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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Well Done!

7/2/2013, 3 p.m.
I would like to congratulate your publisher, Denise Rolark Barnes and the entire staff at the Washington Informer for their ...
Denise Rolark Barnes, publisher of The Washington Informer, accepts an award at the DCTV Viewers' Choice Awards on June 22, 2013. The Informer was recognized for an interview marking the resurgence of boxing in the District of Columbia.

I would like to congratulate your publisher, Denise Rolark Barnes and the entire staff at the Washington Informer for their achievement in winning a DCTV Viewers' Choice Award.

Your article in the June 27, 2013 edition by Barrington Salmon, “DCTV Honors the Best at Viewers’ Choice Awards,” shows just how talented and committed the people are who work for the paper and on the TV show.

A lot of people are aware of the good work that the Washington Informer Newspaper does in providing our community with positive news coverage, but I bet not a lot of us know about the exciting work the Informer’s TV show does in terms of keeping viewers up-to-date on who’s who in the Metropolitan area, and what’s going on around the city.

The Washington Informer is truly an asset to the entire Washington Metro area and I would again like to congratulate Ms. Rolark Barnes and her staff.

Leonard Meyers

Washington, D.C.

Understanding the ‘Brown’ Decision

Kudos to Shantella Sherman for her article, “The Road to Brown” appearing in the June 20 edition of the Informer. I was very pleased to read that the Washington Informer has embarked on a 12-month series to examine how the Supreme Court’s Brown v. The Board of Education decision has impacted public education in America. Particularly for African American and other disenfranchised communities, it is critical that an understanding is gained of how policies of segregation continue to favor some over others and deny all Americans equal access to quality educations. I look forward to an engaging series.

Margaret Crudup

Washington, D.C.

Getting the Ear of Elected Officials

I would like to compliment the Informer and Mr. James Wright for the lovely and balanced article he wrote on the McMillan Park controversy, "Residents Fight McMillan Development Plan," which appeared in the June 20 edition of the paper.  

Our neighborhood has been trying for years to get the ear of our government, asking our government to please listen to [residents] in the neighborhood [and recognize] that these proposed high-rise buildings and the destruction of the park are not the best thing for this historic site.

Your article has presented that and thus helped our neighborhood, for which I am very grateful. Thank you!

Kirby Vining, Stronghold

Washington, D.C.