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How soon is too soon to discuss race relations with your children? The simple solution: just do it. And as soon as is practical. When you have school-aged children and they are exposed to kids who are not Black, you should start having the conversation. You want your kids to understand the subtleties of racism…

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The best Black attorneys practicing in white-shoe law firms and large companies have been identified by the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit Lawyers of Color. The inaugural “Nation’s Best” list — presented by Major, Lindsey & Africa with the support of the Diverse Partners Network — hails law firm partners and senior-level corporate counsel. Among the honorees…

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The city of Atlanta plays host to the 36th annual National Black Prosecutor’s Association Conference and Job Fair July 14-20, where legal minds from every sector of the country gather to brainstorm how restorative justice can be achieved for all. While the festivities began this past weekend, Monday’s luncheon, held in the grand ballroom of…

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By Rahn Mayo Eight years of experience as a Georgia legislator and member of the House Education Committee provided me with a broad view of many critical challenges in public education. My first exposure to school choice occurred in 1980 when I entered kindergarten. My parents exercised a choice to pay tuition for me to…

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Rolling out hosted its inaugural “Justice for All” awards ceremony June 27, 2019, in the Atlanta City Hall Atrium. The event honored some of the top legal minds in metropolitan Atlanta. Honorees included lawyers Teddy Astin, Mawuli Davis, Lerae Funderburg, Jimmy C. Gardner, Keith E. Gammage, Gerald A. Griggs, Preston James IV, Jabari A. Jones, Julie Kert, David Mitchell,  Angelo Pinto, Shequel Ross, Tiffany…

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Joseph Wilson is a personal injury trial lawyer at J.L. Wilson Trial Law LLC. The firm represents victims of serious injuries and families of wrongful death victims who have been involved in car and truck crashes, slip-and-fall accidents, or crimes committed on commercial properties. He also is the creator of Fearless Public Speaking, a six-week…

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Judge Penny Brown Reynolds is a nationally respected leader, bold visionary and highly dedicated public servant. As the first African American in Georgia’s history to serve as the governor’s attorney, she is dedicated to the fundamental principles of justice, equality, civic engagement and advocacy. Reynolds currently teaches law at her alma mater, Georgia State University,…

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For more than 24 years, Julie Kert has been a courtroom warrior for her clients in criminal trouble. Kert has represented litigants both as a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. As a prosecutor, she became well known as an expert in the field and was called upon to train police officers, fellow prosecutors, and…

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We want very specific things from our criminal justice system: safe streets, low crime, the correct people in jail and low-level, nonviolent offenders out of jail. It seems a small request, but even before 14-year old Emmett Till was lynched for allegedly saying “bye, baby” to a White woman at a store in Mississippi, our…

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Bernie Lawrence-Watkins, of B. Lawrence Watkins & Associates, PC, is a seasoned entertainment attorney who has represented Grammy® Award-winning music producers, artists, songwriters, and major label record executives. With over twenty years of experience, Bernie has negotiated complex agreements, ranging from licensing, employment, corporate transactions, to product endorsement and influencer deals, on behalf of entertainment…

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Motivational speaker Jimmie C. Gardner knows firsthand the fundamental injustice of the legal system. “I’m an exoneree from the state of West Virginia. I was incarcerated falsely for a period of 27 years in the West Virginia Division of Corrections,” stated Gardner during rolling out‘s 2019 Justice for All gala where he served as the…

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