Telling Our Story!
What a wonderful surprise to read about James Meredith in one of the Washington Informer's most recent editions. A lot of what people know about civil rights leaders and just average citizens who stood up against racism and injustice is very limited.
The writer, Shantella Sherman did a fabulous job of introducing this icon to many readers and reacquainting him with others who may have forgotten his plight during the civil right era. It's great that Mr. Meredith is still fighting the good fight and looking wonderful at 79. I cannot wait to read Mr. Meredith's new book. I wish him all the best in taking up the cause of our young people. He's a true hero.
A Pleasant Surprise!
My family and I recently relocated to the District of Columbia from the Midwest. On several occasions I've had the opportunity to pick up a copy of the Washington Informer at various subway stations and read it on my way to work. I would like to commend the paper and the writers for providing what I find to be insightful news coverage of the community in which we live.
I've read other community newspapers in other regions, but none cover the types of stories and community events quite the same way the Informer does. It's refreshing to read your paper each and every week after being bombarded with all of the horrific news reported by mainstream media. Your paper redirects our attention away from the negative aspects of our community to the positive.