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September 10, 2004

Farewell, Aaron Hawkins

This is stunning news.

Uppity-negro.com was one of the first blogs I ever read, and probably the very first "Black blog" I discovered, back when I was still wondering if there were any. Aaron was a pioneer in this corner of blogville that we inhabit, arguably paved the way for this site and at least half the others that on my blogroll. He represented his views and principles with a passion and a wry humor that we could all strive to emulate, and I'd say to some extent that's what I've always done here.

I hope he knew how respected and valued he was by this community that he helped to build, and how many lives he touched with his words. I wish I was lucky enough to say that I truly knew him, and my heart goes out to all of you who did.

Posted by jsmooth995 at September 10, 2004 2:09 PM

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