Despite the negative articles written about Jeff and my comments being used inappropriately, I am proud to say that he was a friend, a spiritual brother and a hero within our Community.
Therefore, rightfully so he caused a roadblock on Lozells Road as masses turned out to show respect for the man describe larger than life.
Jeff, made a more then valued contribution towards change, as one must remember he became a leading lawyer from humble beginnings and returned to his Community to defend and fight injustice, that at times appear to seek to consume us.
However, it is time to continue the fight economically, socially, civically, legally and politically as Jeff was a great supporter of the Political work that I do. He confirmed to me his agreement that in order to make effective progress we need to be at decision making tables and we all have a role to play.
This is about Justice for all and we must now move forward. We gathered on Thursday to say farewell to our fallen Brother, but, also to pick up his mantle, his legacy and move forward as a Community, if one look at the numbers one can see the real impact that we have when we come together.
Jeff believed in us all, time for us to believe in ourselves and have the understanding that we all can achieve, but, we have to be prepared to fight for it and always remember that great old phrase, "Never Give Up".
The next move is ours, time to pick up the baton and move forward.
Rest in Peace Jeffrey.