I offer my sincere condolences to the loved ones of Mayor Marion Barry, who died over the weekend, here in Washington, DC.
The memories I will carry of Marion Barry are those that led me to work on his 1994 Mayoral Campaign in Washington, DC - memories of a civil rights leader, a rights activist and a living example to youth that although one might falter along the road, it is possible to get back up, to atone and to resume service of the people for the people. Despite grumblings from some detractors of Mayor Barry, I will continue to carry these positive things of his accomplishments.
May God grant him rest and eternal consideration of the positive impact he has had on the lives of many people in the District of Columbia and across the United States. Into the hands of the Almighty is delivered the son of a sharecropper who grew up poor and lived to champion the rights of the lowly. Amen!