this morning my mom told me that a close friend, david dubois, died this morning around 3:30am. he was 79 and he had been in the hospital for about a week now. some of you might of heard of his father W.E.B. DuBois..he was an important civil rights activist in the 60s who marched with other activists including malcom x and martin luther king jr. david was his only surviving son..his other son died in WW2. my family and i usually go to his house about once a week and we spent this past christmas with him. he was like an uncle to me and now hes gone. he did so much in the time that he was here and his death is very a big deal. not just to me or my family, but to many others. it is comforting to know that he lived out a full life. he was a former black panther who knew other members like Huey Lewis, a close friend of Camille and Bill Cosby, president of the w.e.b. dubois foundation, and he just did so much in his lifetime. its so hard to think of his as being gone. this summer we were going to to egypt withhim(he spends almost half a the year there). once again everthing seems so messed up right now. i dont know when or where his funeral will be but i know my mom will do a lot of the planning and i expect to see a lot of 'important' people there. i will do my part along with the others to keep his legacy alive. its wierd..i never thought id be the one who was with him for his last christmas.