Hard Candy


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Hard Candy is a weekly column by long-time Gabber writer Cathy Salustri examining the ins and outs of politics, life and community in Gulfport and, occasionally, beyond.

Cathy welcomes feedback and input. Feel free to contact her at CathySalustri@theGabber.com or visit her website.

Opinions expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Gabber publishers, staff or advertisers.


Soon, we’ll send a trolley full of supporters to PRIDE, and we do a fine job of patting ourselves on the back about how we do not discriminate. Yet we tend to ignore some of our mid-20th-century views about black people.

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Ultimately, Al Davis did effect change in Clam Bayou, although not to the degree he would have liked. He never got his dredging, but he did light a fire under the state and the city.

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