Oakland Has Declared May 19 ‘Paul Mooney Day’

Next May, the city of Oakland, California, will celebrate one of the greatest minds of comedy.

According to TMZ, Oakland will be commemorating the recently deceased comedian Paul Mooney as officials have declared May 19 “Paul Mooney Day.”

A resolution proposed by Oakland City Councilmember Carroll Fife to officially name a day after the comedian was passed unanimously. The resolution has recognized him for his “uncompromising social and political commentary and iconic contributions to Black arts and entertainment.”