Family Reunion by Laverne Ross

Monday, December 17, 2007


Unfortunately we have lost another warrior in the front line battle to keep America from falling into the abyss. Rep. Julia Carson of Indianapolis passed away over the weekend from terminal lung cancer. She was 69. She had been in failing health for several months and just announced in September after revealing her diagnosis that would not run for another term in Congress.

For those of you that don't know, Julia Carson holds the distinction of being the first African-American and African-American woman to represent Indianapolis in Congress first being elected in 1996. She was a champion of children's issues, women's rights, fighting for the homeless and was an implaceable opponent of the illegal occupation in Iraq.

Goodbye Representative Julia Carson. May your journey to the other side be a peaceful one. The struggles that you and your fellow warriors fought will not be in vain. God bless.

For more on the life of this great woman click here.

Now over at WOAD, Ms. Gina's site has issued a request to send her only good news concerning Black women and girls for this week. Lord knows that I can understand. The glut of horrific, tragic and sad news concerning Black women and girls in this country would make Scrooge run and cry. So let us all support Ms. Gina and in effect ourselves and look for uplifting stories concerning our Black women and girls.

Here is my first submission for the good news train are actually two women: Patricia Dugas and Wiande Moore. Dugas is the mother and Moore the fiance' of injured football player Kevin Everett. Kevin Everett, a player for the Buffalo Bills, was seriously injured making a tackle during a play during the first play of the season. He spine was paralyzed and he nearly died. But thanks to the love, dedication and prayers of these two women in addition to family, friends and the doctor who operated on him, Everett is walking again. The faith and love these two women exhibit is heartwarming and you can read the article, courtesy of Sports Illustrated online.

1 comment:

Symphony said...

Head over to "Tradition of Excellence" for a lot of good news about Black women and men.