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Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms revealed she has tested positive for COVID-19. On Monday, July 6, 2020, Bottoms tweeted, “COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have no symptoms and have tested positive.” COVID-19 has literally hit home. I have had NO symptoms and have tested positive. — Keisha Lance Bottoms (@KeishaBottoms) July 6, 2020 In…

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On July 4, 2020, several activists in the Atlanta area will hold a rally to bring awareness to the fight for reparations. Scheduled to be held at Centennial Olympic Park, the rally will feature the Black Agenda Group and activists such as Brother Russell, Domani, Sire from “The Rap Game,” Billionaire P.A., and attorney Gerald…

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21 Savage is doing his part to uplift and empower the next generation. The Grammy Award-winning rapper announced the launch of his new Bank Account At Home program initiative through his foundation, Leading by Example, on Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The program is a collaborative partnership between the mobile banking service Chime, the education technology…

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Slutty Vegan, a popular Atlanta eatery, has made a big announcement that is sure to please the locals. On Monday, June 29, 2020, the restaurant, which was started by Clark Atlanta University graduate Pinky Cole, announced that it will be offering customers free food from 12 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 30. Several…

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Tip “T.I.” Harris is headed to the classroom. The rapper and businessman will be lending his music industry expertise to students at Clark Atlanta University next semester teaching an innovative new course that will merge the history of trap music with the economics behind its success in the industry and mainstream presence. Clark Atlanta University…

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The woman whom Atlanta authorities believe deliberately burned down the Wendy’s restaurant during the city’s peaceful protests has been arrested, the Fulton County Sheriff’s Department revealed. According to a statement disseminated via Twitter, the Atlanta-based law enforcement agency confirmed media reports that a Caucasian woman, Natalie White, was booked into the Fulton County Jail. White…

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The police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks has been charged with felony 1 murder. On June 17, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced that former Atlanta Police Department Officer, Garrett Rolfe, faces 11 felony charges in the case surrounding the death of Brooks. On the evening of Friday, June 12, police were…

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Before the global pandemic known as the novel coronavirus began its descent upon North America, Layton Greene was poised to make 2020 her year. Since sending shockwaves through social media in 2017 with her cover of Kodak Black’s “Roll In Peace” (produced by G-Styles), she literally became an overnight sensation. One upload from her bedroom…

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Several people were injured and two of them died after being shot during a drive-by near the Edgewood section of Atlanta, according to Fox 5 Atlanta, CBS 46 and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.  Fox 5 reported that the people were the victims of a shooter riding by in a pick-up truck on Mayson Avenue NE near…

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An unarmed Black man has been shot and killed in Atlanta. On the evening of June 12, the incident occurred at a Wendy’s restaurant located at the intersection of University and Pryor Rd, according to WSB-TV. Police were called after Rayshard Brooks, 27, fell asleep at the drive-thru. When authorities arrived, they suspected that Brooks…

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Protest songs have always been an important aspect of the movement for social justice. Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready,” Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On,” Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power,” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright,” are a few protest songs that have inspired movements. Following the death of George Floyd, who died after former Minneapolis police officer…

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As states continue to reopen, we cannot forget that COVID-19 is still impacting our communities. With the most recent death toll in the U.S. hitting 109,901, we pride ourselves on keeping our community informed. Accessibility to testing was a major problem in the early months of the pandemic, but now testing is readily available in…

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