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It has just been announced that Simon Property Group, which owns Lenox Square mall and Phipps Plaza in Atlanta, will close all 200 of its shopping centers and retail properties. The surprise announcement takes effect amid thousands of other closings throughout the country at 7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, March 18, 2020. The shutdown is tentatively…

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Amid the longest shutdown in government history, many who depend on Section 8 and Federal food assistance programs such as SNAP are concerned. Their concerns are well-founded and represent an unparalleled crisis for those who depend on social safety nets. The fundamental issue is what will happen next to these families. Here are some questions…

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This writer has often referred to President Donald Trump as the “Distracter in Chief” when it comes to his political sleight of hand. Last month, as the Russia investigation drew closer to Trump and his inner circle, he fired “The Honorable” Omarosa Manigault Newman from the White House. As a result, for at least two…

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One year ago, Donald Trump became the 45th President of the United States. The scene in Washington, D.C. was chaotic and strange. Hundreds of protestors argued with police and Trump supporters. Police in riot gear formed lines as protestors objected the election. Rocks and bottles were thrown by some as police sprayed tear gas and…

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Jay Morrison and Ernestine Johnson have been making waves. As they approach the last leg of their 25-city tour, the Atlanta-based couple is demonstrating against discrimination and taking over street corners offering unprecedented teachable moments and master classes, literally. On Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, they will embark on Washington, D.C. and host their #CornerClass finale at…

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Thousands of students across the country have had their academic dreams crushed as it was announced that ITT Technical Institute was permanently closing all of its locations. The move by the nation’s largest for-profit college comes as the US Department of Education announced that new students would no longer be eligible for federal student aid…

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Just in case you missed it, our Black president from the South Side of Chicago had to deal with some White Republican haters. These White congressmen decided that they were going to disrespect the commander in chief during his State of the Union address and Obama put them in their place in the smoothest way…

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Al Roker and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal have a beef that is being played out in the national media and Twitterverse. Atlanta was hit with a snow and ice storm that shutdown  the city and had a cascade effect on transportation in the southeast. At issue is the level of preparation of Georgia agencies and…

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Meanwhile, as the senators’ and congresspeople’s pockets continue to get fatter, millions of government workers, contractors and others that rely on the feds for their livelihood continue to take on water in their businesses and personal lives, unsure when they’ll be thrown a life raft from those in Congress as they relax in their million-dollar…

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They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, take a look at these memes about the federal government shutdown and see thousands of words worth of photos about how Americans feel about their leaders vacating the nation’s capitol, leaving millions negatively impacted from a variety of fronts.  No words are needed when…

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There is absolutely nothing funny about almost a million federal government employees being out of work or millions of military servicemen and women — people who are charged with “standing on the wall” and defending the sovereignty of America — however not being paid until the government decides to crank itself back up. But there…

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The clock is currently ticking on the threat of a government shutdown, according to federal officials. But what does that mean for the average person? Rolling out spoke with a federal insider, who wanted to remain anonymous, that broke down in a general sense the impact the shutdown will have on federal operations as well…

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