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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 […]

It’s On

April 25, 2010

It’s on like popcorn! They used to say that in the ‘hood when a challenge has been presented. Arizona did just that; they challenged the federal government to pass comprehensive immigration reform. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill Friday that requires police in her state to determine whether a person is in the United States legally, which critics say will foster racial profiling but supporters say will crack down on illegal immigration. It’s illogical for anyone to think that you can do I.D. checks, randomly and on suspicion, and racial profiling not be in the equation, but logic has never been a political strength. The underlying forces who pushed this state to pass this overreaching legislation are the same ones who believe that only they have the right to this country.