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Archive for August 2013

We Cannot Walk Backward Through History

August 28, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks Commentary by Perry Redd I was set to give this speech before my fellow Washingtonians on the day of the 50th Anniversary commemorating the March on Washington. Disappointingly, I didn’t get to give it, but the words are still relevant and thus, I share with you: Here we stand […]

Far Beneath the Arc of Justice

August 13, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks Commentary August 13, 2013 by Perry Redd The US is facing massive overcrowding in its prisons according to Attorney General Eric Holder and his Justice Department. This has been a fact for at least two decades. This is why we use the term “revolving door” in prisons. Now he […]

Politicians of Convenience

August 7, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks Commentary by Perry Redd August 7, 2013 I’ve been watching the early stages of our city’s race to replace our current mayor, Vincent Gray. We’ve got a slew of early petitioners for the seat. They all seem to look the same: anti-people, pro-corporation, anti-Black, pro-gentrification, though one candidate is […]