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Stephanie Mills Praises Al Sharpton for How He Represented George Floyd

Olawale Ogunjimi
Jun 06, 2020
11:20 P.M.

American singer-songwriter Stephanie Mills shares touching words about Al Sharpton after his well-rendered eulogy at George Floyd's funeral.

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Stephanie Mills expressed admiration for Al Sharpton for the moving eulogy he composed in honor of George Floyd, a Black man who died in Minneapolis at the police's hands.

Stephanie Mills backstage during "KTU's Miracle on 34th Street" hoilday concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. December 18, 2002 | Photo: Getty Images

Stephanie Mills backstage during "KTU's Miracle on 34th Street" hoilday concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. December 18, 2002 | Photo: Getty Images

Mills took to her Instagram page with a photo that featured her with Sharpton, who towered over the singer and had his arm around her shoulder.

The talented songwriter was dressed in an all-black outfit, which she paired with thigh-high boots and a stylish handbag. Her hair fell in braids around her, and she held on to a jacket as she posed for the shot. The beautiful singer captioned the post,

"So proud of my brother @real_sharpton and how he represented #GeorgeFloyd to the world during his home going."

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She ended the caption with a hashtag that read, "GET YOUR KNEE OFF OUR NECKS!!" In the comments section, fans joined Mills in commending Sharpton for the emotional eulogy—they are all just as proud of Sharpton as Stephanie is.

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A fan wrote, "Love Rev. Sharpton. You made us proud with your eulogy for George Floyd. Thanks for always representing, and fighting against racial injustice."

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Rev Al Sharpton delivered the eulogy at a service aimed at commemorating George Floyd. At the memorial, Sharpton stated that this has been "the story of black folks."

Sharpton revealed that the coming march would be led by the Floyd family members.

In what may have been the most touching moment during the memorial, Al Sharpton requested the people present to stand in silence together for the length of time it took police officer, Derek Chauvin, to remove his knee from Floyd's neck.

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Chauvin has been charged with second-degree murder, and the three other officers present at the scene of the tragedy face counts of aiding and abetting murder.

Though civil protests have been recorded in about 140 US cities, Sharpton announced on Thursday that he is planning for a march to take place on August 28th.

While delivering his eulogy, Sharpton addressed Martin Luther King III, the son of the late civil rights leader Martin Luther King, reminding him about his father's famous statement, "I have a dream."

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Sharpton urged people to restore as well as recommit to the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.—he stated that they would go back to Washington to stand up and fight against police brutality and the criminal justice system.

The "March" on Washington that happened in 1963 is said to be one of the most significant civil rights demonstrations in American history. During the march, Martin Luther King(MLK) delivered his inspiring "I Have a Dream" speech.

Sharpton revealed that the coming march would be led by the Floyd family members and other families who have suffered a similar fate.

Present at the memorial were politicians, civil rights leaders, A-list celebrities including Kevin Hart, Master P, Tyrese Gibson, Tiffany Haddish, and Ludicrous.

Also present were the Rev. Jesse Jackson, Martin Luther King III, Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), and Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey. RIP George.

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