Jeezy and Gucci Mane Address 15-Year Beef in Heated Verzuz Livestream

The Instagram hit battle, broadcast from an Atlanta strip club, was more tense than usual, but ended on a note of apparent reconciliation between the two star rappers.

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What Democrats Are Up Against in Georgia

The Senate contenders face not just Republicans but also the state’s political history, which shows that change doesn’t come easy.

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26 Americans on Their Hopes for the Next Four Years

We asked voters about their hopes for the next four years — regardless of the occupant in the White House.

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‘A Long Time Coming’: Black Women Celebrate Harris’s Ascension

As Kamala Harris heads toward the highest levels of power, many rejoiced and saw her achievement as a particularly poignant reminder to Black girls that anything is possible.

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King Von, Up-and-Coming Chicago Rapper, Shot and Killed in Atlanta

The rapper, 26, was one of three people shot and killed during an altercation involving police officers near downtown early Friday.

#atlanta-ga, #king-von-1994-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rap-and-hip-hop

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Democrats Flip House Seat in Atlanta Area That Was Top Target of Party

Carolyn Bourdeaux had narrowly lost her 2018 bid for Georgia’s Seventh District, which includes parts of Gwinnett and Forsyth Counties.

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As Counting Begins, a Flood of Mail Ballots Complicates Vote Tallies

Battleground states will use quite different methods to count the record number of mail-in ballots. But they may be the way of the future.

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Fewer Early Ballots Being Rejected Than Expected

Many election experts feared a tide of rejected mail ballots. So far, the rate of rejections appears to be lower than in years past.

#absentee-voting, #atlanta-ga, #florida, #kentucky, #nashville-tenn, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #united-states-politics-and-government

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When the Virus Came for the American Dream

Buford Highway, in suburban Atlanta, has long been a place where immigrant entrepreneurs could build businesses and get ahead. Not this year.

#atlanta-ga, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #immigration-and-emigration, #shutdowns-institutional

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Campaign 2020: Let’s Never Do This Again

It’s not hope or change. It’s not making anything great. It’s just about making it through.

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Americans Surge to Polls: ‘I’m Going to Vote Like My Life Depends on It’

Anxious but determined, Americans are pushing through challenges like the pandemic and long lines to cast their ballot. The country is on course to surpass 150 million votes for the first time.

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Pope Francis Appoints First African-American Cardinal

Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of Washington, who led the Roman Catholic Church’s response to the sexual abuse crisis in the early 2000s, was among 13 new cardinals named on Sunday.

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To Recognize Misinformation in Media, Teach a Generation While It’s Young

There is no silver bullet to slay internet lies and fictions. But students can be taught to know when information is reliable.

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H.B.C.U. Homecomings Are Canceled, but Students and Alumni Will Feast Anyway

Brunch, a major part of homecoming at historically Black colleges and universities, is still on for this year, even if it has to be virtual.

#atlanta-ga, #black-people, #cheyney-university-of-pennsylvania, #florida-am-university, #food, #historically-black-colleges-and-universities, #howard-university, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #waffles, #washington-dc

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Killer Mike: ‘Scared White People Scare Me.’

The rapper and activist on transforming fear into power.

#atlanta-ga, #banking-and-financial-institutions, #black-people, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #killer-mike, #run-the-jewels-music-group

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How Kelly Loeffler Went From Atlanta Elite to Trump Loyalist

Senator Loeffler, one of the richest people in Congress, has transformed herself from political moderate to “more conservative than Attila the Hun.”

#atlanta-ga, #collins-douglas-a-1966, #elections-senate, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #loeffler-kelly-l, #republican-party, #senate

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The One Name the W.N.B.A. Won’t Say

Players have united to depose a sitting senator in Georgia, who has clashed with the Black Lives Matter movement and is an owner of the Atlanta Dream.

#atlanta-ga, #atlanta-dream, #basketball, #bird-sue, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #elections-senate, #georgia, #loeffler-kelly-l, #warnock-raphael-g, #womens-national-basketball-assn

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Thomas Jefferson Byrd, Actor in Spike Lee Films, Is Killed in Shooting

The Tony-nominated actor, 70, was found by police with multiple gunshot wounds early Saturday morning.

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Battle to Fill John Lewis’s Congressional Seat for 1 Month Moves to Runoff

Kwanza Hall, a former Atlanta city councilman, and Robert M. Franklin Jr., a former president of Morehouse College, advanced to a Dec. 1 runoff to temporarily replace Mr. Lewis in the House.

#atlanta-ga, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #democratic-party, #georgia, #house-of-representatives, #lewis-john-r, #primaries-and-caucuses, #republican-party

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Man Spent Donations to Black Lives Matter on Himself, Prosecutors Say

“There is no cause, no tragedy, and no event that fraudsters won’t seek to exploit,” prosecutors said in accusing a man of diverting funds from a group he ran that took in more than $450,000.

#atlanta-ga, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-lives-matter-of-greater-atlanta, #frauds-and-swindling, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #page-sir-maejor, #philanthropy, #toledo-ohio

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Inside One N.F.L. Team’s Attempt to Turn Protest Into Action

The Falcons, who play in the home city of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., are making voting rights a priority this season.

#allen-ricardo-1991, #atlanta-ga, #atlanta-falcons, #black-people, #blank-arthur-1942, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #football, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #national-football-league, #ryan-matt-1985, #voting-and-voters

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What We Know About the Death of Rayshard Brooks

Killed by an Atlanta police officer just weeks after George Floyd’s death touched off nationwide protests, Mr. Brooks became a potent symbol.

#atlanta-ga, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #brooks-rayshard-d-2020, #brosnan-devin-atlanta-ga-police-officer, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rolfe-garrett-atlanta-ga-police-officer

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As Evictions Loom, Lawyers Are Gearing Up to Help

With a federal moratorium coming to an end, legal aid lawyers say they are preparing to defend renters in housing court.

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Porsha in Protest

On “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Porsha Williams is a glamorous goofball. In real life, she’s become a crusader against police violence.

#atlanta-ga, #black-lives-matter-movement, #bravo, #cohen-andy-1968, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #the-real-housewives-of-atlanta-tv-program

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Herman Cain, Former Presidential Candidate, Dies at 74

Mr. Cain, a business executive who sought the Republican nomination in 2012, had been hospitalized with the coronavirus in the Atlanta area.

#atlanta-ga, #cain-herman, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #tulsa-okla

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Atlanta Mourns John Lewis and Ponders Carrying On With ‘Good Trouble’

The congressman and civil rights leader preached in support of nonviolent resistance, a message that some say must live on in his absence.

#atlanta-ga, #black-people, #bottoms-keisha-lance, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #ebenezer-baptist-church-atlanta-ga, #kemp-brian-p, #lewis-john-r, #student-nonviolent-coordinating-committee-sncc

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The Latest in School Segregation: Private Pandemic ‘Pods’

If they become the norm, less privileged kids will suffer.

#atlanta-ga, #black-people, #children-and-childhood, #e-learning, #education-k-12, #parenting, #quarantines, #race-and-ethnicity, #segregation-and-desegregation, #united-states, #whites

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Georgia Democrats Choose Nikema Williams to Fill John Lewis’s Seat in Congress

Ms. Williams, a state senator, is considered the overwhelming favorite in the general election this fall.

#atlanta-ga, #democratic-party, #elections-house-of-representatives, #lewis-john-r

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Death of John Lewis Fuels Movement to Rename Edmund Pettus Bridge

The bridge became a flash point on March 7, 1965, as protesters, led by Mr. Lewis and other civil rights leaders, were stopped and beaten by state troopers as they marched to Alabama’s capital.

#alabama, #atlanta-ga, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lewis-john-r, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #selma-ala

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While Virus Surges, Georgia Governor Sues Atlanta Mayor to Block Mask Rules

Gov. Brian Kemp filed a lawsuit against Keisha Lance Bottoms, the mayor of Atlanta, to block the city’s mask requirement.

#atlanta-ga, #bottoms-keisha-lance, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #georgia, #governors-us, #kemp-brian-p, #masks, #mayors, #suits-and-litigation-civil

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Teenage Suspect Identified in Fatal Shooting of 8-Year-Old Girl in Atlanta

The death of Secoriea Turner has roiled Atlanta. A lawyer for the suspect said his client, who plans to turn himself in, witnessed the shooting but did not open fire.

#assaults, #atlanta-ga, #brooks-rayshard-d-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #secoriea-turner

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Lil Marlo, a Rising Atlanta Rapper, Is Shot and Killed at 30

A local favorite who came up alongside Lil Baby and Migos, Marlo was found dead after a highway shooting on Saturday night.

#atlanta-ga, #deaths-obituaries, #lil-marlo-1990-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rap-and-hip-hop

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‘It’s Got to Stop’: Atlanta’s Mayor Decries a Surge of Violence as a Girl Is Killed

Secoriea Turner, 8, was one of several children killed across the country over the holiday weekend. Her death has roiled Atlanta.

#atlanta-ga, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #bottoms-keisha-lance, #brooks-rayshard-d-2020, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #lightfoot-lori, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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Herman Cain Hospitalized With Coronavirus

The former presidential candidate attended the president’s indoor rally in Oklahoma last month. He was hospitalized on Wednesday.

#atlanta-ga, #cain-herman, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #quarantines, #trump-donald-j, #tulsa-okla

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‘Let Freedom Ring’ From Georgia

“The fact I am here means I am descended from people who, even enslaved, did not give up hope.”

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The Killing of Rayshard Brooks: How a 41-Minute Police Encounter Suddenly Turned Fatal

The Times analyzed witness videos, police footage and official documents to identify the critical moments — and missteps — that led to the killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta on June 12.

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Police Decisions Are Scrutinized After Rayshard Brooks’s Fatal Encounter

Experts debate the best way of handling a drunken driver, and whether Mr. Brooks was a threat after twice firing a police Taser.

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Live Rayshard Brooks News: Some Atlanta Officers Stay Home

After two officers were charged in the killing of Mr. Brooks, an unusually high number of officers did not show up to work their shifts.

#atlanta-ga, #black-lives-matter-movement, #brooks-rayshard-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Rayshard Brooks Case: Former Atlanta Officer Garrett Rolfe Charged With Murder

The charges come after Mr. Brooks was fatally shot during a confrontation outside of a fast-food restaurant. His family said prosecuting the officer was “the only way to heal some of these wounds.”

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How 7 Civil Rights Activists View The George Floyd Protests

The tumult and passion of the past weeks have left the surviving veterans of the civil rights era with trepidation and hope.

#atlanta-ga, #chicago-ill, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #king-martin-luther-jr, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #young-andrew-1932

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The Killing of Rayshard Brooks

“I do not believe that this was a justified use of deadly force,” Atlanta’s mayor said.

#atlanta-ga, #brooks-rayshard-d-2020, #georgia, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #shields-erika-atlanta-ga-police-chief

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Activists Who Marched With Dr. King Offer Lessons for Those Marching for George Floyd

The tumult and passion of the past weeks have left the surviving veterans of the civil rights era with trepidation and hope.

#atlanta-ga, #chicago-ill, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #king-martin-luther-jr, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #young-andrew-1932

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First the Play. Then the Soul Searching. But What Comes Next?

An Atlanta theater company addresses racial inequity in a series of virtual dinners that mix drama with discussion.

#atlanta-ga, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #discrimination, #out-of-hand-atlanta-ga-theater-co, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #videophones-and-videoconferencing

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Georgia Set Up a Polling Place in a Nursing Home

And other horror stories from a voting meltdown.

#atlanta-ga, #black-people, #democratic-party, #raffensperger-brad

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Mayor Bottoms Tightens Rules on Atlanta Police’s Use of Force

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued a series of executive orders after the shooting of Rayshard Brooks, which has stirred protests and pushed the city into a broader reckoning over policing.

#atlanta-ga, #black-lives-matter-movement, #bottoms-keisha-lance, #brooks-rayshard-d-2020, #brosnan-devin-atlanta-ga-police-officer, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-minneapolis-minn, #police-reform

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Live Rayshard Brooks Protest Updates and Video

The district attorney has said he will decide by midweek on whether to file criminal charges in the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks.

#atlanta-ga, #black-lives-matter-movement, #brooks-rayshard-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks Protests: Live Updates

The district attorney has said he will decide by midweek on whether to file criminal charges in the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks.

#atlanta-ga, #black-lives-matter-movement, #brooks-rayshard-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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Police Chiefs Are Finding Job Security Is Hard to Come By

Chiefs who promise reform must find a way to satisfy local officials, the police and their union, and a public that is increasingly critical of police tactics and behavior.

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Police Killings Prompt Evaluation of Laws Allowing Deadly Force

The deaths of several black people by police in recent weeks have challenged the wide latitude law enforcement officers are given in cases in which an encounter ends with a death.

#abrams-stacey-y, #atlanta-ga, #black-lives-matter-movement, #bottoms-keisha-lance, #brooks-rayshard-d-2020, #brosnan-devin-atlanta-ga-police-officer, #garrett-rolfe, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #stun-guns

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Tasers: Are These Police Tools Effective and Are They Dangerous?

The fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta has put a spotlight on a number of officer tactics, including the use of Tasers.

#atlanta-ga, #axon-enterprise, #brooks-rayshard-d-2020, #criminal-justice, #deaths-fatalities, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #stun-guns, #tasers

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