CCD’s editor-in-chief, Chad Nance introduces our friends & neighbors to the wit and wisdom of one of Forsyth County, North Carolina’s last African-American farmers, Vernon Switzer.
By Chad Nance “Everybody knows the deal is rotten Old Black Joe’s still pickin’ cotton For your ribbons and bows And everybody knows” Leonard Cohen “There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” ― Mahatma Gandhi “But if […]
By Chad Nance “And even though I act crazy I gotta thank the Lord that you made me There are no words that can express how I feel You never kept a secret, always stayed real And I appreciate, how you raised me And all the extra love that you […]
3rd Shift… Big Government Wants a Womb with a View… Shakedown Street- Maybe This Town Ain’t got No Heart….
By Chad Nance “You tell me this town ain’t got no heart. Well, well, well, you can never tell. The sunny side of the street is dark. Well, well, well, you can never tell. Maybe that’s cause it’s midnight, in the dark of the moon besides.” – Robert Hunter It’s […]
By Chad Nance “I was confided to your loyalty and accepted by your treason; you offer my death to those to whom you had promised my life. Do you know who it is you are destroying here? It is yourself.” ― Victor Hugo Imagine, if you will… It’s 1985 […]
Editor’s Note: In this column by CCD’s Michael Wiseman, he takes a look at what has now happened in Oklahoma. Like the censored history taught in post WWII Japan, serious efforts have been afoot for years to teach American children a false history in lieu of the serious questions raised by […]
By Chad Nance “I’ve found the black community to be very well informed about environmental issues, and that’s because they live them every day. One of my minority neighborhoods had to fight against a cement factory. Another had to fight against a waste facility in their community. So most […]
By Chad Nance “It ain’t me, it ain’t me I ain’t no millionaire’s son, no, no It ain’t me, it ain’t me I ain’t no fortunate one, no…” – John Fogarty “Let’s go be bad guys.” – Jayne Cobb Art Pope, you are a tremendous bastard. No, seriously. […]
By Chad Nance From his eulogy for the four little girls murdered at the 16th St. Baptist Church : “They have something to say to every politician who has fed his constituents with the stale bread of hatred and the spoiled meat of racism. They have something to say […]