Stories by Grady Abrams

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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

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Guest Column: On race riot's anniversary, our dilemma and our challenge are clear

To some in the CSRA, May 11 will be just another hot, mid-spring day, but to me it will be a day that "will live in infamy." That was the day, 40 years ago, Augusta had its worst race riot.
By Grady Abrams

Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009

Columnist oversimplified moral problem by reducing it to abortion

I agree with columnist Star Parker's article "The root of nation's economic crisis is a fundamental moral crisis" (Feb. 17), but maybe not for the same reasons. In it she argues favorably for ...
By Grady Abrams

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Go against the tide to change justice system

Here I go again, putting my foot in my big mouth, as my dear friends would say.
By Grady Abrams

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Quest for justice can take the longest roads

As I watched 60 Minutes recently, I cried. Real tears.
By Grady Abrams

Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008

Candidates in presidential race give voters chance to make history

I am excited about the possibilities on the national scene in 2008.
By Grady Abrams

Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007

Another look at 'Uncle Tom' - beyond today's distorted perception

Of late, I have been the target of attacks by other blacks simply for upbraiding black members of the Richmond County legislative delegation, who I felt wrongfully accused Dave Barbee, then a ...
By Grady Abrams

Sunday, Sept. 9, 2007

Distractions and misunderstandings stunt community's growth

As a former city council member in Augusta during the late 1960s and early '70s, and now the senior former black elected official still alive in this community, I have some comments to make about ...
By Grady Abrams

Sunday, Dec. 10, 2006

Some blacks punish cooperation with whites

I could just as well keep my mouth closed, enjoy my retirement and save myself from retribution, ostracism, threats and intimidation from other blacks. However, that would not be my nature. I am a ...
By Grady Abrams

Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006

Youth could benefit from military draft

Your Oct. 1 editorial "Ganging up on the gang problem" quoted Augusta State University Athletic Director Clint Bryant, saying, "the end of the military draft is one of the contributors to the ...
By Grady Abrams
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