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An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life. "A fight is going on inside me," he said to the boy.

"It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil—he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego." He continued, "The other is good—he is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith. The same fight is going on inside you—and inside every other person, too."

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, "Which wolf will win?"

The old Cherokee simply replied, "The one you feed."

First People - The Legends. Cherokee Legend of Two Wolves. November 16, 2004. [accessed April 7, 2012].

Monday, November 22, 2010

Who should represent District 6 in Prince George’s County?

As I noted in my last blog, I would have no chance because I have no mooned interests behind me. Arthir Turner who did run on his record of 20 years of community collaboration, service and work, also has no monied interests behind him. Arthur Turner's record speaks for itself, but a record of service is not enough it would seem. And woe is to the candidate who actually has specific ideas that can be debated and discussed..
The current favorite

Title I Program Family and Parent Involvement Coordinator for Prince George's County Public Schools
1. Coalition of Central Prince George's County Community Org. – President
The ARC of Prince George's
2. Towns of Kettering Home Owners Association – President
Prince George's County NAACP
3. United Communities Against Poverty (UCAP) – Chair of Board
Chaired, Freddie Mac Early Childhood Grant Fund for the Prince George's Community Foundation
4. Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce Economic Development Committee -Former Chair (3 Terms)
Elected to the Prince George's County Democratic Democratic Central Committee in the 25th District
5. Prince George's County Chamber of Commerce Quality of Life Committee – Former Chair
Appointed to Park & Planning Commissions Airports Advisory Committee
6. Elected Vice-Chair to the Prince George's County Democratic Central Committee (25th Legislative District)
Appointed to the 2000 Prince George's County Charter Review Commission
7. Board of Directors Prince George's County Library Foundation – Member
Appointed by the Governor in 2007 to the Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund (MAIF) Board of Trustees, Derrick was elected Chairman of the Board in December
8. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA – Blue Line Extension Advisory Group Committee) – Member
9. Largo-Lottsford Area Sector Plan—Planning Advisory Group – Member
10. PEPCO Community Advisory Group (CAG) – Member
11. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA – Transit Oriented Development Advisory Committee) – Member
12. Prince George's County Citizens Police Academy – Graduate
13. Andrews Air force Base Honorary Commander
14. Leadership Prince George's-Graduate
15. Volunteer of the Year." Awarded by the Maryland Community Action Partnership/Maryland Head Start Association
16. "Bridge Builders Award." Presented by The Prince George's Community Foundation
17. Appointed Prince George's County Liquor Inspector.
18. Spent hundreds of hours meeting with developers, their attorneys, and the MNCPPC to negotiate for the options we want
19. Leading voice for upscale retail and quality, white tablecloth restaurants, fighting long and hard for the shopping and dining experiences
20. Worked for the opening of Arena Drive-Beltway Exit 16 24 hours a day
22. Leading advocate for better customer service at our existing restaurants and retail stores
23. Reached a landmark agreement with the developer of the new Capital Heights Shopping Center. The developer agreed to our demands that no fast-food restaurants
24. For over a decade a leading voice calling for Prince George's County to diversify our economy by focusing on federal and state government agencies and attracting them here
25. Convened a hearing of the Maryland Board of Public Works to discus moving the Department of Planning to Prince George's County
26. Over 70 links to articles that chronicle thousands of hours that 27/ Arthur has invested as an unpaid volunteer
27. Community involvement and activism was featured in the Prince George's Suite magazine
28. Long-time advocate and supporter of the Kettering Largo Mitchellville Boys and Girls Club

29. Arthur acted and led a community-based group that was successful in its fight to keep the Forestville State Police barracks open

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