Callie’s Family Explores Both White and Black Ancestors
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Harold Michael Harvey
An Educator, Statesman, Mentor, Friend
Today, we bid fare-de-well to our friend and mentor, William “Bill” Thomas Barnes. My grandmother called him Junior Barnes. The year I started first grade, Barnes graduated from Morehouse College. By happenstance, Barnes became the first male teacher in an elementary school in Bibb County, Georgia.
At Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church
Back in the days when Jim Crow and de facto segregation ruled the land, a baby named Maynard Eaton was born. He grew into manhood reading newspapers on his morning paper route. He played football and baseball. He was affectionately known by the neighborhood kids of Orange, New Jersey, as “Jelly.”
Dr. King Led SCLC, Not the NAACP
Recently, Senator Ted Cruz (Republican), Texas, decided to chime in on the travel advisory issued by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). He did so in a tweet that read in part:
“This is bizarre. And utterly dishonest. In the 1950s & 1960s, the NAACP did extraordinarily well in helping lead the civil rights movement. Today, Dr. King would be ashamed of how profoundly they’ve lost their way.”
For the Second Year in a row
The Alabama State University Hornets are poised to repeat as SWAC baseball champions and received an automatic bid to the NCAA Regional Playoffs. The East Alabama school rolls into the 2023 Southwest Athletic Conference Baseball Tournament as the number one seed from the Eastern Division, riding an impressive 39-16 overall record and a conference record of 24-7 into Russ Chandler Stadium, home of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.