Tag: Atlanta (Ga)

The Democrats Are in Georgia. The Stakes Couldn’t Be Higher.

With tonight’s presidential primary debate, Georgia Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief. Finally, they are saying, the national party is recognizing that demographics really are destiny, that Georgia can and should be a central part of any plan to win back the White House and the Senate. For nearly two decades now, the demographic […]

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Atlanta Asks Google Whether It Targeted Black Homeless People

Atlanta officials are seeking answers from Google after a news report said that company contractors had sought out black homeless people in the city to scan their faces to improve Google’s facial-recognition technology. The New York Daily News reported on Wednesday that a staffing agency hired by Google had sent its contractors to numerous American […]

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It Takes a Teenager to Help a Teenager in Crisis

After losing his best friend to suicide, Taylor Harrison, then 18, was looking for ways to honor the memory of his friend, deal with his own grief, and help others going through a hard time. He decided to volunteer at Lines for Life, a nonprofit crisis-line organization in Portland, Oregon. Just a few months into […]

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For These Black Women in Texas, Rodeo Is a Way of Life

Surfacing Raising children, keeping a job and riding horses for a cheering crowd — life on the all-black professional rodeo circuit. Image“I rodeo because I like the competition and the family and the togetherness and the adrenaline rush,” Azja Bryant said.CreditWalter Thompson-Hernández/The New York Times Azja Bryant is a pharmacy technician. Jazmine Bennett works for […]

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Juanita Abernathy, a Force in the Civil Rights Movement, Dies at 88

Juanita Abernathy, who helped organize the Montgomery bus boycott and took part in other pivotal protests at the outset of the civil rights era alongside the Rev. Dr. Ralph Abernathy, her husband and a leader of the movement, died on Thursday at a hospital in Atlanta. She was 88. The cause was a stroke, her […]

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ONE Musicfest Is a Musical Homecoming for the Culture

Photo: OneMusicfest The universal impact that black people have had on music is undeniable. One could go as far to say that we invented music in all of its forms. We have not only used music to entertain ourselves and the masses, but we’ve also used it to heal, educate and inspire people to do […]

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4 Injured in Lightning Strike at P.G.A. Tour Championship in Atlanta

ATLANTA — At least four spectators were hurt when lightning struck a golf course on Saturday during the third round of the P.G.A. Tour Championship. Two lightning strikes hit the East Lake Golf Course as fans and golfers waited for bad weather to pass. The tournament’s organizers responded by stopping play for the day, pushing […]

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Art, Exercise or a Nap? All Could Be Yours During a Long Layover

You’ve been in this situation before: After arriving at Chicago O’Hare, or Dallas/Fort Worth, or Boston Logan, your connecting flight is delayed by several hours. Or maybe you have a long layover, and want to make better use of your down time. Sure, you could window shop at Hudson News, or nurse a venti soy […]

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After a Billionaire’s Pledge, Morehouse Looks to Donors to Reduce Student Debt

The surprise announcement elicited disbelief, then jubilation from the crowd of 396 graduates at Morehouse College’s commencement in May, and from onlookers like Xavier Antoine, a junior who was photographing the celebration. “This is my class, 2019, and my family is making a grant to eliminate their student loans,” Robert F. Smith, the richest black […]

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Woman Dies After Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak in Atlanta

One of a dozen people who contracted Legionnaires’ disease after staying at or visiting a hotel in Atlanta, Ga., has died, officials said this week. The woman, Cameo Garrett, died on July 9 from coronary artery disease, a condition that worsened after she contracted Legionnaires’ disease, Patrick L. Bailey, the director of the DeKalb County […]

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Is ‘Bernie or Bust’ the Future of the Left?

ATLANTA — Three years ago, the Democratic Socialists of America had 5,000 members. Just another booth at the campus activities fair, another three-initialed group an uncle might mention over lunch. Today, dues-paying D.S.A. members exceed 56,000. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a rising star of American politics, is one. So are a couple of dozen local elected […]

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Georgia Elementary School Is Accused of Racial Insensitivity Over Hairstyle Guidelines Display

From New Age box fades to braids, a display on the wall of a suburban Atlanta elementary school tried to illustrate a variety of “inappropriate” haircuts and hairstyles. But there was one thing the children who were photographed had in common: They were all black. The display by the Narvie J. Harris Theme School in […]

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An American Middle Schooler, Orphaned by Deportation

After color-guard practice one fall Wednesday, Fanny’s coach caught her in the parking lot getting into an Uber and wanted to know why. Fanny was still in seventh grade, a cadet on the junior team, and in the Atlanta suburb where she had spent her whole life, parents, not taxis, usually waited in the school […]

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‘The Hate Is Real’: Black Georgia Lawmaker Says She Was Berated at Supermarket

A black member of Georgia’s House of Representatives said she had been the target of verbal harassment and had been told “go back where you came from” at a grocery store near Atlanta on Friday. In a video posted to her Facebook account, the representative, Erica Thomas, said she was “shocked” that a white man […]

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A Naughty Name, a Virtuous Menu and a Line Down the Block

ATLANTA — As a name for a food business, Slutty Vegan could have doomed the place from the start. Turns out, it was a really good idea. At what is not much more than a takeout counter in a rapidly gentrifying historic black neighborhood west of downtown Atlanta, people stand in line for two or […]

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