Saturday, October 27, 2007

JMJ: A Lasting Memory

You know how older folks will say they remember where they were when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated (04/04/68) and President John F. Kennedy (11/22/63). Well, I remember the evening of October 30, 2002, like it was just yesterday.

I was driving on the L.I.E. (Long Island Expressway) heading back to Brooklyn from hosting a college admissions meet and greet and tuned into Hot 97.7 FM when the on-air DJ interrupted the song to say that he had just received word that Jam Master Jay a/k/a/ Jason Mizell, of the rap group RUN-DMC, was shot and killed in a studio on Merrick Boulevard located in Queens, NY.

I remember pulling off of the L.I.E. and listening and the radio in unbelief, hoping that Jay would be OK and survive the gun shots. Such was not the case.

So, on this 30th of October, we at OSD continue to pray for Terri, Jay's widow, and their three children.

Rest In Peace Jason William Mizell
Support the Jam Master Jay Foundation for Music

J.A.M. Awards event to be held November 29th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.


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