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County dropped the ball with Carnival trash

On May 23, I went to Carnival. Yes I did, and I didn’t even have to fly to New York City, or Toronto, or Trinidad, or Rio de Janeiro.

Class of 2015: It’s our turn to spin the wheel

A wise man named Tupac Shakur once said “Life is a wheel of fortune and it’s my turn to spin it.”

Here’s why a college education is falling down on the job

The time of year has come for young people around the country to squeeze into their best hard-bottom shoes and put on the only fitted cap both moms and sons alike can agree on.

Mosby’s action in Freddie Gray case was courageous

On Friday, May 1, Marilyn J. Mosby, the state’s attorney for Baltimore City, announced she had found probable cause to prosecute six Baltimore police officers for the death of Freddie Gray. Gray died while in police custody on April 12.

DeKalb poised to welcome new superintendent

Dear New Superintendent, DeKalb County is ready for you! We don’t know who you are, but we have been hearing about you for the last few weeks.

Problem is economics: Real, black-owned business needed

The subject is Baltimore. The problem solvers are coming out of the woodwork.

CrossRoadsNews 20th Anniversary Gala still resonates

The CrossRoadsNews 20th Anniversary Gala on April 25 at the Ramada Plaza in Atlanta is still getting rave reviews.

The black community is in trouble, who will go?

How many of you know that injustice is getting harder and harder to find?

What citizens can do to support reform

In recent years, DeKalb County government and the DeKalb School District have weathered multiple scandals and widespread corruption.

Diamond diverging interchange adds confusion, delay

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.

Bloody Sunday’s 50th anniversary drew thousands to Edmund Pettus Bridge

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.

Marchers reflect on Bloody Sunday's impact

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 ...

Issue of cityhood rooted in fear, mismanagement

I prefer staying on the sidelines – however, my outrage on the issue of cityhood has put me out front.

DeKalb needs leadership on formation of new cities

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.

Change: From the eyes of a young, black teacher

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 ...

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