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‘Dripping in the blood of Jim Crow’: Voting rights groups say GOP-backed bills in Georgia target Black voters

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Their efforts, however, could be reversed by Republican-backed bills advancing in the Georgia Legislature that activists say are reminiscent of tactics used to prevent Black people from voting in the South during the Jim Crow era. “We know that......

In Georgia, Republicans Take Aim at Role of Black Churches in Elections

New York Times
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Sundays are always special at the St. Philip Monumental A.M.E. church. But in October, the pews are often more packed, the sermon a bit more urgent and the congregation more animated, and eager for what will follow: piling into church vans and buses — though some prefer......

Georgia Senate approves special needs scholarship expansion

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here A bill that would expand the state’s special needs scholarship program was approved Wednesday by the Georgia Senate. The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship program offers scholarships to students with individualized education plans to attend a private school or a......

Why the Georgia G.O.P.’s Voting Rollbacks Would Hit Black People Hard

New York Times
ATLANTA — After record turnout flipped Georgia blue for the first time in decades, Republicans who control the state Legislature are moving swiftly to implement a raft of new restrictions on voting access, mounting one of the biggest challenges to voting rights in a major battleground state following the 2020......

Breonna Taylor’s Mom Thankful Students Stood Up to Georgia Teacher

TMZ
Exclusive Breonna Taylor‘s mother is hurt and troubled by a Georgia teacher spreading lies about her daughter’s death, but also deeply appreciates the students who pushed back. Tamika Palmer‘s attorney, Sam Aguiar, tells TMZ his client saw the video of the Zoom class where Pebblebrook High’s Susan McCoy told students......

FBI Director Testimony, Georgia Voting Bill, Vaccine Investigation : Up First

NPR
NPR FBI Director Christopher Wray faces Senator’s questions about the Capitol riot on January 6th. Georgia Republicans have passed new restrictions on voting in the state. And, an NPR investigation finds that health care provider One Medical distributed COVID-19 to ineligible people, some with connections to leadership. NPR – Click......

Expanding special needs scholarship program under consideration in Georgia Legislature

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Georgia lawmakers are considering a bill that would expand the state’s special needs scholarship program. The Georgia Special Needs Scholarship program offers scholarships to students with individualized education plans to attend a private school or a public school of......

Probation reform bill to streamline early termination process advances from Georgia Senate

WashingtonExaminer
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Georgia Senate has approved a bill that makes it easier for Georgians on probation to seek early termination of their sentence. Senate Bill 105 would simplify the process for early termination for people who have served at least......

Williams carries Georgia State over Appalachian State 85-71

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc3NjkzOTE3Nzc5NjAxMDA1/malik-beasley-timberwolves.jpg AP News ATLANTA (AP) — Kane Williams scored a career-high 24 points and Jalen Thomas added 22 as Georgia State topped Appalachian State 85-71 on Tuesday. Williams shot 6 for 8 on 3-pointers. Corey Allen had 16 points and six assists for Georgia State (12-5, 6-4 Sun Belt Conference),......

Wright scores 26 as Georgia Tech beats No. 16 Virginia Tech

Sports Illustrated
AP News BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) Moses Wright scored 17 of his 26 points in the second half, helping Georgia Tech pull away from No. 16 Virginia Tech for a 69-53 victory Tuesday night. Wright also grabbed 10 rebounds in the Yellow Jackets’ third straight win. They also posted back-to-back ACC......

Family of Georgia Teen Who Died After Basketball Drills Sues School Officials

New York Times
Johnny Diaz The family of a Georgia teenager who died after participating in outdoor basketball practice two years ago has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against several school officials, including the athletic director and principal. The teenager, Imani Bell, was a junior at the Elite Scholars Academy, a public school in......

Arrest of Opposition Leader in Georgia Raises Fear of Growing Instability

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MOSCOW — Major opposition parties in the South Caucasus nation of Georgia vowed on Wednesday to boycott Parliament until the government releases a prominent opponent detained recently. The instability adds yet another country to a growing list of......

“We Call It A Movement”: Couple Releases Photography Book To Elevate Beauty Standards For Black Kids

IA
Photography is not only about creating an image—in the right hands, it can become a tool for inspiration and especially in this case—empowerment. A husband and wife photography team uses art to redefine the beauty standards for black children and shatter any negative stereotypes of their representation in the media.......

Lawmakers commemorate one-year anniversary of Arbery’s killing

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Joseph Choi Several U.S. lawmakers on Tuesday commemorated the one-year anniversary of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was shot and killed while jogging in Georgia. Newly sworn-in Georgia Sen. Raphael WarnockRaphael WarnockLoeffler leaves door open to 2022......

Looking to continue late-season surge, LSU visits Georgia

Sports Illustrated
LSU is making an impressive run as the Southeastern Conference regular season enters its final days. The Tigers (14-6, 9-4 SEC) have won three in a row and are tied for second place heading into their game against Georgia (13-9, 6-9) Tuesday night in Athens, Ga. “I would say that......

Georgian police storm opposition party offices, detain its leader

Reuters
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Georgian police stormed the party offices of opposition leader Nika Melia and detained him early on Tuesday, days after the prime minister resigned after a disagreement over whether to take the prominent politician into custody. Melia, chairman of the United National Movement (UNM) opposition party, had been......

Georgia bishop says state GOP’s elections bill is an ‘attempt to suppress the Black vote’

TheHill
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Aris Folley Bishop Reginald Thomas Jackson issued a fiery rebuke Monday of a sweeping elections-related bill filed by Georgia Republicans last week, which he called “another attempt to suppress the Black vote” after the formerly red state went blue in......

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