Stories by Grady Abrams

Saturday, Aug 30, 2014

Guest Column: To avoid another Ferguson, we must 'be real' with one another

We are not perfect by any means, and never will be. But I think we should, every day, strive for that mark.
By Grady Abrams

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Guest Column: Blocker-Adams' campaign downfall touches on fears all of us share

We had counted on Helen to continue her campaign to save face. In the end, however, she had no other viable choice than the one she made.
By Grady Abrams

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Guest Column: With race as an eventual underlying issue, which candidate can best sway the majority?

There always has been a race problem, and probably always will be. But we have a choice in whether to be a part of it.
By Grady Abrams

Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014

Guest Column : Blacks must reconcile differences with whites, move forward

We spend too much time fighting and not enough time building.
By Grady Abrams

Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

Guest Column: Can we set aside our differences to unite and avoid self-destruction?

Can we afford freedom in the true sense of the word, or are we tied too much to our political persuasions to show that love?
By Grady Abrams

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013

Guest Column: Syrian crisis through spiritual perspective yields some insight

Let us pray for the peace of Jerusalem, the Middle East, our country, our president and the nation's leaders - looking forward to that day when real peace will come, and we study war no more.
By Grady Abrams

Sunday, Aug 4, 2013

Column: Today's fight shouldn't be about race -- let's face the real issues

If we just take time and take care of these problems, race would be less of a factor in our lives. Stop allowing so-called leaders to jerk you around.
By Grady Abrams

Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013

Column: Why is gun control being fought? Too few trust our government

As horrific as gun tragedies are, the question remains: What can be done to prevent them?
By Grady Abrams

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012

Column: The 2012 election is big -- but not for the reasons you might think

Even if Obama should lose, I hope his loss will win the hearts and minds of those who want to see this country go forward.
By Grady Abrams

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012

Guest Column: To move forward, abandon competition in favor of cooperation

Working together produces a better product than working in competition with one another.
By Grady Abrams

Saturday, Aug 11, 2012

Guest Column: In many cases, government is the solution

The truth of the matter is that it is all political rhetoric, corrupt influence and demagoguery to gain economic and political power.
By Grady Abrams

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Guest Column: Small thinking won't improve Augusta

How many spirits have been broken by the power grip that is on this city?
By Grady Abrams

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Guest Column: Community's slow adjustment to change hurts cultural development

Augusta is very conservative, and not big on change -- not just in politics, but in every aspect of life. And people seem to like it that way.
By Grady Abrams

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Column: Why can't we all just get along? Don't use race as cover and weapon

When will we ever be able to stand on our own two feet, as a race, if we keep holding one another's hands and not letting go?
By Grady Abrams

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Column: Where is Dr. King's dream? In the hearts and minds of our children

Those dreams have not been fully realized, but that doesn't mean that we should give up trying to make them a reality.
By Grady Abrams

Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011

Letter: Black commissioners get undue scrutiny

In the wake of all these opinions floating around, the court is the only place that can settle this issue.
By Grady Abrams

Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010

Column: Refocus energy on Laney-Walker to fight community's real problems

One in particular is teen pregnancies. If we do not get a grip on that, many children will suffer unnecessarily.
By Grady Abrams

Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010

Letter: True character revealed behind mask

In the upcoming Congress, the Republicans have a chance to lead, now that they have to take off the "no" mask and put on the "show" mask.
By Grady Abrams

Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010

Letter: Lower taxes for working class

Do not go for the hype this election cycle and be fooled again, as we were fooled in the 1980s with the policies of the rich.
By Grady Abrams

Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010

Letter: Thomas flap shows small-mindedness

Let us move forward and take advantage of the diversity this country affords -- even the right to be different and not devalued for that difference.
By Grady Abrams
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