John Lewis

The passing this week of Civil Rights icon John Lewis was hard to hear.  He was known in recent times as the conscience of Congress.  But it was decades before he thought about being in Congress, that his noble public journey began.  Most notably, as a young follower of Dr. King, he got his head beaten in on the Edmund Pettus Bridge leading out of Selma, Alabama the infamous “Bloody Sunday” in 1965.

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Tomorrow is the day we commemorate one of the most important points in American history, if not the most important point.  From June 19, 1865 forward, the evil of the union’s original sin was to have been erased.

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Farewell To A Legend

Ella Thompson was one of the people that come along in life, every now and then. Someone who operated from the street, not some elevated platform someone who had the courage of her convictions.

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August 21st was a good day at work. I had the pleasure of meeting Paul Mays, Jr. and his mother Georgeina Mays. Reason being, to present a $1,000 CHA scholarship to Paul, entering Widener University this semester.

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The Judge – Jobs, Integrity

Hard to believe it’s been a year since we dedicated CHA Headquarters to our beloved Norma L. Shapiro. I’ll start a tradition and take this day each year to bring up remembrances of her where the Housing Authority was concerned. On this first anniversary, let’s start with two.

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