Letters to the Editor: Election 2016 and George Curry

Letters to the Editor: Election 2016 and George Curry
August 25
06:25 2016

Resignation fails to end links between Trump  and Putin

To the Editor:

Paul Manafort’s [Donald Trump’s campaign chairman] resignation is a clear admission that the disturbing connections between Donald Trump’s team and pro-Kremlin elements in Russia and Ukraine are untenable.

But this is not the end of the story. It’s just the beginning.

You can get rid of Manafort, but that doesn’t end the odd bromance Trump has with Putin.

Trump still has to answer serious questions hovering over his campaign given his propensity to parrot Putin’s talking points, the roster of advisers like Carter Page and Mike Flynn with deep ties to Russia, the recent Russian government hacking and disclosure of Democratic Party records, and reports that Breitbart published articles advocating pro-Kremlin positions on Ukraine.

It’s also time for Donald Trump to come clean on his own business dealings with Russian interests, given recent news reports about his web of deep financial connections to business groups with Kremlin ties.

Robby Mook, Campaign Manager

Hillary For America New York

Keep Medicare the way it is: Vote Burr out of office

To The Editor:

Senator Burr has written a plan to dramatically alter the program. His plan would raise the eligibility age from 65 to 67 years old. It would increase Part B premiums. The plan would turn Medicare into a voucher system with seniors receiving a set amount to try and buy coverage in a market dominated by private companies.

The plan allows insurers to sell coverage that covers fewer procedures and it expands “means-testing,” all of which translates to higher bills for seniors.

African-American seniors would be greatly impacted by making health care less affordable.

Let’s keep Medicare guarantee of quality, affordable coverage for seniors by rejecting this extreme distotion and voting Senator Burr out of office this November.

Fred Terry


CBC, others mourn death of giant in journalism George E. Curry

To The Editor:

The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) joins with members of the press from around the country to mourn the loss of George E. Curry, a pioneer in Civil Rights and journalism.

A native of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Curry was an esteemed journalist with a career that spanned decades.

He was highly regarded as the Dean of Black Journalists for his unique perspective and engagement during the height of the Civil Rights era, and his weekly commentaries continued to enjoy wide circulation until his untimely death.

Curry started his career in journalism at Sports Illustrated and later wrote for the St. Louis Post Dispatch and the Chicago Tribune.

He would later serve in a series of lead editor roles including his tenure with Emerge Magazine and more recently as the editor-in-chief with the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and as the editor and publisher of, which highlighted African-American news from around the country.

George E. Curry was a giant in journalism and he stood on the front lines of the Civil Rights era and used his voice to tell our stories when others would not.

The CBC offers our sympathies and condolences to his friends and family, his readers from around the country, and to the countless number of individuals he mentored in the art of reporting and journalistic writing until his untimely death.

U.S. Rep. G. K. Butterfield Chairman

Congressional Black Caucus Washington, D.C.

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