In recent years, DeKalb County government and the DeKalb School District have weathered multiple scandals and widespread corruption.
I am very upset reading about a diamond diverging interchange to be installed near my home on Flat Shoals Parkway in Decatur at a cost of $35 million in the Feb. 28 CrossRoadsNews.
On March 8, 2015, I joined the throngs of people who went to Selma, Ala., to retrace the footsteps of the 600 men and women who were beaten bloody on the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965.
As thousands of people flocked to the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 8, 2015, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Bloody Sunday, metro Atlanta residents shared their thoughts on why they made the trip, and what the memory of Bloody ...
I prefer staying on the sidelines – however, my outrage on the issue of cityhood has put me out front.
The new South DeKalb city as proposed by the Concerned Citizens for Cityhood in South DeKalb would be smaller in land size than the city of Atlanta and would include approximately 294,398 residents.
What’s most disheartening about teaching “our kids” is not what you would think. Not poverty, not “bad behavior,” not even the bureaucracy, while frustrating, causes pain. What’s heartbreaking about serving our (black and brown) students is bearing witness to the ...
Whenever I hear the phrase “African-American” used, I feel a minor irritation, and I am not alone – many friends and associates have also expressed similar annoyance.
In a world full of headlines about adult domestic violence, it is no wonder that dating violence impacts our teenagers.
Jennifer Parker’s Jan. 31 “As I See It” column was a bit slanted and did not provide all sides of the issue. This is rare for you, as we usually appreciate your more thorough investigation.
This year, the General Assembly has an opportunity to make a difference in the health of Georgia’s citizens. In looking for ways to pay for health care and transportation, the idea of raising the tobacco tax has been frequently mentioned ...
I write in response to the Jan. 31 front-page article about the Concerned Citizens for Cityhood for South DeKalb Inc.’s name selection.
The debacle over the appointment of an interim commissioner for District 5 clearly underscores one of the reasons why DeKalb County is in the mess it is.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s annual birthday celebration is a constant reminder for generations to come that we must do our part to “Keep the Dream Alive.”
What a difference a year makes. Last year at the DeKalb NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade, it was like searching for a needle in a haystack to find any reference to the civil rights icon’s dream for our ...