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Can’t wait for SEC Football to start at end of September

I learned a valuable lesson during the opening week of college football. When it comes to college football, the SEC is my favorite conference. I ... Read more

2 weeks ago by James Jones.

Prayer needed to heal Dallas County and rest of U.S.

Residents in Selma and Dallas County will have plenty of opportunities to participate in a Community Prayer revival this month. Churches in the city of ... Read more

3 weeks ago by James Jones.

Kudos to Selma AIR, LIFT Ministries, BlackBelt wellness

Three organizations in Dallas County should be commended for giving back to the community. LIFT Ministries, Selma AIR and Blackbelt Wellness Center all teamed up ... Read more

3 weeks ago by James Jones.

The Selma that Fox News will never understand

Selma gets trotted out a lot by Democratic politicians seeking to garner favor with progressive voters by conjuring up memories of the valiant march across ... Read more

1 month ago by Adam Powell.

The art of obstruction, obfuscation and destruction

If the City of Selma were a living, breathing human – her heart near historic Tabernacle Baptist and the Edmundite Missions’ headquarters, her legs extending ... Read more

1 month ago by Adam Powell.

Defund Congress: Lawmakers might better represent the people if forced to live their struggles

As millions remain unemployed and the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and wreak havoc on nearly every sector of American life, from the economy and ... Read more

2 months ago by Adam Powell.

When candidates talk, pay attention to the road map and not just the destination

The art of political speech is one that nearly every keen observer of the game understands, though few are adept at its execution – it’s ... Read more

2 months ago by Adam Powell.

A late night walk through a beautiful and terrible garden

Many of my childhood days were spent on my grandfather’s farm and, for better or worse, I became quite adept at the often-brutal tactics required ... Read more

2 months ago by Adam Powell.

Selma’s celebration for John Lewis provided personal milestone

Having a role in the city of Selma’s tribute to Civil Rights Icon and longtime Congressman John Lewis last Saturday was the last thing I ... Read more

2 months ago by James Jones.

Playing press and paying respect

There are moments in a person’s life which stand out, in radiant technicolor, against the gray and drab backdrop that sets the scene for most ... Read more

2 months ago by Adam Powell.

Lawmakers must take action to prevent another round of pandemic fallout

The end of the month is quickly approaching, which means that unemployed folks will soon lose their additional $600-per-week federal unemployment benefit and lose their ... Read more

2 months ago by Adam Powell.

The sounds of silence

Generally, I begin my columns with some snarky or cynical bit of humor, or perhaps a quote from a great writer or noted politician, but ... Read more

2 months ago by Adam Powell.

Brace yourselves: we may not get college football in the fall

Iam no longer in denial. When the Big Ten Conference and Pac-12 Conference all but canceled their non-conference football games, reality set inside my soul. ... Read more

2 months ago by James Jones.

The paradox of peaceful protest

White America loves a peaceful protest – it conjures up images of stone-faced civil rights protesters peaceably and silently demanding equality at a lunch counter ... Read more

4 months ago by Adam Powell.

God’s Grillers for Eighteen Wheelers deserves praise and appreciation

It’s always nice to see local residents step up and help the community, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. God’s Grillers for Eighteen Wheelers did just ... Read more

4 months ago by James Jones.

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