According to AP, Al Sharpton is mourning the death of his mother, but the civil rights leader says he is still coming to Florida to lead a rally for an unarmed black teen killed by a neighborhood watch captain.
Sharpton said Thursday on Twitter that he is on a flight to Florida for the rally at the First Shiloh Baptist Church in Sanford. The rally is being held following the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last month.
Martin was shot by a neighborhood watch captain who has claimed he acted in self-defense. The neighborhood watch captain hasn’t been arrested, and the case is being reviewed by the State Attorney’s Office.
Sharpton’s 87-year-old mother, Ada, died early Thursday. Sharpton says his mother would have wanted him to attend the rally.
According to AP, A public viewing will be held Friday for singer Etta James, and the Rev. Al Sharpton will eulogize the late legend at a private funeral Saturday.
A statement from Sharpton’s representative Tuesday said the funeral will include performances by celebrities, but those names were not announced.
James died last Friday at age 73 after battling leukemia and other ailments, including dementia. She was most famous for her classic “At Last,” but over her decades-long career, she became revered for her passionate singing voice.
The public viewing will be held in Inglewood and the funeral will be held in Gardena, both in the Los Angeles area.
The family is asking that any donations be sent to the Philadelphia-based Rhythm & Blues Foundation.
The viewing is scheduled for 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. in the Manchester Chapel at Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary, 3801 W. Manchester Blvd.
The controversy, Hip Hop vs. Rap? Are they the cause of our youth to become violent? Wear a mouth full of gold? Pants hanging off their butt? Calling women “Ho’s?” Do women like the disrespect? Hip Hop and Rap is a Trillion dollar business at whose expense?
Back in the days children had respect for their elders and neighbors. Today elders cannot ride the bus, people cannot talk to youth without them using profanity, getting violent blasting Rap/Hip Hop Music in people ears. Some say it’s the parents fault, in some cases it’s the parents doing the same thing. Now who is to blame?
Artist such as LL Cool J, Will Smith, Kanye West just to name a few does not promote offensive lyrics. I enjoy their work, Kanye is extremely outspoken and I LOVE that about him, on the other hand when you step out of that box you have you have lyrics such as “I F–ked your mama and your grandmother too” “Come suck my ____ tell I c-m b–ch and so on. WOW! Rev. Al Sharpton was hot on some of the Artists.
Are the lyrics to Rap and Hip Hop destroying our youth? Should Rap- Hip Hop albums be banned? Please Leave A Comment