Thank you for recently publishing this enlightening piece on the Niagara Movement in August (“Before the NAACP, the Niagara Movement fought for equal rights,” Bay State Banner, Aug. 30, 2102).
I expected to read about black history only in February. Though I read W.E.B. Dubois’ “The Souls of Black Folk” this summer, your article taught me something new about DuBois, Monroe Trotter and the controversial Booker T. Washington.
We recently completed our 17th annual Elizabeth Stone House Wilderness Heals pledge hike and want to express our heartfelt gratitude to all of the hikers, volunteers, team leaders and sponsors. The event helped to raise over $165,000! This support helped to make this an unforgettable, life-changing experience for everyone involved.
I appreciate the story in the Banner (“Study details racial, educational gaps in mortality rates.” Bay State Banner, Sept. 6, 2012).
We should not be surprised by these findings. We know that poor education will severely and adversely impact every aspect of one’s life.
As a people, we should be very concerned. Why are so many of us so complacent about our children’s education? How did this happen right under our eyes?
In terms of education, we are in a state of emergency and immediate action is warranted. We must remember that talk without action is meaningless.
Due to incorrect information provided to the Bay State Banner by Gov. Deval Patrick’s Office of Communication, Kathy Taylor, the newly appointed board chair of Roxbury Community College, did not work at Efficacy Institute but as executive director of The Black Philanthropy Fund.
In addition, Patrick appointed six new members, not five as reported. Beth Williams, CEO of Roxbury Technology Corporation (RTC), is the sixth new member.