2013 Clean Air Ambassador: Davey D

California
Clean Air Ambassador | Oakland, ca
Davey D
Affiliation:
Hip Hop Caucus
  • The Story
    Behind This Photo

    TO ME, THIS PHOTO MEANS:

    People say coal is cheap, but there is a not-so-hidden cost that isn’t in the current price: our health and a stable climate. Leave that stuff in the ground!

California:
Ambassador  Phillip Bautista RN.
Ambassador  Jane Williams .
Ambassador  Carlos Pelayo .
Ambassador  Robin Kristufek RN.
z:
Ambassador Eloy R.  Garduno.
Ambassador T. Wyatt   Watkins.
Ambassador Jesse   Marquez.
Ambassador James C.  Billings.

In the First Person:

We want our community to stop being dumping grounds for corporate interests.

Hard Knock Radio is a radio show / collective that airs daily in several cities around the country.

Our main focus is social justice, which includes environmental justice. We deal with issue of health and well-being from an urban perspective with a well-rounded approach. We want to see an end to food deserts. We want folks to have access to good food and clean water. We want our community to stop being dumping grounds for corporate interests. We see the issues of crime, mass incarceration, poverty, and violence as essential for a healthy environment.

I am a nationally recognized journalist, adjunct professor, Hip Hop historian, syndicated talk show host, radio programmer, producer, deejay, media and community activist. Originally from the Bronx, NY, I’ve been down with Hip Hop since 1977, when I started out as an emcee for two crews, TDK [Total Def Krew] out of Co-op City and the Avengers out of the Marble Hill Section of the Bronx. I moved to California and graduated from UC Berkeley.

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