Feature More Local Artists
Thank you for your article, "Moroccan artist Hamid Kachmar Opens 3rd Solo Show", July 19, 2012, by Misty Brown. Coverage of the visual arts in the Washington area is vital to artists who live and work in the District and surrounding jurisdictions. I very seldom see where any of the other local newspapers review or write articles about our small black owned galleries or the artists they feature.
The Washington area is full of wonderful artists who are working very hard to get noticed. I am just so happy to see the Washington Informer choosing to take a look at the artwork created by one of those artists.
No Comment Doesn't Sit Well with Parents
I have seen quite a few articles about the D.C. Public School system and Chancellor Kaya Henderson in the Informer over the past few months. However, the only article in which she has actually had something to say was during an editorial board meeting with Washington Informer staff last summer. The story appeared in the paper on June 2, 2011.
Regarding the controversy surrounding the principal at Phelps High School and now the school libraries, the chancellor has chosen not to have any comments or provide any explanation to parents about her decisions. Let her try something like that on a school located west of Rock Creek Park.
The mayor, the city council and those parents would have Henderson packing her bags so fast she wouldn't know what happened. She rides roughshod over our community because she thinks she can get away with it. It seems as if her attitude is that only she knows what's best for our students and she doesn't need any input from parents. Our community and our students deserve better.