Thank you for Chuck Williams’ article about Rev. Rudy Allen’s role in lowering segregation barriers. It took real courage to address such institutional societal issues in the ‘50s and ‘60s. It will be just as hard to face black-on-black crime and teen and out-of-wedlock pregnancy that makes life so difficult for mother and child.
The recent murderous attack on people enjoying themselves at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, offers a variety of reasons for outrage. It was ostensibly a terrorist attack by a man who, oddly, claimed allegiance to two different Middle Eastern terrorist organizations that oppose each other. It was an attack with firearms that provided the attacker overwhelming firepower against helpless victims. It was possibly one man’s reaction to his unresolved internal conflict over his own sexuality. And it was very much an attack specifically aimed at those now frequently collectively identified as LGBTQ — lesbian, gay, bisexual, transvestite, queer.
There was an event called "Back the Blue" Saturday 6/18 as a fundraiser for Harris County Deputy Jamie White who was shot in the head making a routine traffic stop on I-185. This event was also a show of appreciation for all the police, first responders, firefighters, etc, who put their lives on the line every day to protect us, the general public. It originated at the Harley Davidson dealer in Newnan and ended at the one in Columbus.
Kristine Newbold, who has been in a wheelchair since the age of 5 due to a brittle bone disease, challenged able-bodied people to raise awareness about some difficulties people in wheelchairs face when she hosted her first wheelchair rodeo event over the weekend at Woodruff Park in Columbus.
'Wheelchair rodeo' raises awareness about life on wheels
Does Columbus have a gang problem?
Carver's Andy Hicks discusses goals for baseball program
Aaron Murray hosts youth football camp at Stratford Academy