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Clark Atlanta graduation ceremonies feature Abrams, Sellers

May. 08, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Clark Atlanta University is set to hold a unique dual commencement ceremony honoring the classes of 2020 and 2021 and they are bringing out some heavy-hitting commencement speakers. The ceremonies each will take place May 15 at Clark Atlanta University...

Glass ceiling on statewide offices remains for Black women

May. 06, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Four Black women have entered the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial race. If elected, the commonwealth would become the first state with a Black female governor. Sen. Jennifer McClellan, D-Richmond, and former Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, D-Prince William,...

3 romance novels by Stacey Abrams to be reissued

May. 04, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nothing like a prominent life in public service to help your other career as a romance novelist. At least that's the case for Stacey Abrams. Berkley announced Tuesday that it had acquired rights to three out-of-print novels by...

Democrat Bee Nguyen to run for Georgia secretary of state

May. 04, 2021 06:46 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic state Rep. Bee Nguyen announced Tuesday that she's running for secretary of state in 2022 to counteract efforts by Georgia Republicans to restrict access to the polls. Nguyen has been in the House since winning a 2017 special election to...

Chattanooga assistant fired over tweet sues to get job back

Apr. 29, 2021 14:53 PM EDT

A Chattanooga football assistant coach fired over a social media post disparaging the state of Georgia and voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams is suing to get his job back along with back pay and damages. He contends his First Amendment rights were violated. Chris...

Democrat Troy Carter wins New Orleans-based US House seat

Apr. 24, 2021 23:32 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Democrat Troy Carter won Saturday’s special election for Louisiana's vacant U.S. House seat, defeating his state Senate colleague and ending an acrimonious, intraparty clash that divided politicians across New Orleans. Carter easily defeated...

Democrats point to Georgia in push for new elections law

Apr. 20, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are spotlighting Georgia as they build their case for a broad overhaul of U.S. election law, arguing the new voting rules in the state are emblematic of Republican measures across the country that threaten access to the polls. A Senate...

Georgia's Abrams navigates voting law fight with eye on 2022

Apr. 19, 2021 05:39 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden called Georgia's new voting law an “atrocity.” A leading Black bishop called for a national boycott of companies headquartered in the state. But when Stacey Abrams, the state’s well-known voting rights advocate, is asked about the law that has set...

Republicans talk unity in Georgia but censure Kemp, others

Apr. 17, 2021 18:59 PM EDT

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — Kelly Loeffler had a warning. The former U.S. senator from Georgia, defeated in a January runoff amid Republican infighting, told her hometown GOP committee Saturday that only a unified party can avoid a repeat in the 2022 midterms. ...

Georgia governor gets GOP primary challenge from former Dem

Apr. 16, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Democrat Vernon Jones crowd-surfed across adoring Trump supporters in October after speaking at one of the former president's campaign rallies. Now the scandal-plagued politician hopes to surf their discontent to a Republican primary victory over Gov. Brian Kemp. ...