Reverend James David Manning
Thank you for your heroic stand against Harlem's biggest poverty pimp, Congressman Charles Rangel, HNIC, Harlem. The Wrangler has got to go.
After working on Albert Davis's campaign in the early 90's, helping train over 3,000 folks as the Computer Underground Railroad in the mid 90's, and doing extensive environmental research throughout, I left Harlem in '98 with the understanding that there was no way to get him out of office at the time.
Like Josephine Baker said, the times they are a changin'.
Under Congressman Rangel, Harlem lost her hope. He was in charge when the CIA targeted the best and the brightest under Iran Contra and let crack raid the streets of Harlem, where there are no poppy fields. His silence was the ticket needed to infect the population with hopelessness.
Despite his note to you that reveals that in 2007 he was not yet computer literate, he is making no positive economic, educational and politcal contibutions to anything other than himself and those he serves. Harlem is rotting under his leadership and the poverty pimps he has set up to take over, have no grander plans than he. Their concept of a good idea is to build more tall buildings on the earthquake fault line known as 125th Street, below sea level at the beginning of global warming, rather than build sea walls for the projected ocean level rising. Instead, he's still jail not jobs for the people of Harlem.
With leadership like you, Rev. Manning, Harlem can be restored to the land of hope, just outside of midtown.