Acts of Love

Acts of Love
Note: Cassandra Butts had a very down-to-earth manner and exuded humility along with her savvy.  So although this article follows the standard journalistic style of referring to all other people by full name or last name, it seems fitting to refer to Cassandra by her first name within the context of her relations with associates who warmly remember her.   In the days following Cassandra Butts’ sudden, unexpected passing, she was remembered for her public policy expertise, her commitment to economic asset development for the poor, and as advisor and friend to Barack Obama. Her remarkable career was outlined in a memorial article in the Washington Post and in a tribute by NAACP Legal Defense Fund.  A New York Times columnist spoke out about how her ambassador nomination was blocked by Republicans as part of their vendetta against Obama. Most peope who knew …