March featuring Rev. Al Sharpton ahead of RNC canceled in light of Dallas attack

Posted at 9:00 AM, Jul 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-11 09:00:54-04

Rev. Al Sharpton will not attend a march in Cleveland ahead of the Republican National Convention as previously planned. 

The Keep the Promise march has been canceled in light of the recent violent events in Dallas and across the country. 

The AIDS Healthcare Foundation will still go one with the Keep the Promise concert at the Wolstein Center on July 17.

“While Reverend Sharpton will not be participating in AHF’s ‘Keep The Promise Concert & Rally’ due to the March cancellation, we look forward to his continued partnership, as we work together to raise awareness around HIV/AIDS about AIDS being a Civil Rights Issue at the Congressional Black Caucus in Washington DC this September,” said Samantha Granberry, Senior Director of Marketing, Sales, Media and Special Projects for AHF.

Doors for the concert open at 4 p.m. The free concert starts at 5 p.m.

Guests include Soledad O’Brien, Dr. Cornel West, Diane Guerrero, The Roots, Jussie Smollett, Mary Mary, Raheem DeVaughn and Jim Brown.

More information here.