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Jun 10, 2020. 10 comments

What Could Possibly Be Going Wrong With Primary Voting in Brian Kemp’s Georgia?

What Could Possibly Be Going Wrong With Primary Voting in Brian Kemp’s Georgia?

When I was young, I had a friend named Luck. He was called Luck because he did a bunch of rotten shit and never got caught. Once he stole a 30-gallon fish tank from the pet store in Prince Georges Plaza by walking into the store and walking out with it. He didn’t try to hide it. He didn’t play it off like he was looking at something else—he just walked right in and wrapped both his arms...

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Apr 30, 2020.

More Than 80% of Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19 in Georgia Were Black, CDC Reports

More Than 80% of Patients Hospitalized for COVID-19 in Georgia Were Black, CDC Reports

As Georgia gets set to reopen more non-essential business this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a study finding that more than 80 percent of hospitalized COVID-19 patients were black.

Shared on Wednesday, the CDC study looked at 305 patients hospitalized for COVID-19 in eight Georgia hospitals, seven of which were in the metro Atlanta area, reports CBS News.

The...

Apr 29, 2020.

Offset Schedules Facebook Live Concert to Benefit Atlanta Food Bank

Offset Schedules Facebook Live Concert to Benefit Atlanta Food Bank

One of the trends that has emerged over the course of the current pandemic is artists performing virtual concerts through Instagram, Facebook and *checks notes* Teddy Riley Live.com. Now, Cardi B’s husband Offset is getting into the mix.

AJC reports that on Wednesday, Offset will host a virtual concert on Facebook Live to raise money for the Atlanta Community Food Bank. The concert is being...

Apr 29, 2020. 2 comments

NBA Draft Prospect Teshaun Hightower Arrested in Connection With a Georgia Murder

NBA Draft Prospect Teshaun Hightower Arrested in Connection With a Georgia Murder

On April 19, 22-year-old Teshaun Hightower declared for the NBA draft. One week later, he found himself behind bars facing some very serious charges.

NBC News reports that Hightower was taken into custody in Henry County, Ga.. last Saturday in connection with the April 8 killing of Devante Long. Hightower was arrested alongside his brother Jeffrey, Tyreek Farmer and three other men, who are...

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Apr 26, 2020. 19 comments

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Got a Racist Text Just Because She Doesn't Want More Georgians Dying From COVID-19

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Got a Racist Text Just Because She Doesn't Want More Georgians Dying From COVID-19

It doesn’t take much for black people to prompt attacks by racists. All Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms wants is to keep her citizens safe during an ongoing global pandemic. That’s it. She decided it was better that the people of Atlanta stay as healthy as possible rather than risk lives in an effort to save Georgia’s economy, which is why she

publicly criticized Gov. Brian Kemp’s plan to...

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Apr 25, 2020. 14 comments

Tina Knowles-Lawson Questions Why Georgia Is Reopening Hair Salons Despite Ongoing Pandemic: ‘We Know What Time It Is’

Tina Knowles-Lawson Questions Why Georgia Is Reopening Hair Salons Despite Ongoing Pandemic: ‘We Know What Time It Is’

Tina Knowles-Lawson, patron saint of coordinated outfits and mom jokes, struck a serious note on her Instagram the other day as she addressed the potential reopening of non-essential businesses.

“I know I’m going to be very candid. I know I’m probably going to get some flak for this, but I don’t really care,” Knowles-Lawson said in a video post. “I find it very strange that the businesses that...

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Apr 23, 2020. 18 comments

Georgia Still Set to Reopen Friday Despite Having Increase in Coronavirus Cases, Deaths

Georgia Still Set to Reopen Friday Despite Having Increase in Coronavirus Cases, Deaths

On Monday, Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp announced that the state would allow some non-essential businesses to re-open this Friday. Though, considering the updated number of coronavirus cases and deaths due to COVID-19 in the state, one has to wonder if that plan needs to change.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Georgia currently has 20,740 confirmed cases of coronavirus and 836...

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Apr 22, 2020. 16 comments

Black Georgia Democrat Who Endorsed Trump Has Blexited the Building: ‘Turn the Lights Off, I Have Left the Plantation’

Black Georgia Democrat Who Endorsed Trump Has Blexited the Building: ‘Turn the Lights Off, I Have Left the Plantation’

Georgia Rep. Vernon Jones, the Kanye West of Candace Owenses, has resigned by announcing that he won’t be seeking reelection just a week after endorsing President Donald Trump.

“Turn the lights off, I have left the plantation,” Jones said in a statement, AJC reports. “Someone else can occupy that suite. Therefore, I intend not to complete my term effective April 22, 2020.” He continued,...

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Apr 22, 2020. 6 comments

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Says Gov. Brian Kemp Blindsided Her With Announcement to Reopen Georgia

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Says Gov. Brian Kemp Blindsided Her With Announcement to Reopen Georgia

One would think that a governor who was planning to reopen his state during an ongoing pandemic would, at the very least, consult the mayor of the city with the state’s largest population. Apparently, this was not the case for Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Bottoms says she was completely blindsided by Kemp’s Monday announcement that he would be opening some...

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Apr 15, 2020. 16 comments

Strong Choice: Black Democratic Lawmaker in Georgia Endorses Trump

Strong Choice: Black Democratic Lawmaker in Georgia Endorses Trump

The current crisis facing our country has consistently shown that President Trump straight-up isn’t built for this job. From constantly being two steps behind to turning the daily press conferences meant to inform the public about the virus into campaign rallies, dude stays doing the wrong thing. One Georgia Democrat hasn’t let that stop him from showing just how much he supports President...

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Apr 14, 2020.

Georgia State Senator Nikema Williams Pressures Gov. Brian Kemp to Suspend Jim Crow-Era Mask Law

Georgia State Senator Nikema Williams Pressures Gov. Brian Kemp to Suspend Jim Crow-Era Mask Law

Whether it’s being more likely to suffer from severe complications, being less able to work from home or being more at risk for losing a job, COVID-19 has had an inordinate effect on the black community. In Georgia, there is an effort to take racial profiling off the list of things to be concerned about while navigating a pandemic.

The Hill reports that efforts are underway to convince...

Apr 03, 2020. 22 comments

Georgia Mayor Lifts Social Distancing Order After Residents Pull the Most Selfish ‘Let Me Speak to Your Manager’ Ever

Georgia Mayor Lifts Social Distancing Order After Residents Pull the Most Selfish ‘Let Me Speak to Your Manager’ Ever

This seems to be one big case of “are you fucking kidding me?”

The mayor of Cumming, Ga., initially issued a social-distancing order and had plans to swear in some 150 new police officers to help enforce the order in the small town in a state where they have over 5,000 confirmed cases.

But some residents complained that the idea of being forced to stay in the house and distancing themselves...

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Feb 03, 2020. 19 comments

More Georgia Racism: Snellville Business Owners Find 'No More N***er Businesses' Letters Pinned to Their Stores

More Georgia Racism: Snellville Business Owners Find 'No More N***er Businesses' Letters Pinned to Their Stores

I live in Stone Mountain, Ga., about a 20-minute drive out from Snellville, Ga., which is the scene of today’s episode of “Damn, That’s Racist.”

According to CBS 46, several businesses in Snellville—where my black brother and his black wife, daughter and son currently reside—recently received letters from an anonymous, but likely white person who apparently wants to make white businesses great...

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Feb 01, 2020. 13 comments

A Black Woman President by 2040? Stacey Abrams Says That's Her Plan

A Black Woman President by 2040? Stacey Abrams Says That's Her Plan

For many news cycles now, Stacey Abrams has told us one thing: No, I don’t want the presidency, not now. But that doesn’t mean “not later.”

I know, I know. Let Abrams live a non-presidential life! And that’s exactly what she’s been doing, making the 2020 elections the fulcrum of her organizing work to ensure

fair and free elections and to make sure black people are counted correctly in this...

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Jan 26, 2020. 4 comments

Death Row Inmate Keith Tharpe Died in Prison Before Execution. Here's Why His Story Leaves Me Conflicted

Death Row Inmate Keith Tharpe Died in Prison Before Execution. Here's Why His Story Leaves Me Conflicted

The curious case of Keith Tharpe, a story that spans nearly three decades, has finally come to its end; although, not the way many expected.

Tharpe—whose saga has been followed by The Root’s own Michael Harriot since he was

first set to be executed back in September 2017—was a convicted murderer and death row inmate who died, sans execution, on Friday, according to a statement from his...

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Jan 24, 2020. 15 comments

DeKalb County School District Refuses to Cover Surgeries After Student Suffers 3rd Degree Burns in Fire Caused by Chemistry Teacher

DeKalb County School District Refuses to Cover Surgeries After Student Suffers 3rd Degree Burns in Fire Caused by Chemistry Teacher

School is supposed to be a sanctuary, but for the family of Malachi McFadden it’s become a source of frustration and anger after the DeKalb County School District has declined to cover medical expenses for injuries the 15-year-old suffered at the hands of his teacher.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, on Aug. 6, his teacher—identified by CBS News as Bridgette Blowe—conducted a...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jan 14, 2020. 14 comments

'You've Got to Lead By Example': Yung Joc Reveals He's a Rideshare Driver, Refuses to Be Shamed for It

'You've Got to Lead By Example': Yung Joc Reveals He's a Rideshare Driver, Refuses to Be Shamed for It

If tabloids have taught us anything, it’s that life after fame isn’t always glamorous.

In 2018, The Cosby Show star Geoffery Owens became the target of relentless ridicule after it was discovered that instead of continuing his acting career, he was gainfully—and happily—employed at Trader Joe’s in order to provide for his family.

Geoffrey Owens Just Wants to Remind Y'all Basement-Dwellers...

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Zack Linly Zack Linly Dec 29, 2019. 7 comments

Federal Judge Allows Georgia Law to Continue Voter Purge

Federal Judge Allows Georgia Law to Continue Voter Purge

Fair Fight Action, a voting rights group founded by Stacy Abrams to address voter suppression, led a noble effort to restore 98,000 voters who were removed from the state’s voter rolls due to nonparticipation in any recent elections. Unfortunately, they were unsuccessful.

U.S. District Judge Steve Jones made a ruling in federal court, upholding the removal of these inactive voters under...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Dec 17, 2019. 6 comments

Hundreds of Thousands of Voters Purged From Rolls in Wisconsin; Issues Crop Up in Ohio and Georgia

Hundreds of Thousands of Voters Purged From Rolls in Wisconsin; Issues Crop Up in Ohio and Georgia

A Wisconsin judge ordered the state’s Elections Commission to strike more than 200,000 voters from its rolls after they did not respond to a mailer asking them to verify their address within 30 days.

The decision may force the crucial swing state to throw out hundreds of thousands of registrations before the 2020 election (the bipartisan commission previously planned to toss them out in April...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Dec 06, 2019. 6 comments

Former Cheerleader Reaches $145,000 Settlement With Kennesaw State University for National Anthem Protest

Former Cheerleader Reaches $145,000 Settlement With Kennesaw State University for National Anthem Protest

A former Kennesaw State University cheerleader who took a knee during the national anthem at a KSU football game has reached an out-of-court settlement with the school.

From the Marietta Daily Journal:

Former KSU cheerleader Tommia Dean filed a lawsuit in 2018 after receiving backlash to her public protest with four other cheerleaders during the national anthem at a KSU football game in...

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