In his December 30 address, African American Pastor James Manning of ATLAH (All The Land Anointed Holy) in Harlem, called on the media to speak the truth on racial issues. He also asked supporters to boycott MSNBC and its sponsors (listed on the Kelly Truth Squad website), until MSNBC fires talk show host Al Sharpton, whom Manning describes as a “cop killer.”
According to Manning, Sharpton’s anti-white and anti-law enforcement rhetoric led to last week’s killings of two police officers in New York. The killings occurred as an African American man opened fire on two cops as they sat in their police cars. Like Sharpton and protesters in New York, the shooter was angry about the death of unarmed African American Eric Garner, who stopped breathing under police restraint in July after resisting arrest for selling loose cigarettes. Manning believes the anger is misplaced.
“The truth needs to be told,” says Manning, “how long are we gonna let these haters [Sharpton and the media] continue to lie and watch our children . . . our police officers die in the streets?”
To end racial violence, Manning believes the media needs to communicate that American slavery actually originated in Africa by Africans. For Manning, this historical clarification is the starting point for racial reconciliation.
“The lie is that White people started slavery. White people just bought a product. Africans considered their children as products to be sold . . . They sold their children and others to the White slave ships as a product. Slavery never would have happened in America were it not for the industry that Africa and Africans started and profited from. That truth has to be told.”
Manning believes that if the “racist lies” of Sharpton and the media continue to spread and spawn further protests, racial violence will only “get worse.”
“No Truth, No Freedom!” Manning shouts as the rallying cry of his movement.
Video of Manning’s fiery address can be viewed below.