Who Is Diallo Dphrepaulezz?

Diallo Dphrepaulezz is an African-American of Haitian descent, a graduate of Petersburg public schools and Virginia State University, an executive with the Edison Schools, an “education reform” consultant, and a critic of public schools. He’s also running as an independent against Rosalyn Dance, a Democrat and former mayor of Petersburg, who is now considered a shoe-in in the race for the 63rd House of Delegates district.

South of the James, a new blog, has a fascinating profile of Dphrepaulezz, an intense but mysterious young man who could either crash and burn in a very public way, or could stun the local political establishment. Either way, the 63rd district is definitely a race to watch.

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  1. subpatre Avatar

    Excellent link. South of the James also answers two recent questions (here) rather completely. Whether blogs can be more than media parasites is answered by SOJ‘s independent, indepth and complete portrait of the candidate; information ignored by the MSM.

    Will Vehrs later asked whether it’s appropriate to search the web for information about public employees. In this case of a potential public servant, South of the James shows that it’s not only appropriate, but essential.

  2. Good link, nice story.

    ~ the blue dog

  3. Salt Lick Avatar
    Salt Lick

    Now if we can just get Dphrepaulezz and Barack Obama on a stage where they are both introduced by Ted Kennedy…

  4. lol.

    ~ the blue dog

  5. dphrepau@yahoo.com Avatar

    Just a correction — Diallo is an African-American of Somali descent — our father is from Hargeisa, Somalia!

  6. Jim Bacon Avatar
    Jim Bacon

    Hi, Diallo, I’m delighted to see that you’ve discovered the Bacon’s Rebellion blog. Based on what I’ve read about you on “South of the James,” you have some unorthodox views on the subject of public school education — a subject we address with some regularity in this blog. I hope you’ll weigh in on occasion.

  7. is it true Avatar
    is it true

    Where did you get the information that he was of Haitian descent? He is one of many siblings–at least one of whom state he is of Somali descent.

    Not that it really matters. It is just kind of odd–that little “fact.”

  8. Jim Bacon Avatar
    Jim Bacon

    Is It True, I was incorrect to state that Diallo Dphrepaulezz was of Haitian descent. I was quoting from the Southofthejames article, which was inaccurate on that particular point. In one of the comments above, Mr. Dphrepaulezz assures us that he is of Somali descent.

  9. Anonymous Avatar

    Yes it is very true to say that Diallo Dphrepaulezz is of Haitian descent. He is of Somali descent and I think he will surprise everyone come election time.

  10. Anonymous Avatar

    Correction. He is not of Haitian descent.

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