Congressman Donald Payne Died

The people of New Jersey, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Ogaden has lost one of their greatest friend in their fight to justice and fairness

By The Star-Ledger,

U.S. Rep. Donald Payne, the elder statesman of New Jersey’s congressional delegation, died after a months-long battle with colon cancer today. The longtime politician was 77.

Payne announced last month he was under treatment for colon cancer but said that he expected to make a full recovery. Last week, though, his health took a turn for the worse.

He was hospitalized at Georgetown University Hospital, but on Friday was flown back to New Jersey on a medical transport. After arriving at Teterboro airport, he was taken to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. Continue reading

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