D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (right) hosts the city's first Maternal and Infant Health Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sept. 12. Cathy Hughes (left), Urban One, Inc. founder and chair, and Valerie B. Jarrett, former senior adviser for the Obama administration, participate in a conversation on perinatal health and racial disparities in birth outcomes. (Brigette Squire/The Washington Informer)
D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser (right) hosts the city's first Maternal and Infant Health Summit at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Sept. 12. Cathy Hughes (left), Urban One, Inc. founder and chair, and Valerie B. Jarrett, former senior adviser for the Obama administration, participate in a conversation on perinatal health and racial disparities in birth outcomes. (Brigette Squire/The Washington Informer)

How powerful was it to see Valerie Jarrett, Cathy Hughes and D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser on the cover of The Informer, all powerful Black women talking about real issues. The infant mortality rate is sky-high in the Black community and it must be addressed. I was happy to read that Black women mayors from other cities like Charlotte and Baltimore were in attendance standing with Bowser on this issue. The time is now to put this issue on the front page. Thanks Informer for keeping me informed, otherwise I wouldn’t have known.

Shelly Gameir
Washington, D.C.

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The 2018 Voter’s Guide was just what I needed to see. I’ve been looking everywhere for key information about this year’s election and couldn’t seem to find it, but I found it in The Informer. It’s nothing like having paper you can tear and keep on you to refer to when you need it. I didn’t know so many seats were up for re-election and now I know that this election is not a game. We must get out and vote — and with the voter guide telling us everything we need to know, no excuses.

Beverly Lake
Washington, D.C.

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