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Commemorating Political Prisoners During Black August

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Commemorating Political Prisoners During Black August By LEAH FLEMING & TAYLOR GANTT • AUG 24, 2018 Tweet Share Google+ Email KEVIN 'RASHID' JOHNSON Earlier this week, prisoners in Georgia and 16 other states went on strike to protest what they call modern day slavery within the prison system. Back in the 1970s, another prison movement started in the month of August. It became known as Black August, a time to acknowledge the political struggles of African American prisoners. GPB's Leah...
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Have you been PURGED? GEORGIA VOTERS - YOU MUST CHECK YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION!!!!

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Have you been PURGED? Georgia Voters – you MUST check this NOW Greg Palast in Atlanta In response to my threat of a federal law suit, Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has coughed up the names and addresses of every one of the half million voters he cancelled off the registration rolls in 2017. One in ten voters – disappeared WITHOUT NOTICE. Look up your name or those you know, with the zip code. We'll send back you entire registration address. If that's you (or a former address of...
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ADOS Shrinks Reparationist Politics to Fit the Cramped Horizon of Tribalism

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ADOS Shrinks Reparationist Politics to Fit the Cramped Horizon of Tribalism Bruce A. Dixon , BAR managing editor 15 Mar 2019 “ ADOS followers throw away the internationalism of their forbears, embracing instead a sometimes polite, but always frank hostility toward immigrants of all nations on the grounds that they’re either economic competition for native-born blacks...” Why can’t y’all just decide to be what you already are – more like us – a white co-worker named Travis asked me in the...
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Georgia Lawmaker Tommy Benton Praises KKK Claiming That They Kept ‘Law And Order’

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Georgia Lawmaker Tommy Benton Praises KKK Claiming That They Kept ‘Law And Order’ By Editorial_Staff - Aug 30, 2016 Rep. Tommy Benton is just saying publicly what most white politicians think but are too tactical to say it publicly. AFRICANGLOBE – A Georgia lawmaker is bizarrely trying to rebrand the Ku Klux Klan. Georgia State Rep. Tommy Benton, a Republican, claims the KKK isn’t a racist terrorist organization but nothing more than “a vigilante thing to keep law and order,” as part of his...
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Georgia’s Governor Wants To Turn His Public Schools Into Post Katrina New Orleans

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Georgia’s Governor Wants To Turn His Public Schools Into Post Katrina New Orleans Submitted by Bruce A. Dixon on Wed, 09/14/2016 - 15:00 Share this story... Forward Print HTML Reddit Viadeo in Share 2 A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon An utterly cynical and deceptively marketed constitutional amendment is on the ballot in Georgia. It’s called the “Opportunity School District” because it’s about creating business opportunities for the charter school sugar...
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Georgia Republican Has this Poor Excuse After He’s Caught Saying Black Politicians Only Bankrupt Government

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Georgia Republican Has this Poor Excuse After He’s Caught Saying Black Politicians Only Bankrupt Government By Ricky Riley - September 29, 2016 A top Georgia Republican has apologized after a racially insensitive recording come out Wednesday, Sept. 28. According to FOX 5 Atlanta , Douglas County Commission Chairman Tom Worthan was recorded making the remarks while speaking to a resident about the upcoming election. He told resident Mark Dodd that the Black Democratic sheriff’s candidate Tim...
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Trump trashes John Lewis' district: Things to know about 5th Congressional District

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Trump trashes John Lewis' district: Things to know about 5th Congressional District Jennifer Peebles 11:51 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017 AJC HOMEPAGE U.S. Rep. John Lewis speaks as Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard (foreground) sits next him during a town hall discussion about the impact of gun violence at the Martin Luther King Sr. Community Resources Complex in Atlanta on Wednesday, June 29, 2016. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM If President-Elect Donald Trump believes Georgia’s Fifth...
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This amazing 19-year-old college student is trying to become one of Georgia’s youngest politicians

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This amazing 19-year-old college student is trying to become one of Georgia’s youngest politicians Mary-Pat Hector has been hitting the streets of Stonecrest, Georgia in hopes of becoming a member of its city council. But when she meets with potential voters, they tend to have one concern: how will she be able to juggle her coursework as a sophomore at Spelman College and an elected office? “I tell them all the time I know a lot of college students that work two jobs and go to school,” she...
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Douglas County was created originally to honor Frederick Douglass

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Douglas County was created originally to honor Frederick Douglass By: Aungelique Proctor POSTED: FEB 28 2017 09:36PM EST UPDATED: MAR 01 2017 01:06AM EST DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - Many people do not know Douglas County in Georgia was originally named for abolitionist Frederick Douglass. The county, 30 miles west of Atlanta, is exploding with growth and its demographics are changing. In fact, the county's 140,000 residents just elected its first ever African-American commission chair. Dr. Ramona...
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Georgia Passes Law Ending Special Privileges for Officers Involved in Deadly Shootings, Transcripts Will Also be Available to Public

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Georgia Passes Law Ending Special Privileges for Officers Involved in Deadly Shootings, Transcripts Will Also be Available to Public April 27, 2016 | Posted by David Love Tagged With: #BlackLivesMatter , georgia gov. nathan deal , police prosecutions , police shooting black men , Special Prosecutor As the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported, current state law allows police officers who face possible indictment to sit in the grand jury room for the duration of the proceedings, and hear all...
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5-Year-Old Black Special Needs Child Hung by Belt on a Blackboard in Georgia

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5-Year-Old Black Special Needs Child Hung by Belt on a Blackboard in Georgia May 3, 2016 | Posted by Ricky Riley Tagged With: Conyers , Rockdale County Public Schools , Shoal Creek Elementary Schoo , Tracy Davis The grandmother of a 5-year-old Georgia special needs child is concerned over the discipline method her grandchild received after the child was found hanging by his belt on a blackboard last Thursday. Tracy Davis says the principal at Shoal Creek Elementary School in Conyers,...
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Call GA Governor, Prison Officials, Demand End to Deliberate Malnourishment & the "Tier Step Down" Program

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Call GA Governor, Prison Officials, Demand End to Deliberate Malnourishment & the "Tier Step Down" Program Submitted by Bruce A. Dixon on Wed, 04/01/2015 - 17:11 A Black Agenda Radio Commentary by Bruce A. Dixon Several years after peaceful prison hunger strikes asking for decent medical care, educational programs, an end to the incarceration of juveniles with adults and other reasonable demands, Georgia prison authorities continue to viciously retaliate against past and future...
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Salem Witch-Hunt in Georgia: Wave of Convictions in Atlanta Cheating Scandal

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Wave of Convictions in Atlanta Cheating Scandal Brings The Case to a Close, But the Real Threat To Education Remains in The Classroom April 2, 2015 | Posted by Taylor Gordon Photo Credit: Kent D. Johnson More than six months have passed since opening statements were first presented in what has been deemed the largest cheating scandal in U.S. history and now a wave of convictions will finally bring the case to a close. A group of more than 10 Atlanta public school educators were convicted on...
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Re: ADOS Shrinks Reparationist Politics to Fit the Cramped Horizon of Tribalism

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The writer is misinformed. ADOS is not about dividing the Africans that were enslaved by other countries. The purpose is to focus on the legitimate claim of Africans in America that have been enslaved here, built this country, and are due reparations. If the descendants of Caribbean slave nations want to file a claim against their former colonizer, they can and should do so on their own. This matter has been brought to the spotlight because the Democratic Party just get free votes from Black...
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Re: ADOS Shrinks Reparationist Politics to Fit the Cramped Horizon of Tribalism

sunnubian ·
I must admit that the writer's point was confusing to me, in that it accuses this movement (ADOS) of tribalsim, supposedly, it appears, because ADOS is only advocating for Reparations for descendants of American slaves. However, from the beginning, each Black nation has demanded Reparations from their perspective former enslavers/colonizers, etc. So, . . .
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