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Dee Jay Daniels ( born Dorjan Lyndell Daniels) THEN
Dee Jay Daniels ( born Dorjan Lyndell Daniels) NOW
From the " Hughleys " sit-com to likely high security prison is a personal kamikaze dive cultural observers should note with extreme alarm!
A fatal 2011 stabbing he and friends were involved in threatens to unmask him as yet-another Black man freely donning a chocolate klan mindset to wreak havoc. It was a shock when I stumbled across this story after googling " Black gang murders. "
Compare the innocent face from Daniel's childhood with the tortured look staring back from a mug shot.
Pause a moment.
That's the kamikaze dive too many brothers send themselves on, aiming the flight controls of their lives downward at full speed. We can blame White friends; allies and enemies but that won't stop such self-destructive choices... nor their consequences.
Dee Jay Daniels joins a growing list of our community's entertainment figures who've ended up facing serious charges.
After thoughts include former child stars from my era; Todd Bridges; Gary Coleman; and more rappers than I can name. Fame and fortune seems no sure cure for avoiding chocolate klan membership.
That's sad but also underscores the primacy of personal responsibility in these scenarios. If powerful external motivators like celebrity and wealth aren't guarantors of pro-social behavior then responsibility is all that's left.
He's also being accused of gang membership to top it all off! This charge either means " gang " as in he and his posse from the attack or affiliation with big Black klaverns ( Crips; Bloods; etc ) out doing the original klan in murdering black people.
I'll be following this case to see if he was simply caught up in a tragedy of errors or simply an undercover chocolate klansman who got his proverbial sheet yanked off with this arrest.
Meanwhile we still have the ones who weren't on syndicated TV to deal with.
NOTE: Wikipedia entry about the show: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hughleys