New York, New York (PRWEB) July 19, 2012
Australia's largest media syndicate led by the Daily Telegraph, and its chief US correspondent, Paul Toohey have release a scathing assessment of Black America under President Obama, according to MC Entertainment and Murderap Records CEO Jerome Almon.
Mr. Toohey recently took a tour of America's most violent, devastated, and poverty stricken city, Detroit, to both gauge the President's support and impact on Black America four years into his term. Mr. Toohey's tour guide was infamous Hip Hop label head Jerome Almon of Murdercap Records. The result of the two day "safari" through the urban jungle is the article "Motown's Road To Ruin," which has also been ran by other global outlets as "The Dying City" ( http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/opinion/motowns-road-to-ruin/story-e6frezz0-1226426121204 ).
The article has become a magnet for controversy from Australia, Europe, and the US with Almon been inundated with interview requests abroad and targeted for severe criticism from the US for his stance on the issue. Mr. Almon states the "hope" theme of President Obama's campaign, the raw photos, and words are at the center of the explosive piece carried by the Daily Telegraph of Australia, linked above.
Almon states the article paints a picture of Black America and the Hip Hop generation that resembles The Congo more than it does and recognizable Western society. The visuals are even more disturbing, with whole blocks bombed out, and zero sense of urgency on behalf of Black leaders to address the deteriorating situation at home, Almon concludes. Almon further states the issue is believed to have spread to Canada's urban capitals such as Toronto and Vancouver according to Canadian politicians such as MP Dan Mc Teague in interviews with the Canadian Broadcast Company ( CBC http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2005/11/23/to_cent20051123.html ).
Toronto has suffered unprecedented gun and gang violence over the past five years, with two high profile shootings in the last two months resulting in several deaths and three dozen wounded according to media reports from outlets such as the Toronto Star and Toronto Sun ( http://www.thestar.com/opinion/editorialopinion/article/1228496--scarborough-shooting-aftermath-it-s-time-to-get-serious-about-stopping-gun-violence http://www.torontosun.com/2012/07/17/chief-should-be-outraged-not-shaken-at-danzig-shootings ). This violence is being blamed on American gangsta rappers and American urban culture by Canadian police Chiefs such as Toronto's Bill Blair according to the Toronto Sun ( http://www.torontosun.com/2012/07/18/get-tough-on-gang-violence ). This has led to a ban or harrassment of rappers such as Murdercap Records, The Game, 50 Cent, and Jay Z from entering the country as reported by XXL magazine and TMZ ( http://www.xxlmag.com/features/2008/12/kardinal-offishall-six-degrees-of-kardi/ http://www.tmz.com/2011/04/21/the-game-banned-from-canada-gang-affiliation-bloods-deported-detained-tour-canceled/ ).
The piece has been described as the final wake up call for America to address the depression sized issues plaguing its cities which are teetering on bankruptcy and chaos, states Almon. Detroit is currently seeking to solve its fiscal crisis by opening eight new casinos, which would bring the total number to 13 within the metro area according to CBS news reports ( http://detroit.cbslocal.com/2012/06/26/group-seeking-new-mich-casinos-turns-in-petitions/ ).