Los Angeles Sentinel & L.A. Watts Times Executive Publisher Danny J. Bakewell, Sr. (E. Mesiyah McGinnis/L.A. Sentinel)

To call a young Black Child a “Little Monkey” or to suggest that you would take someone’s child out back and beat them is the kind of racist conversation that has haunted Black People since the days of slavery.  To discover that these conversations are a part of the dialogue of the very people entrusted to lead the City of Los Angeles and to realize that there is a plot amongst them to minimize the voice and political power of the Black Community makes it even more reprehensible and cannot be tolerated under any circumstances.

As a community leader and the loudest voice within Los Angeles’s Black Media Outlets we demand that Councilwoman Nury Martinez, Councilman Gil Cedillo and Councilman Kevin De Leon along with union President Ron Herrera resign immediately to allow the City of Los Angeles to heal and so that we may begin the challenging task of uniting the Black and Brown Community and removing the cancerous divisiveness that has been secretly harming our progress.