Brian Higgins

“Esrati is a racist” and 1001 other reasons not to vote for me

According to a few vocal Facebook provocateurs, I’m now a racist. Of course I am. I’ve always said I was. You can quote me on this, “I’m a racist. I hate stupid people. But, I hate them all equally.” The funny thing is they come in all body types, skin colors, religious persuasions. Stupidity is Read More

The Wire: Dayton Edition

It’s been ten years since I binge watched “The Wire” television series. And like most things in Dayton, we’re about ten years behind the rest of the world as we get our own real world version unfolding in front of us. What made “The Wire” great was that it didn’t end each episode with a Read More

“A culture of corruption”- but only if you’re black

Full disclosure: Joey Williams and I first met on the campaign trail when I was running for Mayor to unseat Richard Clay Dixon and he was running for school board. I consider Joey a friend. I’ve watched him get married, his kids grow up, and his career do exactly what he wanted to do. I’ve Read More

Photo of a protestor of the Sidebar in Dayton Ohio

Two sides to a public lynching of a small business owner: Sidebar

My very first clients for The Next Wave were restaurants. The Video Deli, The Third and Linden Market, Sodexo Marriott’s in house catering for Hobart in Troy, Pacchia. Since 1990, I’ve worked with many small businesses, but, of all of them, restaurants are by far the toughest. Employees act more like free-agents, you are judged Read More

Purchasing directors as prosecutors?

Thank you to the readers who have thanked me for writing the last post, questioning why the newspaper goes hard at minor contract problems, but ignores the widespread graft, nepotism and cronyism by high-level officials in the county. In today’s Dayton Daily news it was reported that Brian Higgins and GSSP resigned the county contract. Read More

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