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The general, socio-political and very personal rantings and ravings of a hip hop head from the hood hustling for change... Of himself.

You all know me and are aware that I am unable to remain silent. At times to be silent is to lie. For silence can be interpreted as acquiescence.
—Miguel de Unamuno


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Thursday, November 09, 2006

Brother Ed

June 22 1941 - November 9 2006
Brother, you were the truth and I watched you uncover and investigate with professionalism my entire life. You represented us well and used your platform to let the world know where we stood in the grand scheme of things. Some that live in infamy and were newsworthy only spoke to you, and those that needed truth to be told to the masses sought your help because you were one of the most trusted and would let them testify with no bias. Brother, your style, method and truth telling via the media will sorely be missed. You also kept it very dapper on the tube as well. Rest now, brother journalist of truth. Your legacy lives, and we will carry on your work.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ed was incredible and your tribute was really beautiful.

aquababie said...

i had no idea he was even sick. i was really surprised to hear this.

brooklyn babe said...

Nice.

Deb Sistrunk Nelson said...

It hurt my heart to read the news this afternoon. Ed Bradley?? It couldn't be! But it was.

I posted a photo gallery on my site, but your tribute really reflects how I feel. I couldn't put it into words. I'm glad you did.

Mr. Bradley will be missed.

Aly Cat 121 said...

Oh snap Ed is dead. Dayum, I'ma hafta tell My Hunny or get the details cuz I'm sure he knows. Dayum.

Anonymous said...

RIP Ed. Journalism just lost one of the best.

Luke Cage said...

AMEN Hassan. Godspeed Ed.

Deb Sistrunk Nelson said...

OK, Hassan, you inspired me. I wrote my own reflections on this distinguished journalist. If you get a chance, check it out.

Rose said...

The last interview I saw that he did was with Tiger Woods. I will miss him....60 minutes is doing something on him Sunday.