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2013 Ambassador Photo Post: 

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!

Clean Air Ambassador | Oakland, California

Davey D

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.

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

50 States United For Healthy Air

Clean air should be a fundamental right. Air pollution causes asthma attacks, lung disease, and even death. But our bodies don't have to be the dumping ground for dirty industries.

The technology to dramatically reduce harmful air pollution is available today, and major polluters should be required to use it.

Clean Air Ambassadors from every state are sending a powerful message: Everyone has a right to breathe clean, healthy air.

It’s time Congress and the EPA used their ears to help our lungs.