Tag: Georgia

R. Kelly’s Manager Surrenders on Threat Charge

A manager for R. Kelly turned himself into the authorities in Georgia on Friday on charges that he threatened a man who accuses the R&B singer of holding his daughter captive. The manager, Henry James Mason, 52, of Mableton, Ga., was wanted on a warrant for terroristic threats and acts against Timothy Savage, whose daughter […]

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Sony Michel’s College Career Even More Impressive Than Stats Show

Getty New England Patriots RB Sony Michel Sony Michel has left his mark on the NFL during year one with the New England Patriots. His impressive rookie season shouldn’t be considered all that much of a surprise, especially considering how his college career played out. While Michel played collegiately for the University of Georgia, he […]

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Stacey Abrams Meets With Top Democrats to Talk Possible 2020 Senate Run

Photo: AP Senator Stacey Abrams certainly has a ring to it. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Abrams, who gained interest nationwide after conceding a hotly contested election for the Georgia governor’s seat last year, met with Democratic leadership in Washington, D.C., to discuss a possible 2020 run—for the U.S. Senate. An aide told AJC […]

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Saudi Women, Tired of Restraints, Find Ways to Flee

BEIRUT, Lebanon — Whenever her father beat her, or bound her wrists and ankles to punish her for perceived disobedience, the Saudi teenager dreamed of escape, she said. As desperate as she was to leave, however, the same question always stopped her short: How would she get out? If she ran away anywhere within the […]

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Trump Administration Withdraws Food Stamps from Thousands of Georgia Residents

Image: iStock Because the Trump Administration is hell-bent on inventing new ways to fuck with marginalized groups, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Georgia has decided to be especially cruel to food stamp recipients. As nearly 8,000 people have had their SNAP benefits rescinded between April and October—nearly a 2o-fold increase from 2017. Screenshot: CHRIS JOYNER […]

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Stacey ‘Google Me’ Abrams Says She’ll Run Again, Was Most Searched Politician in US This Year

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) Stacey Abrams continues to let the people know she’s not taking her foot off these Republicans’ necks and will be running for office again. It might not be a bad idea—Abrams was the most Googled politician of 2018 in the U.S. People are checking for her, and for good reason—while […]

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Republicans Keep Control of Georgia Elections With Runoff Victory

Widespread anger in Georgia over a voting system that Democrats believed to be rigged against them was not enough to prevent a Republican candidate from winning a runoff on Tuesday for secretary of state, the chief overseer of the state’s elections. Brad Raffensperger, an engineer from the Atlanta suburbs and a member of the State […]

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Lasting Rancor Over Voting Issues Puts a Spotlight on a Georgia Runoff

DECATUR, Ga. — Election Day was three weeks in the past, and Kenneth Royal, a 37-year-old salesman who supported Stacey Abrams for governor, could have spent the chilly Wednesday evening at home, putting politics out of his mind. Instead, Mr. Royal, stung by Ms. Abrams’s narrow defeat, was manning a phone bank, trying to persuade […]

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Police Thought Cotton Candy Was Meth. She Spent 3 Months in Jail for Their Mistake.

A Georgia woman spent more than three months in jail on drug charges after sheriff’s deputies mistook congealed cotton candy they found in a car she was riding in for methamphetamine. A state crime lab eventually showed that they were wrong. Now, she’s suing. In the lawsuit, filed this month, Dasha Fincher alleges that she […]

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‘Large-Scale Reforms’ of Georgia Elections Sought in Federal Lawsuit

ATLANTA — Allies of Stacey Abrams, the Democrat who narrowly lost the Georgia governor’s race, filed a federal lawsuit on Tuesday calling for sweeping changes to the state’s election procedures, and accusing Brian Kemp, the Republican victor, of systematically disenfranchising poor and minority voters when he was secretary of state. The litigation is a postscript […]

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Stacey Abrams-Backed Group Files Lawsuit Urging Georgia to Fix Its Raggedy-Ass Election System

Photo: Getty Stacey Abrams may have conceded in this year’s hotly contested governor’s race, but the fight to make Georgia elections fairer and more democratic is far from over. A political group backed by Stacey Abrams, Fair Fight Action, filed a federal lawsuit in Atlanta on Tuesday against interim Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden and […]

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This Woman Spent Months in Jail Because Cops Thought Her Old Cotton Candy Was Meth

Cotton candy image via Photofusion/UIG/Getty. Evidence screenshot via WMAZ. Back in July 2016, police in Florida arrested a very unlucky retiree after mistaking the blue glaze from the guy’s donut for crystal meth. The man was strip-searched and held for ten hours before everyone realized the donut frosting was, well, just donut frosting. But apparently, […]

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A Guatemalan Mother Could Lose Her Daughter, Because She’s an American

Vilma Carrillo was one of a group of migrant women flown to Texas in July from a detention center in Georgia to be reunited with their children, who had been separated from them as part of the Trump administration’s clampdown at the border. Over the next several days, she watched as immigration officials paged one […]

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Stacey Abrams Just Revealed That Voter Suppression  Almost Blocked Her From Voting

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) On Tuesday morning, Stacey Abrams revealed that she was told she wasn’t eligible to vote when she went to the polls to cast an in-person ballot in Georgia’s midterm election, providing her own example of how voter suppression tactics prevent thousands of people from voting. First, let’s get one narrative […]

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Stacey Abrams to Voter Suppression Terminator: ‘I’ll Be Back’

Photo: Jessica McGowan (Getty Images) You have not seen the last of Stacey Abrams. Sure, she lost the Georgia governor’s race because it was impossible for her to beat the human voting suppression terminator that is Republican Brian Kemp. Abrams, black god’s favorite candidate and the former minority leader of Georgia’s House of Representatives, told […]

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How Good Is Your Electronic Trackpad Signature?

What was your signature like at eighteen? Is it still the same? In the wake of the 2018 midterms, the American electoral system is under scrutiny again—as, in fact, it seems to be almost every two years now. This year, razor-thin margins in Florida and Georgia are drawing fresh attention to allegations of voter suppression […]

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