Three cheers to the AJC for getting Rosalind Bentley to write the best story of the year.
Words cannot begin to describe what a moving, sensitive and caring story she did on the artist Fahamu Pecou. She made him and his work come alive. I was not familiar with him or his work before reading this beautiful story.
Someone needs to do a movie, so that everyone will have this experience of knowing Fahamu Pecou. I am looking forward to his show at the High Museum of Art.
Thank you, Rosalind Bentley, and thank you, AJC.
CAROL MULDAWER, ATLANTA
Many service families rely on commissaries
Regarding “‘I feel betrayed,’ commissary shopper, veteran says” (Metro, July 28), I feel that I must at least enter the fray about the commissary at Fort McPherson.
I am 76 years old and did 20 years in the Air Force. A few years were spent stationed at Dobbins Air Force Base, and at a radar site that used to be on Windy Hill Road. I was married in Kennesaw, and started a family in Marietta.
We would make weekly or bi-monthly trips to Fort McPherson. As young marrieds with a family, we were able to survive because of the commissary. We are now back in the area, and have felt good about coming back to where we began our married lives.
I’m sure there are many other military members who feel like we do about Fort McPherson. I understand that the military pay is far better now — but still not close to civilian status quo.
We were hoping that a commissary would be built on Dobbins Air Reserve Base so the overwhelming number of retirees would see that promises were kept.
FRANK S. ZADORY, TEMPLE
More serious issues afflict black community
The Martin-Zimmerman trial and verdict opened a Pandora’s box and released the forces that create divisiveness in this country. The media, blacks and activists-in-waiting have taken the trial results as a great catastrophic disaster for blacks in America.
It seems such an insignificant case, when problems of black Americans in their communities are of far greater magnitude. Black-on-black crimes, high school dropout rates, teen pregnancy, incarceration of teens and young adults, and political corruption should be of major concern. Black communities and activists seem to react only when an incident involving white on black occurs.
FRED ROSAS, LAWRENCEVILLE
Why so little coverage of key world events?
I have been disappointed for some time at the paucity of worthwhile news in the AJC. The July 30 paper is a perfect example. The two main items on the front page were “New high school carries steep price” and “Counties sue over housing crisis.” Was this really the most important front-page news for a paper serving a great metropolis like Atlanta?
Coverage of world news is always scant. I get more information about what is happening worldwide from reading one day’s edition of a British newspaper than I do from a couple of weeks of the AJC.
I will continue to subscribe, but do wish that the AJC could be a more informative publication.
Emory University has ended its investigation of a professor who the school said admitted to creating a fake identity in order to write letters to Jewish journals and gain access to a members-only listserv of an international, Orthodox rabbinic group.
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