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Some Georgia State University students are demanding that Atlanta's mayor remove a prominent statue of Henry Grady from downtown Grady was a newspaper editor who advocate, seen Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, in Atlanta. Grady was a newspaper editor who advocated for a

College students take aim at 19th Century editor's statue

Dec. 4, 2019 4:20 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Some Georgia State University students are demanding that Atlanta's mayor remove a prominent downtown statue of a 19th Century newspaper editor who called for maintaining white supremacy in the South. Henry Grady was a newspaper editor who advocated for a “New South” after the...

FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2019, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, right, walks around a table meeting with an assembly of Southern black mayors including Mississippi Mayor Chokwe Lumumba and Virginia Mayor Levar Stoney, left, in Atlanta. Biden is leading the most diverse presidential field in history among black voters. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

‘I know Joe’s heart’: Why black voters are backing Joe Biden

Dec. 1, 2019 2:26 PM EST

After Kamala Harris challenged Joe Biden’s past opposition to school busing in a nationally televised Democratic presidential debate, the former vice president who prides himself on strong relationships in the black community was in an unfamiliar place, playing defense on race. But Bebe Coker had a message...

Records: Atlanta police helped arm ex-chief finance officer

Nov. 25, 2019 1:38 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Records show an Atlanta police supervisor helped arrange for one of former Mayor Kasim Reed’s advisers to obtain a police-issued handgun. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports taxpayer dollars were used to buy a Glock 9mm-caliber handgun in 2016 for the police department. Records...