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Warnock and Abrams in Middle of Battle: All Eyes on Georgia

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By Doni Glover

(WASHINGTON, DC) – All eyes are on Georgia. The US Senate and the state gubernatorial races have political junkies on the edge of their seats. And even though Donald Trump insists on being influential, history could be made … finally.

First, there’s a Senate race that has everybody scratching their head. Okay, let’s get into it: I agree with Herschel Walker that politicians are messing up this country. That’s certainly a part of our political challenges.

What I do not believe, however, is that Herschel Walker would better serve Georgia than incumbent US Senator Rafael Warnock.

Walker says he is not a politician. Well, I sure as hell can’t tell. By the looks of it, he has politics down pat like a running play. The challenge, though, is who Walker is running for.

I heard Walker say that Donald Trump is not a racist. Walker said Trump didn’t have a racist bone in his body. That really threw me, I must say, because for many Blacks, Trump represents the most racist people in this country; the worst of the worst.

Images of people scaling the walls of the US Capital still send shrieks up my spine. The sight of Capital Police being chased. And then Trump sicked the crowd on his own Vice-President? You got to admit, that’s some sick shit.

Now, maybe I’m just a bit too steeped in history. Maybe, Walker does not, in fact, reflect the stereotype of a happy slave poorly reading a teleprompter on behalf of his masters but instead signifies the wondrous manifestation of the American dream: a star football player who is now running for office.

But, I don’t think so.

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His comments about Warnock are elementary, at best, yet he has raised more money than ever imagined. This is frightening: That America would raise all of this money for a man who is applying for a job that is beyond his skill set. Why? For the good ol’ boys in Georgia.

Thank God Warnock has raised more money. Thank God, too, for gladiators like Stacey Abrams. She’s running for Governor and has more than a shot at winning. The architect of Georgia’s Democratic revolution, Abrams is closer than ever.

I pray for both of them. They have both fought the good fight and deserve the highest honors.
Running for office is no easy thing to do, especially for Blacks, but both Warnock and Abrams are making strides many of us have waited a long time to witness.

Most recently, Abrams highlighted Democratic voters’ stance (vs. Republicans) on abortion and she has also released a plan for Georgia’s fiscal future.

A journalist since 1994, he also founded DMGlobal Marketing & Public Relations. Glover has an extensive list of clients including corporations, non-profits, government agencies, politics, business owners, PR firms, and attorneys.

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Timothy and Feather – An Urban Tale

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(Montgomery Village, Maryland – November 18, 2022) – Timothy was perched on a tree limb, watching the hawk fly circles in the sky. It was a beautiful sight. Timothy had always been fascinated by the bird. He admired its’ grace and power. And it was his mission to catch this hawk!

Then, without warning, the hawk swooped down at its future owner, Timothy, who quickly ducked out of the way, but not before getting gashed, on the back, by the hawk’s talons. The hawk crashed to the ground with a thud, tangled in Timothy’s net.

Timothy couldn’t believe his luck! He had captured his very own hawk! Now he would be able to train it to be his personal pet.

He took Feather, the hawk, home and started to train her how to obey commands. She was a quick learner and soon they were working together like a well-oiled machine. They fought crime in their small town in Mississippi and saved many people from danger.

Townspeople began to come up with a name for the duo.

 

If you’re reading this story, if you have a name for the tag team duo, email me at robaerwashington@yahoo.com.

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5 Ways to Attract Community Grants

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Attracting community grants is essential for any non-profit organization, and Baltimore-based organizations are no exception. To attract community grant funds, Baltimore-based non-profits should focus on five key strategies: Outreach and Networking, Research and Writing, Proposal Development, Budget Preparation, and Evaluation.

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Keeping Good Character and a Good Name – In The Past, In The Present

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Mr. Robaer D. Washington

(GAITHERSBURG, MD) –

This week I crossed paths with two of my good friends from my college days at Howard University: one I hadn’t seen in ten years, another I hadn’t seen in 15 years. The basic respect was still there and in those two instances we were able to make time with each other (at least 15 minutes each) without neither of us feeling that there was a need to rush off. I was even able to exchange phone numbers with both.

After 15 years there can be some level of angst about exchanging personal contact information with another that you have not seen in years. Questions CAN begin to arise: what do they want from me; I hope they don’t ask for money; is this bum gonna ask me out on a date (one of my encounters was a female, lol), etc., questions that can lead to this angst. But that was not the case with my encounters.

The purpose of this short article is to remind readers of this: keep good character and keep good reputation. Also, wear clean clothes and keep good hygiene. When people from your past encounter you, in the future, those former memories of the positive times that they had with you should be on the forefront of their minds when they interact with you.

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