Tag: Georgia

How To Get Away With Black Murder In America

NewsOne Featured Video A demonstrator holds a sign at the Glynn County Courthouse as jury selection begins in the trial of the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery on October 18, 2021, in Brunswick, Georgia. | Source: Sean Rayford / Getty On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was jogging when he was shot and killed in […]

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Donald Trump Shouldn’t Be Underestimated

Like most Democrats, I initially underestimated Donald Trump. In 2015, I founded a super PAC dedicated to electing Hillary Clinton. Through all the ups and downs of the campaign, I didn’t once imagine that Americans would vote Mr. Trump in. He was an obvious pig (see the “Access Hollywood” tapes), a fraud (multiple failed businesses […]

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Potential Jurors With Ties To Ahmaud Arbery’s Killers Not Dismissed As Jury Selection Drags On

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Sean Rayford / Getty Jury selection for the trial of the three men who were charged in killing Ahmaud Arbery continues this week as eight potential jurors have qualified to advance. Although selected, this does not mean they will be seated on the final jury. The process is still in its […]

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Ahmaud Arbery’s Murder Is Putting Racism on Trial

From left to right: Travis McMichael, Gregory McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan, all charged in the murder of Ahmaud Arbery. (Images via Glynn County) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. When Travis and Gregory McMichael and William “Roddie” Bryan appear in court this week over the alleged murder […]

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The Antebellum Tale Of Black Slave Girl Molly And The Haunting Of Sorrel-Weed House

NewsOne Featured Video Source: @OfficialSWH / facebook In Savannah, Georgia, on the edge of Madison square sits a house with a disturbing past. The story of Sorrel Weed House is chilling, scary and its history is shrouded in horrific tales from the antebellum south. These tales include a slave girl named Molly who lived in […]

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A Disturbing Timeline Of Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing And Murder Investigation In Georgia

Source: Sean Rayford / Getty UPDATED: 6:45 a.m. ET, Oct. 18, 2021 Jury selection was scheduled to begin Monday morning in the murder trial for the three men accused of racially profiling Ahmaud Arbery, arming themselves, jumping in trucks, chasing him down, blocking his path in the streets and then shooting him to death in […]

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In Trial of Ahmaud Arbery’s Killing, Video to Have a Big Role

ATLANTA — The three white Georgia men accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery have already come in for harsh judgment from the highest of places. Donald Trump called the slaying of Mr. Arbery, an unarmed Black man, “disturbing.” Barack Obama described it as an example of enduring racial injustice. Brian Kemp, Georgia’s Republican governor, called it […]

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Georgia’s University System Takes On Tenure

In a direct challenge to the hallowed tradition of tenure, Georgia’s public university system will now let its colleges’ administrations remove a tenured professor with little to no faculty input. The Board of Regents on Wednesday approved the new policy, which is the only one of its kind in the country, according to the American […]

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Election Workers in Georgia Are Fired for Shredding Voter Registration Forms

The elections office in Georgia’s heavily Democratic Fulton County said on Monday that two workers had been fired for shredding voter registration forms, most likely adding fuel to a Republican-led investigation of the office that critics call politically motivated. The workers, at the Fulton County Board of Elections, were dismissed on Friday after other employees […]

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With Masks On or Off, Schools Try to Find the New Normal

“What’s causing all the confusion, the infighting, the disagreement — it’s really a lack of goal setting,” said Joseph G. Allen, a Harvard University expert on maintaining health inside buildings, including schools. “Zero Covid in schools? Well, that may not be possible.” Wyoming Where Masks Are Scarce Homecoming dances have been canceled. So have athletic […]

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6-Year-Old Black Girl Becomes Georgia’s Youngest Certified Farmer

NewsOne Featured Video Source: ABC News / iOne Digital 6-year-old Kendall Rae Johnson has been in love with gardening all her life. Now, the Georgia native is the state’s youngest certified farmer. Taught by her grandmother, Kendall started her first garden on a patio, and by her fourth birthday, she had a backyard yard garden […]

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Georgia Black Woman Shot In Head While Sleep After Neighbor’s Stray Bullet Penetrates Through Wall

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Scott Barbour / Getty Freak accidents are always hard to make sense of, especially when the circumstances involve a murder that didn’t have to occur in the first place. For one aspiring actress in Duluth, Georgia, the freak accident that led to her death by way of a stray bullet not […]

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Black Driver’s Stand Your Ground Case Highlights Racial Disparities In Georgia’s Criminal Justice System

NewsOne Featured Video GoFundMe Watching the pre-trial immunity hearing for William Marcus Wilson put into perspective the real crisis of Georgia’s legal system. Wilson, who is Black and was with a white woman during the incident that led to the death of Haley Hutcheson, has been sitting in pre-trial detention for over 400 days. Initially […]

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Georgia Cops Detain And Cite Black Man For Singing Rap Lyrics Too Loud

NewsOne Featured Video Source: ThisIsButter / Radio One Digital Georgia police detained and cited a black man in Hephzibah, GA for singing rap music too loud while he was walking home. According to the Augusta Chronicle, Christopher Jefferson was walking down Brothersville Road singing a rap song when police approached him on the sidewalk. Officers […]

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Trump and Justice Dept. Lawyer Said to Have Plotted to Oust Acting AG

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s top leaders listened in stunned silence this month: One of their peers, they were told, had devised a plan with President Donald J. Trump to oust Jeffrey A. Rosen as acting attorney general and wield the department’s power to force Georgia state lawmakers to overturn its presidential election results. The […]

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