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Atlanta Inquirer Editorial Endorsements for Atlanta, Georgia and South Fulton, Georgia for November 2, 2021 Election

General Election / Special Election Date: November 2, 2021 Advanced (Absentee In-Person) Voting begins for the November General Election: October 12, 2021 Key Election Dates October 11, 2021 – Earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the November General/Special Election. October 12, 2021 – Advanced (Absentee In-Person) Voting begins for the November General Election. October 16, 2021 – Mandatory Saturday Voting for the November Municipal General/Special Election. October 17, 2021 – Optional Sunday Voting for the November Municipal General/Special Election. October 22, 2021 – Last day…

Georgia Congressman David Scott Votes to Pass COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act

Washington, D. C. – Congressman David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, today issued the below statement on House passage of the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act, legislation he co-sponsored to combat racism, xenophobia and bigotry against Asian Americans: “While navigating the COVID-19 crisis, Asian American and Pacific Islander families, workers, and businesses have suffered firsthand the effect of a recent rise in anti-Asian xenophobia and bigotry throughout the pandemic, culminating in March when a senseless act of terror claimed eight lives and shook metro Atlanta to its core,”…

The Race for Atlanta Mayor 2021 – Are You Gonna Run, Too?

Hal Lamar is… Inside Atlanta The Race for Atlanta Mayor 2021 “Are you gonna run, too?” After Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms decided not to seek another four years as head of our home town, candidates for the post have popped up faster than toadstools after a heavy rainfall. The list of certain, possible and maybe candidates have intrigued many including The Atlanta Inquirer. Lately, Inquirer Publisher/Editor John B. Smith, Jr. and I have spent a good portion of evening hours sizing up the possibilities. Some saved us the trouble of…

Statement by Rev. Al Sharpton and National Action Network Call for Attorney General Merrick Garland to Intervene in North Carolina case of Andrew Brown, Jr.

Statement by Reverend Al Sharpton and National Action Network Call for Attorney General Merrick Garland to Intervene in North Carolina case of Andrew Brown, Jr. New York, NY (May 18, 2021) – Reverend Al Sharpton and the National Action Network (NAN) released a statement today following a briefing by District Attorney Andrew Womble: “The Elizabeth City District Attorney, who is concurrently running for Superior Court Judge, Mr. Andrew Womble gave a bizarre and unconvincing defense of his decision to not charge the Sergeant and deputies for shooting Andrew Brown Jr.…

National John Lewis Day of Action in Atlanta

By Lashley John A “John Lewis National Day of Action” was held in Atlanta, Georgia on Saturday, May 8, 2021. The event showed support for restoring the effectiveness of the Voting Rights Act. On this day, street activism will join virtual activism, introducing a new concept to engage young voters and “next generation voters” through the use of a “Virtual Voter Activist Village.” This was the Atlanta segment of a national day of action with similar events being help in many cities throughout the country and broadcast on national television.…

Are We Woke Yet?

U. S. Capitol Under Siege; Former U. S. Presidents Push for Unity On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, as many Georgians celebrated history being made, with Georgia’s first Black U. S. Senator and youngest U. S. Senator being elected to office, America was pushed to the brink of ruin. All should realize how deep the divisions in our country truly run. Many in the state of Georgia were rejoicing as Democrat Reverend Dr. Raphael G. Warnock and Democrat Jon Ossoff had seized their elections in races for Georgia’s U. S. Senate…

Black Press Coverage of the 2020 Elections

Black Press Coverage of the 2020 Elections Facebook.com/BlackPressUSA: https://www.facebook.com/BlackPressUSA YouTube at BlackPressUSATV: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=BlackPressUSATV 7 pm to 7:15 pm EST National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) goes live! NNPA Chair and Houston Forward Times Publisher Karen Carter Richards and NNPA President and CEO Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr., kick things off with opening remarks. 7:15 pm to 7:30 pm EST Special interview with Steve Corbett, who comes to us from Scranton, Pennsylvania, a key city that Trump and Biden have been fighting tooth and nail for and the national media has descended upon…

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