U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen’s new June 5 X-date warning, while the official word is but one estimate of many from early June to later in the summer. Why is it difficult to pinpoint when the U.S. could default on its debts?
(CNN) — For weeks, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen had been consistently telling lawmakers to act soon because the X-date, when the US could default, could occur as soon as June 1. On Friday, she updated that prediction, giving debt ceiling negotiators an extra four days. The Treasury’s new ear...
The founder of the LGBTQ line that was pulled by Target said his products were pulled could be done to help protect the retail employees. “Their safety absolutely has to be the top priority," said Erik Carnell. Here's the latest.
New York (CNN) — When a Target distributor reached out to Erik Carnell last year about possibly placing his brand, Abprallen, in Target stores, he was thrilled. It was “the biggest opportunity of my career,” Carnell told CNN. “I was ecstatic at the thought of being able to share my stuff ...
ATLANTA (AP) – The U.S. Department of Education has found that a suburban Atlanta school district’s decision to remove some books from its libraries may have created a hostile environment that violated federal laws against race and s*x discrimination. The legal intervention by the department’s...
ATLANTA (AP) – Hyundai Motor Group and LG Energy Solution announced Thursday they will build a $4.3 billion electric battery plant as part of Hyundai’s new electric vehicle assembly plant in southeast Georgia. The companies will split the investment, starting production as soon as late 2025. Hyu...
By Clare Foran, Manu Raju, Melanie Zanona, Haley Talbot, Alayna Treene, Lauren Koenig and Lauren Fox, CNN Washington (CNN) — White House and House GOP negotiators are racing to finalize a deal to raise the nation’s debt limit with time running perilously short and the risk of a first-ever US def...
Whether you want to save more, stick to a budget, pay off debt, or work toward a big purchase, you may benefit from an accountability partner.
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Whether you want to save more, stick to a budget, pay off debt, or work toward a big purchase, you may benefit from an accountability partner.
If Tina Turner acted sooner would she be alive today?
"I considered my body an invulnerable and indestructible bastion for way too long,” Turner said two months ago.
After the festival in Piedmont Park top off your evening with the Late Night Jazz concert featuring singer/songwriter Cecily. Her influences include an appreciation for mid‐century soul, jazz, and 90’s R&B. The concert is powered by Amazon. Reserve your tickets at atljazzfest.com.
TikTok filed a suit against Montana over a bill that would ban the app in the state starting early next year. The bill was signed by Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte last week and would impose a fine of $10,000 per day on TikTok or app stores for making the app available to personal devices in the state starting on January 1, 2024.
New York (CNN) — TikTok on Monday filed a suit against Montana over a bill that would ban the popular short-form video app in the state starting early next year. TikTok alleges that the ban violates the US Constitution, including the First Amendment, as well as other federal laws, according to ...
School is almost done and summer is right around the corner. Looking for a fun summer camp to send your kids to? The Atlanta Voice compiled a list of local summer camp programs in the Atlanta metro area.
School is almost done and summer is right around the corner. Many parents and guardians may be looking for summer camp programs in the Atlanta metro area they can put their kids into this summer.
Destination Tomorrow, a Black Trans-led LGBTQ+ center in Atlanta, is a grant recipient of the City of Atlanta in the amount of $55,000. Sean Ebony Coleman, the center’s founder, and executive director and the only Black Trans Grantmaker nationally, will be using these funds to open a new LGBTQ+ mentoring pilot program to provide critical support for Transgender individuals who are notoriously underrepresented in the region.
By Reporter Isaiah Singleton
Destination Tomorrow, a Black Trans-led LGBTQ+ center in Atlanta, is a grant recipient of the City of Atlanta’s largest investment in the Transgender community. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced $55,000 in funding to be allocated to three on-the-ground community organizations. With the ongoing...
The Blues and Its People features blues, jazz, and gospel music performed by Russell Gunn and the Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra with special guests Weedie Braimah, Miles Griffith, Jazzmeia Horn, jessica Care moore, Leon Timbo, and Warren Wolf. Reserve tickets: https://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E005E740D53BC44
The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit consumer advocacy group that has investigated sunscreen products for 17 years, says only 25% of sunscreens on the market offer good broad-spectrum protection without troublesome chemical ingredients. The EWG tested and ranked over 1,700 sunscreen products for their safety and effectiveness, grouping the results by use. In the best sunscreen for recreational and beach application, 229 products met EWG criteria; in the babies and children category 51 products met criteria; and 128 products were included in the best daily use category.
(CNN) — Eeny, meeny, miny, moe — choosing a sunscreen for summer used to be child’s play. Today, market shelves are packed with dozens of options, each promising to be better than the others at protecting skin from the sun’s harmful rays. However, most sunscreen options contain one or more ...
Black Business Profile: Lauren Lacy owner of Miss Lacy Studios, LLC/MLS Denim describes the company as a place where imagination & creativity come together. Starting out as a children’s book illustrator, Lacy, now a Denim artist and designer, brings her client’s ideas to life in a one-of-a-kind way.
Starting out as a children’s book illustrator, Denim artist and designer Lauren Lacy, began her Atlanta-based business Miss Lacy Studios in 2007 and her denim brand, MLS Denim in 2018. If she had to describe her company, Lacy said Miss Lacy Studios/MLS Denim is a place where imagination and creati...
'Queen of Rock and Roll' Tina Turner has passed away at 83. Turner was one of the most popular female artists of all time, dynamic rock and soul vocalists and riveting live performers.
After a string of R&B hits in the 1960s and early ’70s with her abusive then husband Ike Turner, she left him for a solo career. It started slowly before finding enormous success in 1984 with her multiplatinum album “Private Dancer” and its No. 1 hit, “What’s Love Got to Do With It.”
(CNN) — Tina Turner, the dynamic rock and soul singer who rose from humble beginnings and overcame a notoriously abusive marriage to become one of the most popular female artists of all time, has died, according to a post on her verified page. She was 83. A riveting live performer, Turne...
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the Dangote oil refinery earlier this week. The refinery, built by Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote's company, aims to produce up to 53 million liters of gasoline per day.
Lagos, Nigeria (CNN) — Nigeria on Monday commissioned the Dangote oil refinery — considered a ‘game-changer’ in ending the country’s fuel imports. Outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari commissioned the 650,000 barrels per day capacity refinery at the Lekki free trade zone area of the comme...
The Museum of Illusions opened its Atlanta location, offering an interactive visual experience designed to engage visitors using a series of immersive exhibits and optical illusions. The attraction features a collection of illusion rooms, images and installations for visitors to navigate during their 45-90-minute walkthrough. CEO Jonathan Benjamin also announced that the company headquarters will be in Atlanta.
By Business Reporter Janelle Ward
The Museum of Illusions, a franchise of attractions operating in more than 25 countries, opened its Atlanta location on Friday, May 19, offering an interactive visual experience designed to engage visitors using a series of immersive exhibits and optical illusions.
Maynard Eaton, Hampton University professor and former Atlanta Voice reporter, passed away last night, according to his family. Eaton, a multi-award-winning journalist, was 73.
Maynard Eaton, multi-award-winning journalist and media communications professional, with a career spanning over five decades, died late Tuesday evening in his sleep after a brief battle with lung cancer, according to his family. Eaton, 73, has left a legacy of impactful reporting and social change....
Rookie Bobby Miller exceeded expectations with his first start in The Show. He gave up only one run on four hits over five innings as his Los Angeles Dodgers silenced the Atlanta Braves 8-1 at Truist Park Tuesday night.
The 19th overall prospect in Major League Baseball, Bobby Miller, exceeded expectations with his first start in The Show. He gave up only one run on four hits over five innings as his Los Angeles Dodgers silenced the Atlanta Braves 8-1 at Truist Park Tuesday night. Former Braves right fielder Jason....
Brittney Griner made an emotional return to her WNBA home court in the Phoenix Mercury’s 75-69 defeat by the Chicago Sky. Despite the loss, Griner put on a show for her home crowd and dominated in the game. Griner scored 27 points on 9-13 shooting, to go with 10 rebounds, as she notched an impressive double-double.
(CNN) — After spending more than 300 days in Russian custody last year, Brittney Griner made an emotional return to her WNBA home court in the Phoenix Mercury’s 75-69 defeat by the Chicago Sky. Before tip-off at the Footprint Center in Phoenix on Sunday, the Mercury players were introduce...
Senator Raphael Warnock (D-Ga) visited Southside Medical Center on Monday. The senator spoke with the center's CEO & president David Williams, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and healthcare advocates about his work to cut cost of insulin for seniors. Warnock and Senator John Kennedy (R-La.) introduced the Affordable Insulin Now Act in March.
By Editor in Chief Donnell Suggs
Senator Raphael Warnock (D-Ga) visited Southside Medical Center Monday, May 22. Warnock. The junior senator and senior pastor at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church spoke with Southside Medical Center CEO David Williams, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Administrator Chiquita Brooks-LaSure and....
After the Denver Nuggets eliminated the Los Angeles Lakers out of the Western Conference Finals with a 113-111 win, LeBron James let the world know he might be considering retirement. Nikola Jokić led the series sweep with an NBA record setting eighth playoff triple double and was awarded the Magic Johnson Western Conference Finals MVP trophy.
(CNN) — After 20 incredible years in the NBA, LeBron James has added to speculation that he could finally be hanging up his sneakers for good. This comes after the Los Angeles Lakers were swept out of the Western Conference Finals by Nikola Jokić and the Denver Nuggets following a disappointi...
NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell announced during League meetings that the 2025 NFL Draft will be held in Green Bay at Lambeau Field and that Super Bowl LX in 2026 will be held in Levi’s Stadium in the San Francisco Bay Area. It will be the third Super Bowl hosted in the Bay Area.
During the NFL League meetings, The Shield announced the 2025 NFL Draft will be held at legendary Lambeau Field. This is part of NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell’s idea to spread the springtime festival of football throughout the country. “The Draft has become our biggest offseason event hosted in...
South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, the only Black Republican in the Senate, has officially entered the 2024 Republican presidential primary race. Scott promised he would bring faith and conservative, business-friendly policies to the White House and take on “the radical left.”
(CNN) — South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott on Monday formally entered the Republican presidential primary, promising to take on “the radical left” and bring faith and conservative, business-friendly policies to the White House, as he seeks to upend a contest that has so far been dominated by cove...
Local Media Association announced the 16 news organizations selected to participate in the fourth cohort of its Lab for Journalism Funding including The Atlanta Voice. The lab will help these local news organizations develop and execute strategies to fund essential local journalism via philanthropy.
Local Media Association is pleased to announce the 16 news organizations selected to participate in the fourth cohort of its Lab for Journalism Funding. The lab will help these local news organizations develop and execute strategies to fund essential local journalism via philanthropy. The six-month...
A former state House member and a former South Fulton city council member are heading to a runoff June 13 for Georgia House District 68. Former councilman Mark Baker won nearly a third of the vote and Derrick Jackson, who held the seat for three terms before running for lieutenant governor last year, came in close behind. Both are Democrats.
ATLANTA (AP) – A former state House member and a former South Fulton city council member are heading to a runoff June 13 for Georgia House District 68. Former councilman Mark Baker won nearly a third of the vote in a five-candidate field on Tuesday. Running close behind was Derrick Jackson, who he...
Carmelo Anthony is retiring from basketball after a 19-year career. The 38-year-old, who was one of the greatest scorers in history, is a 10-time NBA All-Star, with six All-NBA selections, a scoring title and a place on the NBA’s 75th anniversary team. Anthony finished ninth on the all-time scoring list with 28,289 career points.
(CNN) — Carmelo Anthony, one of the greatest scorers the NBA has ever seen, has announced his retirement from basketball at the age of 38. The third pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, Anthony enjoyed an illustrious 19-year career that included 10 NBA All-Star appearances, six All-NBA selections, a sc...
Jimmy Butler had a quieter night than usual but the Heat's role players stepped up to push the Boston Celtics to the brink of elimination as Miami takes a 3-0 lead with a blowout 128-102 game 3 victory. The Heat are just one win away from their second NBA Finals appearance in 4 years.
(CNN) — The Miami Heat are just one win away from the NBA Finals after a crushing 128-102 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday. With Jimmy Butler so far almost single-handedly dragging the Heat to this point, Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals was the night Miami’s role players to...
"Men of Morehouse I stand before you as the first Black governor of my state and only the third Black governor ever elected in our nation's history with a single message: Our history is our power," Maryland Gov. Wes Moore.
Maryland Governor Wes Moore gave the commencement speech at Morehouse College graduation ceremony Sunday, May 21, 2023.
‘Fast X’ revs up for more sequels, even though it’s running on fumes |
(CNN) — Twenty-two years of “The Fast & the Furious” movies have created enough characters and history for cameos and callbacks aplenty in “Fast X.” Yet for all its high-octane action this tenth film is really just revving its engine for more sequels to come, kicking off a multi-part s...
RECAP + PHOTOS: Jared Shuster earned his first win of his career as his Atlanta Braves beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Sunday afternoon at Truist Park. The rookie pitched six innings and struck out seven batters en route to the victory!
Jared Shuster earned his first win of his career as his Atlanta Braves beat the Seattle Mariners 3-2 Sunday afternoon at Truist Park. The rookie out of Wake Forest pitched six innings and struck out seven batters en route to the victory. The only run Shuster allowed was a solo homer to Jarred Keleni...
The tarp is coming off the field and that means we are closer to first pitch… which is scheduled for 7:30 PM Eastern Time. #ForTheA #TheAtlantaVoice #Back2Battle
Good afternoon Atlanta! It is still raining here at Truist Park and Game 2 between the #Phillies and #Braves is delayed. A start time has not been announced.
Fans are taking shelter inside the concourses and at the bars in The Battery.
#ForTheA #Postseason #TheAtlantaVoice
Ethnic Media Collaboration Conversation with Senator Rev. Raphael Warnock
Atlanta Voice Live Stream
The Stacey Abrams campaign represented during One Music Fest as they registered people to vote. The registration deadline to vote is tomorrow, October 11, 2022, at 5:00 PM. | #TheAtlantaVoice #Election2022 #PlanToVote #GeorgiaPolitics #Entertainment
Reporter Menra Mapfumo is covering Clark Atlanta University Homecoming kickoff at Clark Atlanta University-Panther Stadium.
We want to know: What was YOUR highlight from Ms. Lauryn Hill's performance at #OneMusicFest?
Demetria Obilor discusses "Black Girl Stuff" with The Atlanta Voice
Demetria Obilor is the co-host of "Black Girl Stuff" on REVOLT, a show that focuses on important millennial and Gen Z issues in this female-driven, unapologetically Black conversational series!
In her conversation with The Atlanta Voice, Obilor discusses how the show came to be, her Nigerian heritage, how she came up in the industry, and more!
"Black Girl Stuff" airs each Tuesday at 9PM East on REVOLT. For more info, visit https://www.revolt.tv/show/2022-08-10/183172/black-girl-stuff/
Prime Video and Paramount Pictures are hosting a Moms night / Ladies Night Out for an advance screening of Good Night Mommy!
Silverspot Cinema at the Battery
Wednesday, September 14
Check – In: 6PM
Movie Start: 7PM
Movie Screening passes are totally complimentary!
Each attendee is allowed up to one guest
To redeem tickets follow this link: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=eyk5BEZnPUeEqxjQbr8MNGb2HvGQx9BFoLN2ttLbxslUMzZGSk43V0M4T1pHSEYySVpUM1daN1FFWi4u
*Please note: RSVPing does NOT guarantee seats. The theater is over-booked to ensure capacity, and seating is filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Guests are encouraged to arrive early.
Election Central 2022: Georgia State Rep. Dar'Shun Kendrick
Georgia State Representative Dar'Shun Kendrick currently represents House District 93 and has served in the legislature since 2011. This Grady Baby and lifelong Georgia resident talks about owning her law firm while discussing her time working and now representing at the Georgia State Capitol.
Additionally, Kendrick talks about her push to convince Black Attorneys to run for statewide offices and her outlook should she be re-elected in November.
Atlanta Braves beat Houston Astros Saturday Night
The Braves beat the Astros 5-4 on Travis d’Arnaud’s pinch hit RBI!
Atlanta takes the series!
Arthur Smith signs the OG Helmet
Atlanta Falcons Head Coach Arthur Smith signs the fire engine red helmet #DirtyBirds #NFL #TheAtlantaVoice
State Rep. Kendrick explains how to get involved in Politics
8 months ago, Nse Ufot of New Georgia Project told Dawn Montgomery, “Roe versus Wade - almost 50 years of legal precedents, protecting women's health, protecting women's rights - is now on the chopping block.”
For the complete interview, subscribe to #TheAtlantaVoice’s YouTube channel.
#Roe #AbortionRights #ReproductiveJustice #GeorgiaNews
#BREAKING — Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium has been selected as a host site for FIFA World Cup 2026!
#TheAtlantaVoice #WorldCup #Soccer #Futbol #Sports #ATLSports
The Benz will host the 2026 World Cup!
#BREAKING — Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium has been selected as a host site for FIFA World Cup 2026!
Protect the Memories: Don’t Sleep on Symptoms - Stats show we’re two times more likely than white Americans to have Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
Learn more about the signs and symptoms in Dru Hill's PSA - visit https://wordinblack.com/category/protect-the-memories/ for more information and resources
Repost from @afronews
We have been plagued with underdiagnosis of #Alzheimers disease and poorer health outcomes in the Black community for too long.
is working to change the stats!
Tune in on Thursday June 2nd at 7 pm on our FB page to learn more🙌🏾
Tune in next Thursday evening for a Special Event
Save the date, June 2nd, 7 pm (EST/PST) to learn more about Alzheimer's Disease with special musical guests Dru Hill, host Q Parker, a Special appearance by Wingo of Jagged Edge, testimonials, tips, and more!
This event is a partnership with Word In Black with generous support from Biogen
We welcome our new print Managing Editor, Craig Allen Brown to the team 🙌🏾
Craig will also be reporting on business content in the metro Atlanta area as he is also a Corp Member with @report4america 💪🏾
In an exclusive interview following an endorsement by Black-women led Higher Heights, Georgia Democratic candidate for Governor Stacey Abrams discussed what it would mean for Black women if Roe was struck down by the US Supreme Court.
#GaPol #StaceyAbrams #AbortionRights #Roe #TheAtlantaVoice
Repost from @greenwood
Greenwood and The Gathering Spot share the same mission of empowering minorities towards entrepreneurship, career advancement, financial freedom and wealth building.
More to come on this from our team at #TheAtlantaVoice 🙌🏾
We would like to give a warm welcome to the latest additions to the Atlanta Voice Team — Our Summer 2022 Interns! 🙌🏾
We are excited to see the work you produce with us this summer. ☀️
#TheAtlantaVoice #ATLNews #CAU #gsu
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Al McRae, Marketing President for @bankofamerica discusses success stories and working in the community through his role🙌🏾
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Senator Reverend Raphael Warnock voted today at Metropolitan Library in Atlanta. After he cast his ballot, the Senator is headed to East Point to discuss his plan to cap insulin prices at $35. #GaPol #USPol #ElectionDay #TheAtlantaVoice
JOIN US TONIGHT @ 6PM EST for the Premiere of Nathaniel Smith, Founder and CEO of @psequity 🙌🏾
You will get a chance to listen to his thoughts on youth development and civic engagement across the city of Atlanta !
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JOIN US TONIGHT @ 6PM EST for the Premiere of Mayor Andre Dickens (@andreforatlanta ) 100 Day Interview.
You will get a chance to listen to all the plans he has for the city of Atlanta and what he has already accomplished!
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The Atlanta Voice newspaper was founded by Mr. Ed Clayton, a formidable newspaperman and J. Lowell Ware in 1966 with a defined vision and mission, which has been the publications’ motto and driving force ever since: “A People Without A Voice Cannot Be Heard.” Mr. Clayton died after the first issue of the paper was produced leaving Mr. Ware as the sole publisher.
The venerable, award-winning publication was born out of the refusal of the white-owned majority Atlanta media to give fair and credible coverage to the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement. It was effectively and uniquely spearheaded by the legendary and politically powerful, J. Lowell Ware, who when he died at age 63 in 1991, had been responsible for publishing seven newspapers throughout the states of Georgia and Alabama; The Atlanta Voice, The Athens Voice, The Macon Voice, The Tuskegee Voice, The Pensacola Voice, The Inter-Scholastic Journal and The Atlanta Inquirer.
The paper was started “out of the movement,” remembers his daughter and current Atlanta Voice Publisher, Janis Ware; a dynamic and charismatic housing expert, businesswoman and community activist, who readily assumed the role and responsibility for fulfilling her father’s vision.
Janis Ware is a University of Georgia Business School graduate, whose career has been unwavering in completing her father’s lifelong interest in publishing and community development.
She has continued the mission and vision of The Atlanta Voice as the unchallenged leader and foremost provider of news and information pertinent to the well being of Atlanta’s African American community. For years, Janis Ware worked alongside her famous father in the publishing business learning his style, understanding his dedication to excellence, and receiving inspiration from his passion for his people. His legacy has also become her mission. She continues in the spirit of the high journalistic standards and commitment to the community passed on to her by her esteemed father.
The Atlanta Voice is again leading the way by creating a digital platform for news and information centered on small business and local community. We are giving a “voice to the voiceless” in the information age.
Emailed and posted on Ok. Sen. James Lankford's FB:
Now that the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump is imminent, I am compelled to once again express my view--my earnest desire that you and your colleagues do what is honorable and just, convicting him in the senate. Even one of his most loyal proponents, Lindsey Graham, suggested that history would hold the former president responsible for the deadly January 6, 2021 insurrection on the U.S. Capitol. He is absolutely correct! That in itself should rightly motivate you and your peers to be on the right side of that history, assuring that he is responsible NOW! The footage of the destruction and trauma he instigated is sickening and will be long remembered. The former president's hubris is exacerbated by his ignorance, racism, and misogyny, making him unfit to hold any public office. It is asinine and dangerous--but seemingly accurate--that Marjorie Taylor Greene says that the GOP is his party.
Although you mentioned Belknap as evidence of your excuse to refuse to convict, the fact that the ex-president is no longer in office simply does not pass the smell test. As a matter of honor and respect for the dignity of the office, he should be convicted. The former president has been documented as telling more than thirty thousand lies, espoused violence and division throughout his campaign and tenure in office, spawning more hate crimes than have been documented in recent history. He refused to unequivocally denounce the "proud boys", (a frequent sight at his rallies and whom Canada has declared and designated as a far-right terrorist group due to the attempted coup). He foolishly and arrogantly boasted that QAnon "liked" him, repeatedly and currently promoting the conspiracy lies of election fraud which has been disavowed by multiple judges--some whom he selected.
Having alienated frequent attorneys who initially represented him, he has two who presented a brief replete with errors , i.e. the Unites States. During his campaign, he boasted that he would choose the best people. Yet, during his administration, we experienced outright corruption, his impeachment, and the greatest turnovers, convictions, pardons of guilty cronies than any in our nation's history, lying and bungling the pandemic, resulting in illness, suffering, and loss of innocent lives. Neither time nor space allows for all of the indignities he has caused our nation--making us a laughingstock in the world. Given these factors alone, it would be a blight on America's history and our reputation abroad if you all ignore the damage he has inflicted on our nation allow him to escape the consequences of his overt words and deed, instructing his lackeys to "fight like hell." You owe it to the citizens of this country to act responsibly and to teach and model to our children that our actions have consequences. Accountability and justice precede the healing and unity that you espouse. God and the world are watching. I trust that your decision will be one you will not be ashamed to admit, discuss, and justify to your grandchildren. Because that day will surely come.
LaDonna Paris, Tulsa
I just wanted to say that I really appreciate the variety of news updates on topics that we all care about! I just wanted to recommend a documentary that I watched on Netflix called Kiss the Ground. This film provides such great information how we can all collectively reduce the effects of climate change from regenerative farming to composting. I highly recommend this film as it does such a great job at providing solutions to an issue that we should all pay attention to!
This is a special hello to Ms. Janis Ware. As as a former reporter for the Atlanta Voice from September 1983 to October 1997 (and a fellow University of Georgia graduate), I wanted to let Ms. Ware that I had a chance to hear her during the UGA Black Alumni Oral Project online and see the transcript, of which I copied on Microsoft Word. I plan to listen and read it again soon. Thank you for all you and your late daddy did to get me my first job after UGA. All The Best on the 55th year of publication.
Your former reporter,
now Dr. Herbert Walter Denmark, Jr.
TRUMP COMMITS FELONY UNDER GEORGIA'S ELECTION CODE!!! UP TO THREE YEARS IN JAIL, NOT FEDERALLY PARDONABLE!!!
FULTON COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY IS "READY TO PROSECUTE" TRUMP FOR FELONY VIOLATIONS!!!!
LOEFFLER AND PERDUE REFUSE TO DEFEND GEORGIA AGAINST THIS FEDERAL ATTACK!!
Donald Trump's infamous, incoherent and bizarre hour-long call of Saturday to Republican Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger including the President threatening, berating, pleading, begging and soliciting Raffensperger to "find" over 11,000 votes in order to flip the Presidential Electors in Georgia from Biden to Trump. Raffensperger clearly and repeatedly stated that this was impossible because the votes had been counted three times, the "data are not on your side" -- and thus to "find the votes" or "recalculate" the results would be illegal and a felony.
This solicitation by Trump was a violation of Federal law, and also a violation of Georgia law (punishable by up to three years in prison), as shown below.
Under Georgia law, Section 21-2-604 (2016):
(a) (1) A person commits the offense of criminal solicitation to commit election fraud in the first degree when, with intent that another person engage in conduct constituting a felony under this article, he or she solicits, requests, commands, importunes, or otherwise attempts to cause the other person to engage in such conduct. (and)
(b) (1) A person convicted of the offense of criminal solicitation to commit election fraud in the first degree shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than one nor more than three years.
Fani Willis, the newly elected district attorney of Georgia’s Fulton County, said her office stands ready to prosecute Trump for telling Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger in a phone call Saturday to “find” him enough votes to overturn President-elect Biden’s narrow win in the state.
Willis continued: “Like many Americans, I have found the news reports about the president’s telephone call with the Georgia secretary of state disturbing,” Willis, a Democrat, said in a statement. “As district attorney, I will enforce the law without fear or favor. Anyone who commits a felony violation of Georgia law in my jurisdiction will be held accountable.”
Conviction of a state crime is not pardonable by Trump (or any other President) since Presidents can only pardon Federal crimes. In any case, the President's actions are clearly morally and ethically reprehensible and strike at the heart of American democracy.
US Senate candidates Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock made the following statements:
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff: “That is a direct attack on our democracy, and if David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler had one piece of steel in their spine, one shred of integrity, they would be out here defending Georgia voters from that kind of assault.” (At his Sunday rally)
Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Raphael Warnock: “Georgia elected and . That’s a fact. has a responsibility to speak out against these unsubstantiated claims of fraud, defend Georgia’s elections, and to put Georgia ahead of herself. But she hasn’t. And she never will.” (Via Twitter)
Trump has threatened the born-again Christian Raffensperger in the past, publicly calling him an "enemy of the people," and as a result Raffensperger and his family have received numerous death threats. Many observers think that Trump's desperate and so-far futile efforts to overturn the election are fueled by Trump's fear of Federal and state prosecution for financial and other crimes, once he is out from under the shield of the Presidency.
AN EXAMPLE OF DISGUST WITH TRUMP AND HIS STOOGES SUCH AS LOEFFLER & PURDUE!!!
"...Unfortunately, when you are a self-serving narcissist, demanding loyalty above competence, and ever so willing to blame others for failings which arise closer to home, you invariably erode objective support...."
by JOSEPH DeCRISTOPHER
REPUBLICAN SENATORS WOULD BE BAD FOR GEORGIA AND AMERICA
Senate Republicans are working for the wealthy elite and big corporations, not for the working and middle classes. They have been waging war against working people for many years in the following ways: #1 Republicans are supported by big business, which finances their campaigns, while shipping jobs overseas and decimating American factories and jobs. #2. Enabling illegal immigration (for example in meatpacking plants and service industries) in order to keep wages low on American workers and increase corporate profits, They express sham anguish over the problem of their own making whereas they could fine or prosecute the employers for ignoring the rules and using “contract labor” or the underground economy, but that would offend their donors. #3. Passing laws and regulations to weaken labor unions.
Republicans have lowered tax rates for the wealthy by more than half since the Eisenhower years. This has widened the gap between rich and average people in the country, and now a small number of billionaires have more combined wealth than the entire 330 million rest of us. One of the first things the Trump administration did with Republican control, was to vastly lower taxes again -for the wealthy-, creating a deficit of more than a trillion dollars, which has come back to haunt us now that people are going sick and hungry and at risk of losing their housing in a troubled economy and with only grudging help from a callous Republican-controlled Senate and White House.
Republicans have been trying to eliminate the Affordable Care Act, with no viable plan to replace it, and especially with the elimination of the pre-existing conditions clause during a pandemic. They have also been cozy with the drug companies and not made a serious effort to lower drug prices, which would be easy to do with the government’s buying power. They have collaborated with the failed leadership of the Trump administration, resulting in many thousands of deaths over the per capita rates in other advanced countries. They are trying to weaken and reduce medicare and social security coverage for senior citizens, destroy the post office, split-off aid from public schools to also benefit private schools, etc. I could list much more, but I need to keep this brief.-----------------------------------------------------------------
I would like to add a simple but important note. If you- the average Georgian, were sitting at the kitchen table, would you be discussing these issues or the usual “red-meat” distractions the Republicans always use to distract you, such as guns, abortion and race? The wealthy elite control the Republican party, but they need lots of other people to vote with them, so they bring up emotional issues to excite people but which have no real impact on your lives. Perdue and Loeffler not only represent the wealthy elite, but they are among its’ ranks. They have used their power to enrich themselves with insider trading and legislation to benefit their businesses. They have supported attacks on our democracy. They have misrepresented themselves and made false accusations against their opponents. They have disdain for workers they controlled. Don’t let them stiff you. Fire them.