“The hardest job of a Black preacher is the preach the funeral of an irrelevant negro! It’s the hardest job! Body rolled down the isle, family sitting up there crying and slobbering, and we got to get up to hallucinate a life for you that you aint lived!” – Rev. Al Sharpton, host of MSNBC’s “Politics Nation.”
The 57-year-old civil rights activist has preached the eulogies at the funerals/memorial services for the likes of “King of Pop” Michael Jackson, blues legend Etta James, controversial personality Rodney King, legendary lawyer and politician Percy Sutton, United States Congressman Donald Payne and his own mother, to name a few.