Annette John-Hall: How could someone be so coldhearted to brutally attack Marsha Moore, an entrenched community activist who calls neighbors her family and hugs everyone who crosses her path? Because some people feel threatened by those who work to keep their neighborhoods safe, that's how.
Sometimes, you can't help but chuckle at the quirky little incongruities of life. I'm part of a national affiliation of African American columnists called the Trotter Group, named after the crusading newspaper editor and NAACP cofounder William Monroe Trotter, who was once kicked out of the White House by President Woodrow Wilson. "Segregation is not humiliating, but a benefit," Wilson said. Trotter was none too pleased.
Annette John-Hall is a metro columnist for The Inquirer. She was previously a features reporter and columnist focusing on music, film television and pop culture. A native of Berkeley, Calif., she covered professional, college and high school sports at the San Jose Mercury News, the Rocky Mountain News in Denver and the Oakland Tribune.
Her column appears Tuesdays and Fridays in The Inquirer's metro section.