Hello my WHIHH family. It’s been a while since we last chatted. The Kidney Awareness Gala was a major success. We appreciate everyone who had a hand in making it happen.
On another note, I would like to address a slightly different subject today that has gotten national attention. We all have been informed of the late Mike Brown (18) of Ferguson, MO. His body was laid to rest today here in St. Louis today.
There was a tremendous amount of support, love, and honor for this young man who was shot and fatally killed by a Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson, while unarmed in the middle of the street on August 9th. There are numerous stories on what really happened between the officer and Brown but I’m afraid that truth will never be known.
Following the death of Brown, the town became instantly angry, filled with questions, curiosity and determination for justice. We have gotten past the hostile side of the situation that involved looting and riots but was uplifted with positive protestors that stood day and night in the midst of police officers and the National Guard. There have been tons of makeshift signs and posters that read #NOJUSTICENOPEACE. Multiple celebrities took time to actually visit Ferguson, MO to pay respects to Mike Brown and his family.
We are still in search of answers as to what transpired on that summer afternoon in Ferguson, but for now I send prayers and blessing to Mike Brown’s family. I want to say a special thanks just a few people, Rev. Al Sharpton, Young Jeezy, KeKe Palmer, J.Cole, Iyanla Vanzant and Common for helping to bring this situation to national attention, the Ferguson and surrounding communities and Friendly Temple Missionary Baptist Church.
We are all MIKE BROWN.
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