TRAILBLAZERS: Cary Clack, columnist.Cary Clack was born in San Antonio, Texas “San Antonio” redirects here. For other uses, see San Antonio (disambiguation).
San Antonio is the second most populous city in Texas, the third most populous metropolitan area in Texas, and is the seventh most populous city in the United States. As of the 2006 U.S. , on August 19, 1960. He has a bachelor of arts degree in political science from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, from which he graduated in 1985.
In the summer of 1984 he was a scholar/intern at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, where he wrote CNN CNN
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Subsidiary company of Turner Broadcasting Systems. It was created by Ted Turner in 1980 to present 24-hour live news broadcasts, using satellites to transmit reports from news bureaus around the world. commentaries for Coretta Scott King Coretta Scott King (April 27, 1927 – January 30, 2006) was the wife of the assassinated civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., and a noted civil rights leader, author, singer, and founder and former president of the King Center in Atlanta, Georgia. . From 1989-1995, he returned to the center to lead workshops in nonviolence.
In San Antonio, he worked as a substitute teacher and community organizer and wrote some columns for a couple of black newspapers. He was given a column in the San Antonio Express-News The San Antonio Express-News is the daily newspaper of San Antonio, Texas. It is ranked as the third-largest daily newspaper in the state of Texas in terms of circulation, and is one of the leading news sources of South Texas, with offices in Austin, Brownsville, Laredo, and in June 1994, and hired full-time as a reporter and weekly columnist in June 1995. In August 1996 he became a feature writer, was a participant in NCEW's 1997 Minority Writers Seminar, and in April 1998 became the first African American African American Multiculture A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. See Race. on the Express-News editorial board.
A member of NCEW NCEW National Conference of Editorial Writers , Clack won the Dallas Press Club's Katie Award for best columnist. His column now appears twice a week.
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All of us have voices that are unique, a literary DNA DNA: see nucleic acid.
or deoxyribonucleic acid
One of two types of nucleic acid (the other is RNA); a complex organic compound found in all living cells and many viruses. It is the chemical substance of genes. that's imprinted on all that we write.
All of us have opinions, not always unique, that say something about who we are as a people. Few of us don't relish the opportunity to tell people what we think.
Not a day passes that I'm not grateful to be able to make a living doing the thing I love most: writing. The whipped cream and cherry to this delight is that I'm paid to state what I think. Each column and editorial is a chance for me to see what I can do with my voice and how can I best use it to make my points.
It's pretentious to think that people actually care what you think and are going to spend a couple of quarters to read you. But the pretension Pretension
See also Hypocrisy.
Prey (See QUARRY.)
Pride (See BOASTFULNESS, EGOTISM, VANITY.)
vain, officious parish clerk. [Br. Lit. is muted by the knowledge that being an advocate in print is as old as writing itself.
I'm not burdened with the notion that what I write is going to have any major impact on the issues, events, and people I write about. But if I didn't have at least a glimmer of hope that what I write could make a difference, however small, there wouldn't be a need for me to comment on these things, now would there?
If I can simply get people to think about a topic a certain way or to bring to their attention something they weren't aware of before, that will suffice. The worst thing that can happen is for someone to read something I wrote and not feel anything - not informed, angry, concerned, sad, or happy. Apathy is the worst reaction to a writer's work.