Nice shot of the #DontMuteDC crowd. I love it! It’s almost like Chocolate City is making a coming back. Well, let me not get ahead of myself, but if we keep striving together, we will take back our rightful place in this city. No doubt!

Willie Eaves
Washington, D.C.

Family is No Burden

What a beautiful tribute, editor, that you wrote to your mother. Words like yours makes me remember to be grateful for a paper like The Washington Informer where it’s for us, by us, and it shows. Your references to the song “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother” was on point and I, too, reminisce about the good old days when mothers and other family included wasn’t a burden, but simply family.

Thomas Battle
Washington, D.C.

Vital Omission Made in ‘Muslims of Color Issue Call for Unity’ Feature

In the recent feature written by WI Contributing Writer Hamil Harris, we are not sure if it was an oversight or an intentional act to not mention the comments made by the Honorable Silis Muhammad’s Chief Minister, Minister Najee Muhammad at the Muslim of color unity meeting.

To not mention the fact that 250 million people from the slavery diaspora chose to self-identify as “Afrodescendant” and the fact that the definition for their new identity was written by the Honorable Silis Muhammad, is unconscious-able.

Our people deserve more respect than to withhold the news of unifying 250 million Afrodescendants of the slavery diaspora. There is nothing on the level of UNITY achieved that compares to this fact!

Shahidah Mustafa

This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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