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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp called reopening businesses a “difficult” decision, adding “we cannot continue this way economically.

Coronavirus Cases Still Rising in Georgia

There are 24,349 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 1,000 related deaths (DPH 7pm) in Georgia. Twenty four hours ago there were 23,481 cases and 916 deaths. That's an increase of 868 cases and 84 additional deaths. The cases continue to grow, yet Governor Brian Kemp said during his weekly COVID-19 Update...
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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp at the 2020 State MLK Service

Gov. Brian Kemp and State Agencies Provide Coronavirus Response Update

At the Georgia State Capitol, Governor Kemp, Georgia Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency Director Homer Bryson, and Georgia National Guard Adjutant General Tom Carden will give a briefing on COVID-19. WHO: Governor...
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Nail salons are among businesses reopening today in Georgia

Strict Guidelines for Spas and Salons Reopening Today

There is a list of guidelines for salons and spas as the state begins to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. The order announced by Governor Brian Kemp allows the businesses to start reopening today.
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SCLC President and CEO Dr. Charles Steele says poor people cannot be used as sacrificial lambs

No One Should Be Tested To See If It’s Safe

In 1932 a group of black men, approximately 600 of them, were told by doctors that they were being tested for “bad blood”. About 50% of the men had syphilis. In the end, many died because they did not receive proper treatment to cure what was ailing them. It became known as the “Tuskegee Experiment...
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Georgia Faith Leaders Keeping Doors Closed on Sunday

Several local religious leaders are speaking out against Georgia Governor Brian Kemp’s announcement of reopening the state this week. Starting Friday, gyms, bowling alleys, salons, and other indoor facilities can resume operations; restaurants and movie theatres can reopen this coming Monday. The...
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Atlanta radio legend Ryan Cameron, shown with Radio.com's Maria Boynton during a Ryan Cameron Foundation Health Fair, says he has a long recovery following emergency surgery

Radio Legend Speaks From Hospital Bed

To hear Ryan Cameron’s voice on the other end of the phone this afternoon was a huge relief. When he joked about being in the hospital, I thought to myself “RyRy is going to be okay.”
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The Atlanta Board of Education Picks Macon Native as Finalist for APS Superintendent

Macon native, Dr. Lisa Herring has been selected by The Atlanta Board of Education to take over Atlanta Public Schools. The board announced Tuesday morning Herring was a finalist the district’s superintendent job. Dr. Herring comes from Birmingham City Schools District, where she has spent the last...
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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms calls Governor Kemp's order to reopen businesses "premature"

Bottoms: “Premature” Reopening Bad for Communities of Color

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says that she was “baffled, stunned, and angered” when she learned of the Georgia Governor’s plan to begin allowing businesses to reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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On Monday Georgia Goveror Brian Kemp announced that some businesses would be allowed to reopen

Salons and Barbers Allowed to Reopen in Georgia

While urging Georgians to continue social distancing and to wear masks, Governor Brian Kemp Monday rolled out a plan for the state to reopen. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the economy to a halt as states issued orders for residents to stay at home. Beginning this Friday, April 24, Kemp said...
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A Healthcare worker is shown at a COVID-19 test site in southwest Atlanta

COVID-19 Hard On Vulnerable Populations Because Of Lifestyle?

COVID-19 Testing is Available for Atlanta Vulnerable Populations Atlanta physician Dr. Michael Brooks believes the African American community needs to better educate itself about COVID-19. “As a community we need to take this disease very seriously and get tested, shelter in place, wear masks,...
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