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A little boy walked into the newsroom…

A little boy walked into the newsroom Monday, his father being dragged behind him by the boy’s tiny-yet-mighty grip, and declared himself Junior Copy Editor ... Read more

Kids at the ballot box

A light rain was falling Tuesday morning as the kids and I made our way to the nearby church where I’d be using a No. ... Read more

And still we wait for city vaults to open to the light

As I rose from the bed Tuesday morning, I knew I was going to have to have a talk with my hands, those wiry, self-aware ... Read more

Stillman College homecoming brought back wonderful memories

Stillman College’s homecoming provided the perfect break from the wet sports scene in Dallas County. The torrential rainstorm that hit Dallas County last week forced ... Read more

Valentine’s Day should become a national holiday

Valentine’s Day usually falls under my radar. For some, February 14th is one of the most special days of the year, especially on the romantic ... Read more

Kobe Bryant should be remembered for basketball, not off the court

I didn’t plan on writing another column about the death of Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant. I thought my editorial honored Bryant and paid tribute ... Read more

Intelligence, integrity, intensity made Bryant a legend

The NBA lost one of its greatest basketball players Sunday. Guard Kobe Bryant, who spent his entire 20 year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, ... Read more

The reporter, the columnist and the man

I pulled up to the radio station on Lauderdale, WHBB 1490 AM, around 8:30 a.m. Friday morning and found my way inside, coffee close at ... Read more

To properly honor King, we must recall his radical views

In the decades following the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on April 4, 1968, in Memphis, great pains have been taken to adapt ... Read more

Bowline’s plan to overhaul city information request form good for citizens, city

Over the past several months, perhaps longer than that, this newspaper has both railed against the city’s public information request form and called for a ... Read more

Dispatch from a ‘bum reporter’

During my time as a journalist, I’ve been called many things, most of which are unfit for publication, weathered countless assaults on my credibility and ... Read more

Makers, lend me your ears

With Feb. 18, I’ll have been at The Selma Times-Journal for one year. Sometimes, when I try to reflect on all the stories I’ve written ... Read more

Mayor’s shutdown of council office an assault of citizens, democracy

Reports that Selma Mayor Darrio Melton has systematically rendered the Selma City Council office in city hall inoperable by shutting off access to the internet ... Read more

Ode to Rufus, the newsroom marmot

Since wandering into Selma more than a year ago, I’ve found a thousand different things to fall in love with – the way the river ... Read more

College Football is overloaded with 2 many Bowl games

College Football is getting overloaded with Bowl games. The NCAA has a whopping 40 bowl games, ranging from the Celebration Bowl to the Sugar Bowl ... Read more

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