided by an industry whose mission, supposedly, is to deliver the truth. The National Association of Black Journalists, in its Constitution, states: “The purpose of the NABJ shall be to bring about a union of Black journalists dedicated to truth and excellence in the news.” Yet, one can barely find an instance where black media outlets actually speak the truth about abortion and Planned Parenthood. Journalists editorialize the issue and deliver disinformation to the public rendering “news” as nothing more than ad space for Planned Parenthood.
Of course, the fact that the NABJ receives funds from Planned Parenthood and the abortion giant has served as a corporate sponsor of their annual convention and Health Conferences, for years, certainly explains the extreme bias. In fact, Cecile Richards and other Planned Parenthood executives serve as uncontested panelists at NABJ events. Since the NABJ claims it is “dedicated to truth”, we’ve written to them to allow The Radiance Foundation to offer an alternate (and factual) perspective on abortion’s disproportionate impact in the black community. I’m not holding my breath for a response.
Just a small list of titles from black media outlets shows the unapologetic and misinformed abortion advocacy:
- “Planned Parenthood: A Black-Family Destroyer?” (where the article denies the title’s question and espouses the “benefits” of Planned Parenthood)
- “How Texas Maligned Women’s Health”
- “Why I Fight to Keep Abortion Safe and Legal”
- “Planned Parenthood Target of ‘McCarthyism’”
- “Sound-Off: ‘I Wish I’d Had Planned Parenthood”
- “The Missionary Movement to ‘Save’ Black Babies”
- “Abortion is Black Genocide? Nonsense of Course”
- “Heroic Media, Radiance Foundation Continue to Put Up Billboards Depicting Black Women as Dangerous”
Nearly every article about Gosnell blamed the “back-alley” scenario as a “lack of access” issue resulting from regulations. Another article from NABJ’s 2013 “Journalist of the Year”, Roland Martin, exemplifies the organization’s take on abortion: no facts, lots of emotion, and plenty of contorted biblical “justifications” for a “pro-choice” stance. “GOP is Pro-life in the Womb, Not Necessarily After” has become the screed of liberal black journalists who provide no investigation of the issue, merely duplication of Planned Parenthood talking points and Guttmacher (an affiliate funded by Planned Parenthood) distortions.
Frederick Douglass escaped the brutality and dehumanization of slavery. And he dedicated his life to setting others free. The North Star should serve as a template to journalists of any race or ethnicity. Its motto was universal: “RIGHT IS OF NO SEX—TRUTH IS OF NO COLOR—GOD IS THE FATHER OF US ALL, AND ALL WE ARE BRETHREN.”
And though I and others, who defend the dignity of all human life, are daily demonized by liberal media, we know the cause is greater than our personal comfort. As a creative professional, I know the power of the spoken and the written word. I’m encouraged to keep on illuminating this path to freedom by Frederick Douglass’s owns words: “I still see before me a life of toil and trials…but, justice must be done, the truth must be told…I will not be silent.”
And no matter what hell breaks loose, I will never be silent.