We must restore our sense of self-determination

Now is our time to stand up for ourselves, our communities, and for what is right. By not participating, we have allowed the political process to shape and even control our fate.

Keep our talented, courageous teachers at SWD High

Dear Mr. Michael Thurmond, Someone once said, “If you get people arguing over the wrong question, the answer becomes irrelevant.”

3,642 already cast early ballots in July 22 runoffs

Through Thursday, 3,642 voters have cast ballots in the July 22 runoff election in DeKalb County.

East Metro CID sets 3-mill rate

East Metro CID property owners will pay a 3-mill rate for the 2014 tax year.

Decatur's success can be replicated across Georgia

Reach into our communities and you’ll find parents, students and educators working together to improve their schools.

Bridge the gap between education, opportunities

I am running for state school superintendent because I have a sense of urgency to dramatically improve our education system.

Story on graduation numbers strikes chord with readers

This is a great read for the DeKalb residents. Unfortunately, many of them will not recognize the real issue at hand

Congress must act to bolster Voting Rights Act

I wish every member of the Supreme Court had the wisdom and insight of Justice Ginsburg.

Fundamental change needed for schools

I had the honor of attending a candidate forum hosted by the DeKalb NAACP last weekend during which my incumbent opponent, Michael Erwin, cited progress in the county since his appointment by [Gov. Nathan] Deal and asked for continued patience ...

‘Charter System’ option is a vehicle for change

I volunteered to serve on the DeKalb County School Board because of my belief that every child should have equal access to a quality education.

Right leaders could lead to economic transformation

Last week, Dr. Kathryn Rice reasoned that a city of South DeKalb would be a worthy rival to the city of Atlanta.

City of South DeKalb could change metro Atlanta's power dynamics

Now that the 2014 legislative session is behind us, we can draw a breath because the cityhood and annexation talk has abated. But everyone knows it will begin again for the next session.

‘Your attitude will determine your altitude’

By 2020, six short years from now, the degree that you will receive tomorrow will not be worth the paper it’s printing on.

CrossRoadsNews founders, Law Day organizers praised

On behalf of the State Bar of Georgia, I wish to congratulate Curtis and Jennifer Parker, founders of CrossRoadsNews, who received the Liberty Bell Award presented by the DeKalb Bar Association during its recent Law Day luncheon.

Learn more about candidates courting your vote

As we head to the polls on May 20 to select the people who will manage our school district and jail and represent us in Congress, at the state House and on the County Commission, let’s pick carefully.