Letters to the Editor

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Where Are the Black Homeowners?

I thoroughly enjoyed the article “Black Homeownership in Lurch, Report Says” by William J. Ford in the last edition of your paper. Unfortunately, Prince George’s County is not the only jurisdiction experiencing this issue. As a lifelong resident of Washington, D.C., it pains me to see the change of homeownership that is rapidly making this city almost foreign to me. Where have all the black homeowners gone? What is particularly disturbing is the fact that our neighborhoods are no longer the close-knit social communities that they once were. As soon as a house in my neighborhood goes up for sale, it isn’t long before we have new white neighbors. Don’t young black families want to be homeowners, too? Well, of course they do! But this city has priced them out, sold them out and taxed them out in favor of well-to-do whites. I don’t think it will ever be the same, at least not in my lifetime. So sad!

Adrienne McKinney

Washington, D.C.

Bowser Will Finish What She Started

I am so happy to have seen that Mayor Muriel Bowser is running for a second term. I think that the city has seen many improvements for all residents, not just those with economic privilege. I know that the upward trend that the city is on will continue under a second term when she is elected. She is in a position to make history as only the third two-term mayor, and she is a woman – an African-American woman. She already is a positive role model for young women in the city, and she stands to be a trailblazer as well. I know her talented campaign team and all of her advisers will see to it that she claims the victory!

Mary R. Drudgery

Show More

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Washington Informer Newspaper, 3117 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20032, http://www.washingtoninformer.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Back to top button

My News Matters to me - Washington Informer Donations

Be a Part of The Washington Informer Legacy

A donation of your choice empowers our journalists to continue the work to better inform, educate and empower you through technology and resources that you use.

Click Here Today to Support Black Press and be a part of the Legacy!

Adblock Detected

Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker