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Stone Mountain Village to hold 1st Juneteenth celebration

Apr. 10, 2021 00:18 AM EDT

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — In the shadow of the world’s largest memorial to the Confederacy, the City of Stone Mountain will host its first-ever Juneteenth celebration this summer. City leaders hope the holiday event, which honors the end of slavery, will highlight...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Apr. 07, 2021 18:20 PM EDT

Recent editorials from West Virginia newspapers: ___ April 7 The Herald-Dispatch on the return of sports tourism: Sports tourism is coming back after taking a hiatus last year, and that’s good news for the...

Under pressure, some Ga. corporate leaders slam voting bill

Apr. 01, 2021 00:30 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Some of Georgia's most prominent corporate leaders on Wednesday began to more forcefully criticize the state's sweeping new election law, acknowledging concerns of civil rights activists and Black business executives who say the measure targets non-white voters and threatens...

Georgia's new GOP election law draws criticism, lawsuits

Mar. 29, 2021 18:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Critics of Georgia's new Republican-backed election law issued fresh calls Monday to boycott some of the state’s largest businesses for not speaking out more forcefully against the law, a day after advocacy organizations filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging it. ...

Democrats assail Georgia law, make case for voting overhaul

Mar. 27, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

Democrats have seized on new voting restrictions in Georgia to focus attention on the fight to overhaul federal election laws, setting up a slow-building standoff that carries echoes of the civil rights battles of a half-century ago. In fiery speeches, pointed statements...

Democrats assail Georgia law, make case for voting overhaul

Mar. 26, 2021 19:35 PM EDT

Democrats on Friday seized on new voting restrictions in Georgia to focus attention on the fight to overhaul federal election laws, setting up a slow-building standoff that carries echoes of the civil rights battles of a half-century ago. In fiery speeches, pointed...

Voting rights, hate crimes on Senate's 'big, bold' agenda

Mar. 26, 2021 00:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wrapping up the most tumultuous Senate start in recent memory, new Majority Leader Chuck Schumer took stock of accomplishments including the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue while vowing action ahead on voting rights, hate crimes and mounting Democratic priorities hitting...

Voting rights, hate crimes on Senate's 'big, bold' agenda

Mar. 25, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wrapping up the most tumultuous Senate start in recent memory, new Majority Leader Chuck Schumer took stock Thursday of accomplishments including the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue while vowing action ahead on voting rights, hate crimes and mounting Democratic priorities...

The US Civil Rights Trail from SC to Mississippi and more

Mar. 21, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

From the port where enslaved Africans entered America to the home where Medgar Evers was murdered, a new guidebook helps readers explore for themselves the history, the landmarks and the watershed moments of the Black American struggle for equality and justice. In “Moon...

Georgia Tech honors Fauci with annual social courage prize

Mar. 18, 2021 12:51 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the public face of the nation's fight against COVID-19, has accepted an award that honors his courage in leading Americans through an exceptionally partisan pandemic. Fauci, who appeared via video call, wore a Georgia Institute of...