Donald Trump’s madcap presidency is now seeking to strip 20 million Americans of their health care coverage. He has instructed the Justice Department to join the lawsuit seeking to declare the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.
The passing of a President of the United States is a demarcation point in the life of this nation. This morning I would like to mark the passage of President George H.W. Bush on Nov. 30, 2018 at the age of 94.
Today many see transportation as a means and a right to access employment, schools, retail stores, entertainment and recreation, and hospitals. The Internet and companies like Uber, Amazon, UPS, FedEx and drones, are fast changing the way transportation is delivered.
Our leaders break the law by voting themselves a pay increase without following the law, ignore us as if that is okay, and I get lectured by those who do not want to rock the boat.
What can be said that I or thousands of others haven't told you every day. Our government is in chaos and the cries of the people are falling on deaf ears.
So, you want to become a millionaire. You know your goal, but maybe it seems too far off in the distance, too improbable, too unattainable, for an everyday person like you to reach. You’ve seen the success stories on TV, but those people inherited their money, had high-paying jobs, or hit it…
It’s all about timing when harvesting cucumbers for eating fresh or preserving as dill or sweet pickles. Picking these low-calorie vegetables ensures the best flavor, greatest nutritional value and suitability for pickling.
Trump’s serial scandals — Stormy Daniels, the Russia investigation, the Paul Manafort verdict, the Cohen guilty plea, the juvenile tweets — fill the headlines. Beneath the noise, however, Trump’s appointees and the Republican Congress are relentlessly pursuing a radical right-wing agenda tha…
In the week since our Aug. 17 announcement that we will no longer print CrossRoadsNews, my husband Curtis and I have found out just how much our community loves and respects the newspaper.
I don’t know why Aretha Franklin’s transition hit me so hard and affected me so deeply. I have never met her. She’s just a pop culture superstar. Right? Marvin, Michael, and Whitney all preceded her in death. When they left I listened to their music and admired their greatness. But now I am …
I am a founding member of the South Precinct Community Outreach Group that was headed by Marjorie Clay and written about in CrossRoadsNews' July 14 story “South Precinct Maj. Johnson disciplined for improper oversight.”
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise there of; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
In May, I arrived in Caracas, Venezuela, as part of an international group of elected officials invited to observe the country's presidential elections on May 20.
During the commissioner comments portion of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners meeting on June 12, District 7 Commissioner Greg Adams dropped a bombshell.
In 1979, professor Derrick Bell wrote a book titled, “And We Are Not Saved: The Elusive Quest for Racial Justice.” A teacher of constitutional law at Harvard Law School, Bell deftly illustrates several ways the Constitution of the United States comes short of assuring the full and equal citi…
After years of neglect, DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond, with the support of the DeKalb Board of Commissioners, has made public safety a top priority .
Editor's note: Two stories – “A year later, Atlanta Sports City facing delays” (Feb. 3) and “Sports City CEO: Timeline changes not due to financing” (Feb. 10) on the announced $200 million project a year after the big announcement – and our Feb. 10 story on “Tire dumping a growing proble…
This past weekend, we once again gathered in Selma, Ala., to commemorate “Bloody Sunday,” the March 7, 1965, march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge that was savagely put down by police.
As he delivers his first State of the Union address tonight, President Donald Trump is looking for approval. He’ll brag on the economy, with a likely focus on his Twitter claim that “because of my policies,” black unemployment is at its “lowest rate ever recorded.”
Residents want to know why the businesses are leaving when they were led to believe that creating a new city would bring economic development and prosperity.
I attended the Consent Decree Community Update that DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond held on Dec. 19, 2017, to brief the public on the status of the county’s $1.345 billion consent decree.
I read your newspaper every week. I appreciate the time and effort it takes to publish a community newspaper. I have noticed that the newspaper has included more writers. Keep up the good work.
The recent endorsements by prominent black leaders of Atlanta mayoral candidate Mary Norwood over the highly qualified Keisha Lance Bottoms is quite troubling to me.
I read with great interest the article about Transit Oriented Developments along MARTA’s planned extension of the East Line to Stonecrest (CrossRoadsNews, Nov. 18, 2017).
For the past nine months, the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress have been fixated on repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, taking health care away from millions of Americans, thousands of Georgians, and our most vulnerable neighbors and friends.
Fifty-eight dead and counting; 500-plus sent to hospitals. The deadliest mass shooting in modern American history took place Oct. 1 in Las Vegas, as a lone gunman firing from a window on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel savaged a crowd gathered to watch a country music show.
Without immediate Congressional leadership to extend critical funding by Sept. 30, community health centers like Oakhurst Medical Centers, Inc. face a 70 percent reduction in federal funds, which the Department of Health and Human Services has estimated would lead to the closing of 2,800 hea…
Clifton Corridor institutions, led by Emory University have petitioned to annex their isolated property into Atlanta across a 65 foot wide “land bridge” that Emory purchased last year.
Racism, exposed once more in the terror visited on Charlottesville, Va., still scars America. Hundreds of neo-Nazis, white supremacists, klansmen and other fervid racists gathered — some armed with assault rifles, wearing camouflage. They marched with lit torches, yelling Nazi slogans, looki…
Campaigning for the presidency, Donald Trump argued that blacks and other people of color should vote for him. Given their current conditions, he argued, “What the hell do you have to lose?” Since winning the election, however, Trump seems intent on proving over and over again just how much …
I was a strong advocate for the establishment of the city of Stonecrest, and worked hard with other proponents to get the new city approved by the voters. I thought a new city in South DeKalb would give black residents an opportunity to have local control of government, the same way white re…
The Trump administration has launched an unprecedented rollback of civil rights and voting rights. Those who care about building a more perfect union face harsh headwinds. We’ve gone from an administration seeking to fulfill these rights to one seeking to repeal these rights.
I share the frustration of many South DeKalb residents over the delayed completion date of the Flat Shoals Parkway/I-285 bridge project, outlined in the June 24 CrossRoadsNews front page story.
Donald Trump hosted a celebration in the White House Rose Garden for House Republicans after they passed their party’s health care plan by the thinnest of margins.
As Donald Trump neared the end of his first 100 days on April 29, media commentary focused primarily on how little he has achieved in comparison to other presidents.
I'm beginning to hear the faint sounds of a train comin' round the bend in of all places the proposed city of Greenhaven in South DeKalb. I'm about to explain how that might happen with special kudos to Greenhaven proponents and especially some of our DeKalb Delegation. People in South DeKalb have been waiting for almost 40 years (the east-west corridor started service in 1979) while being, until recently, one of only two counties to pour taxes into transportation and hopes of MARTA.
While much of the country is focussed on the NCAA men
s basketball "March Madness" tournament, the White House has unleashed a March Massacre, its
plan, for 2018. Budgets often seem impenetrable, packed with a blizzard of numbers too big to comprehend. But budgets are value statements. They tell us what we value and what we discount. President Donald Trump
s budget reveals who counts and who does not.
This is to inform you that in tomorrow's Board of Commissioners (BOC) meeting, I intend to vote YES to approve the 2017 Budget as proposed by CEO Michael Thurmond. Like all budgets, this one is imperfect. But, in the near term I think it makes a good faith effort to address basic needs without radically deviating from recent precedent.