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17

Oct

Wash Times: For Victor Page, reality of fall from stardom difficult to grasp

I remember like it was yesterday. Going to see Georgetown play Grambling at US Airways Arena in Landover…Allen Iverson threw Victor Page an alley hoop from half-court on a fast break. It was something out of a video game. I’m praying for this brother to get his ife together. God is still able. 

-Delano Hunter

27

Jul

"We must accept finite disappointment, but NEVER lose INFINITE HOPE!" -MLK

"We must accept finite disappointment, but NEVER lose INFINITE HOPE!" -MLK

05

Jan

"Miracles" by Mambo Sauce is one of my favorite songs. It gets me so hype in the mornings. After listening to this song, I feel like I can run through a brick wall. Take a listen to the lyrics and tell me what you think.

My favorite line:

"It’s persistence, it’s resilience, it’s desire to be first, It’s your hunger, it’s your thirst…."

 -Delano D. Hunter

To give anything less than your best
is to sacrifice the gift.
Steve Prefontaine

02

Jan

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray focuses on ‘going forward’ after tough first year in office

I’m rooting for Mayor Gray. I truly believe he is sincere in his desire to improve the lives of residents of DC. He admits to many missteps and I’m looking forward to the next three years of his administration. 

22

Dec

I along with Mayor Vincent Gray at the Dakota Park ribbon cutting. As president of the Gateway Community Association, I want to thank the Department of Parks and Recreation, CM Thomas & Staff, and ANC Manning for all of their assistance. 

I along with Mayor Vincent Gray at the Dakota Park ribbon cutting. As president of the Gateway Community Association, I want to thank the Department of Parks and Recreation, CM Thomas & Staff, and ANC Manning for all of their assistance. 

20

Dec

Here is another pic from the ribbon cutting.

Here is another pic from the ribbon cutting.

On December 19th, I partnered with Louis’ Restaurant & Carryout in Ivy City to provide a meal and toiletries to the residents of the homeless shelter on the New York Ave. Kudos to Louis and the DCPS bus drivers for their monthly outreach. I’m looking forward to partnering with them going forward.  

On December 19th, I partnered with Louis’ Restaurant & Carryout in Ivy City to provide a meal and toiletries to the residents of the homeless shelter on the New York Ave. Kudos to Louis and the DCPS bus drivers for their monthly outreach. I’m looking forward to partnering with them going forward.  

07

Dec

A workable plan for creating jobs in Wilmington

A very nice OpEd by my good friend and fellow hornet, Darius J. Brown. Like DC and everywhere else, Wilmington, DE faces high unemployment and struggles to put residents back to work. Darius has a solid plan to combat this challenge. I admire his tenacity to bring about change in “Dub City.”

Delano D. Hunter

BLACK COLLEGE STUDENT WINS FIGHT TO DISPLAY CONFEDERATE FLAG IN DORM ROOM

I’m always interested in unique perspectives and this certainly qualifies as one. While I don’t agree, I respect his opinion and even his right to freedom of speech. What’s your take?  

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/black-college-student-wins-fight-to-display-confederate-flag-in-dorm-room/comment-page-3/?corder=desc#comments

01

Dec

Venia Hall, 103 year old Woman Allowed to Stay in Home After Deputies and Movers Refuse to Evict Her

What a great story! 

Marion Barry Discusses DC Council Reelection Bid With FOX 5 News

I respect Barry a great deal. He was elected and had the skill set to lead in an era when DC and the country was much different. My parents, who were raised in this city in the 40’s and 50’s, knew a completely different DC. When Barry came along in the 60’s and 70’s, he was exactly what was needed. His leadership set a foundation for the DC we have today.

Barry hit the nail on the head when he mentioned the fact there there are so few elected positions in DC. This stifles civic ambition. It discourages new blood and fresh ideas from holding responsible positions in the city. I will state that the position of Advisory Neighborhood Commissioners is a good position, when properly utilized. I believe this position could be further consolidated, revamped, and given more responsibility. 

Check out the interview and decide for yourself. 

Regards,

Delano D. Hunter

18

Nov

In D.C., ex-con constructs his new legacy

(Click link above to read article) 

I’m praying for this brother to succeed. Murder is the most egregious crime one can commit. On the surface, it would be easy to condemn him as a callous monster. If you look beneath the surface, you get a glimpse of how a person is a product of their upbringing and environment. It’s sad that two lives were lost (his and the victims). This brother now has an opportunity to resurrect one of them. 

Delano D. Hunter

09

Nov

Heavy D will be missed! He leaves behind such a rich legacy of music, film, and creative works. Most of all, he touched many lives with his personality and character. Of course I didn’t know him personally. However, he had an authentically  warm  spirit that radiated from his work. May he rest in peace.

Delano D. Hunter

Heavy D will be missed! He leaves behind such a rich legacy of music, film, and creative works. Most of all, he touched many lives with his personality and character. Of course I didn’t know him personally. However, he had an authentically warm spirit that radiated from his work. May he rest in peace.

Delano D. Hunter

08

Nov

Persevering thru The Press

Justice Clarence Thomas once told Reggie Black and I that perseverance is a combination of patience and persistence. I heard him then, I understand him now.

If you are fortunate to have a dream and the courage to chase it, there will be moments of self doubt, discouragement, and down right fatigue. You’ll question the merits of your dream and if it is all worth it. At times, the sacrifice will seem like it is too much.

That’s the time when you must persevere.

That’s the time to redouble your efforts.

By all accounts, most would consider me a confident guy. I am. However, like many, I struggle with insecurities and discouragement. It is a daily battle! The should’ve, would’ve, could’ves vs. The I can, I will and I musts.

Below are just a few things I do to encourage myself in no particular order.

1) Dwell on God’s grace and mercy. If He never does another thing for me, He has done more than I deserve.

2) Find a word to inspire me. Sometimes it is in the Bible, other times it is in a magazine or book.

3) Listen to a positive tune. Music is powerful. It carries spirits or vibes (whatever you want to call
it). The right song can change my entire mood or disposition. Donald Lawrence’s music always inspires me.

4) Focus on the purpose of my passion. It motivates me to think of what God has in store for me and the change I can bring about. I think about all of the people that are depending on my positive contribution. I think about my family (current and future) that are depending on me.

5) Pray and meditate. It works!

These are just a few. If I follow all five, I’m usually in a much better state of mind afterwards. Please share your techniques.

Delano D. Hunter