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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:32 PM

Al Sharpton's mother died today, but he will still lead the rally

today in Sanford.

On Thursday morning, Rev. Al Sharpton's 87-year-old mother Ada Sharpton passed away following a prolonged battle with dementia and Alzheimer's.

The news comes in the wake of another tragedy close to Al Sharpton's heart. The reverend has been deeply involved in the fight for justice on behalf of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, the captain of a neighborhood watch group, on February 26.

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/318229/20120322/al-sharpton-mother-dies-trayvon-martin-rally.htm


Putting his own personal grief aside to help get justice. Sorry for your loss, Al.

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Reply Al Sharpton's mother died today, but he will still lead the rally (Original post)
apples and oranges Mar 2012 OP
nobodyspecial Mar 2012 #1
nadinbrzezinski Mar 2012 #2
EFerrari Mar 2012 #3
JI7 Mar 2012 #4

Response to apples and oranges (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:34 PM

1. His mom would be proud

and wanted him to go ahead with the march. I'm sure the RW attacks for it will soon ensue.

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Response to apples and oranges (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:43 PM

2. Dementia and Alzheimer's.

She is now resting.

My sympathies Rev Al.

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Response to apples and oranges (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:47 PM

3. @TheRevAl for folks on Twitter.

The day your mother dies has to be a very hard day.

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Response to apples and oranges (Original post)

Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:51 PM

4. in a way it honors his mother and how she raised him

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