The Center for Civil and Human Rights connects Atlanta legacy and current conflicts

As its name suggests, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, which opens to the public on Monday, is about two struggles—the American one that was fought primarily in the South in the latter half of the twentieth century, and the worldwide one that involves oppressed peoples in distant (and not-so-distant) lands. While there’s an obvious thematic linkage between the American Civil Rights Movement and the broader human rights one, the line between them must have been a challenge for the Center’s designers to straddle. One has a built-in narrative, with a beginning and middle (if not yet an ending), and the other requires navigating the vast space beneath the human rights umbrella, whether it’s oppressed women in Africa, child laborers in Pakistan, or tortured activists in Burma.

Maynard Jackson documentary in the works

With his 1973 election as Atlanta mayor, Jackson became the first black person to hold that role, and the first black mayor of any major Southern city.

Did Cobb commissioners’ briefings on the Braves violate the Open Meetings Act?

Secrecy helped Cobb County hammer out a deal to lure the Braves from their downtown Atlanta home. That same stealth may have violated Georgia’s Open Meetings Act and, conceivably, cost taxpayers millions of dollars.
Donald Trump Brian Kemp Rally Macon Georgia Election 2018

Outside President Trump’s Georgia rally: Thousands of Kemp supporters, a jumbotron, and a bloody kiss

Inside the Middle Georgia Regional Airport hangar in Macon on Sunday, Donald Trump endorsed Brian Kemp and encouraged Republican supporters to vote. Outside in the overflow lot, there was a bit of excitement from counterprotesters and poor PA system.
Atlanta Sanctuary City Welcoming City

Does it matter if Atlanta is declared a Sanctuary City versus a Welcoming City?

In the wake of controversy over President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, Mayor Kasim Reed has declined to declare Atlanta a “sanctuary city,” calling it instead a “welcoming city.” It’s a distinction that ultimately may not matter—either to immigrants or to the Trump administration.

Georgia is moving in Democrats’ direction. For Stacey Abrams, will it be fast enough?

Someday a Democrat will win a statewide office in Georgia. It’s a statistical inevitability as the state continues to diversify. That time could be as soon as November 6, as Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams seems to be riding a national blue wave that could lift her above Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp.
Monday Night and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

Monday Night Brewing agreed to host a Brian Kemp event. Outraged fans said, “Hold my beer.”

The Georgia chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business asked Monday Night Brewing to host its endorsement event of gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp. The brewery agreed. When media coverage found its way to Twitter, the reaction was swift.
What will a boycott of Georgia's film industry do? Who is boycotting Georgia film industry?

Hollywood’s (threatened) boycott of Georgia, explained

What film studios will boycott Georgia over the abortion law? And what will those boycotts accomplish? We break down what has happened in Georgia's film industry so far since Governor Brian Kemp signed HB 481, the "heartbeat bill," into law.
Atlanta United practice facility

DeKalb Commission approves $12 million soccer stadium deal

One would think that having former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers literally waiting in the wings to tell the DeKalb County Commission how riddled with corruption its county is—“rotten to the core” is how he put it in a letter this week to the county—might engender a sense of fiscal restraint in the board.
Who is running for governor in Georgia 2018

Meet the candidates running for Georgia governor in 2018

With the primary elections coming up, it’s high time to introduce the fresh batch of Georgia gubernatorial hopefuls looking to succeed Governor Nathan Deal.

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