The Pandemic, the Movement, and the Awakening

Three very different events are all happening in the world today:  A global pandemic that is killing people, a movement for racial justice in the United States, and a spiritual awakening by indigenous cultures.  How all this interconnects and plays out no one knows.  THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC   Scientists have been warning about a coming … Continue reading The Pandemic, the Movement, and the Awakening

Fauci: “No End in Sight” for COVID-19

by Charles Bankhead, Senior Editor, MedPage Today July 20, 2020 As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on with "essentially no end in sight," the clinical and epidemiologic toll has provided a grim reminder of how unpredictable and potentially dangerous coronavirus infections can be, according to Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and … Continue reading Fauci: “No End in Sight” for COVID-19

White Republicans Don’t Reflect Georgia’s Diversity on the PSC

The Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) consists of five white Republicans elected at-large by all Georgians.  They live in and serve five different districts in Georgia but are not elected just by voters who are from those districts. A lawsuit challenging the at-large method of electing members of the PSC hopes to put more diversity … Continue reading White Republicans Don’t Reflect Georgia’s Diversity on the PSC

Israel Exports Militarized Police Brutality Tactics to U.S. Police via GILEE

Atlanta Radical Art (ARA), including supporters of Black Lives Matter, Democratic Socialists, and others held a rally to abolish Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange Program (GILEE) to end police training with apartheid Israel.   The rally was held on the Beltway path near the skate park in the Old Fourth Ward to raise awareness of GILEE. … Continue reading Israel Exports Militarized Police Brutality Tactics to U.S. Police via GILEE

JAMARION ROBINSON SHOT 76 TIMES BY POLICE

by Gloria Tatum................................................... Jamarion Robinson, a 26-year-old African American man, was a student at Tuskegee University majoring in Biology.  He did not have a criminal history. On August 5, 2016, Robinson was killed in one of the most gruesome, bloody, violent, overkill by police probably in the history of this country.   It is also the … Continue reading JAMARION ROBINSON SHOT 76 TIMES BY POLICE

NAACP Takes on the Georgia General Assembly

photos by Lorraine Fontana written by Gloria Tatum.......................................................... The NAACP marched from the Richard Russell Federal Building to the Georgia State Capitol to demand that lawmakers repeal several laws, pass other bills, reform the police, and fix voting in Georgia. Community leaders and lawmakers spoke on many issues including police and criminal justice reform, fixing … Continue reading NAACP Takes on the Georgia General Assembly

Rayshard Brooks Another Victim of a Trigger Happy Killer Cop

by Gloria Tatum Rayshard Brooks, 27, the father of three daughters and a stepson who will never see their father again, died Friday night.  He was shot in the back by an Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe, and it sparked over twenty different protests all across the Atlanta area for two days. After Brooks was … Continue reading Rayshard Brooks Another Victim of a Trigger Happy Killer Cop

Police Stop Killing Black and Brown People

This is an Opinion Article by Gloria Tatum.............  Rayshard Brooks is the latest victim of police using excessive force that escalated into murder.  Brooks was asleep in his car in the drive-through at Wendy's on University Avenue in south Atlanta.   People were driving around him, so someone called the police.   White people stop calling … Continue reading Police Stop Killing Black and Brown People

Close Atlanta City Detention Center Now!

by Gloria Tatum................ Atlanta, June 10, 2020 -  The nationwide movement for change and justice encompasses many issues including mass incarceration.   This is an issue that local activists have advocated for years with a demand to close the Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC). Over two hundred people gathered at City Hall, in the rain, to once … Continue reading Close Atlanta City Detention Center Now!