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Example to Follow

 by Maxine Session

 President Obama has released the long and short form of his birth certificate letting those who believe he is not an American born citizen know without question that he is genuine. He is not the first politician of African decent to face adversity because of his race. The election of John Mercer Langston to the House of Representatives in
1890 shows that African American political power did not evaporate completely with the end of Reconstruction in 1877. The son of a white planter and a mixed raced mother, Langston had attended Oberlin College, studied law with a judge, and been admitted to the Ohio bar in 1854. After the Civil War, he organized the Law Department at Howard University before serving as its first dean and then president from 1873 to 1875. Then, after a brief stint as resident minister and consul general to Haiti and charge d’affairs to the Dominican Republic, he won the 1888 election to the House of Representatives, but took his seat on September 23, 1890,only after the House had determined that his Democratic rival had cheated. He was a member of the House for less than six months, and his stint showed some of the difficulties of being an African American representative after Reconstruction. When Langston’s term ended on March 3, 1891, he failed to get reelected.  Every candidate for election to the house, senate and so on should be vetted by the same set of rules.  President Obama is the first know candidate for president to face such adversity about a
birth certificate, his religion to where his children go to school.  His calm demeanor

and common sense approach to problems no matter how small is an example for us all to follow.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor

I just want to let the supporters of Sweet Union Development Corporation
about the upcoming event. The Sweet Union Development Corporation was set up 11 years ago to assist residents of Cherokee, Nacogdoches, Angelina and Houston counties. Our primary goal is to offer as much assistance to as many people as our funds allow. We assist low income and elderly residents with rent payments and help with payment of utility, medical and prescription bills. Each year about this time we are engaged in raising funds to continue to offer assistance to these residents whenever possible. These are our neighbors and friends. We are hosting out annual Gospel Fest on May 28, 2011 and we are asking for a donation.
As we are tax exempt, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, please remember that all donations are tax deductible. Our tax ID# is 75-2796009. Thank you in advance for your continued support and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact.

Yvonne McCalister at 936-867-4380.

Yvonne McCalister

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