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  • Atlanta United addressing anti-gay chant at first match

    03/06/2017 6:03:02 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 29 replies
    A.P. ^ | March 6, 2017 | Charles Odum
    ATLANTA (AP) -- Atlanta United said Monday it is "taking measures internally" to address an anti-gay chant used by some fans attending the team's first Major League Soccer match. United spokesman Chris Winkler said the team was aware of the chant during Sunday night's 2-1 loss to the New York Red Bulls. In a statement to The Associated Press, the team said the chants "have no place in our matches" and fans participating in those chants will be removed from games.
  • Georgia pair sentenced to combined 35 years for terrorizing black child's birthday party

    02/27/2017 6:51:12 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 93 replies
    http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | 02/27/2017 | Christopher Brennan
    A Georgia man and woman cried in court Monday after they were both sentenced to long prison terms for terrorizing a black child’s birthday party with Confederate flags, racial slurs and threats. Jose Ismael Torres and Kayla Rae Norton were convicted earlier this month under a street gang terrorism law for the 2015 harassment in Douglassville, outside Atlanta, and cried in court on Monday. Video footage from the party, little more than a month after Dylann Roof’s Charleston church massacre, shows a parade of trucks roaring by with Confederate battle flags.
  • Arthur Blank speaks out against Donald Trump at Super Bowl Opening Night [Falcons Owner]

    02/05/2017 8:05:26 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 56 replies
    SB Nation ^ | 1/31/17 | Harry Lyles Jr
    .....Falcons owner Arthur Blank expressed concern about Trump because on Holocaust Remembrance Day, Trump’s commemorating statement did not specifically mention the six million Jews who were killed during World War II. Blank himself is Jewish. “I’m troubled by anything directionally in our country that separates people,” Blank told Newsday. “America started without any of us, other than Native American Indians. This country was built on inclusion and diversity, on celebration of those differences, supporting those differences...
  • Win or lose, will Atlanta burn tonight?

    02/05/2017 8:16:09 AM PST · by Kevin in California · 79 replies
    02-05-2017 | Me
    I don't see this happening in Foxboro should the Pats win but I do see the potential in Atlanta...win or lose. If I had a shoe store in downtown Atlanta, I'd already have a UHAUL backed in loading up all my inventory and moving it to a safe sight. Wait, what about flat screen TV stores? LOL
  • Body found burned in River North identified as veteran real estate attorney

    01/19/2017 4:28:56 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 36 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | January 19, 2017 | By Rosemary Regina Sobol
    A badly burned body found on the floor of a River North parking garage early Tuesday has been identified as a 60-year-old real estate attorney, officials said. Louis S. Cohen, 60, was of the 200 block of Ivy Lane in Highland Park, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy Wednesday was pending and did not determine a cause and manner for Cohen’s death, the office said. Just before 6 a.m. Tuesday, police and fire crews responded to a fire in the 11th floor of a parking garage in the 300 block of North LaSalle Drive and found...
  • CDC abruptly cancels long-planned conference on climate change and health

    01/23/2017 3:14:15 PM PST · by Innovative · 78 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 23, 2017 | Brady Dennis
    With little warning or explanation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently canceled a major climate change conference that had been scheduled for next month in Atlanta. The Climate and Health Summit, which had been in the works for months, was intended as a chance for public health officials around the country to learn more about the mounting evidence of the risks to human health posed by the changing climate. But CDC officials abruptly canceled the conference before President Trump’s inauguration, sending a terse email on Jan. 9 to those who had been scheduled to speak at the event. The...
  • 3 dead in shooting outside Atlanta mall

    01/22/2017 12:53:16 PM PST · by Ray76 · 28 replies
    WSB-TV ^ | Jan 22, 2017 | Steve Gehlbach
    Two men in their late 20s were shot dead early Sunday morning outside a Checkers Drive-In restaurant near Greenbriar Mall in Atlanta. Ahmad Johnson, 27, of East Point, and Rickie Burke, 28, of Atlanta, died on the scene, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office. David Worrell, 22, was in critical condition after being shot, and later died at Grady Memorial Hospital. Drugs were discovered at the scene, according to police. A witness told Gehlbach (reporter) that he heard as many as 30 shots fired.
  • Atlanta averaging murder every other day in 2017

    01/18/2017 12:23:26 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 25 replies
    WSB TV (Atlanta) ^ | 01/12/2017 | Mark Winne
    Atlanta’s deputy police chief says he’s concerned about an upward trend in murders across the city. So far this year, there have been six homicides in the city of Atlanta. That’s three times the amount the city had at this time last year. “We're concerned about the trend, anytime you have homicides, you’re concerned. But this time last year, we had two,” APD Deputy Chief Darryl Tolleson said. By the end of January 2016, there were just eight homicides in the city. Tolleson said four additional detective slots have just been added to the APD homicide unit. Last year, Atlanta...
  • Atlanta Journal-Constitution Botches Crime Stats in Defending John Lewis

    01/17/2017 11:08:31 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | January 16, 2017 | 10:12 PM EST | Tom Blumer
    On Friday, Georgia Congressman John Lewis, whose 5th District includes the City of Atlanta, said of Donald Trump that “I don’t see the president-elect as a legitimate president.” Trump characteristically fired back with a two-part tweet suggesting that Lewis “… spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested) rather than falsely complaining about the election results.” As would be expected, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution rushed to Lewis’s defense. In its apparent haste to do so, a pair of journalists at the paper committed a colossal math blunder...
  • Six False Accusations by John Lewis, Hero-Turned-Hack

    01/16/2017 4:23:41 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 15, 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    2008: Falsely accused Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Gov. Sarah Palin of racism. Lewis attacked McCain and Palin, then running against Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) for president: “Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin are sowing the seeds of hatred and division,” he said, going on to suggest that the Republican ticket were creating the climate for racist terrorism. “[Democrat] George Wallace never threw a bomb … but he created the climate and the conditions that encouraged vicious attacks against innocent Americans … four little girls were killed on Sunday morning when a church was bombed in Birmingham, Alabama.” Years later, McCain...
  • John Lewis 'a saint,' Andrew Young tells Trump in surprise phone call

    01/16/2017 4:08:01 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Tennessean | January 16, 2017 | Jason Gonzales
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/davidson%20/2017/01/16/john-lewis-saint-andrew-young-tells-trump-surprise-phone-call/96509990/
  • Atlanta newspaper enters Trump, Lewis feud with front-page story

    01/15/2017 2:14:24 PM PST · by madprof98 · 45 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/15/17 | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    The front page of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Sunday blasts President-elect Donald Trump with the headline "Atlanta to Trump: Wrong." The accompanying front-page article reacts to Trump’s criticism of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), after the incoming president said Saturday the longtime congressman does nothing for his district, which Trump said is in "horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested)." “The district that Trump described as in ‘horrible shape’ includes Emory University and Morehouse College, as well as Spelman College and Georgia Tech. The Coca-Cola headquarters is just one of that district’s many, high-profile corporate residents,” the AJC article...
  • Controversial megachurch pastor Eddie Long dies at 63

    01/15/2017 4:18:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    cnn ^ | January 15, 2017 | John Blake and Chandrika Narayan, CNN
    CNN)Bishop Eddie Long, the controversial leader of one of the nation's largest megachurches, has died, according to the suburban Atlanta church he presided over. He was 63. Long died after a battle with an aggressive form of cancer, according to a statement by the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Long was a national figure and one of the most innovative and polarizing pastors in the contemporary church. He was also a paradox. He was a preacher who led an infamous march against same-sex marriage and denounced homosexuality, but he also settled a lawsuit by four young men who said he...
  • John Lewis Makes A FOOL Of Himself on Capitol Hill

    01/15/2017 3:30:34 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 59 replies
    FreeRepublic.com | January 15, 2017 | Self- Vanity
    John Lewis Makes A Fool of Himself On Capitol Hill... by refusing to attend the 2017 Inauguration. Lewis is apparently outraged over the loss of his party leader's bid for the presidency. Although Donald J. Trump won thirty of the fifty states and more individual counties than any other U.S. president since President Reagan, Lewis has been unable to accept his party's defeat. Accepting an uncomfortable loss is a life experience that escapes John R. Lewis, a man of 76 years of age. Lewis can be found declaring the President-Elect was not legitimately elected and promising to forego the Inauguration....
  • Falcons trounce Seahawks, advance to NFC title game

    01/14/2017 5:29:54 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 20 replies
    NFL ^ | January 14, 2017 | Chris Wesseling
    Leading MVP candidate Matt Ryan riddled Seattle's secondary for 338 yards and three touchdowns, leading the Atlanta Falcons to a convincing 36-20 victory over the Seahawks in the Divisional Round of the playoffs. Here's what we learned in Saturday's game: After both teams traded clinical opening-drive touchdowns that spilled over to the second quarter, a holding penalty on special teamer Kevin Pierre-Louis swung the game in Atlanta's favor. Devin Hester's 80-yard punt return would have set the Seahawks up at the seven-yard line with a chance to take a commanding 17-7 lead. Instead, Seattle lost 84 yards of field position,...
  • Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities ...

    01/14/2017 4:32:46 PM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    Congressman John Lewis should finally focus on the burning and crime infested inner-cities of the U.S. I can use all the help I can get! 7:22 PM - 14 Jan 2017
  • Trump Criticizing Rep. John Lewis Is Racist (Dishonest Press Strikes Again)

    01/14/2017 4:24:55 PM PST · by Pinkbell · 16 replies
    Representative John Lewis gave an interview with Chuck Todd of NBC News wherein he said that Donald Trump is not a legitimate President: "I don't see this President-elect as a legitimate president," Lewis, a Georgia Democrat, told NBC News' Chuck Todd in a clip released Friday. "I think the Russians participated in helping this man get elected. And they helped destroy the candidacy of Hillary Clinton." (Quote per CNN) The media, which is overwhelmingly anti-Trump, jumped on this immediately.  All the news outlets were blasting out a story on this.  The cable news networks were glad to bring to the table yesterday,...
  • NAACP demands Trump apologize to John Lewis

    01/14/2017 2:51:11 PM PST · by ColdOne · 196 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 1/14/17 | Brooke Seipel
    The NAACP President Cornell William Brooks is calling on Donald Trump to apologize to Alabama Rep. John Lewis, after attacking the civil rights icon in a series of tweets. “By disrespecting John Lewis, Donald Trump dishonored Lewis' sacrifice & demeaned Americans & the rights, he nearly died (for). Apologize,” Brooks tweeted.
  • President-elect Trump Attacks Civil Rights Icon Who Said His Presidency Not 'Legitimate'

    01/14/2017 1:40:05 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 112 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 14, 2017 | Alexander Mallin
    President-elect Donald Trump unleashed a Twitter attack on Congressman and civil rights icon John Lewis, after the lawmaker said he wouldn't attend Trump's inauguration because he doesn't see him as a "legitimate president." Lewis in an interview with NBC on Friday cited Russia's meddling in the election for his view on the legitimacy of the presidential election results, and his comments stoked controversy with Republicans and debate inside the Democratic Party. "I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president," Lewis said.
  • Atlanta Mayor Reed to Trump: “John Lewis an American hero. Full stop.”

    01/14/2017 12:53:55 PM PST · by madprof98 · 106 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/14/17 | Leon Stafford
    Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed pushed back Saturday on President-elect Donald Trump’s assessment of civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ district. In a series of tweets, Reed said: “John Lewis is an American hero & a national treasure. Period. Full stop. “That PEOTUS Trump would attack Congressman Lewis on MLK Day weekend for “all talk…no action” when he bled to actually “Make America Great” is why far less than half the country supports him at the dawn of his presidency.” Trump said Lewis’s district was “in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested)” in an early...
  • Trump to John Lewis: Fix your ‘horrible’ Atlanta district

    01/14/2017 6:15:23 AM PST · by madprof98 · 109 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/14/17 | Greg Bluestein
    President-elect Donald Trump labeled a congressional district that sweeps through the heart of Atlanta as a “crime infested” area that is in “horrible shape” in an early-morning tweet Saturday aimed at one of his most outspoken Democratic critics. The Republican was unloading at Georgia Rep. John Lewis, who has represented the Atlanta district since his 1986 election, after the civil rights icon made national headlines when he told NBC’s “Meet the Press” that he will skip Trump’s inauguration next week. “Congressman John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district, which is in horrible shape and falling...
  • Atlanta march one of hundreds planned over concerns about Trump

    01/13/2017 6:43:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | January 13, 2017 | Maureen Downey
    Online commiseration over the results of the presidential election led a group of Georgians to plan an Atlanta march for social justice. Shown here are organizers, from left, Sawsan Selim, Aisha Yaqoob, Ahoo Sarab, Blynne Olivieri, Gerald Griggs, Gina Gareau-Clark, Cathy Roth, Janel Green and Harmel Deanne Codi. Leslie Sperry has never joined a political march. The Paulding County mother of two grown daughters plans to change that Saturday, Jan. 21, when she participates in the Atlanta March for Social Justice and Women. “It’s my first march in my 50-plus years, but it’s never too late to get involved,” Sperry...
  • Metro Atlanta among nation’s worst in HIV/opioid deaths

    01/02/2017 11:02:18 PM PST · by RC one · 22 replies
    albany herald ^ | 12/4/16 | Andy Miller
    New stats show alarming rise in drug abuse, HIV/AIDS infections ATLANTA — Fulton County’s rate of opioid overdose deaths was more than double the national average in 2014, newly released figures show. And the county — which contains most of the city of Atlanta as well as some of Georgia’s most affluent suburbs — had a higher rate of HIV diagnoses than all but one of 28 large cities studied, according to statistics released last week by the Big Cities Health Coalition project. Fulton’s data were used because the county, not the city, collects the area’s health information, which is...
  • Police: Notorious 86-Year-Old Jewel Thief Strikes Again

    12/14/2016 8:44:11 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    wowk ^ | December 14, 2016 | wowk
    ATLANTA (AP) -- An 86-year-old jewel thief who has kept jewelry sellers on their toes since the 1970s has struck again, police say - this time by slipping a $2,000 diamond necklace into her pocket. Doris Payne, who has been the subject of a documentary and casually said during an Associated Press interview earlier this year that "I was a thief," was arrested Tuesday at a Von Maur department store outside Atlanta. Payne was arrested after she put the necklace in her back pocket and tried to leave the store, Dunwoody police spokesman Mark Stevens said in an email. She...
  • GA: Gunfight with an AK Pistol Clone in Atlanta

    11/22/2016 3:49:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 November, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    On Sunday, 21 August, 2016, at a little after 8 p.m., at a Texaco gas station in Atlanta, a gunfight erupted.  Most of it was caught on video. A hat tip to Beardedrambler at TTAG.  He pointed me toward the video. The videos show a sequence of events where the driver of the black Charger is threatened by a man who flashes a pistol. The driver retrieves an AK 47 clone of a pistol and drives off the pistol flasher, who he says offered to sell him some "weed". The video was posted online on 22 August.  Two days...
  • Chamblee [Georgia] McDonald's employee celebrates 59th work anniversary, 73rd birthday

    10/28/2016 4:02:54 PM PDT · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Fox5 Atlanta ^ | 10/28/2016
    CHAMBLEE, Ga. - A special celebration took place in Chamblee Thursday morning in honor of a beloved McDonald's employee. October 27 not only marked Willie Calhoun's 73rd birthday, but also his 59th anniversary working at the fast-food chain. "Mr. Willie," as his friends call him, started working at McDonald's when he was 14-years-old and has been at the Chamblee location on Peachtree Industrial Boulevard for more than two decades. "I started off in Sandy Springs, to two more stores and ended up here," he said. "This is where I've been a very long time." Thursday morning, a party was held...
  • US state of Georgia prepares to execute cop killer

    10/19/2016 1:53:55 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 21 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 19 October 2016 | By Afp
    The southern US state of Georgia was preparing Wednesday to execute a man convicted of killing a police officer, after the state parole board denied a request for clemency. Gregory Lawler, 63, was set to die by lethal injection at 7 pm (2300 GMT) at a prison in Jackson, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) outside Atlanta, prison authorities said. According to court documents, Lawler during a domestic dispute in 1997 opened fire with an AR-15 rifle on two officers at his home, killing one and seriously wounding the other.
  • [VANITY] Atlanta/NGA FReepers... Tour Atlanta’s Great Model Railroads Model RR Open Houses

    10/14/2016 8:36:33 AM PDT · by Prov1322 · 18 replies
    Piedmont Pilgrimage ^ | 10/14/2016 | Prov1322
    Tour Atlanta’s Great Model Railroads November is National Model Railroad Month. The Piedmont Division of the National Model Railroad Association (NMRA) celebrates November with a public tour of model railroads in the Atlanta Area. Open House Layouts The Piedmont Pilgrimage tour is open to anyone interested in model railroading. Just come in anytime during the scheduled times for each open house. The cost for entry is free! Children are welcome to attend with proper supervision from their parents. Bring your camera so that you can take home some great memories. We would love for you to join us as we...
  • Andy Stanley Defends Teaching Methods Against Charges His Approach Undermines Scripture

    10/05/2016 6:35:12 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 154 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/5/2016 | BRANDON SHOWALTER
    Pastor Andy Stanley is defending his approach to preaching amid questions from prominent evangelical leaders who contend his methods undermine the Bible's authority and pave the way for unbelief. In a lengthy article in Outreach magazine on Friday, the pastor of North Point Community Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, responds to his critics and affirms that he believes in biblical inerrancy. What he is doing, he argues, is changing the angle from which he speaks to more effectively engage a post-Christian society, particularly millennials who have left the Church. Controversy arose in light of Stanley's recent sermon series wherein he argued...
  • Black Lives Matter Leader Arrested Multiple Times for Impersonating Police Officer

    08/14/2016 2:09:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Law Officer ^ | August 14, 2016 | Staff
    An outspoken member of the Black Lives Matter movement in Atlanta is on probation for perhaps the last reason one might imagine. Fox5Atlanta.com reports Tyree “Sir Maejor” Page, has been arrested multiple times in the past few years for impersonating a police officer. According to the report, Page was first charged with impersonating an officer after an incident in December 2014 where he allegedly handcuffed an African American woman while “wearing a replica of the Atlanta police officer uniform.” A police report obtained by the news station says Page was also armed with a .45 semi-automatic pistol at the time...
  • Obama in Atlanta MONDAY

    07/31/2016 12:30:59 PM PDT · by Broker · 18 replies
    AJC (Atlanta Journal & Constipation) ^ | July 31, 20016 | Greg Bluestein
    The only public event on his schedule is an address to the 95th National Convention of Disabled American Veterans at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Atlanta. A White House official said the speech will discuss “how we can ensure our veterans receive the benefits they have earned, as well as continue expanding opportunities for our service members, veterans, and their families.” Behind closed doors, Obama will attend an afternoon fundraiser held at the home of business executive Andy Prozes, the former CEO of LexisNexis Group, and Laura Heery, an architect and strategist. (A cool $33,400 to the Clinton campaign gets...
  • Exposed: Years-long effort to blame Israel for U.S. police shootings of blacks

    07/18/2016 8:49:40 PM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 12 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 18 July 2016 | William A. Jacobson
    At group calling itself Atlanta is Ready (#ATLisREADY), aligned with the Black Lives Matter movement, recently issued a set of demands to the Mayor of Atlanta, including: We demand a termination to APD’s involvement in the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange (GILEE) program, that trains our officers in Apartheid Israel The Mayor rejected the demand, finding that counter-terrorism training benefits the Atlanta Police Department’s ability to protect Americans: You could chalk this incident up to just some isolated ploy by local activists, but that would be a mistake. Rather, there has been a multi-year effort by left-wing and Islamist anti-Israel,...
  • Black Lives Matter groups meets with Georgia Black Caucus

    07/15/2016 4:56:52 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 19 replies
    WSBTV.COM ^ | 15 JULY 2016 | WSBTV.COM
    ATLANTA — Members of the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus met Friday morning with members of Greater Atlanta Black Lives Matter. They met at the state capitol to discuss their positions and work to address racial divides in the country. The goal was to come together for solutions. Channel 2's Audrey Washington saw representatives of both Black Lives Matter Atlanta and Greater Atlanta Black Lives Matter at the capitol.
  • ‘I wouldn’t change places with you’: 8th grader’s ‘white boy privilege’ poem goes viral

    07/12/2016 9:44:57 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 45 replies
    Global News ^ | July 12, 2016 | Emanuela Campanella
    Royce Mann, an eighth grader from Atlanta, Ga., took the Internet by surprise with his poem called, “white boy privilege” that he wrote and recited at his school’s poetry slam contest in May. In the video recently posted by his mother on YouTube, 14-year-old Mann expresses his thoughts on race, gender and equality issues. He began the poem by saying how grateful he was to have been born a white male and said that he loved his “white boy privilege.” “Dear women, I’m sorry, dear black people, I’m sorry… Dear everyone who isn’t a middle or upper class white boy,...
  • 'Dear Black People, I'm Sorry - but I wouldn't Change Places with you': Teen Unleashes Brutally ...

    07/12/2016 9:21:16 AM PDT · by Cecily · 92 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | July 13, 2016 | Carly Stern
    A video of a white high school student publicly talking about race has gone viral, but not for the reasons one might expect when they hear the phrase 'privileged white teenager'. In May, 14-year-old Royce Mann participated in a poetry slam at his private school in Atlanta, Georgia and took home the first place prize for the poem he wrote, which he called White Boy Privilege. In it, the eighth grader is brutally honest about the ways in which he better off because he isn't black, Asian-American, Native American, or a woman — and signs off with a call to...
  • Video: APD gets Chick-fil-A, BLM gets none.

    07/11/2016 9:02:24 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 37 replies
    #ShouldaPackedaSandwich.
  • Protests Continue; Atlanta Police Chief Worries

    07/11/2016 8:47:46 AM PDT · by Cecily · 26 replies
    The unanswered question for Atlanta Police chief George Turner: When will the protests end? As hundreds of demonstrators gathered Sunday for a fourth consecutive night in downtown Atlanta, Turner worried about the impact relentless heat and stress is having on his officers as they work 12 hour shifts trying to keep safe the public and the protesters. “They’ve been in the heat so long we don’t want them to lose their cool,” he said. Turner’s force has been widely praised for its levelheaded response to a massive march Saturday night where some 10,000 people railed against police shootings in far...
  • Danny Glover and Leaders Of Major Groups Renew Reparations Push in Atlanta Summit

    07/09/2016 12:59:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Black Star News ^ | June 15, 2016
    Members of the National African American Reparations Commission (NAARC) were enthusiastically received in Atlanta June 10th and 11th for two days of meetings, designed to intensify the movement to win reparations for African Americans for centuries of enslavement and generations of damaging discriminatory policies. The primary purpose for the gathering was to give people from the Atlanta area and region an opportunity to hear and make recommendations on the Commission’s Preliminary 10 Point Reparations Program -which was presented at a Community Hearing and Town Hall Meeting at the historic Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC). “People of African descent have no reason...
  • Black Lives Matter protesters sprayed with tear gas in Phoenix as rally spirals out of control...

    07/09/2016 11:05:10 AM PDT · by GilGil · 70 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 7/8/2016 | Ollie Gillman and Khaleda Rahman
    Police fired pepper spray at the protesters in Phoenix, who were seen running away and shielding their eyes A white man holding a Donald Trump 'Make America Great Again' placard interrupted the protest on Friday night In Rochester, New York, 74 people were arrested for blocking the street after protesters sat down Thousands of protesters blocked a highway in Atlanta, Georgia, as they marched against police brutality An estimated 5,000 people halted traffic as they demanded justice for black men killed at the hands of police There was a heavy police presence during the protest, with officers on high alert...
  • Facebook Video: Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed: "Dr. King would never take a freeway"

    07/08/2016 8:32:19 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    Mayor Kasim Reed showed up to speak with protesters telling them, "Dr. King would never take a freeway."
  • Thousands March in Downtown Atlanta

    07/08/2016 5:52:33 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 52 replies
    wsb tv ^ | 07/08/2016 | unknown
    A group is marching through downtown Atlanta in response to recent police shootings.
  • Breaking news - Atlanta downtown

    07/08/2016 3:40:39 PM PDT · by Dacula · 182 replies
    The roaches are loose in Atlanta.
  • Spelman, Morehouse investigate gang-rape allegations posted by anonymous Twitter account

    07/04/2016 9:19:44 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 5 | Elahe Izadi
    Two historically black colleges in Atlanta are investigating sexual-assault allegations posted on an anonymous Twitter account that described the rape of a Spelman student by four Morehouse students. The alleged gang rape at a party was detailed in series of tweets posted Monday under the handle @RapedAtSpelman, which self-identified as a freshman at the women’s college.
  • Conservatives Will Get a Kick Out of Which Fast Food Joint Dems Called During Their Sit-In

    06/28/2016 9:15:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 6/23/2016 | Conor Swanberg
    Democrats have been making a dramatic scene in the House this week by staging a “sit-in” with hopes to force a vote on further gun control laws, spurred by Omar Mateen’s attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando. But even politicians get a little hungry when they are busy sitting on the floor, so they decided to call for some delivery—and conservatives will probably get a kick out of what they ordered. TMZ caught interns bringing in a big cart of Chick-fil-A for the famished protesters.
  • Immigrant activists stage blockade to stop deportations

    06/27/2016 10:44:12 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 27, 2016 | Stephen Dinan
    Immigrant-rights activists attempted to block the road to federal immigration agents’ headquarters in Atlanta on Monday, demanding President Obama stop deporting any more illegal immigrants after last week’s Supreme Court stalemate. Led by the Not1More campaign, which webcast the protest, the demonstrators called Mr. Obama to hamstring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the deportation agency, saying it’s up to the administration to protect illegal immigrants now. “We are defending the security and stability of our families, sending a direct message to the Obama Administration,” said Carlos Medina, a member of the Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights. “We know...
  • Democrats stage sit-in on House floor to force gun vote

    06/22/2016 9:36:58 AM PDT · by PROCON · 169 replies
    politico.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | RACHAEL BADE, HEATHER CAYGLE and BEN WEYL
    More than two dozen House Democrats staged a "sit-in" on the House floor Wednesday in protest of GOP leadership's refusal to allow a vote on a gun control measure following the Orlando massacre. Led by Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the civil rights icon, and more than 40 Democrats walked into the chamber just before noon and pledged to “occupy” the House floor until GOP leadership allowed a vote. Democrats have tried numerous times over the past week to force a vote on a so-called "no fly, no buy" bill, which would bar terror suspects on the “no-fly" list from purchasing...
  • LIVE STREAM:Trump in Atlanta 6/15/2016 12pm EDT.

    06/15/2016 2:41:53 AM PDT · by nikos1121 · 494 replies
    rsbn.tv
    Wednesday, June 15, 2016: LIVE streaming coverage of the Donald J. Trump for President rally in Atlanta, GA at the Fox Theater. Coverage will begin at 12:00 PM EDT. Watch the LIVE STREAM of the event below beginning at 12:00 PM EDT Atlanta, GA Fox Theater
  • Leaving the Federal Contracting world

    06/12/2016 8:16:54 PM PDT · by Lazamataz · 92 replies
    6/12/2016 | By Laz A. Mataz
    I've had a pretty good relationship with the CDC here in Atlanta. With one group, I stayed for six years, did very well by them, and supported two major web applications. Things change, though, and when my division decided on a technology that I had no interest in -- Dynamics -- I moved on to another promising group. That group was.... um... well, how can I say it. It was underwhelming in terms of procedure and culture. Developers are treated as commodities, and our knowledge and opinions are not barely noticed, much less respected. Further, the technology I was hired...
  • Abortion “Spa” Launches Crowdfunding Campaign to Fund New Abortion Center in Atlanta

    06/07/2016 2:06:24 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | June 6, 2016 | Micaiah Bilger
    Regular LifeNews readers may remember how a new abortion clinic opened in 2015 and began advertising an upscale, luxury experience. The facility, carafem, opened in Washington, D.C. with a brash advertising campaign and promises of hot tea, comfy robes and a five-star experience for women while they abort their unborn babies. The abortion business got national media attention for its ostentatious attempt to normalize and glamorize abortion. This summer, carafem announced that it opened a second abortion clinic in Atlanta, Georgia. According to a press release, carafem said it plans to launch “bold and unapologetic birth control and abortion care...
  • How the Democratic Party Ruined Atlanta

    06/02/2016 2:47:05 AM PDT · by detective · 59 replies
    Frontpage ^ | June 1, 2016 | John Perazzo
    Atlanta, Georgia has not been governed by a Republican mayor since 1879. Most significant is the fact that the city has been led exclusively by Democrats since the 1960s and early '70s, the period when the Democratic Party emphatically broke away from centrist liberals and fell predominantly under the sway of its far left wing, a course which it still follows to this day. One of Atlanta's more important political figures during this Democratic era was its first African American mayor, Maynard Jackson, who held office for three (non-consecutive) four-year terms: 1974-78, 1978–82, and 1990–94. In May 1974, the newly...