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 ...

African-American moniker does not describe who I am

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.

Sadly, domestic violence is an epidemic

In a world full of headlines about adult domestic violence, it is no wonder that dating violence impacts our teenagers.

Despite maneuvers, District 5 still without a commissioner

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.

Raising tobacco tax could generate millions, stem smoking

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 ...

Citizens should say no thanks to ‘Greenhaven’ name

I write in response to the Jan. 31 front-page article about the Concerned Citizens for Cityhood for South DeKalb Inc.’s name selection.

Why are commissioners holding District 5 hostage?

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.

Reading and writing – one way to ensure King’s ‘Dream’

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.”

More King Parade marchers, spectators honor legacy

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 ...