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May 31, 2024 32 mins
Blues Babe Foundation (BBF) was founded by GRAMMY Award winning artist and entertainer, Jill Scott, in 2002 to nurture college-bound students of color, artistically and academically.  I speak to Interim Executive Director Aisha Winfield and scholarship recipient Temple student Kyla Gordon about what the organization means to young people. https://bluesbabefoundation.org/  

On June 8th there will be a  special concert celebrating the newly inaugurated Marian Anderson Hall! Music.  Artistic Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin commands the stage, leading The Philadelphia Orchestra alongside a constellation of guest stars including GRAMMY Award–winning vocalists Audra McDonald and Angel Blue and the acclaimed jazz pianist Marcus Roberts. These phenomenal performers join GRAMMY®, Emmy®, and Golden Globe® Award–winning and Academy Award®–nominated artist, actor, and producer Queen Latifah, who will host the evening honoring the memory of the great contralto, civil rights icon, and Philadelphian Marian Anderson. I speak to Marcus Roberts about his extraordinary career and what Marian Anderson’s legacy means to him.
Marcus’ website: https://www.marcusroberts.com/
Concert page: https://www.philorch.org/performances/our-season/events-and-tickets/2023-2024-season/verizon-hall/great-stages-concert/  

I speak with  Angela Wade about  what was lost when gun violence took her extraordinary son’s life. Joseph Emanuel Daniels III was recognized as a gifted mentor and coach who was first a volunteer at a basketball program at his son's school, which led to his hire as a coach and mentor.  He was killed Dec. 7, 2019.  Angela is featured in a documentary called “The Second Trauma” about how episodic reporting of gun violence can retraumatize survivors produced by the Philadephia Center for Gun Violence Reporting and the Logan Center for Urban Investigative Reporting.
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https://www.pcgvr.org/
https://templelogancenter.org/  
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Good morning. You're listening to Inside, a show about empowering our community.
I'm Lorraine Balladmorrow Angela Wade talking abouther late son. We discuss what was
lost when gun violence took his life. We'll also tell you about a spectacular
concert kicking off the Kimmel Center ata hall renamed after opera singer and civil
rights icon Marion Anderson. First BluesBabe Foundation was founded by Grammy Award winning

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artist and entertainer Jill Scott in twothousand and two to nurture college bound students
of color artistically and academically. TheBlues Babe Foundation just had their annual Blues
Babe Foundation Scholarship Breakfast sponsored by PicoAnd to tell us more about this wonderful
event is Aisha Winfield. She isInterim Executive Director of the Blues Babe Foundation

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and one of the scholarship recipients KylaGordon from Temple University. So I'll start
with you, Aisha, tell usa little more about the Blues Babe Foundation
started by Jill Scott. What doyou guys do? We have been giving
out scholarships to student from North Philadelphiaand Camden. We have a free camp
that we do every year. Thiswill be our sixteenth year of camp this

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year, and we just love tomake sure that our young people have the
encouragement and support that they need inorder to thrive. We have one of
the scholarship recipients, Kyli Gordon.You're going to Temple University. When you
received the scholarship or was told aboutit, what was your reaction? I
was in this one. I justthought about forty years I spent with Camp
Jill Scott in the Blue Bay Foundation. I've been with the camp since I

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was nine. This work and reallysaw me grow up. They helped me
become who I am today. Relytell us what are you majoring in and
what are your ambitions and how doesthe Blues Babe Foundation help you towards that
goal. I'm majoring in dentistry andI plan on becoming Earth the bonist.
The BlueBay Foundation always taught me Ican do whatever I set my mind to

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and really have the drive for beingthe dentist or actor or writer. I
can do anything I want as longas I have the ambition or the dynastic
great field to get into. AndAisha, So it seems like you are
reaching out to kids. They don'tnecessarily have to be into music or in
the entertainment field, but they areindividuals who have ambitions and in this case,

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Kyla wants to be an orthodontis.That's awesome. So tell us specifically
about the programs you offer and howpeople can apply for the scholarship. Absolutely,
and just like you said, it'sanyone that's just hoping and dreaming and
has ambition. And so we havea camp that's a free summer camp,
and that's how a lot of ouryoung people get started in our program.

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Like Kyla said, she started whenshe was ten years old, and I'm
sitting here in disbelief. But asthey mature and grow and decide what things
they want to do. One ofour scholarship recipients is actually an author and
has been writing books, and sowe are helping him with some of his
promo items and to get the informationout and helping him with mentorship and people
that have already done what he's interestedin. And so we have an office

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on North broad right between Susquehanna andDolphin and so people can stop by,
they can visit us online on ourwebsite, and there are so many ways
to get involved. So if you'rea young person that has goals and dreams
and wants to be able to dosome things, volunteer with us, intern
with us, or participate in ourcamp, then you can do that.

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And most of our scholarship recipients comefrom our camp and our other programs.
And then also if you're interested indonating or volunteering, we need all of
the support that we can get becausethis is definitely a team effort and a
wonderful program that has made such ahuge difference in the lives of so many.
Originated by Grammy Award winning artist andentertainer Jill Scott. If people would

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like more information on all the thingswe talked about, what's your website?
It is Blues Babe Foundation b lu ees Babe Foundation dot org and our
founder Jill was here. It's cheeredwith everyone because we always get where does
blues Babe come from? Blue withher grandmom and she was blues Babe and
she's just passing on the legacy ofbeing able to give back. Ah,

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that's fantastic. Aisha Winfield and Trium, executive director of the Blues Babe Foundation
and a recipient of one of thescholarships Kyla Gordon from Temple University. Her
ambition is to be an orthodonist,and it looks like she's on her way
towards fulfilling that goal. Thank youboth for joining us today. Thank you
so much. You're listening to Insighton June eighth of this month at the

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Marion Anderson Hall at the Kimmel Centerfor the Performing Arts. In fact,
that hall will be premiering for thefirst time under its new name. Honoring
the great opera singer and civil rightsleader Marian Anderson. Is going to be
an extraordinary concert with Grammy, Emmyand Golden Globe Award winning and Academy Award

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nominated artist, actor and producer QueenLatifah. She's hosting the concert with performances
by music and artistic director Yanique NazikSagan and the Philadelphia Orchestra with soprano Angel
Blue, actress and singer Odra McDonald, soprano Latonia Moore, and jazz pianist
Marcus Roberts. Marcus Roberts is joiningus. Thank you so much. It's

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a great orchestra commemorating and giving honorto one of the greatest singers period of
the twentieth century, and of courseall of us who are participating want to
honor her in our own way,through our own struggles and things that we've
had to endure and go through,still seek certain level of excellence. But

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most importantly the purpose of a concertis so that the people can come and
get away from their troubles for alittle bit and enjoy some good music.
And that's what we're there to do. Well, you are not only a
pianist, but you're also a composer, and you have been hailed as the
genius of the modern piano. Andyou're also you're also highlighted on sixty minutes.

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You have come an extraordinarily long wayfrom your early roots in Jacksonville and
at the Florida School for the Deafand Blind to your amazing career as a
modern jazz musician. You are,in fact a trailblazer. Well, thank
you so much. Well, yes, I am from Jacksonville, Florida.
I started off playing in church byear. I took piano finally from a

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piano teacher when I was around twelveor so. When I used to play
in church, that's really when Istarted to figure out how to improvise because
a lot of the older ladies thatwould sing, they change keys and re
sourcher measures. So you had tofigure out we in ea platinaw or we
in guare we? But the mostimportant thing, my mother always taught me

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that when you play for people,it's very important that they feel something from
what you play emotionally. The greatpoet Maya Angela always said that people will
forget what you said, they mayforget what you did, but they will
never forget how you made them feel. And I think that's a central premise
to all the work that I do, starting from childhood and through the different

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things that you endure, like DukeEllington said, problems or opportunities. So
when I lost my site at fiveor six years old, I always viewed
it as a challenge. I mean, I've never been somebody who celebrated being
blind. I consider it something Ihave to manage and make sure it just
don't get in the way of whatI want to do. And so I've
had to just find my own way. When I started writing pieces for Orchestra,

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I had to figure out how touse all these programs so that I
could get whatever my thoughts were ina format where a cited musician could read
it, So that took like twentyfive years to do that. At the
same time, you're trying to developyour skills as a pianist, You're working
on mentoring young people in the bandsthat I've led, you know, making
sure that as many people as Ihave the ability to provide opportunities for,

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I can give them a chance toyou know, express their creative imagination.
So it's really been really like solvingproblems. That's what we do. And
we serve our public, we serveour audiences. Well, you certainly have
done that so beautifully and again trailblazersall the people participating, but certainly not

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the least of which was Marion Andersonherself, who was an opera singer.
She was from Philadelphia. The mostextraordinary moment in her life was when she
was denied the opportunity to sing atConstitution Hall in Washington, d C.
Because she was black and Eleanor Roosevelt, who was the first Lady at that

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time. That's not the end ofthis story. And so Marian Anderson ended
up singing in front of the LincolnMemorial before tens of thousands of people.
What does Marion Anderson and her legacymean to you? She represents, honestly,
not just black people, but indigenouspeople, minority people, disabled people,

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anybody who is unfairly stereotyped because ofa cast system that provides people with
visual feedback on who they are,and then judgment is made as to what
role they should play and how farthey should go. And the fact that
she endured all of this scrutiny andall she wanted to do is be a
great singer and sing for people.But then you're going to always have folks

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who are going to misidentify that anddecide who is destined to who are we
comfortable with playing these roles? Andwhen you see somebody go through all of
the struggle, but at the sametime it's such a triumphant, heroic figure
with such integrity and artistic greatness despiteall of this, then it gives you

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a roadmap to fight through your ownstruggles with the same kind of dignity.
And you have this sense that therewere people who came before you who laid
a pack to let you know thatyou can, in fact do these things.
I think it's great that they're honoringher by naming this hall to such
a great figure. Yes, extraordinaryfor former civil rights icon and performing at

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the Great Stages concert will be honoringMarion Anderson on June eighth at eight pm
at Marion Anderson Hall at the KimmelCenter for the Performing Arts. In that
hall has been named in honor ofMarion Anderson. Marcus, thank you so
much for joining us here today.If you want tickets, you can go
to Ensemble Artsphilly dot org and thePhiladelphia Orchestra dot org. That's Phila org

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dot org. Thank you so much. We're really looking forward to an extraordinary
evening of music. Thank you somuch for joining us today. Thank you,
Lorien, my pleasure. A couplemonths ago, I had a very
wonderful experience of privilege of moderating apanel that was after the Philadelphia premiere of

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Second Trauma, documentary that examines theimpact of reporting on gun violence and how
it can sometimes create a second traumafor those survivors and victims of deadly shootings.
Journalists show up at probably the worstday of a person's life, and
sometimes they come and they don't comeback, and there's grief and hope and

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fear. But we rarely talk aboutsolutions, and that is why I'm so
privileged to be joined by Angie Wade, whose son, Joseph Daniels the Third,
was killed, and she was oneof the individuals that was interviewed in
this documentary and had a lot tosay about what we can do better as

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journalists, as members of the mediato report on violence. Thank you so
much for coming and joining us heretoday. Thank you for having me,
La Raine. I'm glad to behere. We're going to talk about the
media in just a moment, butI think what I want to do is
talk about your son, because onceagain, the media doesn't often provide a
full reporting of what a human beingwe've lost to gun violence, what that

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loss really means, And so I'mgoing to talk to you about your son
and ask you some questions about JosephDaniels the Third. What is your first
memory of your son. My firstmemory of Joe is his height, in
his kindness, his kind heart,and his compassion and his courage. He

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was a very tall, bold,courageous man that was always about change.
He called himself Joe Changing the GameDaniels because he said he was determined to
change the game in people's lives.What did he do, what was his

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job? You know, what didhe mean to the community. He was
a pleforer of things, Lorraine.He was a coach for Philadelphia youth basketball,
which he loved. That was agreat, great sport for him.
That was his love basketball. Growingup, he was you know, raised
by me, a single pero.He didn't have the opportunity to play basketball

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in the you know, various areas. We were brought up around Strawberry Mansion
and a lot of times I wouldn'tlet him outside because bullying, you know,
by him being tall, he wouldget out there, and just the
fear of having something happened to him. He understood. But then I'm sure
as a child he probably had someyou know, resentment from like, you

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know, I can't go out withoutsomething happening. So he was determined as
an adult to give back to thecommunity what he felt that he didn't always
have, and to provide a safespace and to have some leadership and have
some support from individuals who really wantedto see them. When what is your

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most vivid memory of your son,I just I remember he was a god
fearing man as well. I rememberhim saying, Mom, he said,
I have a calling. And Isaid really, I said, what do
you think your calling is? Hesaid, well, you know, my
grandfather is a pastor, and Ifeel like I have a calling. And
he said, I'm not sure ifit's in a poolpit, but I have

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a calling to change. He said, I feel like I'm creating a legacy.
And I said, well, son, I said, you're young.
I said, a legacy, youknow, in my opinion, I said
this to him, I said,it takes years of work and dedication to
create this legacy, you know,because he was big, and he thought

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big, and he just was like, no, Mom, I'm really going
to do it. I'm going tocreate this big legacy because I believe that
God put me here to do that. I said, I believe you.
I said, I'll support you howeverI can. But I said, again,
it's a lot of work. Hewas determined. He was determined to
do it. So he started becausemy grandson he started going to the schools.

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My grandson was having some acting outbehavior school, and he went up
there and he was a single parentof my grandson, and you know,
he said, I want to goup there and see what I can do
to change his behavior, to seewhat connections I can make, to see
what I can do. And whenhe got there, he said, he
had no idea that it wasn't justabout my grandson. He starts seeing a

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lot of stuff that was going onwith kids who didn't have fathers in their
lives, and you know, hesaid, I want to volunteer. He
said, I feel like I wantto be a part of their lives.
So he became this father figure toall these kids and they loved him.
He just came there. He gothim into sports, football, basketball,

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He took him out on trips andas a result of he said that he
felt that God led him to starta nonprofit called Destined for Greatness. He
said, because he believed that everybodyis destined to be great in his lifetime.
Wow, what about your son makesyou smile? To be honest,

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Lorraine, everything, And I saythat humbly. I sit and I think
about him a lot, and Imiss him a lot. It's not a
day that goes by, Lorraine,that I tell people. I said,
as I stated in the second trauma, I said, it never gets old
to me as a mother, becauseI have so so many fine memories and
I'm so so proud of him forwhat he did in his short time in

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the community to really bring about changeand to sit and watch, Lorraine,
things are still happening and big thingsare happening for people as a result of
him. With dis destined for greatness. In the school system, it's a
few teachers who have they said,we're going to continue, We're going to
take the baton and run with whatmister Daniel said. So we have some

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kids who are being helped now.Groups are being started. Young men including
nor Mind is taking a terrain andjust saying we're to go and do what
he did and help these kids inthe community who really need help, who
really need mentorship, who really needto be heard, because as inner city
kids, they feel like they're notheard and they're not understood. So my

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son honestly had the patience of joband he would sit and listen and understand
these kids, and he would comeup with solutions to try to help them
in any way he could. Youmentioned Ahmad, and I wonder if you
can just explain who he is.He was a good friend. He's also
a gun violence victim, lost hisbrother. He lost his brother and prior

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to then, he lost his friend. Armad and my son work together in
the school system, and they alwayswould laugh. They said he could tear
up a classroom. He would comein and all the kids when he would
enter the room would jump on hisback because he was big and tall,
and he just would shrink to achild to be that punching bag for them

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to play, have this good playgroundand fun and it said, oh man,
Joe, you coming in here.These kids are going to jump on
you. And this other guy namedMike, who's the teacher as well,
would always say that about Joe,and our mind is like you know.
Seeing that was encouragement to him.So when he lost his brother, of
course, he was really really brokenand he would say to me. He

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said, Mama Wade, I don'tknow how you do it. And I
said, first, I have togive honor to God, That's where my
helps come from. And secondly,just being determined to continue his legacy.
And he did a lot of footworkand I said, he wore us eighteen
shoe and I said, my God, I said, I said, how
am I going to fill these bigshoes? But when I think about it,

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I said, that was God's intentionality, not only was he tall and
stature, but he was a giantof a person. His heart, he
had a giant heart. I said, you know, Lord, just give
me the strength to be able tocontinue his legacy to you, to help
to continue to show me where theneed is for these young men and young
women who needs help. And havingmy grandkids part of his legacy, just

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watching them grow. My grandson isa replica. He is fourteen, he'll
be fifteen next week and he wearsa size seventeen. And my father like
son, my son like father.So to help them continue to heal and
understand using them also to get outhere and do things to promote healing and

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to help others. They all havegood hearts and like to help and like
to do things in the community aswell. So, yes, well you
talk earlier about how he said Iwant to have a legacy. Well clearly
he created that and it continues.Yes. Yeah, So we met and
I met you, and I metAhmad who lost his brother in a very

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well publicized shooting that happened to jeffUniversity Hospital. He was a worker there
and then your son was killed aswell. And one of the things we
talked about was how the media canmake a situation that's just horrible much worse.
And I wonder if you can talkabout some of the things that you

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experienced and some of the things thatyou wish that the media did better when
covering your son's passing. I reallyfeel that they could have contact me and
we could have went over some things. They could have got information, accurate
information, as opposed to going pieceand things together, you know, really

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being more understanding, being more compassionate. And I think it was an unawareness.
And when I spoke to a fewjournalists and a few news reporters,
they were unaware. Like in theirmind it was like, Okay, we
want to help, we want toget and find a killer or whatever.
But in an interim, you're destroyingthe family, and you're destroying all the
people in arad on, the friends, all the associates who care about this

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person. To see the glasses inthe street, I'm one of the teachers
that worked with my son also cameto the second trauma and she called me
Mama Wad as well. She said, Mama, wait, I never saw
that clip with the glasses and itwould broke glasses in the street, And
she said it really hurt me,yeah, you know, and I said,
yeah, I said, these weresome of the things that I was

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seeing. And a car left runningand you know, all this stuff was
being displayed without me even knowing thatthis had even happened. You know,
age was wrong. Just the wholething was wrong. So I just feel
that they should contact and try toget in touch with that the Mexican person
and said, let's have a conversationand get accurate information and just be mindful.

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Not even just my story, otherpeople where you see shoes in the
street and you see the bodies andthe covering and it's just disheartening. It's
okay when you looking at it froma standpoint where that's not your family member,
but when that's your family member oryour friend, it crushed you.
It really crushed you to see that. Like I was sick, and to
this day, Lareene, I can'twatch the news, and I love the

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news. I love knowing what's goingon. You know, it's just to
see all the violence and to seedifferent stuff in the news where you know
they still do it, it takesme back to that place where I'm like,
my god, somebody else is goingto have to go through that and
it really brings hurt and it bringsback. It's like a trigger. It

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just triggers me back to that time, and automatically, you know, I
had a spirit of tears. Istart crying and my heart is heavy for
that family because I know what they'reembarking upon and I know what they're going
to have to go through. Andit doesn't stop there. It just goes
on and on with your family whereyour family is so affected and to this

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day, my family is very,very very affected by my son's passing.
Yeah, I think that what you'vedone so far in our talking today is
create a more full image of yourson. People are hearing what he meant

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to people. That he was partof a great organization, Philadelphia Basketball doing
wonderful work, That he was acoach there says a lot about who he
was as a person, right,Yes, Yes, what has helped you
continue on? When I first startedworking here, we had the Stop the
Violence, Increase the Peace campaign,right, and so I covered a lot

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of where people lost their loved onesand for better or worse. I am
not your typical reporter because it killsme every single time. Right, So,
but when I became a mother,I looked at everything with a completely
different lens, and that is thatwhen you're a parent, you have an
understand of what the stakes are,right, you know what you would be

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like if you lost your child,and that's probably a parent's worst fear,
right, it's the worst. Indeed. Yeah, indeed, I describe it,
Lorraine as it's no greater pain inthe world than I lose a child,
and it's excruciating. What has keptme is my faith and the legacy

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that he created. In his willingnessto want everybody to be okay, I
know he would. He would alwayssay that I lost my mother in twenty
thirteen, and him and my motherwere really close. And one day I
was crying in a room and Isaid, son, He said, well,
Mom, you okay? I said, I'm not. I said,
you know, I miss my motherand it's been a few years, but
I really miss her. And hesaid, Mom, you going to be

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all right? And I said,well, you're saying that you still have
me. I said, I thoughtthat when my grandmother passed, I was
very fond of her. She passedon my birthday, but I still I
was hurt. But she was sicklyand I still had my mother, but
when my mother passed it was different. And then I said, well,
you have me, so I don'tknow. He said, you know what,
mom, what my comfort is.He said, I'm gonna be alright

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because I know where you're going.And he said, my faith in God
is just that great where I knowI'll see you again. So he gave
me a hug. He said We'regonna be all right together, and I
was crying and he had away.He dried my eyes, Loraine, and
I said, son, you knowwhat I know. And I said,
I have the same faith that youhave. But just being in this situation,

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sometime it's okay to grieve, andI go through that a lot.
I can be at work, Loraine, I could be anywhere where. I
think about him so often it's nota day, it's sometime it's not even
an hour to go by. AndI said, you know what, Lord,
I guess this is a part ofyour plan so that this pain on
the inside of me can continue toproduce purpose and my life and the people

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that's attached to me, and forthe whole world. I would like to
believe that because I want to seeeverybody be healed in the world. I
want to see love and peace andforgiveness in the world because that's what I
taught him, that's what he represents, and that's what I represent. So
with all of that being said,I said, you know, even in
his short time, he said,Mom, I'm thirty three. He was

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excited on his birthday. He wasborn on Father's Day and he said,
you know, I'm the same ageas Jesus. He said, wherever he
leads me, I'll follow. Andhe has that in his Instagram and it's
still up in his Facebook, andhe posts a lot of spiritual things every
day. And a week before hepassed, he was out trying to figure
out how he can help. Somebodysaid, somebody DM me. You know

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a kid was shot. He said, I'm praying for the kid that was
shot and the kid that's facing charges. And sometime I go back and I
look at that rain and it helpsme because it helped me. Say.
I raised him to not be ahypocrite. If he said forget if everybody

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he means that, and I taughthim to be that way. So I
want to continue to do that,continue to show people that we can get
through this with love and not withhate, and even though it's painful,
and it's never not going to bepainful, but you can overcome it with
love, with giving back, withbelieving and having hope, being hopeful.

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I really believe that, I reallybelieve that. I'm thankful to him.
I'm thankful for his life. I'mthankful for his lagacy. I just look
at stuff and I just smile,and we talk about and we say,
you know, how would Joe handlethis? We always say, you know
what, he will handle it thisway, So let's be strong in this
and go head and press forward,because he would not want us say it.

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He would not want us being depressed. He would want us to continue
to get up and see what wecould do to bless somebody else. And
we're doing that. We're doing thatwork. Yeah. Well, clearly he
is. Legacy lives on through youand every person that he's touched, and
it continues to radiate like a pebblein a pond. Yes, what is

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your last word about your son?About the image of him that persists in
your head, in your mind andyour heart, Just his great works and
just him being such a good personand the amount of people in this world

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he affected, and he touched.I had kids reach out to me that
he coached and kids that he mentoredjust a few weeks ago. And he
says he's nineteen years old. Andhe said, Mom, I know you're
at work. I need to goand see mister Daniels at the cemetery and
talk to him. And he said, I'm going to drive. He face
taught me and I was at workand he said, I can't remember where

(28:57):
he was, but if I couldstay on the phone with you for you
to show me. And I showedthem and we lost connection and then I
called them back to check on him. He had found it and he was
in tears and he said, nothinghas been the same since you left.
We all miss you. We allmiss you, and all the kids at

(29:18):
Kinderton Elementary where he was doing climatecontrol manager there. He did stuff at
the Thune. A few days beforethis happened to him, he had broke
up a fight. It was ariot and he wasn't even working there.
He was working at Healthfleet. Hewas helping working at the ambulance and he
got word of it and they calledhim up said could you come, and
he went and he stayed out thereand diffused it and sent all the kids

(29:41):
home. One kid got hurt andhe stayed with that kid until the family
came to take him to the hospital. And when I hear so many different
stories from people, it's always goodthings. They come and they said,
I want to meet the mother ofthat young man. I want to meet
the person who raised this young manto be such a caring person and have

(30:03):
so much kind love and commitment tothe community and to people. And it
just makes me smile. And Ijust said, you know what, I'm
grateful to God, and I'm gratefulthat he listened, and I'm so proud
of the man that he became.And I want to continue his legacy in

(30:25):
a mighty way to bless people andto help people. I want everybody in
the world to know who Joe Danielswas and to adopt his legacy and some
of the things that he did thatwas very genuine from his heart. Angela
Wade, whose son Joseph Daniels theThird was killed. But again, his

(30:49):
legacy lives on through you, Angie, and also through all the people that
he touched, and of course throughyour advocacy work. You're working with the
Philadelphia Center for Gun Violence Reporting andwas interviewed in Second Trauma, a documentary
about the impact of the media onthose survivors of gun violence. So you

(31:12):
honor your son in so many differentways, and certainly not the least of
which is to share who he waswith all of us, and we thank
you for that. I thank youfor having me, Lorraine. The only
thing I can say, the lastthing I'll say is that the marathon will
continue for my beloved Joseph Emanuel Daniels. The third it will contin you,

(31:34):
the great works will continue to goforth. All right, thank you so
much. Thank you. You canlisten to all of today's interviews by going
to our station website and typing inkeyword Community. You can also listen on
the iHeartRadio app ye Words Philadelphia CommunityPodcast. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram
at Lorraine Ballard. I'm Lorraine BallardMorrow, and I stand for service to

(31:56):
our community and media that empowers.What will you stand for? You've been
listening to Insight and thank you
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