I just so appreciate the Banner and use the articles frequently as “current events” reading in my Social Issues and Law and Justice classes at Dorchester Academy.
I also cut them out and display them on the bulletin board outside my classroom. I believe that the range of information and ideas you cover reflect a much deeper understanding of what is real and what actually matters than most other media with which I come in contact.
The recent articles by Yawu Miller have been especially useful and inspired me to teach a unit on the recent local elections. My classes wrote letters to Felix Arroyo and Ayanna Pressley congratulating them on their wins and expressing some of their concerns. We were able to invite Felix Arroyo to come speak to us and despite his very busy schedule right now, he feels that youth are a priority and he will meet with us.
Thank you for all your good work.
Andrea Doremus Cuetara
Social Studies teacher
Former State Senator Dianne Wilkerson should remember the old adage that the same people you meet on your way up the ladder are the same people you meet coming down. Many of us watched this shinning star come from welfare to BC Law and to the state Senate. We stood by her through all of her trials. However, she failed us.
Remember, this is not a woman who is at the lower end of the intellectual ladder; she’s smart.
Boston’s minority community deserves effective, honest political leadership. I for one knew that she was a target from the first day she was elected because everyone saw the promise. We knew in time she would have gone to the U.S. Congress. Many of us viewed her not as a politician who we’d call to get our trash pickup, or get an abandon car removed from in front of our house. We saw her beyond the Massachusetts State House. It’s too bad she didn’t share our vision.