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Everyone Black Ain’t Always Your Brother

October 7, 2014

When I was a kid, I wasn’t a tattle-tale. That was highly frowned upon in my neighborhood—and in my family. With my family, I think it was because my parents didn’t have time for refereeing disputes and policing misconduct. In my ‘hood, it was because the only people who had ultimate authority to do anything […]

Matters of Corporate Expediency

September 13, 2014

It’s been some years since I swore off my allegiance to corporate entities. I used to get a kick out of shopping (pick a holiday). I used to search high and low for my favorite brand name; hell, I used to love the NFL! Things have changed since I’ve grown up—and out of love with […]

Why White Santa Is Important

December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas to all of those who are still clinging to the images of American tradition that so warmed our hearts as children of the Baby Boom era.  As toddlers, we were taught the mainstream method to celebrate Christmas, thus “how to be American.” Just last week, Fox News commentator Megyn Kelly thought it necessary […]

Follow the Dots of Exploitation

December 4, 2013

The time is here; two of the six Walmarts slated for DC are set to open tomorrow.  I’ll be there, but not as a consumer.  I’ll be standing—protesting—in opposition to the store and more importantly, what the store stands for: exploitation.  Not that capitalism isn’t exploitative on it’s own, just that Walmart expands the definition […]

The Golden Arch of the Universe Bends Toward Injustice

November 6, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks commentary from Socially Speaking  by Perry Redd I’ve spent time talking and educating extensively on my radio Socially Speaking, about Walmart and its low wages, it’s resistance to cover its employees with health benefits and a host of other dishonorable workplace practices, but here I want focus on another […]

Justice Not Applicable

November 6, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks A Socially Speaking commentary by Perry Redd What I want is for people to go to jail…why?  Because “corporations are people, my friend.”  Oh, now you’ve got selective amnesia.  When Mitt Romney said that during the 2012 presidential election, you were all for the new mantra for capitalism.  So […]

Devilish Disrespect

October 9, 2013

“The Other Side of the Tracks” A Socially Speaking commentary  by Perry Redd With all of the social injustice embedded within the stalemate in the government shutdown, I am greatly compelled to elevate the discussion on the change of Washington’s National Football League team.  I’ll only write it once in this commentary for the sake […]

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 […]

High Time for Ethics

May 29, 2013

The weekly socio-political commentary from activist, Perry Redd The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary, March 28, 2013 by Perry Redd   Here in DC, we’re a year out from another election season.  It’s already time for candidates to stake out positions which were previously untenable, which were once unthinkable.  For Mayor, […]

Audacious Arrogance

December 5, 2012

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary December 4, 2012 By Perry Redd You’re watching what I’m watching:  an injured team playing with a losing hand, trying to bluff their way to a victory.  “Never let ‘em see you sweat” is inapplicable when you’re in the furnace.  The Republican Party is working […]