Maria Boynton

Congressman David Scott , shown with members of the military during a previous jobs fair, is hosting his 16th annual fair .

Veteran Suicides: Congressman says We Have to Have More Intervention and Early

As Congressman David Scott hosts his 16th Annual Jobs Fair in Atlanta today, his mind is also on veterans. Two veterans committed suicide last weekend in Georgia, one outside the VA hospital in Atlanta, the other in the south Georgia town of Dublin. Scott, who has worked many years to provide aid...
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A measure that passed the Georgia General Assembly would require schools to provide 30 minutes of daily recess for K-5.

Rep. Demetrius Douglas: We Have to Get Kids Moving Again

State Representative Demetrius Douglas played football at the University of Georgia and in the NFL, so he knows about the benefits of physical excercise. Recess is not required in Georgia schools, and Douglas wants to change that. The state representative, who represents Henry and Clayton counties...
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Atlanta OB-GYN Dr. Hedwige Saint-Lewis (r) is shown trying to convince Senator Brandon Beach to vote against the "Heartbeat Bill".

Georgia Legislature Passes HB481 Outlawing Most Abortions After 6 Weeks

The Georgia General Assembly has given final passage to the so-called "Heartbeat Bill", which would outlaw abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected. That could be as-early-as 6-8 weeks according to medical professionals. The entertainment industry had threatened to boycott the state if the...
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Memorial Service was held Tuesday for Atlanta Student Movement Founder Dr. Lonnie King Jr.

Atlanta Student Movement Alumni Gather To Remember Leader Dr. Lonnie King Jr.

"This is a great gathering of many many men and women who have contributed so much", the words of Dr. Raphael Warnock, as the memorial service for Dr. Lonnie C. King was nearing an end. King was a founder of the Atlanta Student Movement. The group staged various sit-ins in the 1960s, calling...
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Dressed as characters from the fictional tv show and book "The Handmaids Tail" (about a totalitarian society) protestors have been assembling at the GA Capitol

GA Senate Committee Begins Work on Abortion Bill

Room 450 inside the Georgia Capitol was crowded inside Thursday, with another 100 having to gather outside. It's where the Georgia Senate Science and Technology Committee is holding hearings on HB 481. (Photo Credit: Erica Thomas) The so-called "fetal heartbeat" bill would make it illegal for a...
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Early voting ends Friday on proposed expansion of MARTA into Gwinnett County. March 19 is Election Day.

Gwinnett MARTA Referendum: "Not About Race but about bringing opportunities"

The last day of early voting on Gwinnett County's MARTA referendum is Friday. Polls are open from 7 a.m. through 7 p.m. Polling locations will be open the same hours on Tuesday, March 19. Residents are deciding whether to allow MARTA to take over Gwinnett's current transit system, and to add a 1...
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Autopsy indicates that 32 year old Antonio May (shown with 2 of his 3 sons) died of "excessive force" inside the Fulton County jail on September 11, 2018

"Tase 'em Tuesday": Taser, Restraint, Pepper Spray Lead to Death in Fulton County Jail

Antonio May, 32 years old from Macon, was the father of 3 sons, ages 13, 4, and 6. "They are amazing boys", according to family attorney Teddy Reese, "and they will never know what's it's like to have their father at a high school football game, they will never never know what it's like to have...
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Dr. Jamal Bryant was sworn in Sunday as Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in metro Atlanta

Dr. Jamal Bryant Installed as Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

It's official, Dr. Jamal Harrison-Bryant is the newly installed Senior Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. He's the church's 4th pastor in its 37-year history, succeeding Bishop Kenneth Samuel (1984-1987); Bishop Eddie L. Long (1987-2017); and Bishop Stephen Davis (2017-2018). (Photo...
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Nick Vaughn (l) captured the moment professor Nathan Alexander (r) babysat Wayne Hayer's (m) baby girl

Morehouse Babysitting Professor: We Need to Think About the Intersection of Parents and Schooling

"I'm just staring at the baby saying please don't throw up, please don't pee on yourself, please don't take a number two", says Wayne Hayer Jr. The 26 year old kinesiology major at Morehouse College is also a husband and the father of 5-month old Assata June. A photo of a moment when Hayer had to...
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Recent City Council work session on the Public Confidence & Accountability Legislation

Felicia Moore: Compliance Office Would Hold Us Accountable In Following The Law

Under regulations approved by Atlanta City Council, those using city-issued credit cards would have to abide by a list of terms. Also, legislation proposed by City Council President Felicia Moore calls for the creation of an Office of Independent Compliance. Both are among efforts, by the city's...
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