“Home Alive: 11 Must Steps to Surviving Encounters with the Police” empowers parents with survival skills to teach their children to make it home alive. It provides the necessary advice of what one should say or do in a vulnerable situation, especially for youthful black and Hispanic civilians.
During the 2008 housing crisis, an estimated 7 million Americans lost their homes due to foreclosure. African-Americans were hit the hardest with a loss of nearly $200 billion, according to the Center for Responsible Lending.
The City of Atlanta announced today that it is working with local partners to open shelters in an effort to help ensure that residents and displaced individuals have a safe place to stay as Hurricane Irma approaches the State of Georgia. Atlanta remains under a tropical storm warning. The main threats to the metropolitan Atlanta area are heavy rain, strong winds, possible flooding, and power outages.
Mississippi is the state where your dollar will last the longest amount of time in retirement, while Hawaii is the state where your dollar will last the shortest, a new study found. How much money do you need to retire? How long will your retirement savings last? A study by GoBankingRates.com is offering the answer depending on where you live.
General Manager and CEO Keith Parker will step down after nearly five years in service of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority. Parker will join Goodwill of North Georgia, which provides job training, employment placement services, and other community-based programs, as president and CEO this fall.
Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program marched through the streets of downtown Atlanta Monday. Hundreds of demonstrators walked from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s office building on Ted Turner Drive to the Atlanta City Detention Center, where some immigrants are detained, after President Trump announced his decision to rescind the program.
The city’s oldest black-owned newspaper goes back daily in a bold move
Additional reporting by Katrice L. Mines
Plans to move forward with the redevelopment of the Atlanta Civic Center as a mixed-use development have finally been finalized — a conclusion Mayor Kasim Reed called “one of the most important projects in the history of the city.”
Despite decades of affirmative action, black and Hispanic students are more underrepresented at the nation’s top colleges and universities than they were 35 years ago, according to data available from the National Center for Education Statistics.
The share of black freshmen at elite schools is virtually unchanged since 1980. Black students are just 6 percent of freshmen but 15 percent of college-age Americans.
“I support Stacey Abrams for Governor of Georgia because her life’s work is informed by her dedication to helping others. Now, more than ever, we need a leader who is resilient, puts people first, and refuses to leave anyone behind. Stacey Abrams is a leader who will work for change, and help all of us find the power within ourselves to do the same. A Georgia that Stacey Abrams leads will be our Georgia — one where people are empowered to speak up and take action in the face of injustice.”
Police officers consistently use less respectful language with black community members than with white community members, the first systematic analysis of body camera footage shows.
Although subtle, widespread racial disparities in officers’ language use may erode police-community relations, researchers warn.
There’s an old adage: “If you don’t hear a baby crying, the church is dying.”