Saint Mark Lodge #4 and the Phyllis Wheatley Order of the Eastern Stars made a $200 donation to Lousiana flood victims at Selma's Concordia College preceding their Division of Health Sciences fall 2016 Symposium on Medical Mistrust and signing of a memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions. Before the symposium a movie about the history of Concordia was shown "The First Rosa" followed by a showing and discussion of the documentary "The Deadly Deception" about the infamous Tuskegee Syphillis experiments.
CONCORDIA HOST SYMPOSIUM
BARBEQUE ON THE GREEN MIRED BY ROBBERY ATTEMPT
Selma - In what was an otherwise succesful event onThursday September 15, 2016 Sturdivant Hall held its annual Barbque on the green on the back lawn of Sturdivant Hall. It's the largest fundraiser of the year and was not without its drama. As the event was nearing an end there was an attempted robbery involving State Representative Darrio Melton. His press release states:" While leaving a community fundraising event last night, Representative Melton was approached by two men carrying a firearm. He attempted to leave, and the two men fired shots at his back. Representative Melton was not injured and no suspects have been detained at this point."Last night, I experienced firsthand the increasing prevalence of crime and gun violence here in Selma. Thankfully, neither myself nor Mr. Carter were injured by the gunfire. I want to thank everyone who has reached out to send words of encouragement and well-wishes at this time."Unfortunately, too many people in this city know the pains of crime and violence, simply for being in the wrong place at the wrong time. It's time for us as a community to stand together to say enough is enough. The senseless violence must stop."I've made reducing violence a cornerstone of my campaign, and I'm doubling-down on that effort regardless of the vote totals on October 4. I plan to take the weekend to rest and spend time with my family while I prayerfully consider our best path forward as a community, including our best strategies to involve the community in achieving our goal of reduced crime and violence."Together, we can do big, important things in Selma--we can turn the tide and address these issues. I'm looking forward to working with community leaders and residents on these initiatives, and I'm looking forward to rolling out my full anti-violence initiative Monday morning." Representative Darrio Melton serves as the state representative for House District 67 and the Chair of the House Democratic Caucus. He is currently running for Mayor of Selma, in a runoff election that will be held October 4.
Daron K. Harris(L) and Jo Taylor facilitated a workshop on new social media sponsored byAlabama State Council On The Arts and Blackbelt Community foundation at Wallace Community College Selma on Saturday 9/24/16. Click the speaker to listen to interview with Jo Taylor.