Georgia

Real Talk With Dr. Rashad Richey
October 01, 2018 - 12:20 pm
Here We go again! Did you know that the current Secretary of State who also happens to be the Republican nominee for governor, Brian Kemp removed over 500,000 registered voters in Georgia from the voter files? His office claims these Georgia voters were either inactive, registered in other places...
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Joel Caldwell (l) and Deborah Scott (m) with GA StandUp, and Hank Stewart (r), President of the Stewart Foundation, during voter registration event at the 5 Points MARTA station in Atlanta GA.
(Photo Credit: Patricia Crawford/Entercom Atlanta)
Maria Boynton
September 25, 2018 - 4:37 pm
Did you know that every aspect of your life is impacted by your vote? According to NAACP Atlanta's Karen Rene, "even though people vote, they don't understand how it impacts their lives on a daily basis." That's part of the education that groups will deliver this fourth Tuesday in September,...
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Olympian Wyomia Tyus (L) during "A Conversation With Wyomia Tyus" at GA Tech on Sept 16, 2018.
(Photo Courtesy of Tina Tyus)
Maria Boynton
September 20, 2018 - 12:51 pm
Wyomia Tyus, a native of Griffin, Georgia, says her life changed in 1963, when at age 15, she met Edward Temple. He was the track coach at Tennessee State University. They met during a track meet in Fort Valley, GA. It lead to her being given an athletic scholarship. Tyus would go on to become the...
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Real Talk With Dr. Rashad Richey
September 18, 2018 - 2:00 pm
A recent exchange of words at Camilla, GA City Council has led to one resident claiming slander and the Mayor claiming it was a mistake. Kelvin Owens, a new resident of the Camilla community first heard about Mayor Rufus Davis after he gained national prominence for highlighting racial...
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Maria Boynton
September 15, 2018 - 3:55 pm
While Hurricane Florence's influence on Metro Atlanta is decreased, it's still a good time to prepare for the effect of significant rain. Georgia's Fire and Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has been warning residents all week . "Being prepared can save lives, property and a lot of misery," said...
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September 13, 2018 - 1:24 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The outer bands of wind and rain from a weakened but still lethal Hurricane Florence began lashing North Carolina on Thursday as the monster storm moved in for a prolonged and potentially catastrophic drenching along the Southeast coast. Florence's winds had dropped from a...
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August 14, 2018 - 6:27 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter is backing Democrat Stacey Abrams in the race for Georgia governor, becoming the third U.S. president to weigh in on the contest. "Stacey Abrams is the right leader for our changing state who has consistently championed the American values we share:...
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(Photo Credit: National Council of Negro Women)
Maria Boynton
August 08, 2018 - 12:49 pm
The midterm elections are less than 3 months away, and "there's plenty at stake", says Belinda Pedroso, with the National Council of Negro Women. Because of the high stakes, Pedroso says NCNW is holding a Voter Education Webinar to educate about voter rights, and so much more. The Webinar begins at...
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(Photo Credit: Office of Cong. David Scott)
Maria Boynton
August 01, 2018 - 4:33 pm
Atlanta Congressman David Scott says it was something he "had to raise all kinds of hell" about. He blasted the U.S. House of Representatives when money was cut from the Farm Bill securing funds for black land grant universities. That was in May. Now, Scott is leading a fight to secure $95 million...
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July 30, 2018 - 2:39 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Lewis, the 78-year-old civil rights icon and veteran congressman from Georgia, was released from the hospital Sunday evening after his weekend admission for an undisclosed reason. Lewis' spokeswoman, Brenda Jones, said in an emailed statement that Lewis left the...
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