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Lericia Harris
June 07, 2019 - 2:48 pm
Hundreds gathered in downtown Atlanta this week for the African American Leadership Council (AALC) Summit hosted by the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The event amassed some of the parties top members – including two 2020 presidential candidates - Senator Cory Booker and Mayor Pete Buttigieg...
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Amanda Cooper
June 05, 2019 - 7:32 pm
Several Democratic Presidential Candidates are in Atlanta this week. Former Vice President Joe Biden, U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Mayor Pete Buttigieg of South Bend, Ind. and are all in the city! Getty Images: Scott Eisen/Stringer) Getty Images: Justin Sullivan/Staff) (...
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Lericia Harris
May 29, 2019 - 8:56 am
Supporters stood with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Monday as she signed legislation aimed at closing the Atlanta City Detention Center . “It has always been a vision of mine to close the Atlanta city jail. The city detention center is the first step for people to gain records and a background...
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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms prepares to sign legislation to close the Atlanta jail
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Maria Boynton
May 28, 2019 - 6:00 pm
Citing rising costs, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has signed legislation shutting down the Atlanta City Detention Center. Along with the increasing costs, Mayor Bottoms cited the declining number of inmates when she called for the closure last year. Bottoms signed the measure this morning,...
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Amanda Cooper
May 23, 2019 - 10:11 am
Tonight the entire King Family and Van Jones are hosting a FREE screening of "The Redemption Project with Van Jones” at the Martin Luther King National Park Site at 6:30PM!!! This screening will be followed by a criminal justice reform panel discussion with Van Jones, Bernice King, Angela Stanton-...
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Dressed as characters from the fictional tv show and book "The Handmaids Tail" (about a totalitarian society) protestors have been assembling at the GA Capitol
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Amanda Cooper
May 17, 2019 - 6:09 pm
A big concern surrounding Georgia's "heartbeat" law is whether a woman could be prosecuted for terminating a pregnancy. Local District attorneys from across metro, say they will not prosecute women for abortions. While speaking with Daily Report.com, an online legal newspaper, District Attorneys...
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Lericia Harris
Lericia Harris
May 16, 2019 - 10:50 am
The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office is going the extra mile to gather information for the investigation of three recent police shootings. District Attorney Paul Howard is seeking the help of civilians for the complete truth. “My experience is that our community seems to make a greater...
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