Your Year-in-Review edition was fantastic. I just loved seeing the photographs of the writers and photographers on your staff. Now, when I read different articles and look at the photos I will have a picture in my mind of the individuals who are providing the information. That edition also reminded me of all of the excellent work your paper has done over the past year.
The Washington Informer is truly a treasure in our community. Here's wishing everyone at The Informer a very prosperous and even more exciting New Year. As most of us know there is so much good news in our community and we know that The Informer can't cover it all, but we thank God for what you are able to bring to us each and every week.
A Different Perspective
One of my favorite sections to read in your paper is the Business Exchange by William Reed. From reading his columns I get a sense that his political leaning is somewhat to the right of center, and I just love it. He continually gives a different take on issues that are facing us in the African-American community, and personally, his columns have broadened my view on some of the things he has written about.
Mr. Reed is not a fan of President Barack Obama, but he is entitled to his opinion. I think history will prove Mr. Reed's reasoning about Mr. Obama wrong, but that's a whole different issue.
In the January 3, 2013 issue, Mr. Reed's column, "Let's Elect Tim Scott for President" gives a very interesting view of the Republican Party and how African Americans should view it. Let me see, a black Democratic senator ran for president and got 99 percent of the vote and won the election, so now that we have a black Republican senator he should run for president and get 99 percent of the vote. I love it!
Mr. Reed, continue to write your columns and make us all think about what the political process really means for each of us. Let everyone see that we are all not cut from the same cookie cutter and that we have different opinions and views. It's a hard education, but it's the right education.
Stephen M. Glenn