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Charles E. Richardson is a Knight Fellow at Duke University and the University of Maryland. He's taken courses in journalism and not-for-profit governance at Harvard. He has served on several civic boards and is the past state chairman for Kids Voting - Georgia and former chairman of the board for the Professional Association of Georgia Educators Foundation.

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    RICHARDSON: Sweeping a dirt yard

    You’ve seen her. Like me, you probably can’t remember where you’ve seen her, but you can’t erase her image. When I first saw her, she was up in years, standing in the front portion of her old, but clean, home -- and she’s sweeping her dirt yard. Not a blade of ...

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    RICHARDSON: The march of time

    Plessy v. Ferguson (separate but equal) was made the law of the land by U.S. Supreme Court decree in 1896. It took the high court 58 years to reverse that decision. When Medgar Evers, field secretary for the NAACP, was shot in the back in June 1963 in Mississippi, it took 31 years to bring his killer...

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    Teens' run through Macon Wal-Mart a small prank with a big price

    News came down late Thursday afternoon that a second suspect in the Zebulon Road late night Wal-Mart run-through had turned himself in. Vashaun Chandler Rozier, 18, from Lizella, joins Kharron Nathan Green, 17, as the first two charged with rioting, criminal damage to property in the second degree...

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    RICHARDSON: An examination of me

    It has taken me more than a week to sort out my feelings about the murder of nine sweet souls at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. My thoughts have not centered on the Confederate flag debate that’s sweeping the country or the predictable worn-out conversation over guns. People...

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    RICHARDSON: Keys to fatherhood

    Father’s Day is a mixture of -- in the words of Frankie Beverly and Maze, “Joy and pain. Sunshine and rain.” Being a father is an awesome God-given responsibility, but no matter how painful it can be at times, the joy is beyond my vocabulary.

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    RICHARDSON: Taking an afternoon stroll

    I have a habit. I love to walk, and not necessarily for exercise -- although my doctors stay on my case about that, too. I like to walk because I can see and learn more about where I’m walking.

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    RICHARDSON: ‘Back in the day’

    I know you’ve heard the term “back in the day.” Some just say “old school,” like it conveys greater understanding or wisdom to the one saying it. But what does it really mean?

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    Today's high-achieving youth

    It struck me the other day, Tuesday to be exact, that I’ve wasted a lot of ink over the past couple of columns talking about young people who have probably never picked up a newspaper or gone to a news site and wouldn’t know a current event if it fell out of the sky and landed on them...

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    RICHARDSON: Advice for 2015 high school grads

    Last week this space dealt with college graduates. This week, many students will finish up their high school careers. Some know what lies ahead. They know what institutions of higher education they will attend, and their lives are all planned -- until they get there.

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    RICHARDSON: A little advice for the class of 2015

    Well, it’s that time of year again. This time it’s the class of 2015 that’s looking to flip the tassel and head off into a new phase of life. By the time you read this, most colleges will have had the pomp and circumstance of their ceremonies, but graduates sat there in a daze...

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