Real corruption in DeKalb involves county bid process

I believe that 95 percent of what we paid for in Mike Bowers’ report had already appeared in the AJC and most of the information was peanuts, with nothing of substance.

Leadership is doing right thing when no one’s watching

It is not about interim CEO Lee May or the DeKalb Board of Commissioners or their intents. It has to do with integrity and rather Mr. Lee May and the others may have violated their oaths of office and the ...

Bowers-Hyde report raises even more questions

As I see it, South DeKalb is part of a master plan – one in which black folks are not a part of.

Code Enforcement, beautification Special Report struck a chord

The Sept. 5 edition of CrossRoadsNews, focusing on code enforcement and DeKalb’s quality of life, resonated with many readers. Here are some of their comments:

Community beautification is everyone’s business

In the more than two decades that I’ve lived in south DeKalb County, I, like a lot of my neighbors, have become increasingly frustrated by the lack of consistent county services.

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.