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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jan 24, 2020 at 04:00.

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...

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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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Nov 21, 2019. 16 comments

Georgia Teen Arrested for Planning Knife Attack on Black Church

Georgia Teen Arrested for Planning Knife Attack on Black Church

Gainesville, Ga., police arrested a white 16-year-old girl for an alleged plot to carry out a knife attack at a black church. A statement released from the Gainesville Police Department Tuesday confirmed that the church was targeted by the girl “based on the racial demographic of the members,” BuzzFeed reports.

The girl, whose name has not been released, was flagged to authorities after her...

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Michael Harriot Michael Harriot Oct 16, 2019. 14 comments

Why Did a Georgia School District Ban This No. 1 Bestseller About Race?

Why Did a Georgia School District Ban This No. 1 Bestseller About Race?

A Georgia school district has blacklisted a bestselling book for teens dealing with race, police brutality, Martin Luther King Jr. and the glare of the white gaze, effectively banning the book from the district’s libraries, curriculum and students who want to learn about race, police brutality, Martin Luther King Jr. and anything other than stuff about milquetoast white folks.

In 2017, Nic...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Oct 08, 2019. 11 comments

Former Georgia Cop Acquitted of Manslaughter in Shooting Death of Unarmed Black Motorist

Former Georgia Cop Acquitted of Manslaughter in Shooting Death of Unarmed Black Motorist

A Georgia jury acquitted former police officer Zechariah Presley of manslaughter in the fatal shooting death of 33-year-old Tony Green, an unarmed black man who was fleeing Presley after a traffic stop in 2018.

White Georgia Cop Faces Voluntary Manslaughter Charge in Death of Black Motorist

For at least the second time this week, a white police officer has been charged in the death of an…

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Oct 07, 2019. 8 comments

Black Police Officer Says He Was Forced to Resign, Told He Was a 'Disgrace' to Uniform After Wearing an Afro Wig

Black Police Officer Says He Was Forced to Resign, Told He Was a 'Disgrace' to Uniform After Wearing an Afro Wig

A Georgia police officer is calling out Dekalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann after being forced to resign just three days before his retirement. The offense? Wearing an Afro-wig while he was posted outside a courthouse, directing traffic.

Antonio Perryman told WSB-TV says he was “robbed” of completing 20 years of service with the force by his superiors, who reprimanded him within hours of...

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Karu F. Daniels Karu F. Daniels Oct 07, 2019. 21 comments

Georgia High School Teacher Investigated for Telling Class the Confederate Flag Is ‘Like a White Trash Save the Date Card’

Georgia High School Teacher Investigated for Telling Class the Confederate Flag Is ‘Like a White Trash Save the Date Card’

Georgia is on my mind.

An unidentified high school teacher at Hephzibah High School in Hephzibah, Ga., was placed on paid administrative leave after allegedly posting a message in her classroom saying the Confederate flag symbolizes one’s intent to “marry your sister.”

One offended student told her mom the teacher put a photo of the Confederate flag on the whiteboard with text saying: “A...

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Angela Helm Angela Helm Oct 03, 2019. 5 comments

Yesterday in Georgia, Women in Prison Regained Some of Their Dignity

Yesterday in Georgia, Women in Prison Regained Some of Their Dignity

On Tuesday, the Georgia Dignity Act (House Bill 345) went into effect in all women’s prison facilities in Georgia, giving more than 3,800 women locked up in the state access to basic necessities like sanitary napkins, as well as affording them the decency of not being chained while pregnant or giving birth.

The bipartisan bill, written and by Georgia State Reps. Sharon Cooper, a Republican who...

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Anne Branigin Anne Branigin Aug 29, 2019. 11 comments

For the 50-11th Time: Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for New Open Senate Seat in Georgia

For the 50-11th Time: Stacey Abrams Will Not Run for New Open Senate Seat in Georgia

We get it. Stacey Abrams would be great at running literally anything: your district, the state of Georgia, your state, the entirety of the United States, all the habitable sections of planet earth, and Jupiter, Mars and Mercury on top of that.

So when news broke today that Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson, a Republican, would resign his position at this end of this year because of his ongoing...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Aug 21, 2019. 8 comments

4 Students Shot at Block Party at Atlanta University Center Library

4 Students Shot at Block Party at Atlanta University Center Library

On Tuesday night, four students suffered injuries during a shooting outside of an Atlanta University Center library.

WSB-TV reports that the shooting occurred at approximately 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of James P. Brawley Drive and Beckwith Street during a block party celebrating the first day of class. Students from Clark Atlanta University, Spelman and Morehouse were in attendance.

“For...

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Aug 20, 2019. 4 comments

Georgia Argues the ACLU’s Suit Against Its ‘Heartbeat’ Law Should Be Aborted

Georgia Argues the ACLU’s Suit Against Its ‘Heartbeat’ Law Should Be Aborted

Georgia is doubling down on its recently signed law virtually outlawing abortion in the state, telling a federal court that it should dismiss an effort by the American Civil Liberties Union to stop the law from taking effect.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, attorneys for the state told the court that Georgia had a vested interest in “protecting the life of the unborn.”

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Aug 14, 2019. 15 comments

When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Georgia Woman Faces Charges After Viral HIV Video

When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Georgia Woman Faces Charges After Viral HIV Video

In what may be a case of “when keeping it real goes wrong,” an Americus, Ga., woman is in hot water after authorities say a ploy to get even with all the men she felt had done her wrong apparently went awry.

According to the Washington Post, Brandi Yakeima Lasiter decided to take revenge on lovers who had left her brokenhearted by posting to social media that she was HIV-positive—and that she...

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Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Stephen A. Crockett Jr. Aug 13, 2019. 16 comments

Stacey Abrams Almost Beat a Crooked Voting System. Now She’s Making Sure Other Politicians Don’t Have To

Stacey Abrams Almost Beat a Crooked Voting System. Now She’s Making Sure Other Politicians Don’t Have To

To this day it’s unclear if Stacey Abrams legitimately lost her bid to become the first black female governor of Georgia or if Brian Kemp, double-dipping as both the Georgia secretary of state and the GOP candidate for governor, stole the election.

Brian Kemp Is Getting Called to the Principal's Office to Explain How He Stole Georgia's…

Remember that time when Brian Kemp, while serving as...

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Maiysha Kai Maiysha Kai Aug 06, 2019. 16 comments

'Those Are All Little Black Faces': Georgia School Under Fire for Designating 'Appropriate' and 'Inappropriate' Hairstyles

'Those Are All Little Black Faces': Georgia School Under Fire for Designating 'Appropriate' and 'Inappropriate' Hairstyles

Narvie J. Harris Traditional Theme School in Decatur, Ga., has some explaining to do.

The DeKalb County elementary school is facing significant backlash as the result of a display that outlined “appropriate” and “inappropriate” hairstyles for its students. The glaring issue, aside from discussing with parents individually? All of the children pictured (though identity-protected by Post-It...

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Dara Sharif Dara Sharif Jul 11, 2019. 18 comments

A White Woman Charges She Got Kicked Out of Her Rental for Having a Play Date With Black Folks

A White Woman Charges She Got Kicked Out of Her Rental for Having a Play Date With Black Folks

A white woman from Georgia is suing her former landlords, saying they evicted her because she dared to have black guests over at the home she rented from them.

Victoria Sutton claims in a suit filed Wednesday that Patricia McCoy and her husband, Allen McCoy, hurled racial slurs and threatened her with violence after she had the audacity to have a black co-worker and his child over to her house...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jul 04, 2019. 24 comments

Contractor Shows Up at Black Couple’s House With Confederate Flag, Shockingly Gets Fired: ‘I Didn’t Know the Flag Offended, Y’all’

Contractor Shows Up at Black Couple’s House With Confederate Flag, Shockingly Gets Fired: ‘I Didn’t Know the Flag Offended, Y’all’

In my 38 years of life, I’ve owned Tonka Trucks, college degrees and poor credit, but a golf cart sounds like an unexpected headache waiting to happen.

To that end, Yahoo reports that ATLiens Allison and Zeke Brown got the surprise of their lives when a contractor they hired to fix the brakes on their golf cart pulled into their driveway, all smiles, with a big ass Confederate flag waving at...

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Jay Connor Jay Connor Jun 27, 2019. 17 comments

Homeless Father Turns Tragedy Into Triumph After Being Publicly Shamed on Facebook

Homeless Father Turns Tragedy Into Triumph After Being Publicly Shamed on Facebook

As if being homeless isn’t stressful enough, imagine waking up from taking a nap inside of the McDonald’s where you work and learning that a picture of you sleeping was uploaded to Facebook.

According to WSB-TV, that’s exactly what happened to 21-year-old Simon Childs, who was resting between shifts at the Fayetteville, Ga., restaurant when a woman who should’ve been minding her damn business...

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