We Lost A True Warrior In Elijah Cummings
Elijah Eugene Cummings (January 18, 1951 – October 17, 2019) was an American politician and the member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Maryland’s 7th congressional district.
The district includes just over half of the city of Baltimore, most of the majority-black precincts of Baltimore County, as well as most of Howard County.
He previously served in the Maryland House of Delegates. He was a loving husband, father, activist, life long Baltimore resident, a member of the Democratic Party and chair of the Committee on Oversight and Reform.
On October 17, 2019, Cummings died at Johns Hopkins Hospital at the age of 68 from, his spokeswoman stated, “complications concerning longstanding health challenges”.
“I ain’t draft dodging. I ain’t burning no flag. I ain’t running to Canada.
I’m staying right here. You want to send me to jail? Fine, you go right ahead.
I’ve been in jail for 400 years. I could be there for 4 or 5 more, but I ain’t going no 10,000 miles to help murder and kill other poor people.
If I want to die, I’ll die right here, right now, fightin’ you, if I want to die. [Read more…]