When I left the Sunday Paper on Dec. 30, 2010, the paper switched servers and within 24 hours my entire online news and opinion archive had been destroyed. My readers, however, had saved a surprising amount of my work. This represents a small sample of my columns. These are, for the most part, saved from the Internet, so after you open the link to a column you’ll need to scroll down to the text.
How Atlanta’s elite twist MLK’s dream to rob working-class blacks.
Shirley Franklin never really wanted to be mayor of Atlanta. She wanted to be an arts maven. Now, Atlanta’s arts are under threat from crime she doesn’t want to address.
“Mom, why do they make the black writers stay in their own section?”
Sidewalks are only one of many basic public needs that are ignored by Atlanta’s city government as its politicians pursue more glamorous monuments to themselves.
In our criminal courts, a person is presumed innocent until proven guilty, but in our family courts, a father is usually presumed to be guilty of not being as good a parent as a mother. Women, by virtue of their gender, something as arbitrary as the color of their skin, are assumed to be the rightful custodial parents.