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Today: Janita Poe writes about Georgia Reconstruction-era legend Bishop Henry McNeal Turner, who died 100 years ago, May...
05/08/2015
100 Years Ago: Georgia Reconstruction-era Black House Representative, Turner High School...

Today: Janita Poe writes about Georgia Reconstruction-era legend Bishop Henry McNeal Turner, who died 100 years ago, May 8, 2015.
Turner's seminal 1868 "Am I a Man?" address to the Georgia Legislature, moments before lawmakers voted to oust the two black Senators and 25 black representatives from the capitol based solely on their race, rivals those of the great Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Turner is the namesake of Turner High School and despite humble beginnings became an AME Bishop and founder of a Garvey-before-Garvey back-to-Africa movement, the International Migration Society.
He is a true legend that all Georgians should know and celebrate.
Column here: http://atlantapoliticsbuzz.com/2015/05/08/henrymcnealturner/
#CelebrateTurner #KnowGeorgiaHistory #KnowBlackTrailblazers
[This portrait hangs prominently in the Georgia capitol, at the entrance to the House of Representatives' chambers].

ATLANTA -- His portrait, prominently positioned outside the entrance to the Georgia House of Representatives chambers, may come as a surprise to some. Most of the paintings displayed throughout the...

Janita Poe 's Atlanta Politics Buzz column today on Baltimore Mom Toya Graham's use of corporal punishment in disciplini...
04/29/2015
Yes, I think #CorporalPunishment is wrong and I support #BaltimoreMom

Janita Poe 's Atlanta Politics Buzz column today on Baltimore Mom Toya Graham's use of corporal punishment in disciplining her rioting, looting son late Monday afternoon. http://ow.ly/MhLZy

Baltimore Mother Toya Graham became a heroine almost from the moment the first video of her roughing up her son for rioting Monday emerged on social media. But, just a day later, it seems, some com...

The 36th Annual Sickle Cell Race/Walk on Sat., April 12, 2015, drew several thousand participants and supporters. In thi...
04/12/2015
36th Annual Sickle Cell Race/Walk Move to Tri-Cities High School in East Point a Huge Success...

The 36th Annual Sickle Cell Race/Walk on Sat., April 12, 2015, drew several thousand participants and supporters.
In this picture, (from left): East Point City County Member Sharon Shropshire; Heavyweight World Champion legend Evander Holyfield; East Point City County Member Nanette Saucier; Dr. King; Sickle Cell Foundation Attorney and Board Member Brian Poe, Esq., Brian Poe & Associates/Georgia Bankruptcy Attorneys; Fulton County Schools Discipline Dir. Deana Holiday Ingraham, Esq.; and Comm. Marvin Arrington, Jr., Esq., Fulton County District 5.
For a complete story on the event and more about the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, please see the Atlanta Politics Buzz blog item about the event, http://ow.ly/LuUkK

EAST POINT -- Though organizers and participants will miss the former Welcome All Park location, Tri-Cities High School, at 2575 Harris St., made for a new perfect event site of the 36th Annual Sic...

47 Years Ago Today: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Funeral Procession
04/09/2015
47 Years Ago Today: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Funeral Procession

47 Years Ago Today: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Funeral Procession

ATLANTA -- This Associated Press image is running today on The Civil Rights Tour -- civilrightstour.com -- Twitter page, @civilrightstour. According to the page, marchers left Ebenezer and passed through the Old Fourth Ward, the Georgia Capitol and, eventually, as seen here, down Hunter Street (now MLK) through the Atlanta University complex on the way to Morehouse College. For more pictures of this historic day, April 9, 1967, visit: @civilrightstour.

04/07/2015

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04/06/2015
Welcome to Atlanta Politics Buzz!

Welcome to Atlanta Politics Buzz!

Greetings: Welcome to the WordPress page for Atlanta Politics Buzz, a new daily digest of metro Atlanta city, county and state government news presented by Poe Communications, LLC. Every morning, we publish a round-up of the latest political news of interest to our readers. And, throughout the day, we update the page with curated and original reports, as well as occasional commentary from veteran, award-winning southwest Atlanta journalist turned political new media consultant Janita Poe. [ 215 more words. ]

Congregation of Church Razed for Falcon's Stadium Celebrates 1st Easter at New Southwest Atlanta Location
04/05/2015
Congregation of Church Razed for Falcon's Stadium Celebrates 1st Easter at New Southwest Atlanta...

Congregation of Church Razed for Falcon's Stadium Celebrates 1st Easter at New Southwest Atlanta Location

CASCADE HEIGHTS -- The congregation of Mt. Vernon Baptist Church -- one of two historic African-American structures razed last year to make way for a new $1.2-billion Atlanta Falcon's stadium -- celebrated it's first Easter service today in its new southwest Atlanta location. The occasion comes just a month before Mt. Vernon -- now across from Young Middle School at Mays and Lynhurst -- celebrates 100 years since the congregation became a church, according to the church's website. [ 99 more words. ]

@MaynardMovie Twitter Handle Now Promoting Documentary on Life of Atlanta’s First African-American Mayor http://wp.me/p5...
04/05/2015
@MaynardMovie Twitter Handle Now Promoting Documentary on Life of Atlanta's First...

@MaynardMovie Twitter Handle Now Promoting Documentary on Life of Atlanta’s First African-American Mayor http://wp.me/p5XYNF-V

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Politics Buzz is excited to see the @MaynardMovie Twitter handle for the new Auburn Avenue Films movie about the life of Atlanta's first African-American mayor, Maynard Holbrook Jackson, is up and running. For WordPress friends who want to support the making of this movie, you can donate to the crowdfunding arm of the documentary here: Jackson is seen here in this 1952 picture of the Dobbs family in front of their home at 540 John Wesley Dobbs (formerly Houston Street) on Aug. [ 34 more words. ]

APS Cheating Scandal Racketeering Verdict: Who Set Up the Racket?
04/04/2015
APS Cheating Scandal Racketeering Verdict: Who Set Up the Racket?

APS Cheating Scandal Racketeering Verdict: Who Set Up the Racket?

Eleven Atlanta Public Schools educators, now convicted felons, were hauled off to paddy wagons yesterday, after the verdict in a test cheating scandal was read about 2 p.m. The defendants were found guilty of racketeering -- a crime tied to the bloody mobster era of the previous century that suggests a systematic "racket" to make money off of innocent citizens. [ 161 more words. ]

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It may be embarassing for the Sheriff, but this situation seems to be entrapment.