As the massive manhunt continues for former LAPD officer Christopher Dorner, Reverend Jesse Jackson has stepped in and penned an open letter to him… I hope Jesse uses his clout and organization to investigate the allegations of corruption within LAPD.. Your thoughts on this?
Dear Christopher Dorner,
I understand your feelings of hurt and pain. I make this plea to you to stop spreading the pain, the hurt, and the fear. Please stop. Don’t take any more lives.
Christopher, your mother is distraught and deeply concerned for your safety. There are many good and credible people in Los Angeles who will help you. Danny J. Bakewell Sr. (The Los Angeles Sentinel’s Executive Publisher/CEO),
Bishop Noel Jones, Bishop Kenneth Ulmer and Rev. Charles Singleton are all individuals I know personally. I promise that they will gladly receive you.
I will do whatever I can do for you without hesitation. Please contact me through Danny Bakewell at the L.A. Sentinel at 323-299-3800
Woke up this morning to hear that former New York City Mayor Ed Koch had died… According to the initial reports, he passed because of heart failure. For what seemed like decades, Koch was the face and symbol of New York.. When compared to current Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his predecessor Rudy Giuliani, Koch repped the New York of what is now a bygone era.. I’d rather have Koch over these two clowns, but make no mistake Koch was not a friend.. He was just an enemy we all got used to…
For those of us into Hip Hop, Koch was a constant presence and a major thorn in the side.. The Koch I remember was one who although a ‘liberal’ Democrat didn’t have a whole lotta love for Black and Puerto Ricans. He made us the scape goat for all the ills troubling the Big Apple and long before Chief William Bratton hit the scene along with Giuliani, it was Koch who came after poor folks on so-called quality of life crimes..
It was Koch who had abandoned buildings that ran along the commuter lines in the South Bronx painted with nice colors and fake people so that people traveling into the city would not see or noticed the devastation of areas many of us called home..The irony of that was Koch launched an all out war on spray can (graffiti) artists while he, himself was literally having walls painted in the Bronx…It was on Ed Koch’s watch that we saw the brutal death of graf artist Michael Stewart at the hands of NYC transit cops.. When you say Ed Koch, I think about that..
When you say Ed Koch I think of police shooting Eleanor Bumpurs to death with a 12 gauge shotgun as they tried to evict the unarmed emotionally disturbed woman from her apartment..
When you say Ed Koch, I think of the racial climate of hostility he fostered which culminated with the vicious attacks at Howard Beach when a mob of whites chased three Black teenagers across a freeway killing one.. Its hard to seperate Ed Koch from the drama he helped stir up..
The Ed Koch I remember was one who sicced the police on early b-boys/B-girls when they set up to dance in the subways or downtown at Times Square which was actually pretty seedy (Pre-Disney upliftment)..He was the ultimate hater…It made everyone go in that much harder…
The Koch I remember was one who went after Jesse Jackson pretty hard when he ran for President and shocked everyone by winning several primaries.. Koch was a big hater and that pissed off a lot of folks at the time.. Yes Koch repped a bygone era in New York and many will miss him..I just wanna be clear about missing the bygone era where he was a constant presence vs missing him when he used us as scapegoats for political gain…
Here’s a nice lil mix we did the other day on All day Play FM.. we dusted off some of the old house joints and had some fun.. Please enjoy.. Click the link below to listen or download the ADP/ Breakdown FM House Music Mix
01-Donna Summers… MacArthur Park Siute
02-Jamie Principal Your Love (Frankie Knuckles Presents Director’s Cut)
03-Black Science Orchestra – New Jersey Deep
04-Joe Smooth Promise Land
05-KC Flight-Summer Madness
06-Liz Torres-Can’t Get Enough
07-Hashim-Chateau Vie (Castle Life)
08-Butch Quick – Higher (Club Mix) (
09-House of Venus – Dish And Tell
10-Green Velvet – Preacherman
11-Salsa D (Brian Tappert Edit)
13-Kay Gee’s – Tango Hustle
14-Earth People – Dance (Beats) Classic House
15-Barbara Tucker – I Get Lifted (The Bar Dub)
16-Adonis-No Way Back (Vocal)
17-Ira Levi-Free Your Mind (club mix)
18-Todd Terry – Walk out the Door
19-Eskimos And Egypt – Fall From Grace
20-Jamie Principal-Baby Wants to Ride-
21-Sound Factory – Take Me To The Top (Original Mix)
22-Marshall Jefferson-Revolution (Mike Monday Goodman remix)
23-Planet Soul -Set U Free
24-Global Deejays feat. Rozalla – Everybody’s free-
25-Pace Setters-Push On Jesse Jackson
26-Orbit-The Beat Goes On
27-Jamie Principal-Bad Boys
28-Join Three – Movin On
29-Global Deejays-San Francisco
30-MC Shy D-Shake It (wicked mix)