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  • Should a White Man Be the Face of the Democratic Party in 2020?

    04/20/2019 7:06:43 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 79 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 20, 2019 | Astead W. Herndon and Matt Flegenheimer
    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa — As Peter Johnson and Emily Neal waited for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to arrive at Barley’s, a brick-lined sports bar in southwestern Iowa, they gamed out possible nominees in the Democratic presidential primary. Mr. Johnson, a 27-year-old law student, said the large field was a great equalizer, and “if at the end of it we get an old white guy, someone who represents the status quo, it’ll be because they’ve proven themselves.” Ms. Neal, a dental hygienist, made an agonized face at Mr. Johnson, her boyfriend. Wouldn’t something be lost, she asked, if the historically diverse slate...
  • Morehouse College to begin taking transgender men next year [Atlanta GA]

    04/13/2019 2:19:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2019 | Errin Haines Whack
    The country’s only all-male historically black college will begin admitting transgender men next year, marking a major shift for the school at a time when higher education institutions around the nation are adopting more welcoming policies toward LGBT students. Leaders of Morehouse College told The Associated Press that its board of trustees approved the policy on Saturday. Transgender men will be allowed to enroll in the school for the first time in 2020. Students who identify as women but were born male cannot enroll, however, and anyone who transitions from male to female will not be automatically eligible to receive...
  • Privileged (Utah Jazz Player Kyler Korver's Essay on His Own White Privilege)

    04/08/2019 3:42:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 26 replies
    The Players Tribune ^ | April 8, 2019 | Kyle Korver
    hen the police break your teammate’s leg, you’d think it would wake you up a little. When they arrest him on a New York street, throw him in jail for the night, and leave him with a season-ending injury, you’d think it would sink in. You’d think you’d know there was more to the story. You’d think. But nope. I still remember my reaction when I first heard what happened to Thabo. It was 2015, late in the season. Thabo and I were teammates on the Hawks, and we’d flown into New York late after a game in Atlanta. When...
  • Talent or Token? Lawyers Say Diversity Still Can Be Just for Show

    03/28/2019 2:20:30 PM PDT · by Cecily · 7 replies
    Law.com ^ | March 28, 2019 | Meredith Hobbs
    For more than a decade, big law firms have been publicizing their efforts to increase the proportion of women and lawyers of color in their ranks, from stepped-up recruiting efforts to diversity committees to affinity groups. Meanwhile, general counsel have issued multiple “calls to action” demanding more diverse lawyers on their pitches and matters—most recently sparked by Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison’s December announcement of an all-white class of newly promoted partners. Even so, in Atlanta as elsewhere, “the increments of change have been really small and really slow,” said Rebecca Smith, executive director of the state bar’s Georgia...
  • Abrams Adviser Rips ‘Exploitative’ Biden’s ‘Entitlement’...

    03/28/2019 7:11:51 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 24 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 27 Mar 19 | Tony Lee
    An adviser to failed Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams on Wednesday evening ripped former Vice President Joe Biden for his “entitlement” for wanting Abrams “to save his ass” in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary. In a BuzzFeed report that details the blowback from Abrams’ supporters that even surprised Abrams after various outlets reported that Biden was considering naming Abrams as his vice presidential pick when he announces his candidacy, an Abrams adviser told the outlet that the stories were “particularly exploitative” because “Biden couldn’t be bothered to endorse Stacey in the gubernatorial primary.” “Now he wants her to save his...
  • Alyssa Milano tells Hollywood to leave Georgia after ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill passed the Senate

    03/24/2019 10:33:40 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 25 replies
    Atlanta Urinal and Constipation ^ | 3/22/19 | Rodney Ho
    Actress Alyssa Milano is going after Georgia again on Twitter, this time over the “heartbeat” abortion bill passed by the Georgia state Senate Friday afternoon. “There are over 20 productions shooting in GA” she wrote late Friday, “& the state just voted to strip women of their bodily autonomy. Hollywood! We should stop feeding GA economy.” Milano ( “Charmed,” “Project Runway All Stars”) stars in Netflix’s dark pageant comedy “Insatiable,” which debuted last year. Season two is currently in production and she was on set Friday in Atlanta. She plays Coralee Huggens-Armstrong,the wife of lead Bob Armstrong, played by Dallas Roberts. She is under contract and her...
  • Biden Will Be A Bust

    03/24/2019 1:04:22 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/23/19 | Jeff Crouere
    Biden will find it difficult to excite millennial and progressive voters, the base of the new radicalized Democratic Party tIt looks like another heavyweight Democratic presidential contender is on the verge of entering the race. Former Vice President Joe Biden is moving closer to making an official announcement that he will be a candidate in 2020. If he runs, Biden will start at the top of the polls. The latest Emerson national poll has Biden and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont tied at 26%, leading the large field of candidates.
  • Escaping the Clown-Car Campaign

    03/23/2019 7:14:09 AM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 22, 2019 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Four years ago, Democrats were gearing up for a pre-determined outcome, the anointing of Hillary Clinton as the party’s presidential candidate. Convinced they were “on the right side of history,” Democrats believed Hillary was destined to succeed Barack Obama, America’s first black president, by becoming our first female president. The only real opposition to Mrs. Clinton’s nomination came from Bernie Sanders, the socialist senator from Vermont who had never previously identified as a Democrat. The weakness of Hillary’s candidacy was exposed in the 2016 primary campaign, when Bernie and his wild-eyed supporters very nearly derailed her nomination, being foiled by...
  • Joe Biden Continues the Democrat Obsession With Political Losers

    03/22/2019 4:29:12 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 15 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) The Democrat presidential nomination battle is already a three-ring circus, and the far left elements of the Democrat base are going to make sure it stays that way. Yesterday, ex-Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper, who is struggling to gain a foothold in the race, found himself in trouble with the social justice warrior crowd when his effort to imply that a woman may well win the nominating contest fell flat with the humorless left. The first mistake Hickenlooper made was accepting CNN’s invitation to get a little (very little, given CNN’s dwindling audience)...
  • VP Pence talks border security, blasts Atlanta mayor for refusing to cooperate with ICE

    03/22/2019 6:55:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    MyNorthwest ^ | 03/22/2019
    ATLANTA (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence’s visit Thursday to Atlanta included a stop at the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s field office and a conversation about the “broader mission of border security.” He also blasted Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms over her decision last year to bar the city jail from holding federal immigration detainees and thanked the men and women who work for ICE. Pence highlighted some of the ICE arrests made in the area, including one Wednesday night in Riverdale, Georgia, news outlets reported. “Atlanta and Georgia are safer today because of the outstanding work of the men and...
  • Feminist college professor plays 'patriarchy chicken' to inconvenience men on her morning commute

    03/17/2019 10:57:57 AM PDT · by LouieFisk · 131 replies
    Red Alert Politics/Washington Examiner ^ | March 15th, 2019 | John Patrick
    Charlotte Riley, who teaches history at the University of Southampton, penned an interesting op-ed in the New Statesmen last month where she literally suggested standing in the way of busy males on their morning commute to help resist perceived patriarchy in society. According to Riley, such tactics are necessary because males have naturally been raised to believe they have a “right to occupy space.” “The point is that men have been socialised, for their entire lives, to take up space. Men who would never express these thoughts out loud have nevertheless been brought up to believe that their right to...
  • Advisory panel says highway-capping ‘Stitch’ project could cost $452M

    03/03/2019 1:09:07 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Curbed Atlanta ^ | March 1, 2019 | Sean Keenan
    After roaming around and studying downtown for a week, the Urban Land Institute’s advisory services panel provided Atlanta leaders with recommendations on how to move forward with the colossal proposed “Stitch” project. On Friday, ULI, which conducts land use research for cities around the globe, suggested the time is now to partner with local elected officials and philanthropic organizations to get the ball rolling on fundraising efforts for the potentially 14-acre project that would install a massive park and new construction above the Downtown Connector. But in order to be competitive for public and private funding—panelists expect the highway-capping project...
  • Cops: Rapper gets $230K Watch, Chains Stolen at Cracker Barrel in Fulton

    03/01/2019 1:34:10 PM PST · by Cecily · 82 replies
    The Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | March 1, 2019 | Ben Brasch
    A rapper’s lunch at a Cracker Barrel in sleepy Fairburn on Thursday ended with a broken SUV window and nearly half-a-million-dollars worth of belongings stolen, police say. Fairburn police’s Deputy Chief Anthony Bazydlo confirmed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Young Dolph, a 33-year-old Memphis rapper, had two chains valued at $84,000 and a $230,000 watch along with a gun stolen out of a vehicle.
  • Stacey Abrams and her ZOMBIE ARMY

    02/05/2019 11:35:58 PM PST · by Jeff Chandler · 25 replies
    Stacey Abrams gave the Democrat Party rebuttal to President Trump’s State of the Union speech last night. The content was predictable and the delivery reasonably competent, but the interesting aspect of the speech was the decision to green screen Abrams and project her image onto video of a nebulous audience, which were apparently standing in a studio in another location, giving the broadcast a weird Photoshopped aura. Compounding his mistake, the director kept the audience image blurred, so that they seemed to loom ominously behind Ms. Abrams, freedom-eating zombies waiting to pounce. Maybe the Democrat Party should get some help...
  • MAGA Hat Rally Held Today at CNN HQ's Atlanta, GA [Feb 16, 2019]

    02/16/2019 7:22:24 PM PST · by hapnHal · 13 replies
    bigleaguepolitics ^ | 16 Feb 19 | hapnHal
    In case you missed the MAGA Hat rally held today at CNN HQ's in Atlanta, GA, here is a video for you to watch. I'm sure CNN won't air this video. https://bigleaguepolitics.com/watch-live-american-patriots-hold-maga-hat-rally-outside-cnn-headquarters-in-atlanta/
  • 420 pounds of meth seized in North Fulton, DeKalb busts; 8 arrested

    02/09/2019 6:52:20 PM PST · by devane617 · 30 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 02/09/2019 | Zachary Hansen
    About 300 pounds of meth was found at a home off Mountain Road in Milton, the DEA told Channel 2 Action News. Seven people were arrested, all of whom are Mexican nationals.
  • 21 men arrested in football-themed child sex sting

    02/05/2019 9:02:04 AM PST · by bgill · 14 replies
    13newsnow.com ^ | Feb. 5, 2019 | Kristen Reed
    Twenty-one men were arrested for allegedly arranging to have sex with a child. The GBI task force announced the arrests that followed an undercover sting that lasted five days, ending on Super Bowl Sunday. The men range in age from 20 to 55 and work in a variety of fields from rideshare drivers to construction and grocery store clerks. One of the men arrested was a behavioral health case manager. Some also were arrested for having illegal drugs on them, according to authorities. The sting was centered in Brookhaven, Ga. But included agencies across Georgia who are members of the...
  • Super Bowl Viewership Falls To Lowest Since 2008 In Historically Low Scoring Game – Update

    02/04/2019 4:53:40 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 41 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 4, 2019 2:14pm | Dominic Patten
    The CBS broadcast game out of Atlanta was seen by a total audience of 100.7 million, according to CBS Sports. That number comes from when you add up everyone who watched on CBS the network, CBS Interactive, NFL digital properties, Verizon Media mobile properties, ESPN Deportes television and other digital properties. Besides being a very unique bundling spin on Super Bowl numbers that previous broadcasters haven’t shamelessly taken, that’s the first time the NFL’s big game on a network as fallen beneath 100 million viewers since 2009 when the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in Super Bowl XLIII....
  • Dallas Cowboy QB Tony Romo Is Finally Going To The Super Bowl (As A Network Analyst)

    02/02/2019 9:15:37 PM PST · by CaliforniaCraftBeer · 11 replies
    The Ringer ^ | January 31, 2019 | Bryan Curtis
    ...[He's] given Jim Nantz, who’s been at the network since 1985, a new energy, a new vigor. “I’ve heard a lot of people say that,” Nantz told me this week. “It’s probably true. … I definitely feel like I’m trying to match up with Tony’s enthusiasm.” “I gotta be honest,” said Tracy Wolfson, the crew’s sideline reporter. “I felt reinvigorated going down the stretch of the season.” Romo’s not just an announcer. He’s an energy drink. It’s not just Romo’s thirst for football that has changed the CBS crew. As Wolfson notes, Romo’s hiring allowed a rare reset for a...
  • Rapper 21 Savage arrested by ICE in Atlanta: report

    02/03/2019 4:50:02 PM PST · by SMGFan · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 3, 2019
    Rapper 21 Savage was detained by ICE in Atlanta on Sunday on allegations that he's actually a British citizen who overstayed his visa in the United States and may be deported. "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested unlawfully present United Kingdom national Sha Yaa Bin Abraham-Joseph AKA '21 Savage' during a targeted operation with federal and local law enforcement partners early Sunday in metro Atlanta," ICE spokesman Bryan Cox told WSB-TV Atlanta. "Mr. Abraham-Joseph was taken into ICE custody as he is unlawfully present in the U.S. and also a convicted felon." Cox's statement continued, "Mr. Abraham-Joseph initially entered...