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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 […]

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 […]

New Chance to Change

November 7, 2012

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary Another election has come and gone, yet not without controversy.  In the future, I predict, they will be even more controversial.  As long as there are resources to be had, elections, with the reigns of power in sight, will be volatile. I hope that the […]

Envy Is the Illusion

January 25, 2012

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary     January 24, 2012 By Perry Redd     Have you heard the latest buzzword?  It’s more akin to an allegation.  As we bear witness to the Republicans vying for the opportunity to face incumbent Barack Obama for the presidency, “The Politics of Envy” has become […]

The New Kent State

November 23, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary November 22, 2011 By Perry Redd   You might find this extreme. You may strongly disagree with this statement, but you’ll eventually agree that suppression of free speech is a common theme in the police reactions to Occupy Wall Street (OWS) protests nationwide and those […]

Depiction of Contradiction

October 4, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary October 4, 2011 By Perry Redd This past week, the news cycle has been fast and furious.  If you’ve blinked, then you’ve missed something.  Not necessarily the stories, but the truth.  The actors have said one thing, then have done another.  They’ve stood on principle—or […]

How to Honor King

August 31, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary August 30, 2011 By Perry Redd The latest rift in America isn’t the proper amount to cut from the nation’s budget, nor is it the Tea Party’s attack on anyone who isn’t them.  The latest rift is between the very people who need not be […]

Sign Your Own Death Warrant?

May 11, 2010

Why am I not surprised? Corporations in America have no shame in taking it to the limit. They have no reservation in going over the line. David Kinnaird, BP’s liaison to Plaquemines Parish, spent Saturday night ripping up the contracts that hundreds of local commercial fishermen had signed to work for BP cleaning up the slick that could wipe out the local seafood industry. They wanted to kill people and not accept responsibility for doing it…the American way.