"Work? Work is my mother working 16 hours a day in a sweatshop, and my father working in a restaurant all day every day," he said. What I have to do - going to campaign events, meeting people and shaking hands, talking issues with journalists, this is fun.
Congratulations are in order for my friend and fellow political activist Errol Louis, who has pulled down a talk show on WWRL. He hosts the 6am till 9am slot on progressive talk radio. Errol is a columnist for the New York Daily News, and also a regular contributor to CNN (especially the Lou Dobbs show). He ran for the New York city council in 1997 (35th district), and came second against incumbent Mary Pinkett (deceased). In that race he beat James Davis (deceased) who went on to win the seat next time out. There are many who still believe that Errol could have been representing that area today, while on his way to Congress.
On his maiden appearance this morning, Errol had Kevin Powell on, as one of his guests. Powell is challenging Congressman Ed Towns for the 10th Congressional seat. Errol will have former governor Mario Cuomo as a guest tomorrow, and hopefully he will build this show into becoming one of the city’s top morning talk programs. Errol shares this station with other well known hosts like Ron Daniels and Rachel Maddow (WNBC). read more »
[Ed. Note]: Promoted.
Wow! You sure have been a busy bee lately.
I just received a copy of the press release you sent yesterday announcing you were traipsing to Brooklyn to blast! Blast! BLAST! conditions (?!?!) at Bushwick Houses.
Let's forget the silly little detail that you scheduled this 'blasting' for ten o'clock in the morning. What I found most intriguing was this little bit of wisdom written by John Collins, your communications guy and I assume signed off by you : That you are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore because senior citizens were left stranded until 2am waiting for the elevator to be fixed.
Now ... ahem ... let me get this straight Betsy ...
A 47 year-old Puerto Rican woman died on August 20th due to said broken down elevator --along with the multiple daily little violences she had to contend with living in that building-- but somehow that didn't catch your attention?
An African American woman, also in her 40s, was the sheroe who got Errol Louis and me into that building after being ignored numerous times by 311, NYCHA, your offices, and numerous media outlets around the city ... and yet now you find the time to "blast" about it?
If I were a public advocate, I would assume that one of my principal points of focus would be to help the poor of the city --anywhere, everywhere, regardless of gender, age, race or ethnicity.
Yet ... and yet ... Betsy, are you telling me that all it took was to tell you that some senior citizens were left out in the cold one night, for you to do something about it?
Please Betsy, don't tell me these senior citizens happen also to be white; because that would be the ultimate insult not only to the memory of Lillian Milán, but to her living and very real Puerto Rican husband who is still living in that building.
Seriously Betsy, tell your communications guy that what he is communicating is not just troublesome but unbelievably nasty.
Anyhow, I hope you had fun with the blasting.
Have a great day,
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By the time you read this, we are fifteen days and some hours too late. By the time you read this, Lillian Milán is already dead and buried, victim of the daily little violences carried out by our tax-funded bureaucratic neglect.
We arrive more than half-way into the story because, even though there's a mother and wife missing, the bureaucratic violence that killed Ms. Milan is still going strong.
You don't need to go to New Orleans to witness the havoc and devastation of our government's willful neglect.