Support Coach Greg Fuller!
I am writing this letter to express my full support for H.D. Woodson head football coach Greg Fuller, "Woodson Community Rallies behind Fired Coach," by Elton Hayes, November 1, 2012.
Coach Fuller's firing is just another example of DCPS and its administrators trying to rid the system of strong black male leadership. For years players at different District public schools have been found to be ineligible for some reason or another, but I can't remember when a coach has been fired for it.
Chancellor Kaya Henderson and her assistants have once again orchestrated the ouster of a strong black male with a history of making a difference in the lives of our young black men. Why is strong black male leadership in our school system discouraged? I think DCPS had to use these trumped-up charges against Coach Fuller because they were unable to explain the reasons for the dismissal of the principal of Phelps High School, another strong black male.
Covering Issues that Impact the Nation
I recently moved to the Washington, D.C. area from the great city of Houston, Texas. The thing I find most interesting about D.C. is the wide-ranging coverage of both local and national news. After picking up several issues of your newspaper I would like to say how impressed I am with your coverage of issues that face not only District residents but also those who live throughout the nation.
Your reporters should be commended for what I believe to be very fair and unbiased reporting. It is very exciting to see an African-American newspaper cover such a wide range of topics. As a lifelong Republican I just loved reading your November 1, 2012 issue. In that issue you had articles where you interviewed African-American Republicans who were able to express their views on the political situation facing our nation quite eloquently. In addition, you interviewed a white Republican candidate running for the D.C. Council, and that shows me just how balanced your coverage is.
Silver Spring, Md.