Jonathan Narcisse, Remembered

State Representative Ako Abdul-Samad’s tribute to his friend Jonathan Narcisse. -promoted by desmoinesdem

Jonathan Narcisse, advocate, media presence, and publisher of several newspapers, including “The Bystander,” Iowa’s most enduring publication geared towards an African American audience, died last Saturday, February 17. He was 54–young, but not unusual for a black man in America.

He was also my former campaign manager, business associate, peer, and friend. So I write this with sadness in my heart for the loss Iowa experiences as a result of his death, and with joy in my soul that he is no longer in pain.

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Polk County Dems Central Committee Meeting on Wednesday

Just a reminder to all of you BHer’s living in Polk County or who are on the Polk County Democrats Central Committee–the March meeting is Wednesday, March 21st at the Nevlen Center at 306 SW School in Ankeny.  The meeting starts at 6:15 PM with the off-year caucus starting at about 7 PM or whenever the regular meeting ends.  I am hoping to attend–if you’re members of the Central Committee and will be there, let me know and we can meet up.

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