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  • ... Bay Area TV station uses racist headline to cover Braves NLDS loss

    10/09/2019 9:04:02 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 32 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | Oct 10, 2019 | Mike Oz
    A Bay Area news station likely wants a do-over after using a facepalm-worthy racially insensitive headline in its coverage of the Atlanta Braves being bounced out of the MLB postseason. KTVU, the Bay Area’s Fox affiliate, recapped the St. Louis Cardinals’ win over the Braves in Game 5 of the National League Division Series with a chyron that read, “Braves Scalped.” That’s straight out of the yikes factory. Particularly given the conversation that’s surrounded the Braves recently. A Cardinals pitcher of Native American descent objected to the Braves’ infamous Tomahawk Chop and the team responded Wednesday by toning down its...
  • ATLANTA BRAVES REMOVE FOAM TOMAHAWKS After Native American Pitcher's Criticism

    10/09/2019 3:34:28 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 75 replies
    tmz ^ | 10/9/2019 | tmz
    The Atlanta Braves did NOT pass out their traditional foam tomahawks prior to Game 5 of the NLDS on Wednesday ... after St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Ryan Helsley -- a member of the Cherokee tribe -- spoke out against the promotion. FYI -- the Braves have passed out the foam tomahawks on each seat in the stadium for postseason games in the past ... and adopted the accompanying chant from Florida State when Deion Sanders played for Atlanta in the 1990s. Helsley made it clear he wasn't a fan of the props -- or the "Tomahawk Chop" chant that comes...
  • Moment a massive brawl breaks out between high school softball players and their PARENTS [tr]

    10/08/2019 9:50:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 8, 2019 | Staff
    Two Georgia high school softball teams have been bumped from their state playoffs after a massive brawl broke out during a Wednesday game. South Atlanta High School and Washington High School were banned by Atlanta Public Schools before first round regional games took place on Tuesday. The violent squabble took place last Wednesday at South Atlanta High. Video obtained by WSB-TV shows several punches being thrown as chaos ensues at the school.
  • Clint Eastwood Takes Aim at the FBI and the Media in ‘Richard Jewell’ Trailer (Video)

    10/03/2019 11:40:21 AM PDT · by rexthecat · 27 replies
    The Wrap ^ | October 3, 2019 | Thom Geier
    Clint Eastwood points a stern finger at FBI investigators and the media in the first trailer for his new fact-based drama “Richard Jewell,” which explores the security guard who reported finding an explosive device at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics — and then was falsely accused of planting it himself.
  • North Carolina: Licensing Raised In Red Light Camera Debate

    09/28/2019 8:27:52 AM PDT · by cutty · 8 replies
    The Newspaper ^ | 9/27/2019
    Wilmington, North Carolina renews deal with red light camera contractor that violated state engineering laws. The Wilmington, North Carolina City Council last week signed a red light camera contract renewal despite protests that the state had found the for-profit camera contractor in direct violation of the law. American Traffic Solutions (ATS, now known as Verra Mobility) was found to be practicing engineering without a license by the North Carolina Board of Examiners for Engineers and Surveyors last year. The company has yet to remedy the violation, according to the city traffic engineer. Todd Platzer, a local resident, raised the issue...
  • A former NFL player is accused of destroying his business to make it look like a hate crime burglary

    09/15/2019 9:36:43 AM PDT · by Innovative · 25 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 15, 2019 | Christina Maxouris
    A former NFL player is facing criminal charges after he allegedly destroyed his business near Atlanta to make it look like a hate crime burglary, police said. Edawn Louis Coughman, 31, was arrested Thursday and charged with false report of a crime, insurance fraud and concealing a license plate, police said in a statement.
  • Atlanta NAACP criticizes markers surrounding Confederate monuments

    08/22/2019 6:54:49 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 14 replies
    AJC ^ | 08/22/19 | Rosalind Bentley
    Atlanta became the first city in the country to install contextual markers around its Confederate monuments a month ago, but the local branch of the NAACP says the explanations on the signs aren’t good enough. In a Tuesday letter to the Atlanta City Council, Atlanta branch president Richard Rose said the markers don’t “counter the notion of white supremacy.” On Wednesday, Rose went further, accusing members of a council committee of being “complicit on compromising on racism.” “It’s such a profound disappointment,” Rose said of the language on the markers. “It doesn’t give the story of why these monuments were...
  • Bernie: ‘We will go to war against white nationalism’

    08/18/2019 10:28:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 80 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/17/2019 | unknown
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told a group of people Saturday that if elected president in 2020, he will “go to war” with white nationalism and racism. Sanders said he would use every tool at his disposal, including executive orders. Speaking to a crowd of mostly African Americans at the Young Leaders Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, Sanders described his family background as being Jewish and from Poland. “My father’s whole family was wiped out by Hitler and his white nationalism,” said Sanders, who is one of many Democratic presidential hopefuls in 2020. “Too many people have fought over the years, too...
  • Bernie Sanders vows to go to 'war with white nationalism and racism' as president

    08/18/2019 10:35:42 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 51 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/18/2019 | Justin Wise \
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Saturday invoked the Holocaust while vowing to go to war against white nationalism and racism if he wins the 2020 presidential election. "I'm Jewish, my family came from Poland. My father's whole family was wiped out by Hitler and his white nationalism," Sanders said while speaking at the Young Leader's Conference in Atlanta. "Too many people have fought over the years, too many people have died against racism to let it resurface and flourish in America." "We will go to war with nationalism and racism in every aspect of our lives," Sanders added, before arguing...
  • Trump is still blaming his 2016 New Hampshire loss on voter fraud — with zero proof

    08/17/2019 7:02:42 AM PDT · by Dahoser · 51 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 17, 2019 | Victoria McGrane
    President Trump, per usual, uttered quite a few astonishing soundbites during his 90-minute rally Thursday night in Manchester, N.H. But he was stirring controversy before he even reached New Hampshire. Speaking to reporters earlier that day as he left his New Jersey golf club, Trump revived an unfounded conspiracy theory that he would have won New Hampshire in 2016 but for buses full of out-of-state voters who illegally cast ballots.
  • Stacey Abrams won't join presidential fray, will focus on voter suppression instead: reports

    08/13/2019 11:36:19 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 13 2019 | Louis Casiano
    Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams will not run for president, according to media reports, and will instead focus on combating voter suppression, an issue that took center stage during her unsuccessful run last year. On Tuesday, Abrams announced her new initiative, called Fair Fight 2020, at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Convention in Las Vegas. The name is an offshoot of a group she started after her loss. A close aide familiar with the decision told The New York Times that Abrams will focus on the new program rather than run for office. Messages from Fox...
  • GDOT ‘conversation’ meeting reviews basics of I-285 toll lanes project

    08/01/2019 10:54:51 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    Reporter Newspapers ^ | May 15, 2019 | Dyana Bagby
    No new or specific details about the I-285 toll lanes project were revealed at a May 15 Georgia Department of Transportation meeting held in Dunwoody, but the state agency did fulfill a requirement to officially close out the “Revive285” project that began in 2006. A future round of public meetings that will include detailed maps of what properties could be taken are expected to occur in early 2020. Dubbed by GDOT as a “conversation” meeting about the planned toll lanes along the top end of I-285, the one held Tuesday afternoon at St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church attracted about 60 people....
  • ‘Louder and more hateful’: Big-city leaders say Trump’s attacks on Baltimore ..

    07/28/2019 7:17:10 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 28, 2019 | David Nakamura
    ‘Louder and more hateful’: Big-city leaders say Trump’s attacks on Baltimore are escalation of his strategy to denigrate diverse, liberal areas President Trump’s denunciations of Baltimore as an uninhabitable city are the latest in a string of disparaging attacks on diverse, liberal enclaves as violent, dirty and outside the mainstream — rhetoric that paints those areas of the country as fundamentally less American than whiter, more conservative strongholds. Trump denigrated Maryland’s largest city over the weekend as “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and blamed it on Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.), who is black, and claimed on Sunday...
  • CNN Editor Praised Murder Of ‘Jewish Pigs’ In Terrorist Attack On Israeli Bus

    07/25/2019 5:00:27 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 36 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/25/2019 | John Gage, Mike Brest & Jerry Dunleavy
    Social media posts from years ago by a CNN photo editor and writer reveal that he called Jews "pigs" and praised their deaths. In a 2011 tweet, Mohammed Elshamy, 25, wrote, "More than 4 jewish pigs killed in #Jerusalem today by the Palestinian bomb explode. #Israel #Gaza." Elshamy joined CNN in January 2019. The tweet was an apparent reference to the March 23, 2011 bombing of a crowded Jerusalem bus stop that injured 39 people and killed two, not four. Among them was a 14-year-old girl who remained unconscious in the hospital for six years until her death in 2017....
  • Steve Henson, leader of Georgia Senate Democrats, won’t seek re-election in 2020

    07/21/2019 2:01:06 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    AJC ^ | July 10, 2019 | Jim Galloway
    Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson, the only white male Democrat in the chamber, said Wednesday that he would not seek re-election to his suburban Atlanta seat in 2020.
  • Police ask drivers to return cash grabbed after armored truck spilled contents on interstate

    07/10/2019 8:12:37 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 33 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution via WPXI ^ | July 10, 2019 | Chelsea Prince
    ATLANTA - Weird things have spilled on Atlanta interstates before — foam tomahawks, produce and a whole mess of livestock, to name a few — but no spill has been as lucrative as the one on I-285 Tuesday evening. An armored truck was driving in the westbound lanes of the interstate when a side door flew open, spilling its contents onto the interstate. Cash was all over the road, according to one driver who called in to WSB AM. "I saw a bunch of paper floating around in the road and everybody pulling over on the shoulder, and as I...
  • Libs Endlessly Promote Stacey Abrams

    06/14/2019 7:21:41 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 30 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 6/13/2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Here is Steve in Jefferson, Wisconsin. Great to have you. Hi. CALLER: In the history of the U.S., there’s been a handful of great men — and, Rush, you are in that handful. RUSH: Whew! CALLER: With Hillary losing, I believe that they’re gonna put a woman on the Democratic ticket, and I think that’s why some of them are still hanging in there. You know, you talked yesterday of a lot of them only having a zero likability, and I just believe that they’re gonna put a woman on the ticket. I just wondered what your thoughts were...
  • Georgia Church Adds ‘Psychic Medium’ to Their Ministry Staff

    05/31/2019 8:32:38 AM PDT · by fwdude · 41 replies
    Pulpit & Pen ^ | May 27, 2019 | Pulpit & Pen News Division
    This isn’t satire, but it sounds like it. The Vision Church in Atlanta, Georgia, has added a psychic medium to their church staff. The medium, Lakara Foster, claims to be able to communicate with the dead. The church licensed her to Gospel ministry and hired her as staff so that she can help parishioners communicate with their deceased relatives. File this under, “I kid you not.” Rolling Out first covered the story in a post entitled, Black Girl Medium, At a Church Near You. The church says that her ability to communicate with the dead is one of her “spiritual...
  • Why the AJC is reporting the MLK sex allegations

    05/30/2019 10:08:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 94 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | May 30, 2019 | Ty Tagami
    Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer David J. Garrow, an authority on Martin Luther King Jr., offered his explosive story on King to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and reportedly to other U.S. publications before it was published in Great Britain. The AJC turned down Garrow’s offer. The piece, which reveals new sexual allegations against the civil rights icon, was published in Standpoint, a United Kingdom-based cultural and political magazine.It was also offered to The Atlantic and The Washington Post, according to Standpoint.The AJC declined to run the piece because it was based on information that would in some cases be impossible to independently verify,...
  • Atlanta City Council passes measure opposing state's 'heartbeat' bill

    05/21/2019 9:48:55 PM PDT · by qaz123 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 21May2019 | Aris Folley
    The Atlanta City Council has voted unanimously to advance a resolution opposing the state's "heartbeat" abortion bill that passed earlier this month. The legislative body passed the symbolic resolution "expressing the city’s opposition" to the bill banning abortions in the state once a fetal heartbeat is detected in a 13-0 vote on Monday.