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What is Georgia’s proposed police protections bill? And why is it controversial?

Georgia House Bill 838 passed the legislature in June and is on Governor Brian Kemp's desk. While proponents say it provides necessary protections for police and first responders, some civil rights groups argue that it is a tool to muzzle protestors. Here's how the legislation quickly came to be and what people are saying about it.
Atlanta protest black lives matter

Where to donate to support Atlantans fighting for racial justice

Not everyone is able to go out and protest, and that’s okay. But there are still plenty of ways to help out those in our local community who are fighting for racial equity. Here is a roundup of local and national nonprofits, groups, and funds.
Brian Kemp Secretary of State Elections Board Chair Election Governor 2018

The complicated business of running for governor when you’re the state’s elections chief

Brian Kemp, the Republican candidate for Georgia governor, says he’s still been carrying out all his responsibilities as secretary of state from the campaign trail, but a recent complaint filed with the state elections board about elections system security has called into question what roles Kemp is allowed to carry out.

Ten-thousand demonstrators flood Atlanta’s streets in response to tragic shootings

“Let's just be the best versions of ourselves,” Mayor Kasim Reed told protesters, encouraging them to keep on exercising their constitutional rights “in the spirit of Dr. King.”

Julian Bond, a ‘true civil rights trailblazer,’ dies at 75

President Barack Obama on local civil rights legend: "Julian Bond helped change this country for the better. And what better way to be remembered than that.”

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