Your article, “Norton Calls for Probe of Government Advertising” by Stacy M. Brown, May 5, 2016 is a prime example of why I just love reading your newspaper: it’s chock full of invaluable information. I would have never imagined that the federal government is the largest advertiser in the U.S. Given the statistics that were mentioned, $4.3 billion spent in advertising and just five percent of that going to minority-owned businesses is shameful, especially with the reported numbers of minorities, close to 97 million, and with their purchasing power of $2.3 trillion. That’s almost hard to believe that the government would even try to get away with that, but they do. I really hope Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton is able to get some sort of policy through Congress to help make it more equitable for minority businesses. These are the kinds of stories that will never be seen in other newspapers. Your reporters do a great job of getting this type of information out so that your readers can be informed.
Raymond Miller, Washington, D.C.
Hooray for Dave & Buster’s in PGC
I was so happy to read in the April 28, 2016 edition of the Washington Informer the article by William J. Ford, “Dave & Buster’s Opening in Capitol Heights.” Dave & Buster’s is one of my all-time favorite places for my kids and me to hang out. We would plan one day of a weekend to drive up to Arundel Mills Mall to have lunch and play video games at D&B’s. With the D&B’s opening up in Capitol Heights, there will be no more ighting the traic on 295; we can just jump in our car and be there in 15 minutes. hat’s just fantastic. But you know what else is fantastic? It’s in Prince George’s County. We are showing the area that we can support good, family-oriented businesses. Way to go Mr. Rushern Baker. Keep on working for us.
Andrew Freeman, Suitland, Md.