Monday, July 09, 2012

The Man Behind The Taboo: Meet Datrin Delaney.

 The Man Behind The Taboo: Meet Datrin Delaney.
A W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News Special

“The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” ~Malcolm X aka El Hajj Malik Shabazz

“The preacher want me buried why? Cause I know he a liar
Have you ever seen a crackhead, that's eternal fire
Why you got these kids minds, thinking that they evil
while the preacher being richer you say honor God's people”~2Pac aka Makaveli

The Video Saw Around The World…The World Wide Web That Is…
I first heard about the supposed Taboo sex scandal from a relative out of town via text…Actually the text instructed me to call her immediately…And so I did…Normally when I receive a text or call from this particular relative it is for a request for funds…Which I do not mind giving if I have it to give...However, I found in this situation that I was the one doing the receiving rather than the giving…She told me about a sex scandal that involved our cousin Datrin Delaney and his organization Taboo…Allegedly on June 23,2012, his organization was involved in a private sex party at Club Elements, a night club in Memphis…What made it scandalous as well as local and national news was that the event was taped and then uploaded to the popular user content driven video site World Star Hip Hop the following Thursday…The video instantly went viral and controversial which drew the ire of The Establishment…The video showed predominantly young Black adults engage in suggestive sexual acts deemed inappropriate and hedonistic by so-called proper society…To add more insult to injury this event took place just several blocks away from two of Memphis’ largest mega-churches, World Overcomers Ministries (with the large and (in)famous Statue of Liberation Through Christ) and New Directions Church…The district attorney, the Memphis Police Department and the Memphis Mayors’ Office immediately started investigations because some people suggested that some of the women in the video were under aged and that although the people in the video seem to be consenting participants that the acts displayed may have violated city ordinances concerning lewd and explicit acts in public places…

You can view the video here (viewer discretion is advised):
Of course some members in my family were divided by this whole affair…Some folks saw it as a disgrace and a source of embarrassment whereas others like me saw this as an invaluable teaching moment that should not be hampered and diluted with hyperbole and sensationalism that people miss the potential to truly educate, empower and liberate themselves from the tyranny of groupthink…The media should be informing not biasing folks about certain issues and subject matters, the media should be a facilitator and disseminator of information and not the sage on stage dictating to folks how to think and behave…This is one of the very reasons why W.E. A.L.L. B.E. News exist, to give folks the true choice to be free from doubt by being informed and empowered or to be a prisoner of their own ignorance, prejudices and bias because of a failure or desire to do so. To be a prophet one cannot be too concerned about profit for what profits a man if he gains the world and yet loses his soul in the process???
Datrin Delaney is no doubt a very charismatic fellow and natural leader which can also make him an equally polarizing figure…His Taboo movement, less than a year in existence , already has loyal membership almost 1,000 strong with thousands more in supporters and admirers from all walks of life…Delaney’s Taboo movement is more than the just sex party, he is actually reaching out to those folks who have been marginalized and forgotten about by the system, those folks who given an unique opportunity can actually contribute something grand and meaningful to our society and beyond…The elements present in Datrin Delaney’s organization has the ingredients to create a profound political statement and powerful social justice movement, the likes of which we have not seen in over 40 years (more on that later)…
Private Jessica Lynch & Shosana Johnson
4 years ago W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Radio interviewed Datrin Delaney, who is a proud U.S. Army veteran, about his honorable service to his country for our 2008 Memorial Day weekend radio special...Delaney was in the same unit, The 507th Maintenance Company, as famous P.O.W.s Private Jessica Lynch and Private Shoshana Johnson…On March 23, 2003, Delaney escaped certain death and possible capture when the maintenance truck he was riding in was cut off from a convoy due to a sudden sandstorm...Unfortunately, the leading Humvee was ambushed by Iraq insurgents and many people inside the Humvee were killed…This incident also led to the captures of the aforementioned Privates Lynch and Johnson…

Datrin Delaney went from being an underachieving high school student from a broken home, with zero male role models and with zero prospects to becoming an award winning college graduate with a 3.8 GPA and a role model/mentor for elementary school kids as well as a source of pride for his family and his neighborhood in Memphis, Tn…Datrin Delaney weighed the pros and cons of military service and also voiced his opinions about the supposed necessity of the Iraq War in particular and The War On Terror in general…Delaney also recalled the comrades he lost in the line of duty…You can listen to the whole interview here:
Before Taboo: Datrin Delaney's First Interview

On July 4,2012, W.E. AL.L. B.E. News was granted an exclusive interview with Datrin Delaney, the founder of the Taboo movement to tell in his own unedited words his side of the story…This is the first extensive interview that Mr. Delaney done with any news entity and W.E. A.L.L. B.E. is truly honored to deliver his message to the world…This is only the beginning…So stay tuned, stay informed, stay aware and stay alert!!!
Connected by blood: Datrin Delaney & r2c2h2 tha artivist

r2c2h2 tha artivist
Founder of The W.E. A.L.L. B.E. Movement

Check out the interview in several ways...

View the full interview:
W.E. A.L.L. B.E. TV: The Man Behind The Taboo: Meet Datrin Delaney.

Listen to the interview via podcast: 

Or watch it in 2 parts on Youtube:
Part 1  
Part 2