Michael Brown, the victim of a police shooting, will be laid to rest in Ferguson, Missouri, today. The Brown family has called for today to be a day of mourning and asked that no protests take place. Dignitaries from across the country are coming, including three White House aides. In addition to political figures, Hollywood stars will attend, including Spike Lee, R. Kelly and many others. Strangely, absent is potential presidential candidate Hillary R. Clinton. Clinton will need to depend heavily on the black vote. Many political pundits will undoubtedly notice her absence.
Civil rights activist and head of the National Action Network, the Rev. Al Sharpton, will be delivering the eulogy for Michael Brown. Many people are noticing a strange calm on the streets, as if people are in a daze. Some are calling it a form of post-traumatic stress disorder as young schoolchildren start their first day of school today. Perhaps people are thinking about the death of Michael Brown, the riots, the police, and their own lives in Ferguson. In any case, the youths of the city have awakened to the harsh reality of being black in America.
The funeral of Michael Brown will be held at friendly Temple missionary Baptist Church, 5515 Dr. Martin Luther King Dr., St. Louis, Mo. 63112, at 11:30 a.m. EST and 10:30 a.m. CST, many news outlets are broadcasting the funeral services live.