Gentrification and the African American Community Author’s note: After taking a hiatus for about nearly 7 months to run for city council, it is good to be back lifting my voice and sharing my truth. As a candidate who had not been on a ballot since 1993, it was intriguing to see how much the […]Read More OOPS, THERE GOES THE NEIGHBORHOOD
I offer myself as a candidate for the Atlanta City Council, District 3 because if we meet the challenges that remain and embrace the opportunities before us and in the future we will have one of the best, diverse, vibrant, and inclusive districts in the city. I am fiercely devoted to maintaining and enhancing the […]Read More Why I’m Running for Atlanta City Council . . . Again
You meet homeless, racial paranoid, cult of ignorance The Atlanta Beltline when completed will be 33 miles of multiuse trails along abandoned railroad right of-way. The Westside Beltline runs through the historic Washington Park neighborhood, the first Black subdivision in Atlanta, historic West End, and Adair Park, among others. Overlapping with the West End […]Read More Adventures on Westside Beltline
What Manner of a Man? As big of a man as Ivory Young was his true assets were understated. The 56-year-old Atlanta City Councilman passed November 16 after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma. He was one of 15 councilpersons who decides on whether or not to fund Arthur Blank’s Mercedes Benz Stadium, the development […]Read More Ivory Young
Top Democrat in Georgia raised many boats As I watched the midterm returns come in from Florida, for a moment I thought it was déjà vu from 2016. As Democrats’ hopes faded in Florida for Hillary Clinton, so did they fade for Democrats across the country. The red caravan brought to power the 45th president […]Read More No Woman no cry: Don’t Cry for Stacey Abrams
Georgia Republicans Abdicated Right to Lead More than two decades ago, I ran for a seat on the Atlanta City Council and won. It was the Third Council District that included part of the Atlanta University Center, the old Bankhead Highway (now Donald L. Hollowell Pkwy) neighborhoods, Grove Park, Vine City, Washington Park, and […]Read More Yes, We Can!
Encountering Anti-Semitism in Squirrel Hill America Network executives interrupted the A.M. Joy show Saturday morning on MSNBC. The special report informed us of an active shooter loose in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood in the East End of Pittsburg. A deranged anti-Semitic man executed 11 worshipers and injured a half a dozen others at the Tree […]Read More What Becomes of Broken Hearted?
Kemp and his “Big Lie” Republican Mob Trying to Steal Election The president has created an atmosphere of lawlessness in this country that has emboldened other politicians in power to act against long established precedents and protocols. In many cases what they are doing is illegal and hostile to the rule of law. But let […]Read More Stacey Abram’s Raison d’etre/Brian Kemp’s Vigilantism
The year was around 1983. We all anxiously awaited the arrival of funny man, Bill Cosby, to enter our public access television studio, owned at the time by Cable Atlanta, the predecessor of Comcast. The studio, located at 10th and West Peachtree Street was the old home of Ted Turner’s first superstation, TBS. Then he […]Read More Graham: “Kavanaugh is No Bill Cosby”?
Who the hell do the 11 white men who are the Republican members of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee think they are? Do they believe they are so all-powerful that they can ignore the desires of the American people, 38 percent of whom don’t support Brett Kavanaugh’s promotion to the Supreme Court in the first […]Read More By Any Means Necessary: Public Rape of Professor Blasey Ford By Republicans