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Worries over anti-Christian actions

...Jews to Christianity. He called it "spiritual genocide." These actions and attitudes will not better the relationship between Christians and Jews. This problem should be quickly addressed before it gets out of hand. Jihad Bess, Augusta

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/06/01/edi_209194.shtml
Editorials
Raps whites wanting to spare woman

...killed somebody the exact same way and found Jesus or Allah, just as Ms. Tucker? I think not! This only shows how people of color feel in America... that the criminal justice system is "separate and unequal." ... Jihad Bess, Augusta

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/02/10/op_222204.shtml
Opinion columns
Reflects on Clinton's Africa trip

...good that he wants to be a friend of African-Americans. Yet (the article) states that because of that "friendship" that "we" (blacks) remain "loyal" and that blacks should reject the sin but not the sinner. Jihad Bess, Augusta

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/08/op_225713.shtml
Opinion columns
Believes society being `Clintonized'

...who are in authority positions shift the blame elsewhere (like Bill Clinton). I think our society is in a state of "Clintonization" -- and I'm a Democrat who sees this culture sinking to new lows with no way out. Jihad Bess, Augusta

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/08/op_263217.shtml
Opinion columns
Ruminates over Thomas, Davis case

...and now that the police are cleared and out on the streets of south Richmond County, black folks are scared when the police stop them for anything -- because of what happened to Alfaigo Davis will happen to them. ... Jihad Bess,Augusta

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/09/09/op_238497.shtml
Opinion columns
Worries about black suicide rate

...from Tupac, Biggie Smalls and Ice Cube. These guys reflected deep feelings of loneliness and alienation we all deal with. But God will see us through if only we open our eyes and see the light at the end of the tunnel. Jihad Bess, Augusta

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/12/27/op_248547.shtml
Opinion columns
Reflects on execution, civil rights

...and empowerment will be better than integration. ... To suppress these people who were the backbone of the (civil rights) movement is sinful and hypocritical! I hope we learn from our past to see where we are going. Jihad Bess,Augusta

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/03/07/op_223683.shtml
Opinion columns
Slain rapper's mom speaks at area event

...Dawson before performing a song for Ms. Shakur. "We've got some future Tupacs here," Dr. Daughtry said. For Jihad Bess, the event was likewise a chance to get as close to his idol as he would ever come. He brought CDs for Ms. Shakur...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/25/met_309664.shtml
Metro
Lucinda Russell Blount

...always say, "I'm just hanging in there." Survivors are one brother, Rhoyan Russell; devoted nieces and nephews, Jihad Bess, Bernice Daniels, Vivian Russell (Rick) Graham, Quiana J. Ali, Fatima V. Qasin, James (Lillie) Russell...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000142954582
Lucinda Russell Blount (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

...always say, "I'm just hanging in there." Survivors are one brother, Rhoyan Russell; devoted nieces and nephews, Jihad Bess, Bernice Daniels, Vivian Russell (Rick) Graham, Quiana J. Ali, Fatima V. Qasin, James (Lillie) Russell...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/obituaries/2010-05-20/lucinda-russell-blount-august
Obituaries