Representative Steve Pylant Announces Re-election Bid

The last four years in the Louisiana Legislature have been a learning experience for me. After serving as the Sheriff of Franklin Parish for 16 years, I discovered that serving in the House of Representatives was a much different proposition than serving as a parish sheriff. State politics was a different world from where I…

Caldwell Parish Citizens to elect David Crain Sheriff 2015

I, David L. Crain, am seeking the office of Caldwell Parish Sheriff in the October 24th election this year. I am not a seasoned politician, but I have the experience and the desire to serve the citizens of our parish and enforce the law fairly to everyone. My wife, Beckie Ledbetter Crain, and I have…

Majority vs Minority

First, let’s discuss the definition of a social majority group. When we’re talking about race, ethnicity, gender, religion, or any other socially meaningful group of people, the majority refers to the social group considered to have the most power in a particular place (and sometimes the most members). In the United States, white or Caucasian people are…

Louisiana Public Service and History Announcement

In the coming days ahead you will be seeing information relating to state and local elections. As a public service, we want to provide as much information as possible to our readers and program listeners. The Smoking Glass Hour firmly believes in the voting process and would like to make that process as easy as…

Mike Kramer Learned How to be a Lawyer from the Ground Up

He understands through his own real life experiences how both compassion and fair treatment are critical to those appearing in any courtroom. That’s why Mike Kramer is running for Winnsboro City Court Judge. “I opened my law practice in 1976 in Winnsboro and the people were kind to me as I struggled to get started,”…

Earle Holder Speaks on the Future of African Americans

Originally posted on The Smoking Glass Hour:
Grammy Judge Earle Holder Grammy Judge Earle Holder is currently the Chief Mastering Engineer for the world famous Public Enemy and Chuck D’s new record label SlamJamz along with many other industry heavy hitters.  He has a musical background that spans his entire life and is a high…

Social and Racial Justice at It’s Best

The Smoking Glass Hour with Baron Glass proudly presents our upcoming guest, ACLU Staff Attorney, Mr. Carl Williams. Be sure to join us Monday, September 21, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. CST. Join the discussion by calling (773) 897-6398 or listen in at The Smoking Glass Hour website. Carl joined the ACLU of Massachusetts as staff…

Modesty is always in season

A question for all males inclined towards the opposite sex.  What image springs instantly to mind at the mere sight of the word “boobies?”  Well, imagine that. Me, too!  I admit it.  Unfortunately, the “I love boobies” wristband adorned by any number of high school-aged students and other mature individuals entirely misses the mark for the Neanderthal mindset like…

Giving Back to the Community

Several Years ago, I needed a few mentors to go to the schools and talk to some of the kids who had difficulties at school. I reached out to few guys that are a part of this photo. Recently ‪#‎BlackLivesMatter‬, ‪#‎AllLivesMatter‬ have become household statements throughout main stream media. ‪#‎KidsMatter‬ to the guy standing in…

We Will March On

To those who extinguished Dr Martin Luther King You can’t deny the inheritance to I Have A Dream His message rings loud from the bottom to the top From the desolate valleys to the peaks of each rock   From the street’s of hostility to the inadequate schools To the ignorance that invite anger and hatred to rule From the racial slurs to the realms of each mouth To the isolating tracks of oppression in the south   We Will March On no matter the test To the eastern plymouth rocks where the ship’s came abreast Our search for the key to be free will not end From the abolition roots to the underground den’s   From the hot Arian desserts to the cold northern fields To the western plains known for their high sloping hills We Will March On to the courts of this land From the laws of injustice to the blood on your hands   Until you respect our dream to be free To live without judging the color you see We Will March On to proclaim our worth From the city state capital’s to every nation on earth   Up to and not excluding the White House steps To insist on equality fairness and help Look at the evidence in case you have doubts Our prison’s take in what our colleges keep out   Innocent little kids who’s tombstones bare This happened to me because nobody care Teenage girls try to hide from their pain Becoming young mother’s seeking love out of shame   We Will March On through the streets after dark To the drug infested corners where the gang wars start From the fatherless homes to the kids that don’t eat To the unemployment lines still dragging their feet   There’s no place on earth that we will not go To carry out the Dream that Martin loved so From the shores of our coast to the oceans that cross To the faith that we traded from the hope that we lost   From the over worked hands to the under paid checks To the back breaking bills of poverty and debts Through wind bitten alleys under make shift sheets To the concrete bed’s where the homeless have to sleep   We Will March On to the trials and protest From the jury rigged verdicts to the railroading arrest From the riots of despair to the cause and effect To the precinct units that serve and protect  …

Thoughts on Drugs and Addiction

Thoughts on Drug and Addiction “What I see in my practice is that kids will start by taking prescription pills. They may get them at school, then they buy them off the street. But they are quite expensive. $40 per pill for an oxycontin. Heroin is much cheaper and much more lethal. Young kids are…