elevator and went up 19 flights. We entered
the studio with the Morning Show already on the air.
After the first segment of the show was over,
Harlemlive and the Urban
Youth Bike Corps had a chance to go
on the air. We were asked what was Harlemlive and I answered with
nervousness and very fast. I do not remember the second question
that was asked but I know I was still nervous.
Bernard White speaks to Angel and Kerly
After our segment was over I was told to just
keep cool and answer with complete sentences. We would rejoin
the show later on when a discussion about the internet would
When we came off the air, Bernard had Richard
Green on the phone line, talking about this Task Force that he
was appointed to by Mayor Giuliani in response to the sodomization
and beating by police officers of a Haitian resident in Brooklyn.
Another caller was responding and an argument sort of broke out
between the two. Once Kerly heard the commotion, he wanted a piece
of the action. Kerly stepped up to the plate and let it all come
out about police brutality.
The experience I had over at WBAI (99.5 FM)
was a very positive one. I was excited and delighted to know
that my words in moments were heard around the nation's largest
city. Whenever one is offered an opportunity such as this one,
it is necessary that it is taken. When positive ideas and positive
words are able to be able to be exposed, ideas and thoughts
are heard then expressed.
At the station, our conversation was on police
brutality. I spoke on my personal experience and on my ideas
and the wrongs I've observed during my years on this earth.
Police brutality is truly a problem and whenever the world gets
a chance to hear what you have to say, go for it.
That's what I did.
Read Kerly's editorial.