Soccer deal is good for our economy, business, families

A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get out the front door, and that is what’s happening right now in DeKalb County.

Julian Bond was a leader with strength, character

The news last weekend that Julian Bond passed away at 75 saddened me deeply.

SBA expanding small-business lending options

There’s a hunger among entrepreneurs to find financing to get their business off the ground or to take the next big step in their expansion plan. Across the country, thousands of small businesses are searching for term loans,

Blacks and Latinos bear the brunt of economic recession

They teach our children, drive our buses, clean our streets and deliver our mail.

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.