Black People Politics : Final goodbye to Julian Bond

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    The Southern Poverty Law Center said in a statement on Sunday morning its co-founder, civil rights activist Julian Bond, died Saturday night in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., after a brief illness. He was 75.

    “Not only has the country lost a hero today, we’ve lost a great friend,” SPLC co-founder Morris Dees wrote.

    Bond was known for his charismatic and effective leadership in championing for civil rights in the U.S. and was admired among his friends.

    President Obama said in a statement on Sunday, “Julian Bond was a hero and, I’m privileged to say, a friend. Justice and equality was the mission that spanned his life — from his leadership of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, to his founding role with the Southern Poverty Law Center, to his pioneering service in the Georgia legislature and his steady hand at the helm of the NAACP.”

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    He was one of my idols, I got his autograph in 1984, in Hawaii, at a Convention where he was the keynote speaker. In addition, Julian was on his way to becoming our first Black President, until a trumped up drug charge thwarted his political career ... He will be sorely missed.


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    The last of our great Civil Rights leaders--those who championed the cause for social justice and equity--those who are responsible for us being where we are today, not totally where we'd like to be but better than where we were--these great men/women are dying and leaving their great legacy to us. People, like Julian Bond, didn't just sit and talk about change, they were the warriors who fought to make change happen. Let's enjoy the fruits of our brothers and sisters labor, but rest not because we must also toil in the fields of injustice, destroy the weeds and plant a new crop that we can all take sustenance and thrive from the harvest.

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    Amen ... :choir:

    Preach Black Women, teach ...

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