19 Year Old Murdered In Broad Daylight (reflections of writer) GD

East Palo Alto has been home for many years, and I remember the first day we moved in.   I remember a neighbor kid knocking on our door asking our parents if they had any other little boys to play with.   It’s funny how you can remember certain snapshots in life so vividly.  That kid and his family have been longtime friends of ours for over 4 decades.  He and his siblings are parents and grandparents now.  My brother and sister are also parents now, and I am the proud of uncle of 8 nieces and nephews.

Over the years I have witnessed the city of East Palo Alto evolve from a small town with a bevy of  corner convenient stores into a bustling city with a Four Seasons Hotel, an IKEA,  and numerous other department stores but, in spite of all that progressive development, one thing continues to occur.

Senseless killing.

His name was, Brandon Lamar Bradford Jr., and he was 19 years old.  He was gunned down in broad day light yesterday, Wednesday 12/14/2011.   My sincere condolences go out to his family and friends.

RIP, Little Solider, may your death inspire peace ….

 

 

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About G. D. Grace of California

After the release of his fifth self-published novel, “Ripped & Ready (season 3)” GD ramped up for a new endeavor in radio, and on September 2, 2010 his first #BlogTalkRadio show premiered. His first two guest were two literary colleagues from two different sides of the tracks — one a former prison inmate-hustler, single father, turned author — the other, an accredited teacher and single father first time author. The intense on-air climate of cultural differences on the show, at one point, became thick enough to slice with a butter knife, however, it was a very successful event. Despite the clash over marketing approaches both authors remained professional and the outcome was a highly entertaining and interesting show. The seasons that followed incorporated talent from all walks of creativity, so in addition to the authors, GD’s guest lineup included poets and recovering addicts, motivational speakers and entrepreneurs, filmmakers and professionals in sports training and health, and also established artists from highly successful television shows, as well as, NAACP & Grammy Winners. Many shows gave us an inside glimpse inside the lives of legends from Marvin Gaye, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Ray Goodman & Brown, Bruce A. Hawes (extraordinary writer for the Sounds of Philadelphia), Gerald Alston of The Manhattans, The Delphonics, Howard Hewett, and Chris Jasper of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame recognized Isley Brothers. Legends of literary Stanley Bennett Clay and James Earl Hardy also brought their distinct creative prowess to the show, as did professionals from the Broadway stage. GD’s show eventually caught the attention of World Media and through this friendship many of the legends mentioned above were tapped to be guests on the show. His friend, and often times, mentor, Wayne Barros became an influential part of the legacy that he was creating one show at time. His friendship, love, and direction helped enforce an inner-confidence in GD which allowed him to stretch his producing skills so the show would have an entertaining variety for the live listener and archive listeners. Between the two audience variations the show has been listened to by over 40,000 people. It has been successful beyond GD’s wildest dreams, and as Season 6 approaches, the adrenalin within him increases. He begins assembling the guest list next month in April 2015, and…
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