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August 13, 2017

     In 2015, I proposed legislation that would remove any confederate symbol or flag from property owned by the State of Georgia.  It was my position that we shouldn’t delete history but rather put it in its proper place, museums.  The confederates lost the civil war...

Due to a live taping of a bad decision to cross the comedic line, the discussion of the n-word has made its way back to the hot topics list for a few days.  After watching, what is normally on my Friday night lineup, I was left wanting more.  Ice Cube’s pre-scheduled a...

The below is a transcript of LaDawn Jones interview on the Changing the Face of Power Podcast which can be found here.  Check out Rebecca Thompson's other powerful interviews with sound advice specifically for African American women running for public office.

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April 2, 2017

Recently Atlanta rapper Clifford Harris, known to most as T.I., responded to a tweet by President Trump in a way that can only be described as obscene.  President Trump complained about a music video for Snoop Dogg’s new song “Lavender” which shows Snoop shooting a toy...

February 23, 2017

I would like to be the first to congratulate President Trump on his 2020 re-election.  My condolences to the United States of America and the Democratic National Committee.  This bold prediction comes after my review of the schedule for the DNC Convention in Atlanta....

February 22, 2017

I heard principal and founder of the Ron Clark Academy say the problem with children today is that everyone gets an award for participation.   Mr. Clark thought by teaching kids you win even when you don’t is creating an environment of spoiled kids who thinks the world...

February 7, 2017

Do we need a mechanism that allows a law enforcement officer to admit they have a bias when they are involved with an on the job tragedy?  Georgia law has special exceptions for law enforcement officers accused of a criminally negligent or malicious death.  Unlike civi...

January 10, 2017

For the first time in 70 years there will not be a Kidd in the Georgia State House at the start of the legislative session on January 9th.  Also for the first time since 2009, when retired State Legislator Rusty Kidd joined the legislature, there will not be an indepen...

January 8, 2017

Anyone who is exalting the excellent movie “Hidden Figures” should probably do what I did. Shake your own family tree to discover if you have an interesting piece of American history hiding in plain view in your own family. Influenced by hype for the movie’s release, I...

December 13, 2016

    For me, the “P” in politics stands for parent. Last year while serving in the Georgia General Assembly as State Representative for District 62, I lost both of my parents to cancer. Ironically, my mother, the second of the two to pass within seven months, died on “c...

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