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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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As the coronavirus pandemic takes a toll on the economy, Goodwill of North Georgia says its mission is to put people to work. 

Goodwill Focuses on Job Seekers

Goodwill of North Georgia says its mission is to put people to work. As the coronavirus pandemic takes a toll on the economy, millions are applying for unemployment benefits. Goodwill of North Georgia CEO Keith Parker tells V103’s Ramona DeBreaux that they are seeing an uptick in the number of...
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Democratic State Rep. Vernon Jones Endorses Trump

“President Trump is the most action-oriented president of my lifetime. He is the leader our country needed.” Those are words Georgia State Representative, Democrat Vernon Jones used in a statement today, announcing his endorsement of President Trump’s 2020 re-election. Georgia Democrats responded...
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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says we have to stay at home to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic.

Mayor Bottoms: Stay Home To Save Lives

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms thinks the message is finally starting to resonate in the African American community specifically that “this virus is treating us very differently.” According to Mayor Bottoms it was evidentiary to her early-on when concern about COVID-19 started to develop. “I...
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