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Merriam-Webster to Change Definition of 'Racism' After Request by Missouri Woman

Kennedy Mitchum says internet trolls were copy-and-pasting the definition of racism to try and prove she didn’t understand the word. But soon that definition will change.
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Starbucks Reverses Course, Will Let Employees Wear Black Lives Matter Apparel

Starbucks on Friday said it would allow baristas to wear “Black Lives Matter” shirts and accessories, amid growing backlash over an internal bulletin that said letting employees do so would violate company policy.
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Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill's Office Investigated By FBI

The FBI confirmed on Thursday that they paid a visit to the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office Wednesday morning. Recently the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia and the Southern Center for Human Rights sued Hill’s office for allegedly violating open records laws. The lawsuit states that the...
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GA House Democratic Caucus Unveil “Justice For All” Criminal Reform Bills

The legislative session begins this Monday, and Georgia House Democratic leaders feel that now is the best time to progress. During a virtual press conference on Thursday, The Georgia House Democratic Caucus introduced a package of substantive criminal justice reform bills called “Justice For All...
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Atlanta police officers are shown on the first day of violent protests at Marietta Street and Centennial Olympic Park

ATL Accused of Serious Police Brutality Problem

Documents obtained from the Office of the Fulton County District Attorney indicate there’s reason to be concerned about police accountability locally.
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Rev. Raphael Warnock is vying for Georgia's 6th district Congressional seat.

Rev. Raphael Warnock Ready for Jungle Primary

Like a batter waiting his turn, Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock is ready to take a swing at representing Georgia in the U.S. Senate. He is in a field of candidates looking to represent Georgia’s 6th Congressional district.
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Amazon Announces One-Year Ban on Police Using Its Facial Recognition Software

Amazon announced that it is banning police from using its facial recognition software for a year as pressure on companies mounts following the murder of George Floyd in police custody. Read more now.
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Residents wait to vote on the last day of early in person voting in Marietta GA.

Runoffs to Decide Fulton County DA and Sheriff

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard appears to be headed to a runoff against challenger Fannie Willis. Fulton County Sheriff Ted Jackson and challenger Patrick Labat will face each other again in the runoff which is schedule for August 11. None of the candidates were able to garner 50% plus...
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Residents hoping to cast ballots wait inside New Life Presbyterian Church in Atlanta Tuesday

GA Sec of State Accused of ‘Incompetence and Dysfunction’

For years the State of Georgia has been accused of voter suppression and racial bias. Tuesday’s election has spawned similar allegations after reports of long lines at majority minority voting precincts, problems with new voting machines, and a shortage of ballots.
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Voters waited for hours to cast their ballots at polling places in metro Atlanta Tuesday.

Election Is Called A Complete Travesty

Georgia NAACP President James Woodall calls the election in Georgia Tuesday “a complete travesty.” The Civil Rights organization says it received reports from around the state about precincts not opening on time, voting machines not working, and there not being enough ballots.
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