Cary Clack writes on local and national news, events and social issues. Born in San Antonio, he is a graduate of St. Gerard High School and St. Mary’s University. In summer 1984, he was a scholar-intern at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change in Atlanta, and he wrote CNN commentaries for Coretta Scott King. From 1989 to 1995, he was a trainer in nonviolence at King Center workshops for high school and college students. He wrote columns for the San Antonio Snap and the San Antonio Informer and began writing a column for the San Antonio Express-News in 1994. He later joined the Express-News Editorial Board before becoming a metro columnist. Clack was the first African-American on the editorial board of a San Antonio daily as well as the first metro columnist. In 1998 Clack joined the Express-News editorial board and in 2000 became a metro columnist. He has won the Dallas Press Club’s Katie Award for Best General Column and in 2008 won the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library’s Arts and Letters Award. His column continued until 2011. He is the author of Clowns and Rats Scare Me. Currently he serves as Communications Director/Senior Adviser for the Joaquin Castro Congressional Campaign.
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