Thursday, August 30, 2018

Security Alert update Suspension of the Caribbean lifted

At 4:45 PM EST Rattler Publishing and Gemini cyber security personal working in concert with Ms. Denyse Reyes (Executive Director of MCR Caribbean) traced the unknown url to a residence in Kingston Jamaica. After contacting Jamaican officials who recently reported to Rattler Publishing and Gemini of the findings.
We'd like to thank all who help in this intended hack.
  

Security Alert

This morning at 7:45 AM EST Rattler Publishing Security and Gemini Cyber Security alerted Rattler Publishing of possible intended fraudulent financial transactions through Melanated Community Radio building economic empowerment program. The plan we believe was to use MCR and gain access to financial records. The url captured by Gemini originated in the Caribbean. All transactions and personal connected to the MCR platform is either suspended and or terminated. The program;however will be reevaluated and scrutinize, before offered to melanated business again.

David Rattler
CEO
Rattler Publishing      

Sunday, August 5, 2018

A letter to me

Dear younger me:

Do you remember the first time we met? It was at the crossroads. Remember how we stood for what seemed like days pondering the path to take. I remember you telling me, as you pointed to the left and saying this way is crowded and even though there was safety in numbers, everyone looked the same and follows the same patterns. But I remember the unhappy expressions plastered on their phiz, as if they pondered their own individual worth based as they continued to sacrifice. Remember how we were thrown aback at the sight and how it seem like we didn't move for day, maybe even weeks,  watching them day after day, with pretty things, money, hearts filled with dreams they had not dreamed. Remember the words they spoke and it they confused us, it was if they read them from a script, one that purposely made us feel worthless, because we had no pretty things, our things were old and raggedy and sometimes torn.
Remember the day we choose a path with only a lantern in our hands to light the way. Remember how with tears in our eyes we tread through the storms while the others took shelter on back porches casting reflections and telling the stories not their own.
Remember how each day we prayed with tired feet and how our reflection, although; still a shadow took each step we took, with little money, and no pretty things, but our dreams are our dreams and our story, our story. Do you remember? I can.  It seems like only yesterday we stood at the crossroads, and even though we've made many steps since, cried many tears since that day suffered many trying times and heartbreaks. We've seen hope die in the darkest of the night and the coming of the dawn, but no matter the hills and valleys and with only a lantern to light the way we continue.  And I'd like to say how grateful I am to have taken the journey with you.
Thank you    

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

The Reflection of a Story

Confucius once said from birth to death is the reach of man, and that in time the pains of the heart will heal like wounds to the flesh. But if each year of our life is only a chapter in the novel of our lives, and like with any good book, we are left changed in some way. But now we must go on pass this moment; and although the tears of grief has descended; we must remember the masterpiece  our beloved son, brother, cousin, and friend crafted each day of his life. So let us recall each day how his story made a difference in the lives of others, and how at the story's end; he slipped the surly bonds of earth; on a journey through the stars; to touch the face of God.
Safe Travels
I love you   

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Saturday, May 19, 2018

New Policies and The E-Learning Center

This morning in the Saturday Meeting the topic was on the E-Learning Center and the policies surrounding the platform. The general idea behind the Center is to free up calls to the Project Manager that seeks to side step the process. The bar-code on the newly design form will also enact with Gemini cyber security  and be more precise in detecting forms that have been altered.
When the form are completed and pass cyber security, potential program host will then be assigned to the E-Learning Center for courses on how to broadcast on the MCR stream. A sound recording of your commercial is to be sent to the MCR Studio to be placed in the MCR Library for upcoming release. Once the potential host has at the minimum of five episodes in the Library and upcoming launch date will then be placed on the stream.
If the show is to be a live show or a pre-recorded show will be determined by what was indicated on the form. The potential will be allowed to change the matrix only before the courses are complete after the training there can be no changing the matrix.
Potential host must pass the courses with at least 80% or will not be allowed to broadcast on the MCR stream.
For those individuals that have the potential to become Station Managers there will be separate courses on how to run a Station.
The E-Learning Center doesn't replace MCR-Global Support in any way but will hopefully diminish the need to contact support for minor operator errors.
The E-Learning Center is set to launch in mid-August on this year.
Rattler Publishing and Gemini will start writing the policies next month regarding the center and the new stream.
A test of the virtual studio is scheduled to next Wednesday. It is the intent of Rattler Publishing and Gemini to have one live show that covers current events on a weekly and weekend bases. Nasrene Muhammad and Ursula Turray have not came to an agreement on the style and matrix of the program thus far.
Rattler Publishing is also moving into the next evolution of publication and redesigning the way potentials literary authors publish their works through Rattler Publishing.
Gemini is working on a summer special for first time minority subscriber to their services.
David and William will be re-configuring the MCR website, but it is unclear of they will allow the chat option on the site which will enable listeners to post comments about the program while the program is in progress. In my best guess, I believe they will hold off on the chat option because it works better with a live show because no one monitors the room during pre-recorded programs.             

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

MCR Security

I think its important that Gemini and Rattler Publishing tighten security on the MCR platform for various reasons. There has been multiple attempts at infiltration on all levels, but the security as held. But we can't sleep now, our enemies are constantly trying to put us on the defense, a place we refused to be. By tighten security and plugging security gaps or glitches it'll keep us on the counteroffensive playing field. Also in order to improve the process of Program host and Station Managers we are creating a virtual learning center; where, after being accepted to the platform information will be readily available and you can learn at your own pace and not feel rushed. This also will re-enforce the policy of having at least four pre-recorded programs in the MCR library before final approval for broadcasting. This also alleviates the need to contact MCR management for simple issues to could be solved quicker. The T-shirts will be on the site and available for purchase soon. We're working on a working model for economic empowerment that will be the gold standard, so to speak, that will serve as the basic model to build on. Rattler Publishing stands firm with the agreement with Gemini and is committed to Melanated Community Radio.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Melanated Community Radio One People One Voice: New Product Lines

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Melanated Community Radio One People One Voice: Saturday Meeting and Interrupted Programs

Melanated Community Radio One People One Voice: Saturday Meeting and Interrupted Programs: The Saturday meeting mostly focused on the Technical issues concerning MCR. Once the  the technical issues are resolved Rattler Publishing w...

Station Off Line for Technical issues

Due to a technical issue in Manchester England Melanated Community Radio is temporarily off line, we'll keep you posted as the situation develops. We apologize for any inconvenience   

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018

The Saturday Meeting

Upcoming changes on the horizon. Due to the connectivity issues the suggestion was made by Ursula to diversify the feed and that the Gemini Techs should create in the near future a totally different feed with separate secure access points. The motion was announced on the floor and the crew agreed to the new project.
Also an idea to expand Melanated Community Radio infrastructure into Melanated Communities in Europe and Samoa and Hawaii was also discussed.
The issues of relays was also mentioned but David suggested that a final decision should be put off until a more in-depth matrix can be evaluated and this he said would aid in a more accurate judgment.

Friday, March 2, 2018

New changes in the future

Tomorrow I'll bring to the table several things that is intended to make operations of not only MCR but Rattler Publishing and Gemini more inline with current operations. Since the outage we have been transferring operations to subsidiary companies. MCR Caribbean will be there admin for MCR.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Saturday, January 27, 2018

Company to distribute MCR programs approved

For some time now Rattler Publishing has searched for a distributor for recorded MCR programs. This morning Nasrene and David, of Rattler Publishing Global, and Tammi Herinici of Gemini International group unanimously approved the proposal submitted by a major distribution company that will distribute the material globally. The material in the studio archives will be the first to be formatted and delivered to the distributor. Rattler Publishing in keeping with the original agreement with Gemini will not claim ownership of the intellectually property. The program will remain the intellectual property of the program host. The distributor agrees with Gemini that Rattler Publishing Global; who is financing the project will receive a small percentage of sales from the material, provided the owner goes through the suggested distributor, but there is no contractual agreement that suggest the material is to be exclusively distributed through the agree company, leaving the each individual property owner to decide to use the suggested distributor or find their own.
The product will be place on the Melanated Community Radio website as it becomes available.
This also fulfills the agreement between Rattler Publishing and Gemini at the start up of MCR about building financial empowerment for melanated people.
After the Saturday Meeting I asked Nasrene Muhammad about the agreement and does it have any hidden clauses the host and station manager should be concern about in the future?
Nasrene replied. "There are no hidden clauses that pertains to the material of the host. But please keep in mind Rattler Publishing do not own the material and it is up to the owner to copyright the material for distribution, which was never part of the original agreement between Rattler Publishing and Gemini."

Saturday, January 20, 2018

New Developments at Gemini

This morning Gemini Investment Managements announced that in April they will no longer offer specials to minority business' but will continue to support the MCR Project, provided the response's of the Global Community are favorable to investment status. Gemini will also continue to support the joint projects and agreements between Rattler Publishing and other obligations made previously. To their credit the Gemini Team has worked tirelessly with Rattler Publishing to launch MCR and have stood by us in the trenches and we appreciate all the hard work Tammi and her team has contributed throughout the launch and set backs.     

Melanated Community Radio One People One Voice: In the Saturday Meeting

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Melanated Community Radio One People One Voice: One step forward one steps back

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Back to normal at The Rattler Publishing Buidling

Today marked the first day back to normal at the Rattler Publishing Building. Although, I've known David for 30yrs It's the first time I now feel officially part of this crew. Being Music Controller for Melanated Community Radio is truly an honor, I thank the Rattler Publishing crew for making me feel so welcome into the folds, and with the change of MCR-Trinidad to MCR-Caribbean I predict a new pathway is being forged.
Gemini also has new exciting ideas about technology developments on the drawing board, Nasrene is pushing a bolder concepts in computer software and design to meet the demanding pace of Rattler Publishing's lock step philosophies.   

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Melanated Community Radio One People One Voice: Cultural Music

Melanated Community Radio One People One Voice: Cultural Music: The Cultural Music Department were experiencing some technical problems in the past, if you have submitted the form and we did not receive t...

Saturday, January 6, 2018

My Conversation of the upcoming year

Every year now for 30yrs I have meet with David privately to discuss his out look of the coming year. This year, although he has an optimistic view, it also came laced with a dark pessimism of doom.
He said this year will be a turning point on a lot of things. The launch of MCR is proving the lack of true unity among people of colour. The detection of all about me without disregard to we or us, is so ingrained until only death of the old and critical thinking of the young can solve this issues. But I doubt if that will ever be, because the elders has a tendency of passing down matrix's that do not work for the benefit of our people. They fight for only the right to define a colour and not discovery of culture. They fight to belong a part of a system that will never welcome them as equals. So unless the young stop listening to the undisciplined elders they too will continue to consumed by the beast.
I asked did he feel it was hopeless.
He said he believed there is less hope than before and that hope will continue to decline as long as the young believing the undisciplined elders that its better to amalgamate for liberation rather than separate for liberation. Because you can't make peace with an enemy by denying yourself, which is losing respect for yourself, culturally and spiritually that's call surrendering too another's ideology of enlightenment.
I asked him about Najia Group and the purpose.
He said Najia is the watchdog of The Global Community. You got to remember we've had persons that had a me type personality rather than we; so Najia  was created to preform maid services. Also you got to remember Gemini pays half of the expense of MCR, so they are just protecting their interest, must like when you hear people of colour protect the white interest when they take the other side on a issue when it deals with them.
Our conversation when on for about an hour longer and he continued to layout his views of the coming year. I must admit this year is shaping up to be interesting to say the least. THe expected growth of Rattler Publishing and MCR although is wonderful news there is the darkness of the GCP and will Gemini pull support for the project. I can only say about my arrival here in the folds on MCR as Music Controller and how I was judged and disliked shortly after the announcement was made and before I said hello. So I guess David like everyone else connected with culture has experienced that, sadly though; I have to agree with him when you connect with a color instead of culture you tend to judge other of darker complexion through the same lens you see yourselves.