After watching Young Pharaoh Video entitled “Debate December 3rd With Caucasian Biology Director” I sent a media request to Dr. Elliot Altman requesting confirmation of the date, time, and the location of the event. I introduced myself and provided Dr. Altman with a brief discription of the purpose of my request. I informed Dr. Altman that I was the Editor of Voices of Fire Blog and asked the professor to provide a brief explanation into his decision to debate Young Pharaoh.
Good Morning Dr. Altman,
My name is Nyah Amara and I work with a group of men and women dedicated teaching science and technology in the African American community. My primary focus is blogging on primary issues that impact our social, emotional, and psychological well being. We are an online community specifically on Facebook, YouTube, and twitter with goal of expanding to the greater African community. It has come to our attention that you accepted an debate with a social media personality by the name of Young Pharaoh scheduled on December 3, 2016 at Middle Tennessee University. So in preparation, I wanted to do my due diligence by requesting confirmation that you actually a) accepted debate, and b) to obtain more specific details on the Who, what, when, and why allowing me to present the most accurate information to my supporters.
My deadline for publishing the November 10,2016. Therefore the purpose of this request is to obtain a general overview of the topic of discussion including the research question, and clarification on what specific facts went into your decision to debate a social media YouTube personality? Thank you for time and energy. I look forward to your response.
Voices of Fire Blog
After about three hours the university professor responded “This is new to me. I have not been contacted by anyone other than yourself regarding this”.Elliot Altman-. Although many of the details of this story are still emerging and many unanswered questions still remain, I decided to write a blog because I felt it is imperative that the community explore the ramifications of trusting an individual who routinely fails to fact check his information before presenting that information to the community as fact?
Based on my email communications with Dr. Altman, it’s clear that he did not agree to a debate on Evolution like Young Pharoah claimed, however what’s unclear is why would YP advertise an event, publish a video, and then ask his supporters for donations for an event he did not confirm? What is known, is he compared this accomplishment to the work of the great ancestors and then thanked his friend “Guakhenaten” for “setting up the debate”even after admitting he had not talked to Dr. Altman directly. This and many other events brings into question YP methodology and the validity of his claims and more importantly his ability to engage information on a level worthy of being compared to the late great ancestors Malcom X and Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad!
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