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Martin Luther King legacy celebrated at Capitol Friday

Many of the social injustices Martin Luther King Jr. fought against before his death must still be confronted in 2020, his daughter Bernice King...

State lawmakers dust off decades-old ERA debate

A group of Georgia state lawmakers says it’s time to approve a 1972 U.S. constitutional amendment that aims to bar discrimination on the basis...

U.S. House passes legislation to crack down on voter suppression

The U.S. House passed legislation on Friday that would give the federal government broader authority to police voting rights violations across the country.  The bill,...

Decatur adopts LGBTQ-friendly law as annual rights list ranks Ga. cities.

This week, Decatur became the sixth Georgia city to approve a policy to protect people from discrimination by businesses due to their sexual orientation...

In the wake of Virginia’s blue wave, Congress renews ERA push

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House advanced a resolution on Wednesday that aims to ease the ratification of a Constitutional amendment that would ensure equality...

Is DACA doomed? Supreme Court might side with Trump

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of Georgia residents could lose protections if the U.S. Supreme Court allows the Trump administration to rescind an Obama-era...

DACA case heads to U.S. Supreme Court today

WASHINGTON — Can President Trump put an end to legal protections for a group of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States...

Ga. medical marijuana law offers new opportunities for minority businesses

Tianna Smith sounds like a marketing executive when she talks about the entrepreneurial opportunity she sees in once-forbidden products like medical marijuana and hemp. “As...

Bookman: Confederate monuments in high-profile places are an insult

For well over a century, a tall stone obelisk has stood unchallenged as a monument to white supremacy in the city square in Decatur,...

U.S. Supreme Court appears split as justices weigh landmark LGBTQ case

WASHINGTON – Key conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court appear open to the argument that federal law prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual...
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