The 84-year old long-serving member of the Atlanta City Council transcended this morning to join the ancestors. He was one of my best friends and always extended to me unconditional love. I will write more later about this gift to humanity and giant of a man who always spoke softly. May he RIP.
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Jabari Simama writes a regular column under heading Jabari Simama Speaks. He currently is the government and education columnist for Governing. He is a former educator and elected and public official. He is author of Civil Rights to Cyber Rights (2009). He’s also been a columnist for Creative Loafing, Southwest Atlanta Magazine, and a feature writer for Atlanta Magazine. He was born in Columbia, Missouri and lives in Atlanta, GA. He received a B.S. from the University of Bridgeport, M.A. from Atlanta University in African American Studies, and a Ph.D. from Emory University in American Studies. Contact him: firstname.lastname@example.org View all posts by Jabari Simama