Tag: Georgia

Shaquille O’Neal Donates New Home to Family of 12-Year-Old Boy Paralyzed in Shooting

In August, 12-year-old Isaiah Payton fell victim to a senseless act of violence. But while a stray bullet has changed his life forever, aid has come from an unlikely source: former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal. WXIA-TV reports that Isaiah sustained his injuries while he and a classmate, Damean Spear, were leaving a high school football […]

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Why Did a Georgia School District Ban This #1 Bestseller About Race?

A Georgia school district has blacklisted a bestselling book for teens dealing with race, police brutality, Martin Luther King Jr. and the glare of the white gaze, effectively banning the book from the district’s libraries, curriculum and students who want to learn about race, police brutality, Martin Luther King Jr. and anything other than stuff […]

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Why Did a Georgia School District Ban This No. 1 Bestseller About Race?

A Georgia school district has blacklisted a bestselling book for teens dealing with race, police brutality, Martin Luther King Jr. and the glare of the white gaze, effectively banning the book from the district’s libraries, curriculum and students who want to learn about race, police brutality, Martin Luther King Jr. and anything other than stuff […]

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Snakehead Fish Found in Georgia: ‘Kill It Immediately’

It was described as “a companion for the Creature from the Black Lagoon” when it appeared in Maryland, as “Frankenfish” when it was caught in Virginia and as the “freshwater fish equivalent of a tank” when it showed up in the Harlem Meer in New York. There has been no end to the creepy descriptions […]

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These State Birds May Be Forced Out of Their States as the World Warms

Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — Each state in America has an official state bird, usually an iconic species that helps define the landscape. Minnesota chose the common loon, whose haunting wails echo across the state’s northern lakes each summer. Georgia picked the brown […]

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Neil Gorsuch Might Just Be the Supreme Court Justice Who Saves LGTBQ Workers’ Rights

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The rights of LGTBQ workers in the United States could hinge on one man: conservative Justice Neil Gorsuch, President Donald Trump’s first appointee to the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in three cases that all deal with the same […]

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Former Georgia Cop Acquitted of Manslaughter in Shooting Death of Unarmed Black Motorist

Photo: AP Photo A Georgia jury acquitted former police officer Zechariah Presley of manslaughter in the fatal shooting death of 33-year-old Tony Green, an unarmed black man who was fleeing Presley after a traffic stop in 2018. White Georgia Cop Faces Voluntary Manslaughter Charge in Death of Black Motorist For at least the second time […]

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Black Police Officer Says He Was Forced to Resign, Told He Was a ‘Disgrace’ to Uniform After Wearing an Afro Wig

Photo: iStock A Georgia police officer is calling out Dekalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann after being forced to resign just three days before his retirement. The offense? Wearing an Afro-wig while he was posted outside a courthouse, directing traffic. Antonio Perryman told WSB-TV says he was “robbed” of completing 20 years of service with the […]

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Jimmy Carter Needed Stitches After Falling at His Home

Former President Jimmy Carter required stitches after falling at his Plains, Ga., home on Sunday, the Carter Center said. The center said that Mr. Carter, the oldest living former president in United States history, “feels fine” and looked forward to attending the opening ceremony of a Habitat for Humanity project in Nashville on Sunday evening. […]

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Georgia High School Teacher Investigated for Telling Class the Confederate Flag Is ‘Like a White Trash Save the Date Card’

Photo: David Goldman (AP) Georgia is on my mind. An unidentified high school teacher at Hephzibah High School in Hephzibah, Ga., was placed on paid administrative leave after allegedly posting a message in her classroom saying the Confederate flag symbolizes one’s intent to “marry your sister.” Advertisement One offended student told her mom the teacher […]

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Yesterday in Georgia, Women in Prison Regained Some of Their Dignity

Photo: iStock On Tuesday, the Georgia Dignity Act (House Bill 345) went into effect in all women’s prison facilities in Georgia, giving more than 3,800 women locked up in the state access to basic necessities like sanitary napkins, as well as affording them the decency of not being chained while pregnant or giving birth. The […]

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U.S. Judge Temporarily Blocks Georgia Abortion Law

A federal judge in Georgia on Tuesday temporarily blocked a state law that would effectively ban abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy, the latest ruling to halt efforts by conservatives to severely restrict access to abortion across the country. The Georgia law, signed by Gov. Brian Kemp in May, would have gone into […]

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Jake Fromm’s Girlfriend Caroline Ostman Played Volleyball at Georgia

Getty Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm pictured with girlfriend Caroline Ostman. Jake Fromm’s girlfriend Caroline Ostman is a former volleyball player at the University of Georgia. It is unclear when the couple first started dating, but Fromm posted his first Instagram photo with Ostman on October 19, 2018. It looks like over the offseason the couple […]

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Georgia Rep. John Lewis Says He Has Trump’s Impeachment on His Mind

Photo: Brendan Hoffman (Getty Images for Smithsonian Magazine) Donald Trump may be in line to get his comeuppance sooner rather than later, now that the “conscious” of the House Democrats, civil rights legend Rep. John Lewis, says he’s closer to making known his views on impeaching “this so-called president.” “My time is growing near,” Lewis […]

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