My sister placed a copy of your article entitled “How I Spent My Summer” (Editor’s Note, October 2006) under my door. She had torn it out of a magazine that she was reading in her dentist’s office. Too often, news about Guyana gives negative accounts about our country, so I was exceedingly pleased with your divulgence of our heritage. It was nostalgic. A few weeks earlier, my attendance at a stamp exhibition left me with such a feeling of disappointment and resentment that I decided to do something about it. I created a collage using our map, flag, coat of arms, old stamps and scenery for my art class assignment. Your article and my collage were part of my Christmas gifts to relatives and friends.
Lilian E. Thom,
New York City
Thank you very much for recognizing the work of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (“Keeper of the Culture,” September 2006). I have had so many wonderful opportunities created for MoCADA because of the cover article. Everyone is talking about the magazine; someone mentions it at least once a day. I recently was invited to speak at Harvard University because someone there saw the article, and I also was honored by The Dedicators Inc. I cannot thank you enough.
Laurie A. Cumbo,
Founder and Executive Director, MoCADA
Your magazine helped me to understand the points made by the speakers at Essence magazine’s “Women Who Are Shaping the World” event on October 13 at the Marriott in New York City. You are doing a good job!
Shalawn S. Langhorne, Program Director
CSP Fort Greene/Red Hook
Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention and Services,