The source of violent crime in Atlanta isn’t mysterious: It’s desperation

The source of violent crime in Atlanta isn’t mysterious: It’s desperation, born by inequality.

We just need to be willing to see it, writes George Chidi.
Bee Nguyen

“We cannot outorganize a subversion of democracy”: Democratic rising star Bee Nguyen is vying to be Georgia’s next elections chief

Next year’s contest for Georgia secretary of state—an enormously consequential position in a newly purple state—will be one of the country’s most-watched races. Democratic rising star Bee Nguyen wants the job.
Freedom U

Freedom University wasn’t meant to last this long

In October 2011, activists founded an underground school in response to policies that made it harder for undocumented students to go to college in Georgia. That stopgap—and those policies—have now been in place for a decade.
Chattahoochee Brick Company

For decades, prisoners were forced into unpaid labor at a brickyard along the Chattahoochee River. How will we remember them?

For decades, long after the Civil War, men, women, and children convicted in Georgia courts—sometimes wrongly—were forced into unpaid labor at a brickyard along the Chattahoochee River. How will we remember them?
Sedrick Rowe

Part of Georgia’s inaugural group of licensed hemp growers, Sedrick Rowe hopes to inspire a new generation of young Black farmers

Rowe, who turned 30 this year, wants to empower Black people to thrive in the farming industry, recognizing in it the possibility of economic self-sufficiency and even generational wealth. And he hopes hemp will be part of that.
Golden Ray shipwreck what happened

Tracking the long, strange trip of the Golden Ray

A boat carrying 4,200 cars capsized in St. Simons Sound in September 2019—and it’s still there.
Jordache Avery Atlanta architect

Jordache Avery has built one of Atlanta’s most in-demand modern architecture firms

Yet in a city famed for diversity, his business, Xmetrical, is a Black-owned anomaly.
Has Covid killed Atlanta’s transit dream?

Will the pandemic ruin MARTA’s plans for its biggest expansion in decades?

The Covid-19 pandemic has been catastrophic for public-transit agencies across the nation. Even when the pandemic does end, it’s possible that our work and travel patterns will be disrupted permanently. Then, there’s the economic impact of the pandemic and its corresponding effect on tax revenue, a major source of funding for many transit agencies, including MARTA.
Fulton County Elections 2020 Election

Inside the battle for Fulton County’s votes

Reporter Johnny Kauffman spent four months embedded in the Fulton County elections department as its staff fought to protect democracy and their own lives—all while the eyes of the world were on Georgia.
Behind Georgia’s Covid-19 dashboard disaster

Behind Georgia’s Covid-19 dashboard disaster

The Georgia Department of Public Health saw its reputation scorched as a result of the state’s ridiculed Covid-19 dashboard. But as it turns out, the health department had little control over the troubled site.

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