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I was so happy to see The Washington Informer recognize the accomplishments our young people in Sarafina Wright’s “Teens from SEED in Southeast Honored for Writing,” in the March 15 issue. The article about the four young ladies from the Southeast school being honored for their writing skills at the prestigious Scholastic Art and Writing Awards and getting scholarships from the Edward P. Jones Scholarship Fund was a refreshing piece of news about our children. We see so much about what they are not doing right and a positive story about our children competing and excelling in academics is a breath of fresh air. I hope they keep up the great work!

Eric Butler
Washington, D.C.

Gun Violence is a D.C. Issue, Too

I am writing in response to the editor’s column, “The World According to Dominic,” in the March 15 issue addressing gun violence against children. It is tragic to see so many young people lose their lives to guns, but I’m wondering where urban cities fit into this conversation about guns. Though children in D.C. are also victims of gun violence, I haven’t see much conversation about where we fit into all of this. More needs to be done here to address our issues with neighborhood gun violence that affects our young children, even if it does not fit into the narrative of mass shootings.

Mary Foster
Washington, D.C.

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