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Several comrades of Brooklyn warrior Abubadika Sonny Carson reflected on his legacy 14 years after he transitioned to the ancestral realm. After suffering a heart attack in September 2002, he lay comatose at the VA Medical Center on 23rd Street on the East Side of Manhattan, until expiring Dec. 20.

“One of the main things Sonny Carson did on his trip to the Motherland was that he changed the ‘door of no return’ to the ‘door of the returned,’” Carson’s comrade, Atiim Ferguson, noted. “That accomplishment meant that those souls who left there, that knew they were never coming back, who are ancestors now, can walk through that door. It also meant that for us who’s here, the door is opened for us to return and make the Motherland strong, and the world power she’s supposed to be.”

Activist Queen of Queens recalled Carson bestowing her with her attribute when she was in third grade, before saying how much he influenced local youths in her Brownsville community.

“Sonny always told us that we could be anything we wanted to be,” she stated. “You know how that makes you feel, as a child?”

Paradise Gray was one of those who also met Carson as a youth and partnered up with his son, Lumumba, along with Brother J, in forming the revolutionary hip-hop group X Clan, as well as the Black Watch Movement.

“Sonny was a real soldier, a real warrior,” he reflected. “He didn’t do stuff to be in the media and get pats on the back. He was fighting for the real liberation of our people.”

How is today’s pleading Black Lives Matter generation influenced by Carson’s legacy? Some suggest following his lead, being that much hasn’t changed.

“Abubadika’s example is still relevant because Black people are still in the same genocidal predicament we were in when he passed,” contended Carson’s comrade, Brother Tarik Haskins.