Civil Rights & Immigration

Bookman: Let’s be honest about who really fans the flame of...

As protests turned into riots here in Atlanta and elsewhere Friday night, as leaders such as Killer Mike, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and Police...

Atlanta’s protest ends with shattered storefronts and pleas for peace

Zoe Bambara, 19, smiled and watched on as Centennial Olympic Park filled with people Friday afternoon. She had no inkling her planned peaceful protest...

Will pressure from Arbery case push hate crime legislation to Kemp’s...

Georgia's state senators are hearing calls to pass a hate crime bill from the steps of the Glynn County Courthouse and from counterparts in...

Pandemic ‘put a spotlight’ on Georgia’s racial disparities

WASHINGTON — New data showing COVID-19 is hitting black Georgians far harder than others is sparking an outcry among state leaders. Some politicians and activists...

Push to give undocumented students in-state tuition stalls in committee

Several of his colleagues consoled a tearful state Rep. Kasey Carpenter Wednesday afternoon after his bill designed to let some undocumented immigrants pay in-state-tuition...

‘Sanctuary cities’ could face legal liability for injuries caused by immigrants

Georgia’s so-called sanctuary cities could be subject to legal damages if someone in their jurisdiction is harmed by an undocumented immigrant, under proposed legislation. The...

Proposed ban on organ transplant discrimination clears the House

A bill that would protect Georgians from being passed over for an organ transplant because of their disability cleared the House Friday. The bill –...

Faith leaders head to Capitol to promote values in state policy

A group of Georgia religious leaders from a variety of faiths are rallying together to influence the state’s approach to policies where they find...

Georgia lawmakers aim to stamp out hair-based discrimination

WASHINGTON — About a year ago, a New Jersey teen was forced to cut his dreadlocks in order to participate in a high school...

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...
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