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 ...

Thanks for the opportunity to help turn district around

I would like to thank Gov. Deal for appointing me to serve on the DeKalb School Board. I also want to thank the parents, community partners and friends of the school district for the opportunity to serve our county and ...

Tired of being slighted by people who work for taxpayer

I am writing this letter because I am tired of being slighted and ignored by DeKalb County government.

We must love each other regardless of differences

What does our community do in response to our people being murdered by the police?

I am thankful for day honoring forever families

For the past 15 years, it has been my honor and privilege to represent families in all aspects of the adoption process, and, with National Adoption Day being so close to Thanksgiving, I wanted to take a moment to thank ...