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Atlanta mayoral candidate Kwanza Hall passed legislation (17-O-1152) he introduced March 20 in Atlanta City Council that will dramatically reduce the penalty for marijuana possession and make it a non-arrestable offense. The vote passed unanimously. Hall thanked the city’s civil rights, reform and social justice leaders for helping propel the legislation in a surge of…

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During Georgia’s tax-free weekend, recording artist Jeezy and his Street Dreamz Foundation teamed up with The Hip-Hop Professional™ Shanti Das (HipHopPro.Org) for her 4th annual Backpack Blessings Back to School Drive. Community leaders and customers supported the event with donations that included bags purchased on site and financial donations at the historic Walmart on Martin Luther…

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Atlanta City Councilwoman Cleta Winslow (District 4) was arrested Tuesday night on DUI charges in southwest Atlanta. Atlanta Police Officer Kim Jones said in a statement that Winslow’s gray Honda Accord was pulled over near the intersection of Oglethorpe Avenue and Peeples Street SW at about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday after an officer saw the driver…

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Lillian Miles Lewis, the wife of legendary Georgia Congressman John Lewis who helped fuel her husband’s rise in politics, died this morning in Atlanta at the age of 73, his office confirmed to the media. The cause of Lillian Lewis’ death has not been released to the public as of press time, but Congressman Lewis…

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