Georgia moved one step closer to Sunday alcohol sales today when the Georgia Senate passed Senate Bill 10, which would allow local communities to vote whether to allow retail stores to sell alcohol on Sunday, the AJC reports. The bill is thought to have a good shot at passing in the House and Gov. Nathan […]

A House panel quickly passed its own version of legislation Wednesday allowing local voters to approve Sunday beer, wine and liquor sales at stores. House sponsors said they didn’t want to wait on the Senate, which has for years been reluctant to consider Sunday sales bills, to act. A Senate committee approved similar legislation last […]

Reports are coming out of Georgia that prison guards have retaliated with violence in response to the Georgia Prison strike that took place last month. According to Georgia State NAACP President Edward Dubose, inmates have been beaten with hammers and other foreign objects allegedly in retaliation for their participation in the strike. President Dubose says […]

From Correntewire and Davey D’s Hip-Hop Blog: Georgia — On Thursday morning, December 9, 2010, thousands of Georgia prisoners refused to work, stopped all other activities and locked down in their cells in a peaceful protest for their human rights. The December 9 Strike became the biggest prisoner protest in the history of the United […]

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From the When she gets a little older, little Kendall Jo Miller will get to hear quite the story about the day she was born. It was a Tuesday morning, Oct. 26, shortly before 8, and Kendall’s grandmother was trying desperately to get through traffic. Kendall’s mother, Vanessa Miller, was already in labor. With […]

A squabble at a council meeting in a Georgia city has caught the attention of the NAACP after a white councilman told his black counterpart that he should be working in a cotton field. The exchange took place in a recent Warner Robins City Council meeting near Macon, said Larry Holmes, president of the NAACP […]


There is a lot at stake with this year’s midterm elections. With the Republican Party blocking every positive action that President Obama tries to take, plus the emergence of the ultra-conservative Tea Party (which many, including the NAACP, have accused of having racists in its movement), the midterm elections in November are extremely important. Locally, […]


From the Georgia will have about $400 million to invest in education reform as a winner of President Barack Obama’s Race to the Top competition. Nine states and the District of Columbia were chosen, a spokesperson for the U.S. Department of Education told The Atlanta Journal Constitution around noon Tuesday. In addition to Georgia, […]

From the Former Gov. Roy Barnes successfully completed the first step of his political redemption tour Tuesday, handily winning the Democratic nomination for his old job. Almost eight years after being ousted by Sonny Perdue and becoming the first Democrat to lose a governor’s race to a Republican in modern Georgia history, Barnes overwhelmed […]

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VIA: As the U.S. House approved a sweeping health care overhaul Sunday, Georgians alternately were celebrating and bemoaning the changes. Some, too, were wishing the long-labored legislation did even more. “There’s going to be a lot of good, not only for Georgia, but all Americans,” said Lee Goodall, state director of Organizing for America, […]

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VIA: New York Times ATLANTA, GEORGIA — Anti-abortion groups have erected scores of billboards here with an alarming message: “Black children are an endangered species.” The groups responsible insist that they are not exaggerating, despite contrary federal data. The billboards, which show a close-up of a worried-looking African-American boy, are an effort to highlight data […]


VIA: A spokesman for the U.S. Secret Service said the agency is investigating an effigy of President Barack Obama found hanging from a building in the Georgia hometown of former President Jimmy Carter. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan told The Associated Press that the large black doll was found Saturday morning along Main Street […]