Chokwe Lumumba: We Will Continue The Struggle For You

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[Tribute To A Revolutionary]

(Jackson, Miss., Mayor Chokwe Lumumba died Tuesday at age 66) 

I am shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of my comrade in struggle, the people’s mayor of Jackson, Mississippi brother Chokwe Lumumba.

He was a true revolutionary who had an undying passionate love for his people. Brother Chokwe had a humble spirit and a deep uncompromising commitment to our liberation. He was a hard worker.

On behalf of my wife Councilwoman Inez Barron, my sons Jawanza and Jalani and all the brothers and sisters in our movement we thank you brother Mayor Chokwe for coming to New York on January 3, 2014 to be the keynote speaker for Inez’s inauguration.

It warmed our hearts to hear you say how much you loved us and how proud you were to be the first Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi, to be the recipient of a New York City proclamation.

It is comforting to know as you make your transition, you will be joining your beloved wife Nubia A. Lumumba, TUPAC Shakur, whom you represented and your hero Malcolm X.

Job well done my brother. Rest in eternal peace.

Aluta Continua!

(The Struggle Continues)


Your comrade in struggle,

Charles Barron

Community Activist and Former New York City Councilman 

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