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Never A Right Time For the Other Battle

June 5, 2013

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary by Perry Redd Is there any such thing as a right time for justice?  It appears that in America, everyone is clamoring for their piece of the justice pie…and rightfully so.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, “Injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice […]

Making Policy On the Fly

December 7, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary December 6, 2011 By Perry Redd   You wanna talk about improbable?  I was going back over my commentary from May of this year.  I am not going to eat my words, but they are a bit haunting right about now.  Do you remember what […]

The Crtic’s Corner

August 28, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary August 23, 2011 By Perry Redd   For Republicans, campaign season is in full swing.  And swinging, they are—for the fences.  Each candidate, as if on cue, takes a swing at their potential opponent, President Barack Obama.  Whether it’s Texas Governor Rick Perry, former Massachusetts […]

The Tale of One City

June 8, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary June 7, 2011 By Perry Redd   I am witnessing an ethnic cleansing as sure as I am alive.  I’ve read about the native American, the Jews of eastern Europe and apartheid South Africa.    I’ve seen Kosovo, Myanmar and Tibet in my lifetime.  I see […]

The Very Recent War On Us

February 22, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary February 22, 2010 By Perry Redd I wrote a song a few years back that I never really warmed up to, until I recorded it.  It was written while I sat behind the walls of a federal prison.  It was fueled by the reality of, […]

Do You Feel American?

February 16, 2011

The Other Side of the Tracks: A Socially Speaking commentary February 15, 2010 By Perry Redd I have to ask myself, like any other American, do I feel American?  One thing I know, is that if I voice that I don’t, I may get attacked by the Right as not being so.  So I better […]

Who’s Adversely Affected By The Unemployment Crisis?

October 31, 2009

I am out of work.  A rhetorical statement?  Hardly.  The fact is, there are more men, who look (walk, think, live) like me, that can make that same claim than any other race class in this fair city of my birth.  I am alarmed.  Men and women, who look like me, should be.  Men and […]